Our parenting story can hold the most heartwarming and heart-wrenching moments you’ve ever had in life. There’s just no handbook of answers for raising humans.
Navigating those precious years, and surpassing every mishap, set back and breakthrough, will always make our stories of parenthood ones of absolute magic. Motherhood is simultaneously terrifying, electrifying and life-changing.
As mothers, we wouldn’t erase the hardest and most exhausting moments even for a second, as every one has led us to a new appreciation of a life with you. We watch you grow from small, smushed, tiny babies crying on our chest moments after you’ve come into our world, to the most beautiful, strong-willed, sensitive souls. You look up at us like we’re magic, love us unconditionally, and force us to look up and see the rainbow on our rainy days.
At Palas, we celebrate parenting in all its forms, and at all stages. Every parenting story is a glorious mess of personal trials, struggles, craziness and ridiculous joys. From battling sleep regressions when you decide that nighttime rest is overrated; cradling you at 3am with a fever; watching you beam as your latest drawing is added to the fridge; to all the firsts: first word, first day at school, first car, first love. Every one of these milestones calls for reflection, and so this was our idea behind the Palas Celebrates Parenthood Instagram Campaign.
Palas charms provide words and symbols of celebration, comfort, strength and gratitude for every unique experience that parenthood brings. So we invited some of our favourite storytellers to choose the charms that spoke to their individual journeys of motherhood. Here are some stories that tugged at our heart: