Hands Up For Da Ladies!

For this month’s Dolce Vita Bloggers link up, we are writing about the inspirational women in our lives in honour of International Women’s Day. I can just see it now, everyone will write about their mothers, and with good reason. We are given life in our mothers bodies, that was our safe and warm place to be before greeting this cold and exciting world. In most cases, our mothers will become our guiding lights and confidants. Yes, we go through it all with our mothers. We love them, we hate them, we scream, we laugh, we agree and then we disagree...and then we agree. Probably you’re more like your mother at this point in your life than you ever expected or (as a child/teen) wanted. If you haven’t guessed already, one of my biggest female inspirations in my life is my good ol’ Mamma. 
My mother is a strong and fierce survivor. She’s beautiful and hilarious. When I was a girl and a teen, our relationship was nowhere near perfect (I challenge you to find a mother daughter duo who have always gotten along without any problems). Those days are over and I’m proud to call my mother my mammina and also a good friend. My mom has gone through a lot in her life, briefly being a single mother, fighting and kicking cancer in the ass and through all of it she’s been an open minded bad ass. 

We were instructed to choose one inspirational woman but I can’t do that, it just would not be fair! I am surrounded by amazing women in my life. From aunts to cousins to friends, they all strengthen me in different ways and are always there to lend a hand or an ear. They're all wonderful and everyone inspires me differently. 

Just a reminder to the ladies out there, our relationships with our fellow women should be positive. Too often do I see women (many young women) tear each other down instead of build each other up. This has to stop. If you find yourself in a toxic relationship with a girlfriend filled with drama, competition and negativity, get out of there! You don't need that shit! You're strong and fierce and you need ladies in your life who lift you up and in turn, you lift up! 

Love to all you ladies (and men) out who celebrate women everyday! If you've enjoyed the blog, check out my others and also head over to the monthly link up to get linked up! https://www.mammaprada.com/home/march-2018-international-womens-day



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  1. Thank goodness we grow up and can hopefully have a good relationship with our mothers. I'm sorry for those who aren't so lucky to have mothers who look out for them. But most importantly, you're right, make sure you have good female friendships, or friendships in general. Don't put up with drama and friends that won't be there for you the way you'd be there for them. We need to build each other up. Fortunately, it's possible to find friends like that even when you don't live in the same city or even country. I'm blessed to have friends, some of whom I've never met, who are supportive, fun, and there for me.

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    1. All great points, I also feel for those who won't have the closeness and acceptance I do with my mother. And as for what I put into my friendship, "treat others as you wish to be treated" is the simplest and easiest way to love people and hopefully receive love. Us ladies gotta stick together!

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  2. Amazing, isn't it, to think that we started life in our mother's bodies. And the mother-daughter relationship can be so complicated yet beautiful...I always think that it's because we are SO close to them that you're bound to have ups and downs, but ultimately reach a state of mutual respect and understanding. Because you're right, I find myself sounding/acting A LOT like my mother, which I never expected. I hope that I can become a mother myself someday so that I can understand my mother's love even more. And you're absolutely right, it's totally okay to let go of friendships that don't have good vibes...I've let a few go myself and better ones always came to take their place. There's nothing more rewarding than supporting other women and receiving that support in return. <3

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    1. I agree Kelly, it's only natural that there would be such opposition to someone you know you're so similar to or will one day be so similar too. I feel for those who don't have such a close relationship with their mothers and I hope they're able to find the support elsewhere.
      And as for girlfriends, I'm in the same boat, I've definitely had to say arrivederci to some very toxic people who were just taking up space in my quest for healthy, sustainable girlfriend relationships! Thank you for the comment!

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  3. Great post! Your mom sounds awesome and I'm so glad you have such a great relationship with her! I'm also fortunate to have a great relationship with my mom, she has always been my "bouncing board" - knowing that I like to play out all scenarios, she was always ready to give me things to think about without swaying my decision. She was also a huge support in my move here, she knew just what to say and do when I was wondering if I was making the biggest mistake of my life. I owe who I am today, for the most part, to her. Girl power forever! :)

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    1. Thank you Lulu, it's funny, my mom always called me Lulu growing up. My mother is my ultimate "bouncing board" too. Moving to Italy is a hard pill to swallow because being far from her is really hard. I definitely also owe who I am today to her...also my dad, but definitely my mamma. Go girlies!!!

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  4. You make such an important point Lauren! Especially with women supporting women. We are sometimes, or some people aren't very good at this. And life is too short to be draw into it. Brilliant advice! We should all be looking out for each other! xx

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    1. Thank you Kristie, I think it's good advice, it should be inherent but I think young women especially get caught up in the competitive native of being female when in fact we should try and work together!

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  5. "Too often do I see women (many young women) tear each other down instead of build each other up." I KNOW! I absolutely loathe this and we're trying to do exactly the latter, BUILD EACH OTHER UP, with this linkup and we can't be thankful enough to have likeminded individuals like yourself with us! Thanks for an awesome post Lauren, much love and say hi to our beloved Canada for me!

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    1. Sorry for the late reply Jasmine! That's one of the reasons I'm so happy to be part of this monthly meet up. The women on here seem to respect and support each other which is how it should be! Canada says hi back :)

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  6. Great post Lauren, positive reinforcement to fellow women (and men) is so important. You're very lucky to have such a caring and inspirational mother. :)

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    1. Fellow man in general should be building each other up! Men, women, all of us! I'm into equality :) And I am very lucky, my mom is the bomb.

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  7. #DolceVitaBloggers Thank you, Lauren for the reminder to stay out of toxic relationships and to surround yourself with women who build each other up! <3

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    1. Sometimes you just need someone to remind you of these things, life is too short to be spending it in the company of people that bring you down!

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