Meet Danielle

Website: https://www.gettingsewcrafty.com/
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GettingSewCrafty
Instagram: @gettingsewcrafty
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As a mom of 2 boys, I live in a world of cars, Legos, monster trucks, and blue everywhere.

I am short in stature and sarcastic in nature.
My wine is plentiful, red and pairs well with chips.

I am 9 years married to my high school sweetheart. Well, we started dating the week after high school ended but I still consider us high school sweethearts. My last name was Cinderella, and I mean, who wouldn’t want to have that as your last name? Nine years, a (very old) dog, 2 kids, 2 houses, and thriving careers, and I wouldn’t have it any other way…with him by my side manning this circus show we call life.

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Getting Sew Crafty was hatched while I was pregnant with my second son in October of 2014. After years of suffering from secondary infertility, and conceiving via IVF, I had finally found light and happiness again.

As my pregnancy end neared, my urge to craft came full force and never went away. In a way, you could say GSC was my nesting phase. While others felt the need to fold and refold those tiny baby clothes, I wanted to sew and glue and string things.

Three years later and I still laugh at the fact that I started this business 3 months before having a baby. But, if you know me in person, that wouldn’t surprise you. I am sometimes determined to a fault and when I want to do something, nothing (including a very active growing baby still in utero) will stop me.

And so every day I get up, man the circus with my partner in crime, and run the business (solo…because I am too much of a nit-picker to let anyone help) and I literally love each and every stressful and amazing minute of it.

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Confetti +Crumbs: What is the most rewarding part about being a mother?
Danielle: As cheesy as it sounds, it’s looking at my kids each day and seeing their accomplishments. See how proud they are after they do something important to themselves makes me so painfully happy inside.

Confetti + Crumbs: What is the one thing you never had that you want for your kids?
Danielle: The ability to travel. We didn’t have much growing up, but I always had enough. We vacationed every year to the local beach and looking back those were some of the best memories. I would love to be able to do that, plus show my boys the country, the world. I want them to see how big the world is and how many possibilities are out there.

Confetti + Crumbs: What is your biggest fear as a Mother?
Danielle: Isn’t everyone’s biggest fear failure? So as cliche as it sounds, my biggest fear as a mother is failure. Failure to not always be enough for my kids. Failure to not give enough to my kids. Failure of being too much for my kids and not letting them flourish on their own. I think what worries me the most is finding the perfect middle ground of too much and not enough.

Confetti + Crumbs: How did you come up with your kids’ names?
Danielle: We wanted names that were strong male names as our last name is Cinderella and so we came up with Nathan Joseph and Jackson James. By strong, I don’t mean that I needed the names to be dominant, but more so just a strong first name because I’m sure, as all kids do, my boys will have their fair share of Cinderella princess’ jokes coming to them soon enough. And then one day they will realize every girl will want to marry them to have their last name.

Confetti + Crumbs: Any advice for future Moms?
Danielle: It’s hard. All of it. Some days won’t be as hard as others, but, in the end, all of them will be rewarding. Maybe not that day, or week or month but you will soon reflect back on those bad days and see how amazing they actually were. And as silly and cliche as it says the days may go by so slow but the years go by so fast. Embrace every day, good or bad, because they grow oh so fast.

 

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MOM ENCOURAGEMENT

“You’re doing an amazing job. Keep it up.”

Motherhood is hard. Parenting is hard. Having little people depending on us, each and every minute of each and every day is hard.

Never forget that you’re doing an amazing job even when you feel like you are failing. On those hard days when you think it can’t possibly get any worse (and it probably does) remember to be kind to yourself.

You have to take care of yourself even (and especially) while taking care of your little ones. 💓

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The above quote and statement is something I try to remind myself, and others, very often. So, please take a minute to realize that you are doing a great job. It may not seem like it, with all the stress, and yelling, and meltdowns (both, yours and the kids!) but at the end of the day they love you no matter what. You are the best mom, dad, grandparent, etc they’ve ever had. And tomorrow, well, tomorrow is another day. Maybe it’ll be better. Maybe it’ll be worse. But no matter what, you are doing great and try to be kind to yourself through it all.

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Getting Sew Crafty
Confetti + Crumbs: We are doing a special feature about this adorable teething jewelry on our breastfeeding post in a few weeks. Until then click here to shop!

 
 
 Join us next Monday for another round of Naptime with Confetti + Crumbs.

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