Mama Issues : New Motherhood with Erica Elizarraraz

Today we're sharing a quick Q&A with our friend Erica Elizarraraz, She recently stepped on the scene of motherhood and she's moving along quite graciously! She's such a sweet mama with the sweetest spirit. To a be a new mother is a world of it's own, so imagine twins!! We are showing so much love and respect for this mama right now, check her out...

How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant with twins?

Well I knew twins ran in my family my grandma was a twin and I knew my chances were high but I didn't ever think it would happen to me. When I was told there were two sacks and two 

babies, I was actually really happy and excited yet scared all at the same time. Although, I was 

super grateful because we had tried for a while and we're blessed with not one but two. 

What has been the biggest challenge since you've become a mother?

Well… let’s see… I've never been one to hold babies (too scared) let alone change diapers or 

babysit so the whole mommy job was new to me and an adjustment, but one that I was so 

happy and grateful to take on. I would have to say that finding ME time is the most challenging. 

I'm not complaining in any way I totally am in love with my girls, but a mommy needs ME time 

at times. It feels nice to get a pedi and mani or get our hair done or go shopping for a few hours 

alone. I feel that when we feel pretty or happy it makes a huge difference. . 

Do you feel like motherhood has changed you into a new woman? If so, in what ways?

I do! I see things differently now. I don't seem to let the small things bother me anymore. I also 

have this new sense of determination to do more and accomplish more. I've always been goal 

oriented but having babies adds that extra push to want to strive for more to lead by example.  

Having my own family to care for has definitely changed my life for the better. It's such a joy to 

be able to love two little ones and see these little tiny humans grow before my eyes. They’re 

only 6 months old now and I can already see the changes I can only imagine what it will be like 

as they get older. I would love to be able to pause the hands of time and enjoy each stage a 

little longer even the sleepless nights. 

What do you do for "me time"? (Whenever you can actually sneak some in of course)

I kind of touched on this a bit above,  but when I do get to sneak away I love going shopping 

(even just going to Target makes me happy), getting a mani/pedi, getting my hair done, having 

lunch with friends or just sitting on my couch doing nothing catching up on IG. I'm not one to 

watch much TV, so that's not really something I do, but I do love the Internet and I can surf it all 

day long if you let me. I am also an avid Internet shopper… Yes, I know, I know not a good thing. :)

You already have such a "cool girl" style, has it changed at all after having the twins?

Aw, thank you! Ive tried to keep my style the same as I don't feel our style should change when 

we become moms. However, I found myself saying… Should I wear that? Can I wear that? I'm 

beyond grateful for my little ones but adjusting to the new body was a bit hard for me.  I've 

now embraced it and I have been lucky enough to hit my ideal weight. I created and held 2 

babies for 9 months and my body has gone through miraculous changes. I now appreciate my 

new body which also includes the bigger jean sizes I may be wearing too ;) I do feel my style has 

remained the same (with less crop tops, though) yet still that simple chic style I had before the 

twins were born. 

What about motherhood inspires you most?

There are so many things that inspire me about motherhood. I've always been amazed at how 

mommies can just do it all and I've always wondered if I’d be able to keep up. But when you 

become a mommy it's like we get these superhuman powers to just get everything done. It's 

not easy, but I definitely enjoy every minute. I love that I get to instill values into my little 

humans and mold them into what I believe is a good human. It inspires me to do better to 

strive for the best to show my girls anything and everything is possible. Keep the faith, keep 

pushing, and don’t ever give up. This is what inspires me about motherhood.

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