Mom Life AKA #momlife

I am allll about the mom life. So much that my license plate says mom life. I don’t think I can even sum up motherhood. It’s crazy, beautiful, tiring, and yet rewarding all at once. Us moms all talk about how we can’t wait for bedtime, but instead of going to bed yourself, you catch your self looking at pictures of the kids that you took earlier in the day.

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown opens up about Mom Life and what it means to her during this season

All my life all I wanted to be was a mom. I didn’t go to college, nor do I ever plan to (unless God tells me to). I have always known that my calling was to be at home with my kids and serving my family. Call me old fashion if you want, but it’s the truth.

Jadyn will be three in a little over a month. (gosh let me soak in this for a second, my blue-eyed baby boy will be three! THREE! where did the time go?!) Motherhood has made me a better person and has taught me so much about myself. Some of it good, and some not so good.Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares mom and son pictures

Motherhood has taught me what unconditional love really means. I think of God sending his only son on the cross to die for the mistakes of others. I don’t know about you but I don’t think I could send my son to die for the silly mistakes of others. Jadyn and Colin make so many mistakes (like they constantly play with things they shouldn’t after I have told them ten times not to!) but, like God’s love for his children, is the love I have for my boys. No matter how many things they do wrong, my love for them only grows and no matter what they do or how crazy they drive me, I love them.

Being a mom has taught me how important it is for me to remember that I am leading the next generation. I never grew up with boys around, so it’s a big adjustment for me. But my job is not to raise boys, but men. Men who will one day live unashamed about the gospel, and who will lead their generation to Christ. Men who will be bold and courageous!

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares mom and son pictures

Being a mom has taught me that my kids are watching every. single. move. I make. It is so important for me to watch what I say and most importantly watch what I do. My actions need to speak louder than words. My boys need to see me walk in humility, love, and kindness always. Even in Houston traffic.

Being a mom has taught me that we can never have too many cars, trucks, balls, band-aids and most importantly hugs and kisses. I leave the playing rough part up to dad. I smother the boys in kisses and hugs and, most of the time they actually tell me ‘no mama’ but I’m going to keep doing it anyway. In a world filled with so much hate, I want them to know that I will always love them and am their number one cheerleader.

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares mom and son pictures

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears a mom life tshirtAffiliate Links:  Tee /  Jeans / Jacket (similar) / Sunglasses (similar) / Necklace / Shoes
What Jadyn is wearing: Shirt (on sale!) / Pants / Shoes / Hat

Photos by Ailee Petrovic




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I LOVE this post! Every.single.word. Way to go mama, you are doing an amazing job!


I absolutely love this Elly!! Exactly why I cannot wait to be a mommy soon!! 🙂

Cara Owens

Aw, such a beautiful post and beautiful pictures of you and your son! Being a mother is the best job in the world 🙂


Y’all are the absolute cutest! I love your love for motherhood. It is such a blessing for sure!

Sara C

Beautifully written! 🙂 Being a parent truly turns a light on how great our God is and how much He loves us despite and because of our humanness! May He continue to bless you as you follow His heart and leading!

Meg O.

Love this post SO much, Elly! You are an amazing mom and those boys have the best role model to look up to. You are so right about letting our actions speak louder than words.


Great post! Your boys are very lucky to have u as their mama. Good to see the love of God shine through moms onto their children. We need more of that in the world. Keep it up mama!