Celebrate Uniqueness!


I held him in my arms, minutes old, studying all the little details. He was perfect. I couldn’t get enough of just looking, holding, and looking more. Nine years ago now, and I can still picture my baby boy, feel the feelings, smell the smells — re-live it all!

My husband, in all lovingness, chuckled and said, “I think we’ve had this baby before.”

I’ll cut him a little slack, this was boy number four and there was no doubt he seemed to look identical to our second born boy as a baby. In fact, I’m so glad I wrote their names on the back of their infant pictures because I have to turn pictures over to see who is who now!

As days went by, weeks, months. . . which of course turned to years, guess what? Boy #2 and boy #4 couldn’t be more different!

One is so outgoing and one is completely laid back! They look a like no doubt, but they are NOT the same. In fact, not one single child in this house is the same.

I’m sure as a mom, if you are out numbered in your household even by one, you have discovered this too!


Just about the time I think I have this mothering thing down, I’m pretty sure I’m really just at the beginning of knowing! Because every child is unique, and they don’t need the same mom I was to the sibling before them. They have unique needs, likes, desires, emotions, strengths and weaknesses. I used to think this was entirely unfair to the would-be-perfect-mom I could otherwise be! {wink}

But the truth is, their unique-ness makes me a better me.

It broadens my mind, enlarges my heart, and challenges me to be more than I thought I could be. Being a mom is kind of an amazing deal. There was a time I thought a child was to fit into my world, now I see they bring me into their’s, which makes my world a whole new, better place.

Simply, they make me a better me because they are uniquely them.


That is the beauty of life and there truly is excitement in celebrating differences. I love the quote that Andrea posted a while back on one of her Instagram pictures: “The beauty of uniqueness… that’s why it’s so great to be able to customize at Hannah Kate… to capture the unique beauty of your child.” 




We truly hope that Hannah Kate Trunk Shows give you an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of the child/children in your life! May you experience the pleasure of creating and displaying what you and your child enjoy and love. We can’t wait to see your originality and one-of-a-kind creations! Remember to send us pictures of your children in the Hannah Kate Fall Collection! We look forward to seeing your favorites!


Spread the joy!



{For Hannah Kate}