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Exploring Motherhood: Meet Ursula from @mycottonbaby and Nice Flowers

Explorando la Maternidad: Conoce a Úrsula de @mycottonbaby y Nice Flowers

On our path to inspire on the journey of motherhood, we met Úrsula.

She is a passionate mother, content creator and entrepreneur who invites us to explore her multifaceted world . From motherhood to her love for flowers and sustainability, Úrsula shares her story and reflections with us.

For more than fourteen years she worked as a children's educator, but her creativity needed to fly, so six years ago she traveled to London to train as a floral stylist. Currently, she is carrying out a project called Nice Flowers, where she designs floral outfits for private events. She also conducts workshops, transmitting her knowledge as a stylist to people who share her passion for flowers, whether they are adults or children.

Additionally, Úrsula is a content creator on her personal Instagram account, @mycottonbaby . He has always liked to communicate and create. For this reason, in her profile she shares with her community her life as a woman and mother, with her light and dark days. In your account, you will find plans to do with the little ones, fashion, cooking, and many other things. Don't miss out on meeting her!

How would you describe yourself in three words?

The three words that I identify with are: natural, emotional and creative.

What did it feel like to be a mother for the first time?

Motherhood for me has been a hurricane. Since I was little I dreamed of being a mother. It is something that I have always felt very strongly within me. But sometimes life gives you very big challenges and that challenge in my case has been the search for pregnancy. Nico arrived after almost three years of searching, we truly experienced it as a miracle of life. And with Teo, it was more difficult. Two years of searching that did not give that positive result that all mothers desire. Finally, we had to resort to a reproduction process, where thanks to science, Teo came into our lives to make them even more beautiful.

Therefore, if I have to describe what I felt for the first time when I saw my children, it was enormous inner peace. Whenever I looked at their faces, I thanked life for giving me the gift of living that moment that I came to doubt I could live.

What is your favorite activity to do as a family?

We are a very creative family, that's why we are always thinking of things to do, whether at home or somewhere: baking workshop, ceramic workshop, flower workshop...

How do you balance your professional and personal life being a mother and content creator?

Really as we can. The key is good communication with your partner since we do not have outside help.

There have been times when it has been difficult to make time for myself, but little by little those little moments appear. Now I go to ceramics and dance classes that make me connect with myself and let my most artistic side fly.

What actions do you take in your daily life to reduce your environmental impact and promote sustainability?

At home we recycle cardboard, glass, plastic. It is an act that costs very little and we know that it helps our planet. We also take care of our skin with companies that have products that take care of the environment. Little by little we are adding small actions to our daily lives to make it more sustainable.

What is your opinion on the general perception of second-hand clothing in society?

I think there is still a lot of work to be done for society to change the view they have about second-hand clothing. We live in a world where people are driven by consumerism. The society of immediacy, I call it. You see something you like, you want it now, without waiting.

Many times the fact that a garment has been worn by other people can create rejection. That is why it is so important to educate in values ​​from a very young age. Work on empathy, the value of things. Growing by example also goes a long way. At home, for example, we love to go visit antique shops on many Sunday mornings. At home, we have furniture that is old, restored. We explain the history that this piece may have had. Well, the same with clothes that I sometimes buy on a second-hand platform. If it's fine, why can't we give it a new life?

Today ends up influencing the society of tomorrow. Let's be an example as adults.

What advice would you give to those who have not yet considered the option of buying second-hand clothes?

Let them stop and think for a few seconds about the amount of unused clothes they have in their closets. Other people could use them and give them the life they're not giving them, right? Well, the same thing happens with second-hand clothes that we see on sales platforms. We can give those garments a chance, a new life before thinking about buying and so that the planet does not stop overproducing.

I think it is super important to think before buying a piece of clothing: Can it last more than one season? We often buy based on trends, which many people do not identify with. There I think is one of the biggest mistakes. That piece, obviously, will be worn rarely and will immediately become part of those pieces that you no longer wear. We have to avoid that and second-hand clothes are a good option for that change.

What advice would you give your children?

I would give my children the advice to value the purchase they make. That they support local commerce. And why not: I'll teach them to look at second-hand clothing pages. We have to be an example for them.

Who inspires you?

I am inspired by cottage life and nature. A slower life, noble materials, textures. Mother with a look of respect and admiration for your discoveries.

I am an honest, simple person, where creativity is one of the fundamental pillars in my life.

Thank you Ursula!

You can follow her on her Instagram profile @mycottonbaby
Photographs: @loreafotografia

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