Mother's Day Muse: Sophia El'Rae
Spring is finally in the air, and although our world is anything but typical right now, that doesn’t mean we can’t find moments of celebration in the midst of the chaos. And with Mother’s Day around the corner, we have more of a reason to celebrate than ever. To start the celebrations early, we took a moment to chat (virtually, of course) with our favorite Bohemian Mama, Sophia El’Rae. Sophia encompasses everything we stand for here at BoMa: honesty, authenticity, empowerment, and, of course, the best style. Even though she’s just days away from having her baby boy, she was kind enough to talk us through what she has going on right now.
How have you been preparing for the birth of your son, especially given the current state of the world?
This is such a good question. It’s been so bizarre being pregnant through this pandemic but I have found so much strength and peace through guided meditations. Every night before I fall asleep, I listen to a 15- to 20-minute “Pregnancy Hypnosis” meditation. It’s calmed down my anxiety and really helped me connect with my baby and my body’s capabilities.
What do you love most about being a mama?
I love nurturing and guiding my children, but most of all I love making space for them to be exactly who they are. Cultivating a safe space for them is so important but also so special to me.
What are some of the top lessons you've learned since having little ones?
- Your own self-care as a mother is so essential to your mental health.
- Therapy is for everyone. It’s helpful, supportive, and important.
- If people are asking to help or support, let them.
- “Your children are from you, but they are not of you,” I once read in a book. It’s so important to give them complete permission to be free to be themselves and have their own opinions.
How is your sweet family celebrating Mother's Day?
Awe, well we hope our baby boy will arrive soon, and we can all be cuddled up together admiring his sweet face.
What are your must-have pieces from Bohemian Mama right now?
A good staple hat, cotton dress that’s loose-fitting, a staple gold necklace, and sweet timeless play dresses for my girls.
How do you describe your style?
I’d say a little boho and European style. A good pair of jeans and a white tee and leather sandals are probably my staple look!