A couple years ago I first started following Lily Jade through a review and giveaway hosted by Grace. I'll just go ahead and make this little confession that sometimes I enter giveaways through following a company, and then once the giveaway is over and I didn't win I maybe just maybe un-follow them. I know, I'm so bad! (you know you've done it)
I don't always do it, and I generally stick with them long enough to see what they're all about and whether or not I would really, genuinely use their product and stand behind it. It did not take long for Lily Jade to keep me hooked, and not just for their gorgeous diaper bags, they really are so much more.
Within a few months of following them on Facebook, and then later on Instagram, I realized that his company was different in so many ways. Yes, they are making great products for mothers of little ones but so many other companies out there are doing that too. So what are they doing that's different? I'll tell you.
They are encouraging and uplifting mothers, they are supporting a culture of life by continually promoting the message that life is sacred and that this vocation of motherhood both difficult and beautiful and ultimately heroic.
Plenty of us mothers feel the pressure of a world that is often bothered by the inconvenience of children: we endure the comments from strangers about "what causes this", the occasional eye rolls, and the open-mouthed stares at our children and their borderline psychotic behavior in Old Navy. It is hard to stay strong, to keep believing that what we are doing is not only OK but even good, even very good, and to persevere in our efforts to be virtuous mothers.
Maybe I am going too far here, because Lily Jade is primarily a diaper bag company, but in the months that I have been following them, I have found a great deal of inspiration and support from their constant affirmations of me as a mother. Honestly, their product just seems to be a concrete expression of their appreciation for mothers, and their desire for mothers to feel cared for.
Their bags are the made with high quality full grain leather and have an incredibly convenient, detachable and washable organizational bag inside the leather bag. The inner bag is made of a silky smooth material and has oh so many fabulous pockets, and is incidentally sold separately. I love love love the Elizabeth in camel and the Sarah Grace in gold (Katrina wore it beautifully). Nell also rocks the Madeline in canvas, I would go for that one too- who am I kidding, I would take them ALL!
We are heading into what is sure to be a fun festival of feces in the next few weeks while attempting to potty train Lucy, and I cannot tell you how very grateful I am for all the pockets in this bag-- I will be using each and every one for all the extra undies and multiple clothing changes I'm sure to need.