by Emily Spain | Sun., May. 10, 2020 7:00 AM
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Shay Mitchell is busy raising one pretty little (and confident) baby!
This Mother's Day will be extra special for the actress as it will be her very first with daughter Atlas! Since the celebratory day will be looking different for most this year, Shay partnered with Pampers for their #sharethelove campaign to make sure moms everywhere feel appreciated and supported during this uncertain time.
"Parenting is definitely hard even in the best of times, and especially right now," the YOU actress shared exclusively with E! News. "It's just really important that we help each other out, offer that extra encouragement and anybody can do that by using the #sharethelove hashtag on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. It's just kind of the perfect way to share some extra love on Mother's Day, not Mother's Day and everyday!"
Between spreading the love, designing dreamy BÉIS collections and raising Atlas, Shay is one busy mama! But she's never too busy to share Atlas' milestones with fans like swimming in the pool and, most recently, upgrading to solid food!
"I don't know who was more excited for her, her or I, because she loves food and anything that comes in a spoon," the former Pretty Little Liars star shared with E! News. "Her learning how to crawl backwards was really great, too. Every single day, there's something new that comes up."
Like so many families can relate to, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused this Mother's Day to look a little different. But if you ask Shay, there are still plenty of ways to create fun memories.
"We will be at home and you know, maybe we'll switch up the situation. Maybe we'll put a little picnic set-up in our living room. I would normally bake something so maybe I'll do that and watch a good show or something. I think just the quality time that we'll have with Atlas is really just all I could ask for."
And whether you're a new mom or set to be a grandma, Shay wanted to share some wisdom that never goes out of style.
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Last Mother’s Day I was pregnant with Atlas and I remember having so many things on my mind about becoming a new parent. Bringing a baby into the world under normal circumstances can be so overwhelming, let alone the unprecedented times we are in currently. I can’t imagine how it must feel to be expecting right now, but what I can tell you is that you’re going to be great :) In case you have any questions @PampersUS has made their online childbirth education classes available at no cost to prepare parents through this time. Head to my stories to learn more! #LoveTheChange #PampersBrightBeginnings #PampersPartner
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"I would say the best advice is no two experiences are the same," the designer shared with us. "So, you know, don't compare your experience or what you do with anybody else. We're all different and I think taking everything day by day is some of the best advice. I really lean onto that in any circumstance."
And as baby Atlas continues to grow up right in front of mom's eyes, there's one trait Shay hopes to spread to her daughter.
"I would say just the confidence to know whatever she wants to do, she can do it. With hard work, dedication, passion, she can attain that," Shay explained. "I just want her to feel incredibly independent and just confident with her decisions."
Happy Mother's Day Shay and keep scrolling for some of the new mom's gift picks!
What mom isn't deserving of some jewelry and a chic case to store her treasured pieces? Whether you're traveling or at home, this functional case will keep those necklaces tangle-free and organized.
The "Anti-Diaper Bag" diaper bag, enough said! This stylish tote includes all the essentials like a changing pad, plenty of pockets and four different interchangeable straps for every occasion. And yes, you can totally pack some Pampers.
For more inspiration on how to treat the mom in your life every day of the year, check out these sweet treats!
—Reporting by Mike Vulpo
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