This year’s Grammy Awards were filled with some incredible, memorable, and profound performances that the world will be talking about for years to come. Beyoncé’s captivating 9-minute performance, where she both defied gravity and made her audience an emotional mess – all while pregnant with twins – should have earned its own award.
Speaking of emotional messes – who else was tearing up as Adele gave the most gracious speech in Grammy history?? This was shortly after we all fell completely in love with her for apologizing for swearing when starting over her tribute to George Michael on live television.
And how appropriate that Tina Lawson, the Queen Bee’s mother herself, took the stage to introduce her daughter’s jaw-dropping performance. Even better? When she, and Blue Ivy, join Beyoncé on stage as the fiercest trio to date. Talk about #goals.
Blue Ivy Carter actually had too many adorable moments to count – from jumping into James Corden’s “Cardboard Karaoke” bit, to how proud she was of her beautiful mama after her on-stage performance. She was even spotted hanging with stars like Rhianna and Nick Jonas later in the night, like it was no big deal. Beyoncé shared her hopes and dreams for her daughter, her twins, and children everywhere after Lemonade won best urban contemporary album: “It's important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror — first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys — and see themselves. And have no doubt that they're beautiful, intelligent and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race, and I feel it's vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes."
Then, just when you thought you couldn't possibly love Adele any more, after winning her 5th Grammy of the night, she recalled the last time she stood on the Grammy’s stage (other than earlier that night) five years ago. It was just shortly before she found out she was pregnant, which she claimed as “the biggest blessing of my life.” But what really got us was when she embraced what so many moms go through – but don’t talk about. “In my pregnancy and through becoming a mother I lost a lot of myself. And I’ve struggled, and I still do struggle being a mom. It’s really hard.” Girl, you’re preaching to the choir.
Both of these incredible artists inspire us with their abilities, but at the same time, as mother's they are relate-able. After announcing she was pregnant with her son in July 2012, Adele took a break from the spotlight - because yes, even celebrities need some personal time now and again. However, that didn't stop her for winning a Golden Globe for best original song (Skyfall) and her album 21 being named Album of the Year by Billboard all in the same year. Since then, Adele continues to release hit-singles, rack up awards (as we saw on Sunday), and raise her now 5-year-old, making us wonder..."how does she do it?"
Beyoncé amazes us with her talent, but also the way she has maintained an incredible career - winning countless awards and releasing the one of the best selling albums of 2016 (Lemonade) - while staying a strong role model for her daughter and girls around the world. One things for sure, this mama could probably use a little more sleep - especially once those twins arrive! Now that's something we can ALL relate to, and a problem that our Zen Swaddle can help with! Whether you're celebrating a win at the Grammys or just deserve an award for getting through the day without ripping your hair out (we've all been there, even Queen Bey, I bet) the Zen Swaddle is here to help out in those moments when you, and your little one, needs some sleep.
These two moms stole the show on Sunday night. And, all of us here at Nested Bean want to say a big THANK YOU to these mothers, who keep it real but still inspire us all to be the best parents we can be and to mothers everywhere who are doing the best they can for their children every single day.