Erin Napier Reflects on Daughters Growing Up: Saw a ‘Last Time’

Photo from Erin Napier’s Instagram

Erin Napier Reflects on Daughters Growing Up: Saw a ‘Last Time’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Like many parents, Erin Napier is experiencing the bittersweetness that comes with watching your children grow up.

The HGTV star shared her thoughts in a recent Instagram post with a photo of her 3-year-old daughter Mae wearing a unicorn costume.

Napier wrote, “I saw a ‘last time’ and knew it: the passed down 2T unicorn costume they loved that I got at Dirt Cheap for $3 was worn for the last time this week,” the HOME TOWN host explained. “It’s comforting to capture it, for some reason. 🙂 We’re losing her babyness but getting real, sweet, thoughtful conversations in exchange.”

Fans commented with relatable and comforting words.

“I mourned every stage as it passed, until I realized that it just keeps getting better and better—from newborn to 22year old so far—parenting is just a win-win-win,” one user shared.

“As moms we’re tuned in to catching those ‘firsts.’ It’s so much rarer to catch a ‘last.’ Almost like spotting a unicorn 😜” another fan joked.

Erin and husband Ben Napier have two daughters, Helen, 6, and Mae, 3.

“[Motherhood] feels like sand in my hands: I want to hold every single piece of it, but I just can’t,” Erin said previously.

The couple is committed to prioritizing their family over their work.

“We have to have our priorities, and our first priority is what will be when there is no TV, and what was there before there was TV, and that’s me and Ben and the girls. So, that’s the priority,” Erin told PEOPLE.

Movieguide® previously reported on how much she loves being a mom:

After Mother’s Day celebrations with her daughters, Erin Napier reminded her fans to savor the sweet moments with their kids and remember how quickly life goes by. 

“My first Muffins with Mom at school,” Napier posted on Instagram. “My gosh what a privilege to be someone’s home, mama, comfort. Between this and cuddles from Mae this morning who told me, ‘you my bess fren,’ feeling like my heart could burst. For you mamas coming up on our special day and feeling so tired and like you don’t know what you’re doing: it’s all of us. 20 years from today we will miss this incredibly difficult and sweet season, so let’s savor every drop.” 

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