IT’S FASHION WEEK!!!!
To commemorate this week of pure fashion awesomeness, I thought this week’s Real Momma, Real Style would be a great time to take a trip down memory lane.
Some of you may remember that fashion originally played NO part in Momma Go Round. Who the heck was I to talk about fashion??? When we took LJ to go see his first movie last summer, I got “cute” by wearing this…
I know, hold the applause. Stunning, right?
So I decided to branch out the wardrobe a bit and did a five part series on how I was branching out….
This was post #1…a knit hat and a t-shirt….don’t hurt yourself there now Nina. But, at the time it was different for me, so I was proud.
The very first Real Momma, Real Style actually saw a leap into the land of “I tried”.
Not too shabby…the belted thing was new. A collared shirt under a sweater was too. But I was still playing in the land of colors and styles I was comfy with.
Though my journey is far from over, I am excited at all I’ve learned.
When I look good, I feel good.
I am worth taking care of myself.
A happy me = a happy home.
My boys deserve the best me possible, not the slopped together me I kept giving them.
So this week mommas, I CHALLENGE YOU to take a step forward. Try something new! Put on that color that scares you back into bed! Tuck in your top or wear those skinny jeans out of the house. DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF!
This weekend I’ll be hosting a special NEW STYLE LINK UP where you can show off your new look from this week. I can’t wait to see what you all try!!!!
In TV shows and movies, Mother’s Day is always depicted as this perfectly blissful day for Mom.
breakfast in bed
laying out by the pool
a whole lotta nothing
This dream image of Mother’s Day, while totally awesome, is totally not accurate.
All that pampering and lounging sounds fabulous, peaceful, relaxing, and gloriously child-free. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll sign up for that club any day….just not today.
My Mother’s Day started at 2am, then 4am, then 5:30am, again at 6:15am, and then was officially on at 7:45am. I got to stay in bed until 9:00 when my boys brought me breakfast in bed. Hot chocolate and french toast with raspberries…that LJ proceeded to steal.
Breakfast was beautiful, that little berry stealing face was adorable, but my “Mommy and Me” activity wheel stole the show.
Off to church we went, where my baby slept in my lap and proceeded to take off and put back on all my bracelets over and over again. I loved the sleepy snuggles and “rug burn” on my arm from the bracelets….
but this tiny handprint will forever mean the world to me.
A peaceful, restful day at home with my boys would have been perfect, but that wasn’t in the cards for us today.
But my favorite flowers from my favorite guy made this day perfect.
Today I learned that Mother’s Day is not about what presents I get, or how much time off I’m given, or what pampering I get to go do….but what my boys and my little family means to me. Time together and sweet little cards, a precious little handprint, and a thoughtful gift are more than this momma could have asked for!