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Outfit Details: Dress as Skirt // Tunic Shirt // Sandals (Similar) // Necklace // Sunglasses (Similar)
It’s so easy to get caught up in our roles as mothers. I think, especially for those of us who are stay at home moms and don’t have roles outside the home, being a mom can become the only way we define ourselves. We literally wear the tshirt that shouts out our momma-hood. You know the ones – mama bear, mom of boys, mommin’ ain’t easy… I have some and you probably do too! We take off our pajama pants only to put on yoga pants. It’s ok, we’re moms. It’s what we’re expected to do.
Recently I’ve decided I don’t want that anymore. Yes, I love being a mom. Yes, I love my yoga pants and mom tshirts. I won’t stop wearing them! But I’m also so much more than a mom. I’m a wife. I’m a friend. I’m a blogger. I’m a MOPS leader. I’m a women’s ministry leader. The list goes on and on. I want to celebrate my more-than-a-momma-hood in the way I dress.
A few times a week (at least) I’m going to get dressed cute. I’m going to put away my yoga pants and leggings and throw on a skirt or a pair of cute jeans. I’m going to do it for me because I’m worth it! I used to love getting dressed every day. I loved putting together cute and creative outfits – wearing pieces of clothing in ways I never had before. I’ve never had a huge wardrobe but one of my coworkers back when I worked at an ENT office told me that she didn’t think she had ever seen me wear the same outfit twice. She was probably right because I loved mixing and matching pieces to make them fresh and alive. I want that in my life again! I want to be creative in the way I dress.
When I looked around the Tobi website a lot of the clothes were not created for a nursing mama of a baby and toddler but there were quite a few pieces that I found to be totally cute! I decided to shop for creative me instead of shopping like a mom and it honestly brought the fun back into shopping! I’m going to have to do it much, much more often!
You’re more than a mom too. Maybe you already are happy about the way you dress. You don’t mind looking like a mom all the time. But maybe you need time to read a book that doesn’t have pictures. Maybe you need to make time for girls night. Maybe you need to go for a run all by yourself. You need to bring things into your life that make you feel like you, not like a mom. You’re worth it!
What does being more than a mom look like to you?
How do you make sure you’re living out who you are outside of mommy-ing?