There’s no one right way to be a mother or a wife, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all get inspired by other women and learn from them as we navigate parenthood and marriages of our own. That’s why I loved the opportunity to talk with blogger and photographer, Dana Barrett, about her approach to motherhood and style. She took time out of her day to share her tips on embracing your mommy style and loving who you are now that you have children in your life and home.
My mommy style embraces the mom you are
My mommy style is about embracing my transition from a career woman to a stay-at-home mom. It’s about being confident in the choices I made, even if they don’t fit the definition of acceptable by today’s standards. It’s about being confident in who I am as a mom and doing my best to give my daughter all the opportunities she needs to be successful in life no matter what that looks like.
Mom style should be about embracing who we are and our unique bodies
I embrace my body and my motherhood with this notion in mind. I want to be a role model for those of us who feel like we don’t measure up. That we’re not enough, not pretty enough, not thin enough. For those of us who want to flaunt our stretch marks and show off our postpartum bodies because they’re beautiful too.
Have fun with your look
It’s important to remember that no matter how old your child is, or what stage of life you’re in, it’s always important to take care of yourself. But what does this mean? It means taking care of your physical self by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly.
It means taking care of your mental self by getting enough sleep and spending time with people who make you happy. And it also means being kind to yourself by embracing the aspects of being a mom that has changed because you had a baby.
If you feel like dressing up just for yourself feels like too much work, then get dressed up for your kids instead. If running errands makes you want to pull your hair out but it can’t wait until after nap time, then ask for help from other moms on playdates or at school drop-offs. You may even find that other moms would be more than happy to return the favor!
Don’t let others define you
You don’t need to be perfect. You don’t need to do it all. You don’t need to wear makeup or dress up every day. Your baby will love you just as much if your hair is messy and your shirt is on inside out. I promise they won’t care what’s in your bag or if your lipstick matches your outfit.
They only want one thing – for you to hug them, sing a song, and tell them how much you love them. So forget about being perfect, and embrace the mom you are! We are so busy trying to please everyone else but we forget that when we do this, we lose ourselves. We become stressed and unhappy people because of other people’s expectations instead of our own.
There is no right or wrong
I’ve learned to love my body for what it is and I hope that my girls will too. I’m not a size zero, I’m not petite. That’s just who I am. It took me a while to come to terms with this but then I realized that there is no right or wrong way to be a mom or any woman for that matter.
The perfect body type doesn’t exist and neither does the perfect parenting style. What matters most is your health and well-being as well as the health of your family. You don’t need to apologize for anything because you’re doing the best you can.
And that’s more than enough! If you want to give up something to make room for something else, go ahead. Try on new clothes styles, and experiment with different types of makeup and hairstyles. As long as they make you happy (and healthy), they’ll make other people happy too!
Take care of yourself so that you can take care of others.
You’re not a superhero and not every day is going to be easy. There will be days when you feel like everything is out of control and there’s nothing you can do about it. But, just because one day was bad doesn’t mean tomorrow will be too.
You have to take care of yourself to take care of others. Get some sleep, eat healthy food, and exercise regularly so that you don’t burn out or get sick. Find your balance with work, playtime, and self-care so that everyone else can enjoy having an amazing mommy in their life!
And while I think we should all appreciate our moms every day, Mother’s Day has a special place in my heart. That time of year when we celebrate our mothers for being incredible humans and doing all they do to make us happy – as well as getting a great excuse to spoil them with some extra love.
What Is “My Mommy Style” And Why Should Moms Care About It?
My mommy style is a term for how a mother dresses. It’s an important question because it affects the way we feel about ourselves and the way others see us. Moms should care about it because it can affect their self-esteem and confidence levels, how much time they spend on their appearance, and how others perceive them.
When I started embracing my mommy style, I realized that it was ok to wear my hair in a messy bun instead of pulling it back into a ponytail. I wore clothes that were comfier and less expensive (think Target, Old Navy). The result? I felt more comfortable in my skin. And by not feeling like I had to put on makeup or worry about what I was wearing every day, I saved myself some time!
Introduction to mommy style – what it is and why it’s important for moms
Mothers have to deal with two or three jobs at once – they need to be amazing mothers, successful businesspeople, and beautiful women. To do all of these things well, it is important for mothers to feel good about themselves and embrace their uniqueness.
This is what my mommy style is all about. I want other moms to feel confident in their skin and learn how to dress like the mom they are. I want them to know that being a mother doesn’t mean that you should wear sweatpants every day because you deserve to look your best!
There’s nothing wrong with wearing yoga pants or sweats when you are running errands or taking care of your kids but sometimes we need some leeway when we go out so that we can feel sexy, feminine, and glamorous.
How to accessorize mommy style – the finishing touches that make all the difference
Accessories are the finishing touches that make all styles look complete. When it comes to your mommy style, these finishing touches can be anything from a statement necklace to a pair of fun earrings. The key is to find an accessory that matches your personality and will work with what you have on.
This can be anything from a funky belt with leggings for a stylish casual day out with the kids, or if it’s date night and you’re going for sexy chic then try some killer heels!
My favorite accessories right now are my Pandora bracelet and my blue cat-eye glasses. These two items help me feel like myself again when I get dressed up for the day, but still want to show off who I am as a mom in my everyday life.
Embracing your mommy style – why it’s important to celebrate motherhood
In a society where women are constantly made to feel bad about their choices, this is something I want my blog to do. That’s why, today, I want to talk about what it means to embrace your mommy style and why it’s so important.
First of all, embracing your mommy style will help you have a better time being pregnant because you’ll know what fits best with your body type and stage in life. It’s also crucial when having kids because it helps identify which parenting methods work best for you; some moms find that homeschooling or breastfeeding works better for them while others need to be home with their kids during the day.
The Basics of Mommy Style
A lot of moms (including myself) often feel like they’re missing their old selves when they have a baby. The idea of getting dressed and looking good is hard to come by, but it’s important not to lose yourself in motherhood.
Here are some ways I’ve learned to embrace my new mommy style while still feeling like me!
1) Get creative with your hair- Have a stylist do an ombré or bangs cut to change up your look.
2) Experiment with makeup- Throw out all the products that don’t work for you anymore and start fresh with what looks best on your new face shape.
3) Dress in clothes that fit- It can be hard finding clothes that fit after pregnancy, but if you want to wear jeans again find ones that fit from before pregnancy.
4) Make time for exercise- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help keep you energized and happy.
I would love to hear your ideas about how to stay confident as a mom!
My Mommy Style Recipes
When I first became a mother, I found it hard to embrace my new role. I was overwhelmed and wondering what on earth had I just done! As time progressed, my body changed and so did my outlook on motherhood. It’s safe to say that these days I’m embracing everything about being a mom.
Being able to spend all day every day with my daughter is an incredible blessing, and we have so much fun together.
I feel more confident in myself than I ever have before and know that even if life throws me another curve ball – I’ll be okay because now I have this amazing little person who completes me in ways no one else can.
What’s So Special About Motherhood?
Motherhood is a powerful, beautiful, and complicated thing. As mothers, we want to be the best for our children, but that can be hard when we’re not feeling well or don’t have enough time to take care of ourselves.
We must allow ourselves to celebrate motherhood in all its forms – from being a full-time mother, being a working mother, or anything in between. We need to give ourselves grace as moms and encourage each other along this journey.
I love these words because they capture what motherhood means to me. I’m blessed with my three wonderful children (two girls, and one boy) and I can be at home with them while also running my own business as a freelance writer! With my background in psychology I find that much of what I do has a therapeutic aspect and the ability to help people through their most difficult times inspires me every day.
How Does Motherhood Change Your Life?
Motherhood is a life-changing event in every sense of the word. From your physical and mental health to your family and personal relationships, motherhood can be an incredibly difficult journey that tests your ability to survive.
But it is also an amazing experience that brings with it a host of joys and challenges for which I am eternally grateful. Every time I look into my daughter’s eyes, I think about how lucky I am to have her in my life.
She is such a special part of me and I don’t know what my life would be like without her. To celebrate this love and all mothers out there, here are some tips on embracing the mom you want to be.
What Is The Mother’s Role?
So often we make motherhood seem so hard when in reality it’s not. Motherhood is an opportunity to show unconditional love, patience, and selflessness. It’s a chance to teach your child how to be kind, empathetic, and compassionate.
What we do as mothers has an impact on our children for years to come. We have the power to shape what kind of person our kids will grow up to be. I want my daughter to know she can be whatever she wants and do whatever she sets her mind to even if that means being a stay-at-home mom. I want her to know she can find happiness right where she is at.
The mother’s role doesn’t just stop with raising the kids- moms are people too! Yes, I said it- we are people too! And guess what? Moms need time for themselves too!
While it can be tough, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Be kind to yourself and just remember that while you’re taking care of your family and all their needs, it’s okay if sometimes it seems like no one is taking care of you. Just pat yourself on the back for everything you do and keep on being awesome! Remember that you have got this.