It means so much to me to introduce a new series that I have been wanting to share with you. I have always shared my motherhood experiences as a mom to a 6 year old boy and as a woman who experienced the stillbirth of a daughter; and fashion has always been at the forefront of how I bounced back and what I will continue to share. But I also want to acknowledge what I’m learning as a mother and how the world around me makes being a mom much easier. I’m calling it “Learning through Motherhood”.
Let’s face it, if you’re a mom, you know how complicated and suddenly unexpected life can become. In an instant you go from feeling like you’ve finally got it all together to suddenly having something (or someone!) change and it throws the entire day into a tailspin! (I’ve been there!) It can be frustrating and exhausting. And as a woman who looks at motherhood as a true gift (miracle, really!) who cherishes every chance I can say that I am a Mom, I know there is no sugar coating the challenges that come with it. The good thing is that we are able to find other women to share these experiences with, and things in our life that make it easier for us to be Moms or just make our kids happy and stay healthy. That really is all we want at the end of the day, right?
When I first started as a teacher many (many!) years ago, one of the earliest strategies I learned to assess students was called the 3-2-1 strategy. And while I use many more complicated strategies these days in my classroom, this 3-2-1 concept is how I tend to end my day and take in all that I have learned from it. I ask myself the following:
What are 3 new things that I discovered?
What are 2 things that I found interesting to want to learn more about?
What is the 1 question I still have?
I intend to answer these questions for you from my experiences as a mother. I plan to share ideas, products, other sites, and just about anything that has helped me continue to learn how to make being a Mom (at home, in beauty and in travel in addition to fashion!) as organized and as easy as possible. I look forward to your thoughts about what I share and will have my first series post up soon! In the meantime, you’ll catch most of my #Momlife happening over at Snapchat (@thissseasonsgold), so feel free to meet me there!
Question: Do you have something that has made being a Mom easier? I’d love for you to share your thoughts in the comments!
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Links à la Mode, July 14
- Aesthetic Distance: The Power of the Color Red
- Attire Club: The Guide to Wearing a Hawaiian Shirt
- Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans: Currently Crushing…
- Elements of Ellis: Easy Minimalist Nail Tutorial
- Everyday Starlet: The Art of Makeup by Kevin Aucoin Review
- The Fashionista Momma: Floral Printed Skirt
- Fashionopolis: Plus Size Fashion | Alto Moda by Pantaloons
- Happy.Pretty.Sweet.: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Competing in Pageants
- Have Clothes, Will Travel: My First Crop Top
- Layers of Chic: Maxi Dress Perfection
- Les Assorties: Coverstory | Catering to the Plus Size Audience
- Life in the Fash Lane: Cream of the Crop Tops
- Ms. FABulous: Paris Perfume Workshop | How to Blend Your Own Perfume
- Sassy Ethnic Bohemian: Stripes + Red = Magic
- Style with Nihan: Print Shorts and Off the Shoulder Bodysuit
- The Sugar Ribbon: How to Style Fringe
- This Season’s Gold: On the Wedges | A Statement in Ruffled Chambray
- Trendee Toad: Confessions of a First Time Fashion Model
- We Are Ready Made: Juicy Couture
- Wish and Wear: Pretty Polly
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I am so excited for this new series of the blog! Can’t wait to read more and learn with you. You are gorgeous and your beautiful boy looks so much like mommy! Love the blog revamp as well!
Thank you so much for your support Dominique! I truly appreciate it! xo, Jessica