Before I get into today’s post, I wanted to start out with a heartfelt thank you for your comments, emails, and messages about yesterday’s post. It was scary for me to hit publish on that one because I was worried about mom shaming from people who hadn’t experienced what I had, but I find that the scariest posts to write turn out to make the biggest difference in someone’s life. So thank you for your amazing response and for sharing all of your stories with me.
The other day, someone called me a “mommy blogger” and I was taken aback for a hot second there. I’ve been blogging for nine years and only one of those has involved baby content, but I guess when you’re a mom and blogger, you’re a mommy blogger? No idea how that works but I hadn’t ever described myself that way before.
For a while I felt like I should fit into a “box” to be more successful. Should I go full on mommy mode? Stick to fashion only? Did I need a niche??? Who am I? (That’s a Zoolander reference for those of you who are too young to know it)
I am a mom… But I’m more than a mom. I’m a woman who likes pretty clothes and redecorating my home. I like to cook and exercise and do the things that non-moms like to do too.
I like the fact that I am into acupuncture and crystals and rap music, my baby and martinis (not at the same time), green juices and pizza. And let me tell you, in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with being intellectual and loving the Real Housewives.
And I like the fact that I can write about what I’m wearing, home decor, recipes (for grown ups and babies), in addition to motherhood. Because who really fits into a box anyway? We’re all multi-faceted. Moms are people too.
I (usually) write only 1-2 baby-related posts per week because A) I know a lot of you don’t have kids yet and B) I think it’s important for the mom readers to have content that doesn’t involve kiddos. But we’ll see where this takes me. As a person I’m constantly evolving and growing, so I expect that to happen here too.
Photos by Julia D’Agostino.