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Monday, October 01, 2012

Mama Style - Guest Blogger Trinity

When I started thinking about this series, I thought about other women I know and how they, too, can inspire. I certainly can't give advice that will work for everyone, so I asked different mamas to contribute. Some are working mothers, some mostly stay home. Some have a newborn for the first time, others are doing it a third. Today's guest blogger is Trinity, who I met through our ward in Ogden.

Wife. Mother. Blogger. Fancy having a place to express the random ramblings of my thoughts. Hopeful writer. Wanna be fashionista- if I had the money to fuel my fashion sense.

I met my husband on the very first day of high school and have been head over heels in love ever since. We have our ups and downs due to the fact that we are human, married, in school and we have two adorable little boys that my world completely revolves around. Seriously, I am a mother day in and day out. Although some days end in tears I would not have it any other way. My husband will graduate this December with his Paramedic license and those tear filled days will hopefully be few and far between. Life will become much more consistent and December cannot come quick enough.
 
I have a love for words. I love having a place to share a part of me. I frequently draft my thoughts and later pen my feelings. My blogging style is casual, raw and most often quite random. A few days cannot pass by without my husband commenting on just how random I can be. I hope to one day compile my thoughts and feelings into a children's book or be lucky enough to hold a job where writing/journalism is required.

I delight in being on top of what is in style and aspire to be a fashionista, but for now my budget is almost unable to even keep up with being a max-inista! Shopping used to take precedence in my life. Marriage, bills, children, school and no actual earned income have limited such a lifestyle, however style is a part of who you are. I work with what I have and make it work. I try to steer clear of frump, but maintain a sense of comfort. I don't do high heels at all. My feet can't handle the incline along with carrying a child in each arm and a diaper bag slung over my shoulder. That is a recipe for disaster for this mama. Flats can be fun, stylish and no one has to suffer a possible tumble.

Have you seen the latest polish trend? Have you tried it? I am not one to paint my finger nails, but I do love to have well manicured and full of life toenails. 
If you have not heard the latest polish trend; celebrities and people everywhere are adding an accent finger.
Still confused?
...Here are a few examples...

I am still a bit iffy. At first glance it looks like a mistake.
What do you think?

Little things such as a pair of stylish shoes, fun earrings, or a splash of color helps me feel like a fabulous mom. I have heard that attitude is everything. Depending upon your attitude depends greatly on how you will live out each and every day. I believe this to be true. Life can be challenging at times and a positive outlook is most helpful in overcoming trials, days that seem to have no end and in living a completely fulfilling life. When it comes to being a good mom it starts and ends with me. My secret is to prepare myself first for the day, physically and mentally. I notice that my days go much smoother when I allow myself  some 'me' time. The days that I put on a cute outfit, fix my hair and add a splash of make-up sets me up for a start to having a good day. My attitude or outlook, if you will, is far better than the days I sit in comfy clothes (pajamas) and oversee 'me'. I am not saying that in order to be a good mother you must be dressed to impress and dolled up day in and day out. If I am being honest-that just does not happen for me. However, tending to yourself, whatever makes you feel good about yourself, will aid in having a promising attitude, thus being a better mother.

Thanks, Trinity! I feel the same way when it comes to being in PJs vs a real outfit all day. It just does something to my brain and makes me feel more human, and prepared for what the day brings. I also love this polish trend and do it regularly on my nails- usually making the ring finger my accent. 

1 comment:

  1. So true! I feel so much different when I wear something cute vs. something schlumpy (that word might be made up).

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