Can real life moms do it all? (plus a Stitch Fix review……and how Stitch Fix helps me do one LESS thing)….
Can we do it all? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I certainly try. I work full time, make Lydia’s meals, work out five days a week, run this blog…..and somehow, feel like a failure when I fall short in one of these areas. Why is this? It seems almost ridiculous to have that many balls in the air at once.
It’s the Pinterest myth. The, I Am Woman I Can Do it All myth. I want to be clear, I think we can do it all. But, man…..is it exhausting sometimes. I love that I have the choice to work, run a business, take care of my health, AND be a great mom. I love that our society accepts, even encourages those choices. But, I worry about what we are sharing about our “Pinterest-worthy lives”.
So here it is new mamas. Sometimes, on the weekends….I don’t shower OR put makeup on. Sometimes, I choose to make box macaroni and cheese for dinner because I’m tired. Sometimes, I let my daughter watch her favorite TV for thirty minutes after a day of work and daycare because I’m too tired for a craft project. And the thing is? I’m ok with that. I have to be. Because these Pinterest-moments? They’re not what motherhood is about. It’s about the macaroni and cheese picnics we have outside on our lawn when my daughter asks (and doesn’t care whether I’ve spent an hour making it from scratch). It’s about the dance parties before bedtime. It’s about the fact that she doesn’t care if I put makeup on. Motherhood is about the moments that just happen. Not the manufactured ones.
Now let’s talk Stitch Fix. Y’all know how much I love it. Why? Because my casual weekend shopping trips? Tend to be with a very active toddler, and they’re not exactly what they used to be. I’d rather spend our time together playing, visiting the zoo, or going on adventures together. So I leave most of my shopping up to my Stitch Fix stylist. Once a month, she sends a box of five items. I try them on, keep what I want and return the rest. The best part? I can send requests, links to Pinterest boards, and give feedback each month so she can see what fits my style. This poncho? SPOT ON! I’ve worn it way too many times already.
Stitch Fix loves moms. Like, they REALLY love moms. Monday at 9 am…..they’re kicking off an amazing Mom-inate contest just in time for Mother’s Day!
From May 1st through 8th, Stitch Fix is celebrating the most important woman in your life. Whether she’s your mom, aunt, sister, teacher or best friend, she supports you through life’s successes & setbacks with unconditional love.
Tell us about her & how she’s positively influenced you for a chance to WIN a trip to San Francisco, a styling session (you get to keep the clothes!) & a photoshoot at Stitch Fix HQ. This is for YOU & the woman you choose to mom-inate!
Here’s How It Works:
- Enter your first name, last initial & email in the entry form found on the Stitch Fix Facebook page.
- Submit your story. Tell us about a time when this person coached you, mentored you or made some profound impact in your life.
- Share your entry on Facebook & Twitter, encouraging friends & family to vote for you. More votes will increase your chances of getting picked!
- We’ll select our favorite story & contact the winners via email on May 9th, 2016.
Contest Link: https://offerpop.com/ad.psp?cid=804019&ref=Influencers
For more of my favorite Stitch Fix items…..check out this red jacket or these super flattering boyfriend jeans!In celebration of mamas everywhere…….our entire mamas and minis style collective is teaming up with Stitch Fix today to share this amazing giveaway and our favorite Fix pieces. Be sure to pop over to each of our blogs to see more examples of Stitch Fix options!
Don’t forget to join our facebook group! It’s full of daily discussions, weekly sales roundups, and files with trends that are mama friendly. And? It’s totally free. So, pop on over and join us!
Welcome to Let it Shine…..the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years….we decided to rename our link up to something we felt would be a better fit. Thus, Let it Shine! Why the name? Because we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine. We’ll be sharing our favs here each week and on social media……
Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board