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On the Go Mom

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

My name is Heather and I am a 27 year old "On The Go Mom." Don't get that confused with SAHM! I definitely work outside as well as inside the house entertaining kiddos and doing my best to keep the house in order. I also write a little blog called When The Kids Are Bored. It's all about keeping mamas sane and the kids busy with educational and fun activities.

In May of 2006 I married my high school sweet heart at the ripe young age of 20. Seven months later I graduated from The University of Tennessee planning to continue my education and teach English Literature to college students. That all changed when we decided to start a family. I knew I wanted to stay home with our children as long as possible.

After my first child was born my style took an ugly turn. I found myself in the mommydoms. You know that place where you get way too comfortable wearing yoga pants every day and you don’t leave the house because that would require putting on make-up. I had worn stretchy maternity pants for seven months of my pregnancy! How could I go back to jeans? And this was just the time that skinny jeans became popular. Not a great time for a new mama. Looking back I know it was a confidence thing. I had weight to lose from the pregnancy, my old clothes didn't fit great and the thought of “skinny jeans” was terrifying at this time. I allowed myself to get out of touch with a part of myself that used to be very important to me, my personal style.

It took me a little while to figure out what my style was again. Losing the baby weight definitely helped but I had another hurdle to cross. “What do I wear now that I’m a mom?” I constantly asked myself this question while I tried things on. For some reason I got the idea in my head that there were rules as to what was appropriate for a mother to wear. I felt silly trying to keep up with what seemed like a younger woman’s world. Luckily, I got over that quickly.

Today, I've got my groove back and my style has become eclectic. I love wearing vintage jewelry and feminine ballet flats but you can also find me in a pair of ripped jeans and sporting a “Labyrinth” t-shirt. I love my style. I think I look better now than I did in college!

My shopping philosophy: Wear what you love and love what you wear and try not to break the bank!

Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Earrings: Gifted
Watch: Anne Klein
ID Bracelet: My grandmother’s

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3 Responses to “On the Go Mom”

  1. Thanks so much Jamie for featuring me! This was a very fun experience!

  2. Love the vintage jewelry. You are such a cute Mom!