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What does “Mom” look like to you?
If you read a lot of parenting magazines, you might think Mom is supposed to be tall and lean, probably blonde, always smiling.
If you watch much TV or many movies, you might think she always has perfectly coordinated outfits with nice accessories, gorgeous makeup and hair. She wears heels and skinny jeans and never has spit up or toddler food smears on her shirt.
If you read a lot of Hip Mama magazine, maybe Mom has sleeve tattoos and short, spiky hair.
In my town, many of the moms I run into are over 35 and dress pretty casual, but are mostly really fit. Possibly that’s because I mostly see them at the gym and the yoga studio?
Really, I never did. And I don’t really want to.
Before I had Bean, I had a corporate career, and I spent a good portion of my budget on nice clothes, which looked great on me.
But since silk blouses and high heeled boots don’t go well with nursing babies and I no longer had an office to go to, all those clothes got boxed up and put away while I was pregnant.…