well, now that i'm back in the work force and ignoring this blog, i thought i'd feature a mama who really inspired me to stay at home with beatrice as long as possible! i love heidi's story for many reasons: she's so fun and inspired with her child and really creates a sense of wonder and play...oliver is such a great kid and their family is so much fun...i mean they call themselves the chicken family and do a family dress up day as star wars characters! how can you not love them...
she also never thought she wanted to have kids, so to see her really take on the mama role with all her heart is so inspiring. we've had many conversations about how important it is to make time for your kids and what priorities are with a family. although i've joined the ranks of working mamas for now, i know i'll be a stay at home mama again and heidi's immersion in that role is so inspiring...
heidi and i also spoke about feminism before i posted this...she was nervous about the way she portrays her role as a 1950's housewife...and you know, i think that's feminism too!! feminism to me is making your own choices and loving your life and your role. and heidi does that with gusto!
have you always wanted to be a mama?
what does stay at home mama mean to you? do you miss your working life?
Does any mama really stay home ? I am a glorified chauffeur between school, Karate and hangout's with his friends and mine. Sometimes I feel like I'm just as busy now as I was when I was working full time. I have a few clients that I dress and I'm starting a personal styling / costuming service for events, halloween, and theme parties. Because every woman or man deserves to be fabulous even if they're not a celebrity. I think everyone secretly likes to dress up, but not everyone loves to shop or has the time to find the perfect ensemble. That's where I come in. I kind of fancy myself a 1950's/60's housewife, somewhere between Lucy and Laura Petrie (from the Dick van Dyke show). I know
I will get a lot of flack for admitting this ( my sister in law is the editor for Ms. magazine.) I can't help it though. I love being a mama and taking care of my family. I'm super happy when I can greet my man in the door way with a cool libation after a hard day at work wearing the perfect pink frock and cha cha heels. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in my own John Waters movie . I also appreciate how lucky I am that I don't have to work so I really like to pull my weight around the house.