B E C O M I N G a Moomie changes you (for the better) yet not many ever talk about the emotional turmoil one might experience in this transition into your new role as a moomie and the impact it has on all aspects of your identity, from one's self-image to your dressing style.
The team from The Cheekitribe.com(clothing ) and IDT Identity Styling offer a helping hand in assisting Moomies undergoing this metamorphosis. We understand that is perfectly normal undergoing a few uncomfortable changes in your personal style and self image after having a little one, yet we aim to guide you through this season. Empowering you to gracefully embrace Motherhood, yes even in your wardrobe! Celebrating this phase by looking and feeling our trendiest!
Petrie and Irma take women on an exciting journey of self discovery within every season of their lives, embracing their full potential and personal styles, exploring different trends to suit their personalities and lifestyles.
Keep an eye out for their next blog where Irma will be equipping each Moomie to find her #IDT identity style profile and also provide us Moomies with "how to” guidelines on styling your pre and post preggie body, beautifully!
Becoming a MOOMIE…
A Mother – ‘one who gladly gives her life for another even though its tough’
My dearest fellow MOOMIES. Either you are a MOOMIE or soon becoming one, either way, I have so much respect for you and want to start by saluting you. Truly, being a mom or planning to become one, takes a certain ‘heart’ – an incredibly strong and powerful soul, a brave and fighting spirit, a selfless human - One who gives her life for another, and does it with a smile on her face and joy in her heart, even through the struggles, the tears and the fears.
A MOOMIE is a mother who understands the privilege of motherhood, who understands that it’s a gift from God, a mother who overlooks the sleepless nights, the sore nipples, the body changes and everything that comes with it and boy can this list get long, …, but only embraces the miracle of life, no matter how tough, …and tough it is.
No matter how many blogs, magazines, books I have read, no-one and I mean NO-ONE could have prepared me for becoming a mother, how wonderfully tough it is. It really is a laugh with a cry. It took me six months to get my head around this miracle of mine and still I pinch myself. My focus was completely his from the start and by start I mean, two years of planning and trying to fall pregnant. Yes, my beautiful baby boy. David Samuel who went through 4 surgeries after birth, an eighteen-hour labor with me loosing 4 times more blood than is the norm. The boy who taught his mommy the real meaning of a fighting spirit, of how to be brave and how a smile through the toughest of times is a sign of trusting God. A trusting spirit is all we need to get us through.
Thankfulness is now my strength and motherhood my saving grace - A perspective changed forever! Proudly I can say that I am a risen MOOMIE!
The Moomie Metamorphosis:
My six-month mark was somewhat of a rude awakening. With my focus being on little David’s recovery up until now. Handling my stress and anxiety trying to cope, I completely lost track of my personal well-being, not to mention my personal style.
I recently started to pursue my career and calling again. I found myself in front of the mirror, frustrated, trying to sort out my wardrobe. I found my outer appearance, my image completely changed. I was shocked to see how none of my clothes represented me anymore. (not to mention ‘fit’ me anymore) I found myself to have matured, I never thought the day would come when I would change my hair back to my natural color, amongst other things, I am so ready to embrace my style as a mother! Now I value healthy skin above a pair of shoes and healthy hair above a style item. To take care of myself has started to become my number one priority and with this, imperative to look and feel my best. If I don’t feel good, nothing feels good. I have seen it over and over again how it affects my relationship with my hubba and babba. SO I decided to make the change…
Now that I have gone through my own transition, I find that with every season in our lives we need to re-evaluate and recreate our personal style as we mature in order to represent and communicate our style accurately. This will give us the freedom to be who we are, feel comfortable and content with ourselves, something that is a vital part of being a happy MOOMIE. A happy mamma is a happy babba is a happy hubba.
(Make sure to take your IDT Identity Style quiz as often as needed. You might just be enlightened like I was.) www.cheekitribe.com/pages/MyStyle
To be honest with you I don’t find my new style as strange or as a surprise in any way, in fact it’s as if it was always a part of me, now only being embraced, niched and narrowed-down. It’s almost as if this new style is even more representative of my authentic self then any of my previous styles. It’s as if I am growing into myself, coming into myself more.
I absolutely love it!
With being free from the insecurities of how we feel about our appearance and inner-well-being (and we all know how feeling beautiful is part of being a woman, part of being a mommy), it enables us to spend quality time with our babbas and hubbas feeling just right and focused on what is most important. What a wonderful thing it is to be granted this title - MOOMIE.
I would like to leave you with this poem by Diane Loomans
If I had my child to raise over again
I’d build self-esteem first and the house later
I’d finger paint more and point the finger less
I would lo less correcting and more connecting
I’d take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I’d do more hugging and less tugging
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I’d model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love
Keep an eye out for my next blog wherein I will be equipping each Moomie to find her #IDT identity style profile and also provide you with "how to” guidelines on styling your pre and post preggie body, beautifully!
Til next time!
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