Happy New Year and Welcome to my rebrand, Mom Without Labels! I am beyond excited to be sharing my new site with you after countless hours of first trying to finalize a new name (I’m so incredibly indecisive) and then actually getting everything set up; it was a lot more work than I imagined. I hope you love everything as much as I do. As promised, Mom Without Labels will have the same tone, voice, and types of content as Memoirs of a Working Mom, but I also plan to add posts about my transition out of the full-time work force… and anything else I feel like, really.
So what does “Mom Without Labels” mean, anyway?
Let’s start with some basic definitions:
Mom (noun): one’s mother
Mom (verb): the act of mothering
I don’t know why, but I have never loved identifying myself as a “Mommy” blogger or “Lifestyle” blogger, and I definitely don’t identify as a legit “Fashion” blogger. I guess I just don’t like labels. Motherhood is so much more dynamic than any one word or label can fully describe.Motherhood is so much more dynamic than any one word or label can fully describe. Click To Tweet
When I started Memoirs of a Working Mom in May 2016, my intent was to share my perspective and experience as a working mom. I labeled myself. What I found, though, was that I wanted to write about a lot of other things – things that moms from all walks of life might enjoy. When I decided it was time to put my career on hold to spend more time at home, I realized it was time to drop the “working mom” label. But what is my label now? I may be a mom that works from time-to-time, but I’m not really a “working mom” anymore. Because I work outside the home part-time right now, (which will change to “only from time-to-time” soon), I’m not exactly a “stay at home mom” either. I’m also not a “crunchy” mom or a “positive parenting” mom, or any of the other classifications of mom we assign to ourselves and each other.
All of that said, I’m just a mom – a mom who works, a mom who stays home, a mom who blogs, a mom who fails, a mom who laughs, a mom who moms. No labels required. So here I am, liberated – a mom without labels.
All liberations merit celebrations, right? Because I am a lover of all things sparkly, PinkBlush is helping me celebrate my rebrand by having provided me with this beautiful gold sequin gown. You can’t go wrong with sequins, am I right? I did scrape my arm pulling it over my head, though (doh!). Pain is beauty, ladies.
Sure, a gold sequin gown isn’t exactly practical but it sure is pretty. Mamas, we need to seize every opportunity to feel pretty. That’s what this dress is for me.
I can’t adequately describe how excited I am about this new site and all of the awesomeness the new year will bring; I hope you’ll follow along.
Cheers to 2017!
Update: Check out my VENNDY story for more info about this entire look!