I joined a new PR tool called HARO – Help A Reporter Out, so I get a daily email digest from reporters looking for sources. I responded to a request for an article about moms, and today Molly Cerreta Smith used my quote in her story on SheKnows called “From Mom to MILF.” It’s about how busy moms can still make themselves feel good about their appearance.
Here’s what I sent Molly:
I am a mom of three little kids. I spend most days that I’m home wearing jeans and a hoodie. I work part-time in media-facing work. I feel much more confident and capable at work than I do at home…I’m a great writer, editor, and speaker, but I feel like I fall short as a mom and homemaker. For work, I often wear a pantsuit and high heels, and I feel like I can take on the world! So an instant confidence-booster for me is to get dressed up in my work clothes.
I find the best of both worlds when I have on a suit and my Ergo baby carrier with one of my babies in it, like when I am speaking (baby often comes with me!) or at a conference.
Because of this, I came up with a personal tagline: I look good wearing a pantsuit and a baby. Meaning, I feel good when I find the balance between my home and work life, and that usually comes from blending them together.
The backstory of my tagline goes back to 2009 when I was attending a national convention. I was running around in a suit carrying Joshua in my Ergo (baby wearing) and caught a glimpse of myself in a mirrored door and thought, I look AWESOME!
I loved the concept of “looking good wearing a pantsuit and a baby” because it seemed to capture where I was with my dual jobs…working part time as an educator and media liaison for a non-profit and being a mom of two small kids.
Now my style has changed more to professional dresses, and now I’m wearing baby 3, Estel. I’m still wearing high heels, and now I’m doing it all on a bike (since we moved to the Netherlands).
Do you have a personal style that makes you feel confident?
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