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You know what I love?

I love seeing women doing big things. I love seeing women not settling for mediocrity and getting things done. It’s a source of inspiration for me to “keep on keeping on” and helps me set an example for my sweet daughters to go forth and achieve whatever they’ve set to accomplish.

I recently joined the #bossmom movement formed by two of my favorite moms ( Shah and Aliyah) at closetpiece.com

The movement is all about mothers being the best they can be while letting go of the stigmas that often accompany olden day motherhood; the “you’ve got kids now settle down” or “all of your time must be poured into your children”. And I agree to a certain extent with the latter, but we as mothers also need to invest in ourselves to maintain a certain level of sanity and be the best moms we can be.

As Lauryn Hill once sang ” the joy of my world is in Zion” the lyrics ring true as it pertains to our own “Zions” but what about our pre-children “joys” must we trade them in?

Not at all!

cp1F21 came through with these floral joggers!!!!!

The Closet Piece’s message is one that rebukes conformity to the old “laws” of motherhood and embraces the millennial mama; one that finds joy in spending time with her littles but also makes time to do the things she loves, may they be as simple as getting a manicure or as grand as running her own business while keeping a healthy balance between the two ( no burnouts allowed)!

Now that I’ve got two bambinas, I’m reminded of the resilience I saw and still see in my own mother. If that woman does not fit the definition of a Boss Mom… Chileeeee I don’t know who does! It is because of her that I am who I am. With that being said let us teach our little ladies to be empowered by setting examples of strength, speaking words that will edify them and most importantly showering them with love.

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Let us teach them to be bosses instead of being bossy. Let us teach them to be kind, and to exercise non-arrogant authority so they too ( when they meet their husbands and have children of their own) become boss moms.

After all our children will always be (in some shape or form) a  reflection of ourselves and our greatest masterpieces!

I’ve joined the movement will you?

Read my thoughts on what this tee means to me by making your way here!

Check out Mimi GAyanna, Malika and Kathryn who are also part of #BossMomNation

p.s. I was jamming to some  Lauryn  Hill while writting this post hence the reference to “Zion” :)

Until next time!

 

4 Comments

  • Aracely

    July 8, 2015 at 10:11 am

    My children have always been my motivation to do something! As a teenage mom I knew I had to work hard to not become another statistic but make something of myself and build a foundation for my children. While things were much harder back then trying to finish school, work and take care of little ones it’s made me the strong woman I am today. It also made having Madison much later a bit easier!

    I love the idea of #BossMomNation and you’re looking good Mama!! :)

    • Charlotte

      July 8, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you Aracely you are my (s)hero and a great example as what it is to be a Boss Mom,your daughters are very blessed!

  • TheChicSAHM (Tia)

    July 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I LOVE that tee! I will be checking out Closet Piece to find out how I can join the Boss Mom movement because I am a BOSS MOM! I agree with so much of what you said here about how we pour into our children’s lives.

    I am also feeling those joggers. I was actually looking for some today. I need a solid black pair or maybe a tan pair.

    PS> I’m listening to Chaka Khan while I bounce around the internet!

    • Charlotte

      July 8, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Please do check them out, and yes Tia, I see you doing Boss Mom thangs! I love your blog! Let’s talk about these here joggers and how Forever21 came through. I didn’t want to spend too much so I only paid $17 for mine! Joggers are lifesavers for those days when you have errands to run but want to look cute! Thanks for stopping by!