Well here I am. My baby is almost 3 months old now, so my 12 weeks maternity leave is up. And I’ve made a major decision to stay home with my sweet kiddos.
Along with a myriad of emotions over resigning from my job of over a decade (which I’m still exploring, supressing, whathaveyou – thought I would retire from there, did I really quit my job?), I’m finding myself with two major problems: 1. I don’t know what my littles and I should do with ourselves all day, and 2. I don’t know what to wear.
Problem number one is a pretty fun one to solve. I have two cuties to carry on adventures throughout our fair Cowtown, and since I’ve worked in Dallas for the past 11 years, there are a ton of day time activities over here that I’ve never even heard of. Thanks to the FWMB, I know all about Little Sprouts at BRIT, Bella’s Storytime, free children’s concerts in Arlington, and so many other fun events I never knew were available.
If you haven’t checked out our calendar, it’s located right here, and I’m telling you, it’s a wealth of fun (and many free!) things for your family. On a more daily basis, our Co-Founders are hard at work posting events as they hear of them on our Facebook page. You’ll find discounts, special events, and usually some entertaining mommy discussion. So, please, go like us!
So this leaves me with problem number two: wardrobe. This is a major first world problem, clearly. Last week, several folks asked me if I was heading to work as I dropped my son off for Mother’s Day Out. I had on what I thought was casual wear: a sundress and sandals. Now it IS something I would’ve worn to work, but I worked in a casual-dress office. I’m probably making this into a bigger deal than it ought to be, but when three or more people say something, I start to pay attention.
I guess I’m trying to decide what my new mom uniform will be. I ditched my dry clean only goods when I had my firstborn so I’m good there. But now? Must I also give up my beloved dresses for yoga pants? Should I find a 50-50 balance? How much time should I spend in athletic wear outside of the gym?
Are you a put-yourself-together-first-thing mama, or are you a fresh-from-yoga mom? We’d love to know what your “mom-wardrobe” is!