September 5, 2012

15 Reminders You Are a Working Mom

15 Reminders You Are a Working Mom

backtalkLike many working moms, I constantly try to manage the juggling act of working, taking care of my daughter, be a wife, and manage a home. In the midst of all this chaos, sometimes I find myself laughing out loud at life’s little moments. Those moments  consist of not taking life too serious, finding joy even in the busiest of days, and those “keeping it real” moments that occur when you are least expecting it. Sometimes it’s the occasional princess sticker stuck on my high heel shoes or the temporary tattoo on my arm that I don’t notice till half way through the work day, or the conference call I take during a dance class, I am constantly reminded throughout my busy day, I am simply a mom first and my work takes a clear second place. In the short two and half years since I had my daughter, I have racked up a long list of working mom reminders she has shared with me and here are just a few.

You know you are a working mom when…

  1. Your two year old puts on your high heels, grabs her Princess purse and takes off down the hallway, saying “Bye, gotta go to a meeting”.
  2. You call time spent in the car goin to work and then back home “me time”.
  3. On your way to work the CD player has a song playing “If your happy and you know it….”.
  4. You ask your daughter where her stuffed animals’ mommy is, she replies, “She’s in the playroom working”.
  5. You go to point out an important item on your spreadsheet to a potential client, and I notice your nails are streaked with purple nail polish from playing “beauty shop” the night before with you daughter.
  6. You go into my work bag to pull out a piece of paper and pen, and you pull out a Hello Kitty notepad to take notes.
  7. You kept noticing your boss looking over at your right arm during a conversation, later to check in the office bathroom mirror, it’s your daughter’s breakfast left over from the “goodbye” kiss and hug in the morning.
  8. You have mastered the “driving while pumping” traffic offense, while not flashing any truck drivers, nor spilling any the precious milk.
  9. You drop everything you have planned and do an impromptu Mommy and Daughter field trip, when my Daughter responds to your “I love you” comment with, “I love The Sitter”.
  10. You reach into your purse to pull out a business card, and a pacifier falls out.
  11. You count the number of hours you are with my daughter and compare it to The Sitter and Daddy.
  12. Your Daughter has her pretend laptop on her vanity typing away and says “Shhhh..I’m working”.
  13. You need to pull your hair back at work but all you pull out of your purse is a red and white pom-pom rubber band, and a pink sparkle clip.
  14. You get up to use the restroom during a company dinner, and you say, “Excuse me, I am going to use the potty”.
  15. A co-worker tells a funny story and you say, “You are so silly”.

Delekta, Jenn. “15 Reminders You Are a Working Mom.” Arizona Parenting Magazine September 2012: 46

December 12, 2014

Fashion, Friendships and Mixed Up Clothing

Thank you to Mixed Up Clothing for allowing my daughter and her friend to feel fabulous in your clothing. We received these adorable pieces and all opinions are my own. I would also like to give a special thank you to Michelle Mae Photography for the amazing photos. – Jenn

Let me start off by telling you, my daughter is a self proclaimed fashionista with a knack for anything soft and glamorous. When we opened up our box of Mixed Up Clothing we were in love.

Designed in Los Angeles, Mixed Up Clothing specializes in multi-ethnic children’s clothing for both girls and boys. The quality can be seen in their detail and design with a focus on ethnic fashion to celebrate diversity.


Your little girl will go cartwheels over these clothes. How cute are these pieces on these girls?


If your daughter is anything thing like mine and loves fashionable clothing, she will love these clothes. Look at the butterfly sleeves.


I love the bohemian chic look and how cute is this dress on our little model.

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These pieces would pass seamlessly to siblings due to their class, quality and style.


We love Mixed Up Clothing with their amazing, fashionable styles and mission about life.

We love them and hope you do too.

You can check out these adorable fashions here.

Thank you to the following: 

Fashion: Mixed Up Clothing

Photography: Michelle Mae Photography

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November 5, 2014

Christmas Adorable – The Sweetest Kids Christmas Fashion

Thanks so much to Allie Gray Creations for allowing my daughter to play in your adorable Christmas dresses. My daughter received these beautiful dresses and all opinions are my own. Also, a special thank you to Danielle Martin of Parkle Photography -Jenn

Are you ready for some holiday sweetness? Here are some of the cutest Christmas designs I have seen by Allie Gray.  My daughter was so happy to pull up her petiskirt and fashion some of Allie Gray’s Christmas designs.

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My daughter LOVES dresses she can twirl in and if you can pair some fuzzy boats with it, she thinks that is fashion perfection. When she was asked to fashion these Christmas beauties by Allie Gray Creations, we were excited! Allie Gray is a handmade clothing line that offers ready to ship and custom designs for kids. They are simple adorable.

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My daughter loved how they fit. She loved how she could twirl in the dresses. The fabric and the make of the dresses are so soft and the way the skirts bubble out are precious. The Christmas outfits are perfect for family photos or Christmas tea.

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She had so much in these dresses. Adorable!

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All these dresses will be on sale via auction through Landocolors on November 6th, 2014. To find the auction go to their Facebook page and request to join the group.

Or you can alway contact Allie Gray Creations about custom orders here.

Thank you to the following:

Fashion: Allie Gray Creations
Photography: Parkle Photography by Danielle Martin

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