Friday, April 20, 2007

What is a hot mom?

You may have heard this phrase before by me or others. I even have a section in my store called Hot Moms. So what exactly do I mean when I refer to a "hot mom"?

Being a Hot Mom isn't about looking like a Hollywood actress. It's about not forgetting who you were and what you loved about yourself before you had kids. A Hot Mom is one who remembers to give herself a place in the shuffle of taking care of everything else. BC (before children) you had interests and hobbies, and becoming a mother shouldn't mean removing those from your life. It's a balancing act, to say the least. Hot moms are those who realize the importance of making themselves a priority. You can maintain your fashion sense, fitness and physical health while juggling soccer practice trips, grocery duties, laundry, and being a wife.

You're a better mom when you have energy and feel good about yourself. It's worth it to the entire family to put yourself as a priority! Remember, if mama ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy!

9 comments:

Morgan said...

preach it, sista! ;o)

Morgan said...

oh, and thanks for adding me to your link list...I was almost getting a complex, lol

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Absolutely true! Thank GOODNESS being a "Hot Mom" is more about looks! You put it very nicely :-)

Pink Alligator said...

I think I was kicked out of the hot mom club a looong time ago! LOL

jemima bean said...

Oh Oh, I'll counter post that! (LOL, you know me :D ) One of my favorite quotes (was written on my parenting class whiteboard last week in fact) is this one:
"A child needs a role model, not a supermodel." ~Astrid Alauda, on the "hot mom" trend

Which I think means...don't get too sucked back into yourself. There's a fine line. I've got "friends" (loosely used) who spend their entire day on hair, nails, tanning, and gym membership to make sure they're plenty "hot". There's got to be a happy medium, somewhere, right?

PamperingBeki said...

I agree completely Ang!! In my mind, the purpose of "maintaining hotness" is for the kids' sake! I'm a better mom when I do a little for myself occasionally. But there's definitely a fine line there.

Jen said...

It's hard to feel like a "hot mom" when you're big and prego LOL I'm working on it though!!!! I got booted from that group on ebay because I hadn't posted in awhile :(

PamperingBeki said...

Oh Jen, they didn't kick you off! They closed the board and moved it to Boutique Cafe. :)

And just shush.. you're hot even when you're prego! Me, not so much...

bellacolle said...

Finally, gosh I totally agree! It's okay to have hobbies and look good..and feel good about yourself! I adore my kids and like what another hot mom posted.. I want to be my children's role model, dare say super role model! I really like this blog!