Wednesday, August 7, 2013

[Girl Moms] On Wednesdays We Wear Pink...


Over the last few months I've noticed the hashtag "boymom" on instagram quite frequently.  Whether it's a picture sons with trains, ninja turtles, dirty scrapped knees or just "boys being boys", I realized I rarely see the opposite and the hashtag "girlmom".   And with Baby Girl #2 on the way, and this being our last child, I'm officially a #girlmom.

And while you'd assume being a "girl mom" would just require some bows, ruffle butts, and lots of pink, there is so much more!

okay, and there are some matching outfits too...


Growing up I assumed and longed to be a boy mom (two boys and girl, because you know, I totally have a say in the matter in my 14 year old day dreams), being a tomboy and completely anti -pink myself, little girls with dolls and play purses seemed like a foreign idea to me.  I always thought I'd relate better to climbing trees and playing neighborhood kickball.  Yet, the ironic thing was... as a girl, I did all these things.  I played with Barbies and Rainbow Brite (and troll dolls, remember those), built lego houses, made tree forts, and was pretty kick ass in neighborhood Jail Break, not to mention all of the after school sports I played as I got older.  Being a girl, or a mom to girls, is so much more than a stereotype of pink and princesses.

I thought it'd be fun to have a weekly feature from some of my favorite #girlmoms out there to share what they love, what has been unexpected, or what they look forward to being a girl mom.  To keep it fresh and not completely alienating all the boy moms out there, I'm looking forward a wide variety of topics and not just the weekly gushing over daughters, dress up, and dolls - though there may be a bit of that too!

In the end, being a mom to a son or daughter is still just being mom.  I hope you enjoy the series and the XX experience!


17 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I too have seen all the #boymom hashtags and we definitely need a #girlmom one! Looking forward to this!

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  2. Wednesday is going to be my new fav day. #girlmoms!

    Ps- I vote we get my husband to post- he apparently has the "blogging bug".

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    1. Ohhh a "girl dad" feature... definitely might have to change it up and do that at some point! Love it, I loved his last post!

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  3. Im a "girlmom" but the most different "girlmom" out there. My daughter has never worn a bow or headband, thats both hers and mines choice. She never wears dresses or anything frilly. Again, both hers and mines choice. When I was pregnant, I bought every bow and dress I set my eye on. But once Ry was born, I quickly realized that just wasn't our style. Every "girlmom" is different so I think this is a great idea!

    p.s. shes not a tomboy.. still wears pink. shes pretty rough though. Dont wanna mess with her. lol :)

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    1. I think that's great! I was the same way growing up :)

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  4. You two are so cute! Love the idea for the new series. :)

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  5. I'm looking forward to hearing more from all the girl moms out there! I sure hope to be a 1/2 and 1/2 mom someday! (meaning having a girl, since I already have a boy!)

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  6. I'm a #boymom, lol (never knew about that hash tag!) but I hope a girl is in our future. You make being a #girlmom look SO fun!!

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    1. I think Boy Moms have it really cool too, so many fun experiences that are just so "boy". I love reading about boy moms and their obsessions with trucks and mud, as if it's ingrained in their DNA :)

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  7. How much fun is this?! Can't wait to read all the fun #girlmom goodness! (and fingers crossed I will get to share in the fun.. we find out baby #2 gender Sept. 3rd!) :)

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  8. I hope *one day* I can relate to being a girl mom too!!! xo

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    1. I think E would be a great big bro to a lil sis or lil bro!

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  9. Love this idea! Proud #girlmom myself!

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  10. Girls rule! Haha. Got plenty of girls over here. I can relate to what you're saying though. I love pink. Love bows and all things girly, but I'm also not afraid to get dirty and tough having played sports most of my life and soccer up till a few years back.

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