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!