The Mommy Uniform
I’ve always joked about the clothing items I wear on a daily basis, and it’s time I shared it with my readers. I won’t be surprised if you wear something similar.
Getting dressed for work means throwing on the same outfits throughout the week. Most people have a polished look going on when they enter the office, but when you’re your own boss, it means you wear whatever you like. Oftentimes, I walk around barefoot in sweats and a tee while communicating with clients throughout the day. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?
Eh, it has its perks.
Dealing With ‘Top Clients’
My number one clients are the kids, they are a bit fussy and very picky on how they’d like the day to go. This means I have to put things aside or wake up earlier than sunrise to be able to tackle a certain deadline.
Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do on a daily basis, and it’s very rewarding. A full-time mom and a part-time blogger/freelancer means I get to make my own schedule, make sure the kids and the pups are alive by the time my husband arrives from his job. I will tell you one thing, it’s also exhausting — both mentally and physically. Oftentimes, there’s a fight that breaks out over the LEGO pieces and they end up flying everywhere. The tinier, the harder to find. I don’t know why we couldn’t just stay at the DUPLO stage.
Regardless, the boys appreciate the time they spend with me, at least I think they do. Although, they get more excited about Jeff coming home than when I enter the room. Eh, you win some you lose some.
Dressed To Impress — Sort Of
Sweats and a tee are my go-to trends and I don’t see myself settling for anything else when it comes to my day-to-day apparel. I do vary it up with black leggings here and there, and it does help that we live in South Florida. That means I throw on a bathing suit from time to time.
My makeup routine is minimal, and my hair is typically in a top bun. That’s how I get things done. They say the best way to focus on your work is to spend less time preparing for it, and just get to doing the work. Ask Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs… or Mark Zuckerberg. Simplicity is best when you’re looking to get things done. It’s also been one of my goals this year, to work smart not hard. It’s how I’ve been able to accomplish many of the things I used to think were nearly impossible.