“This time of year always suggests two key elements to me: reinvention and renewal”
Edward Enninful, British Vogue Editor
Reinvention and renewal… Two words I will be taking into the New Year with me, two words that fill me with excitement, as they promise to transform my current Mummy self. But the beauty of this potentially profound journey, will not be taken alone, in fact, I will be doing it alongside you. As January brings a new mood of optimism, it’s time we embraced our lumps, bumps, and curves and learned to love with ourselves, all over again.
This doesn’t have to be a resolution that fades once the tree comes down, or last mince pie is devoured because we are all in this together. When I started Mummy Style, in my mind I hoped to create a community of women that shared one key goal:
“To become the best versions of our new Mummy selves”
For some new Mums, they never lose who they are. They bounce back into their pre-baby body and go about life without much disruption. & as I applaud and admire these women, I can’t help but wonder, what is their secret? For me, post-babies, I lost a huge part of who I used to be, not only did my body change, my mindset changed too.
As we look ahead into the new year with good intentions, I’m going to reflect on my style evolution with nostalgia, rather than sadness. I’m not looking for a new make-over or setting impossible body goals, just embracing the notion of self-improvement. & not forgetting having fun, dressing up again.
“Giving birth to a new identity can be
as demanding as giving birth to a baby”
Dr. Alexandra Sacks
Motherhood doesn’t sit still, it’s forever complicated and ever-changing, but one thing in your life you can rely on is friendship. I have some beautiful friends that I can always turn to for fashion advice, share my body insecurities or for a much-needed self-esteem boost. These women understand first hand how tough motherhood can be and genuinely listen to me and give insightful advice. I call them my Mummy Squad.
I believe every Mum should have a friendship group to get them through the transition that is motherhood. & that’s what I’m hoping Mummy Style becomes… a sisterhood with one common goal, to figure out who the hell we are in this thing called life after baby. Or maybe you know who you are & just want some inspiration or to just simply chat.
To join this sisterhood or Mummy Style squad, simply join the Mummy Style Facebook group and come and join the conversation. The best version of you is just a Like button away.
Happy New Year xxx