Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately, sunny and warm with just enough breeze. Such beautiful weather makes me happy. It also makes me reach for easy and comfortable clothes.
|Dress: eShakti (Available here)|
|Sandals: Target (old)|
Today’s outfit is a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll, and a little bit bohemian. The dress is my most recent eShakti purchase. I was admittedly disappointed that this very sheer dress (practically more of swimsuit cover-up) was not lined. No worries – I found an old slip from another dress and chopped the hem to make it work with this dress!
|Purse: The Limited|
The fringe, feathers, and scarf add a cool bohemian, rock-n-roll vibe. that I really love during the spring/summer.
|Scarf: The Limited|
|Bracelet: Jodi Arnold for The Limited (old)|
I wore this outfit while attending my son’s Young Author’s conference this morning. So proud of his hard work that made him a winner with his story, “Beyond Heroes.”
My kids have been asking to be on the blog numerous times, but I’ve always been somewhat reluctant to do so. With it being Mother’s Day weekend, I decided to give each of the kids a feature. Tonight, I’m starting with Gabriel.
|Gabe’s outfit: Kohl’s|
Gabriel is finishing up fourth grade and is a very funny, sweet, smart, articulate, and athletic little man. He loves playing Minecraft and soccer, and he is an excellent big brother. He’s also one of my blog photographers!
There is a special bond between mothers and their sons, and I take the responsibility of raising a boy very seriously.
In a patriarchal culture, I believe that it’s our job as parents to teach our sons to reject inequality and to encourage feelings of self-worth that empower them to make wise and brave decisions. I believe it is our job to give our sons the tools to reject the system of inequality that not only gives them unfair advantage but that also limits their own growth and development as “whole” people.
I’ve always encouraged Gabe to be who he is and to freely exhibit both the qualities that are gendered masculine in our culture but also those that are gendered feminine. I worry everyday, as I’m sure most mothers (parents) do, that I’m not doing a good enough job, but I hope that my efforts will be successful.
Hope all you mothers have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!! See you tomorrow!!