All in maternity

STYLING THE BUMP

WHOA MAMA. Two new babies are joining the OCM squad!

Kelsi & I are so excited to share that two new baby BOYS are on their way into the world! One arriving in June, and another in September. As current moms of very girlie - girls, Kelsi and I are looking forward to the new adventure, changes, and challenges of momming with little boys.

Read on to see some of our personal pregnancy styles were currently rocking. We had so much fun dressing up and playing fashion blogger for a day with fellow OCM babe, momma to two, and photographer, Desiree Martin behind the camera!

Balancing Fitness & Health with Motherhood & Career

I love being a mom and I love being a woman in business and I have found over the years, that I have struggled to find balance. I have also found less time for creating the healthiest meals for my family while trying to feed picky eaters and also getting myself to the gym seemed to take a back seat to all my other priorities. I have to admit as well, that I am not the most athletic girl and I really didn't know what to do at the gym. I have tried many things and all of them were great but what I was missing I knew could only come from getting really committed and consistent to a change!

We've Got Work To Do

Working moms. Everyone’s on board with modernity, right? ‘80s movies like “9 to 5”, “Baby Boom” and “Working Girl” provided slapstick, heartfelt evidence that gender doesn’t dictate business sense, after all. So why is it that thirty-something years later, I’m writing about the judgement some of the smartest, loveliest, most capable women I know face as they head back to work postpartum? The reaction they’ve got as they return to their careers seems the result of a patriarchal mindset that’s so buried in society’s consciousness that people might not even realize their comments are hurtful. I myself am (kind of) a stay-at-home-mom and have literally had my hand pat by a man who cooed “you’re doing what you should”. It felt so icky! No one has the right to decree what someone else’s family “should” do because everyone, and every situation, is different. And I know mindsets can’t change from one blog post, but the double standard where men go back to work a day after their babies are born with congratulations and a woman who stays at home with her baby for six months (not to mention the 9 months her bod was an actual home for that baby) is questioned, that’s gotta be talked about. Here are stories and thoughts from three working moms. I want to hear yours, too. Type it, share it, shout it!

I’m expecting baby #2 in August and couldn't be more excited!! But, balancing babies and business is something that I struggled to even comprehend when I was pregnant with my first child, Nora. 

Photos of Nora and I hanging out by the amazing Lisa Landrie!