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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bringing MOM SEXY Back

Yesterday afternoon: 80+ degrees and my boys want to go play on the beach.

So, I started to put on an appropriate "mom at the beach" outfit.

And flashed back to my 24 year-old self.

My hottest self.

She would get ready for the beach by throwing on her tiniest bikini, sunglasses, and a pair of flip-flops. She would have grabbed a towel, a book, and a drink, and been out the door.

And she would have thought she was the hottest thing out there.

She wouldn't have been concerned about wobbly bits or cellulite or what anyone else thought of her.

My 32 year-old mom-to-three thinks differently these days.

But, then I remembered a post that I was supposed to write after I got back in from the beach.

You see, my bloggy sister is on a mission to Bring Mom Sexy Back.

Mom Sexy- it might be different than how we used to view sexy, but it's sexy all the same.

Like 40 is the new 30, Mom Sexy is the new sexy. It's about confidence and not letting being a mom stop you from being a rockstar.

I was all excited about her idea and was going to write about how I can still be sexy as a mom of three, despite not having that same figure that I had back when I was young and hot.

I'm still hot.

But, how could I write that if I went out on the beach in my mumu? Okay, I don't really own a mumu. But, close enough.

So, I dug around and found a pair of what Hubs calls "booty shorts" and a halter top. After all, it's 80+ degrees and it's the beach.

And I headed out to the beach to play in the sand with my boys.

My boys who decided that it was warm enough to play in the breaking waves.

And so, this mom, with her "mommy tummy," wobbly arms, and thighs that touch, laughed and ran and chased her little boys through the waves, with no thought to the people passing by or sitting on the sand.

And, that's Mom Sexy.

That 24 year-old? She probably would have gone out with some guy she met on the beach.

This mom? She tucked her little men into bed, poured a glass of wine, and waited for her husband to come home from work.

And that's Mom Sexy, too.

The Mommyologist is starting a revolution! On the last Monday of every month, she'll put up a linky, encouraging us all to Bring Mom Sexy Back. AND she'll name someone the Mom Sexy Blogger of the Month. This month, it's ME. Go check out her blog for more details!

Are you Mom Sexy?




Blogger The Mommyologist said...

I am literally cheering right now!!! LOVE THIS POST! There couldn't be a better first Mom Sexy post!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!

Love ya bloggy sis!

April 1, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger magically ordinary said...

Amazing post! Love Mom Sexy!!! Yeah!!!

April 1, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

I am BIG TIME mom sexy. Hear me roar.


April 1, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger SeriouslyAHomemaker said...

love it, shell! if i would have walked by i would have been jealous of your confidence and how much fun you were having with your kids in your Mom Sexy outfit!

work it, girl!

April 1, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Love mom sexy! Too funny I was just thinking about that this morning as I got out of the shower and my former hot 22 year old self. SIGH. Embracing touching thighs and mom sexy!!!!

Thanks for the pep talk.

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

April 1, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Good for you. embracing mom sexy is great.

April 1, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Angie said...


Mom Sexy... Yea, that's me... or I'll try to convince myself that!

April 1, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger The Boob Nazi said...

I'm not a mom, but I support this endeavor.

April 1, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

Love it! ;0) We are going to Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando tomorrow. I was already having anxiety about the whole swimsuit thing! You've inspired me to just "rock it" and forget it! ;0)

Forty is fabulous!

April 1, 2010 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

You go girl! I admire your confidence!

I love this Mom Sexy idea!

April 1, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Amethyst Moon said...

Love love it! I'm totally Momsexy!

April 1, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Jene said...

Good for you! You may have inspired me to dig out my less-frumpy bathing suit for our lake trip next month. Maybe. We'll see.

April 1, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

You go girl! I will have to draw from your enthusiasm and find the courage to be "momsexy" and not just "mom" on the beach.

April 1, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

You Rock it...wish we all had your confidence.

April 1, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Rock on! Cheers to you, you just cut the path to MOM SEXY!

April 1, 2010 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Tabatha said...

this is phenomenal!!! <3 it

April 1, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

You totally rock Mom sexy Shell! You deserve to be the first sexy mom of the month! Congrats

April 1, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Dual Mom said...

I'm still laughing at Ian's comment!

Good for you Shell. Congrat on the sexy nomination!

April 1, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger {Louisiana.Bride} said...

Congrats! Following your twitter and blog from #yotweeps.

April 1, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger gamommy2two said...

LOVE IT! I'm going to bring my own Mom Sexy back! I'm tired of being ashamed of jiggly bits anyway.

April 1, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger We live in a Zoo! said...


April 1, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

OOh I am loving mom sexy now... what to do what to do lol...

April 1, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger MsBabyPlan said...

Cool post.

April 1, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Congrats!! I'm trying to bring Mom Sexy back too! :)

April 1, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

It is really really tough to be mom sexy, I feel awful about my thighs that touch, my mommy tummy, and my flabby arms...I feel motivated by reading your post though!

April 1, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger purseblogger said...

You totally deserve it sexy mama! So excited for this new meme!!

April 1, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Wahoo for being Mom Sexy! Love it :)

April 1, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Brittney said...

You rock shell!! That is awesome ♥
Way to be Mom Sexy!!!

April 1, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Love you, Shell! I am looking forward to summer now. You rock!

April 1, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Good for you!!!

April 1, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Reagan said...

I'm so hot I can pull off arm-flap-jabbies and bum cellulite! :)

April 1, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

Thats awesome Shell!!

Being Sexy definitely comes from within! Im sure you were the sexiest thing on the beach!

April 1, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I plan on not only being Mom Sexy but then later being Hot Grandma.

Oh, it's going to be amazing.

April 1, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Shari@Tales from the Sippy Cup said...

I love this so much Shell!!

Seriously, its been hard to embrace this NEW me and get over the fact that I will most likely never fit into my clothes the same way again. But enjoying the time with your kiddos without worrying about the "wobbly bits" is what they will remember and honestly, that's all that matters!

You rock it!

April 1, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger "Cottage By The Sea" said...

I'm grandma sexy too. It's actually easier now because who cares about a granny playing with her grandkids on the beach. Or doing anything else for that matter. My husband is the only one I have to please and he seems pretty pleased to me!

April 1, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Loving this post and that The Mommyologist is starting this! This is sure to help me with my self esteem issues :)

April 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

That's so awesome! Good for you!

April 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Froggylady said...

Love this post! It is so hard sometimes to feel sexy AND mom-like so I love mom-sexy! I don't have my pre-baby body and I never will...cause I'd rather spend $$ on a family trip than sucking and tucking.

You go girl!

April 1, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

Dang right you're MOM Sexy!!! I will have to go check out her blog!

I am working on my Mom Sexy...I have the confidence just can't control the rage if someone said something!

I think confidence is so important, great post Shell and congrats on being the "sexy of the month" haha!

April 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger {Kimber} said...

AWESOME post!!
long live MOM SEXY!! :)

April 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger {Kimber} said...

AWESOME post!!
long live MOM SEXY!! :)

April 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

This is awesome I am Mom Sexy =) so are you =)

April 1, 2010 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

LOVE IT!!! Congrats on the first featured Mom Sexy!!
I'm a new follower!!

April 1, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Who better to be "sexy" than you? Go, Shell!!!

April 1, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Kinsey said...

Not yet, but someday soon!

April 1, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I am so NOT mom sexy...big saggy boobs, muffin top, wobbly thighs and don't even get me talking about my double chin! (one of my areas that I hate right now)!

Maybe some day! Yea, when I am 50! lol

April 1, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger gina said...

Yeah for mom sexy!!

April 1, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

I'm working on getting Mom Sexy :-) and feel kinda strange reading your post b/c I'm 24 now and nowhere near where I wanna be at sexy, lol. Thanks for the post. I really enjoyed reading it!

April 1, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Love it! I also love that your thighs touch...this is new to me since pregnancy...don't love that!

April 1, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh girl you rock this mom has lost the sexy long ago ... lol

April 1, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Midday Escapades said...

Yes!! Applause applause!! Bring Mom Sexy back!

April 1, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Sonora said...

That's great! You will definitely represent for April! It is hard to feel sexy as a mom. Maybe it is just a matter of changing how we view sexy and making more of an effort to think of ourselves that way.

April 1, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm all about some mom sexy...trying to get there!

How bout some gramma sexy?

April 1, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Foursons said...

You go girl! I love this post! Mom sexy...great concept.

April 1, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

That is wonderful - good for you for having fun and strutting your mom sexy! I find mine once in a while!

April 1, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger J. L. W. said...

Good for you! I love the idea of bringing mom sexy back!

April 1, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Love it girlfriend! And whoever said moms can't be sexy--I'm glad you reminded me that hey, even though I have more Chelle than I used to...I can still feel sexy!

Thanks for this post, hun!!


April 1, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger *LLUVIA* said...

yay! lovethis post!! i wanna be a sexy mom too!

April 1, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Brenda Susan said...

Yay for you! I love this revolt to dowdy-ism in any form! I am 55 & determined not to get old before my time...and I get to choose when it is time! Ha!
You are inspirational!

April 1, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Much More Than Mommy said...

This is incredibly timely since we are going to the beach tomorrow!! <3 You are one hot mama, inside and out, and I'm glad you know it!

April 1, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Kiera said...


April 1, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

Yay! Thanks for the reminder, some inspiration and congratulations on being MomSexy gal of the month!!

April 1, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

This is the greatest post. I so need to start thinking this way. I will never be 24 again, but I can be my own new Mommy Sexy.

Your day at the beach sounded fab!

April 1, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I think I am Sexy...

April 1, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

You go girl.

I am going to be Mom Sexy too.

April 1, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger T.J. said...

If there was any confusion over what Mom Sexy was, you cleared it up with this spot on, inspiring post! Way to go Shell. And honestly, without sounding weird, I think the sexiest part of this whole post is that you played in those waves with your boys in that outfit (not bathing suit) without a thought for anything else but the moment. Man, way to set the standard, girl!

April 1, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Daffy said...

I'm so going to work on this Mom Sexy thing....

Good for you!

April 1, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger CBernard said...

LOVE the concept and your story! Mom Sexy is very much missing from most of our lives. Thanks for sharing~

April 1, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Renée M. said...

Awwww (:
That's really touching!
My mom doesnt care about her figure, either, but she still is sexy for me (:

April 2, 2010 at 4:57 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

My husband thinks I'm sexy, so I guess that's all that matters. He makes me believe it most of the time too!

April 2, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Niki @ Ambitious Gurl said...

Congrats on being Aprils sexy mom!

I love this post.

April 2, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

Awesome post! You go girl! I am so jealous you are on the beach and you live that close!! Congrats on being the first "Sexy Mom" to be featured :)

April 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Michelle Pixie said...

Grrrrr! Ummm probably not as much as I would like to be but after the kids go to bed look out. ;-) No probably not then either, I just want my pillow. Gosh I need my sexy back but I'm not sure that I ever had it...I guess my husband must think I do?!

Congrats on your "Sexy Mom" title!

April 2, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Go Mom Sexy! We are sexy...the rest of those 24 year olds need to know it too...one day they'll be us. Really great. There is nothing sexier than being happy and being happy with yourself.

April 3, 2010 at 3:29 AM  
Blogger T!nK said...


you said wobbly bits.

I am a DWTS fan as well.

April 6, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Robyn{Lee} said...

Ohhh.. this is SO great!!! It's amazing how age just creeps up on us! Great post!

April 7, 2010 at 3:30 AM  

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