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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

But, I'm Still Mom Sexy

Have you heard about MOM SEXY? My bloggy sis*, The Mommyologist, is on a mission to bring Mom Sexy back. For moms to be comfortable in their own skin and still feel sexy.

So, this week, to celebrate her blogoversary, she is asking us to tell all the reasons we are still MOM SEXY, despite the changes in our mom bodies and routines.  You can click over to her blog to find out how to participate!

There was a time recently when I actually did feel sexy. I was all dressed up for my baby brother's wedding. Loved my dress, rocked HIGH high heels for the first time in YEARS, hair did, make-up on, fabulous matching wrap and earrings. I was SEXY.
Give it up for my sil, who is totally MOM SEXY with her adorable pregnant belly. Me in heels, her in bare feet- I'm really not that much taller than she is.

But, my youngest got sick and puked straight down the front of my dress. Yet, I was still MOM SEXY.

I felt this the most as I headed into the restroom to attempt to clean myself up as best as I could. Because at the sinks were two girls crying their eyes out. One going on about some guy who wasn't there with her but she had wanted as her date. And the other moaning that her date was paying more attention to one of the bridesmaids than to her. My Hubs was off cleaning up our pukey toddler because he's DAD SEXY. And I wouldn't have wanted to trade my life for theirs, despite the fact that their bellies hadn't been stretched by three babies and their boobs were still perky. And neither was covered with puke. Because I'm confident in what I have in my life. MOM SEXY, baby.

We fled to the mini-van(I may drive a mini-van, but I'm still MOM SEXY) where Hubs gave me his shirt to wear and I stashed my dress as far away from me as I could get it. Driving home in nothing but his shirt, even if I did stink of baby puke...you guessed it, still MOM SEXY.

But, for my day-to-day look, I may have pairs of sweats that I consider my "good" sweats and rock a ponytail more than any other hairstyle, but I can still be MOM SEXY.

Yes, I'm missing a child in this pic. I'll call you the MOM SEXY GODDESS if you can figure out how to get all three of my boys in the same pic without the use of duct tape. Or Gorilla Glue.

And I may never will never be back in a size 0 or even a size 2 without major surgery but I can still be confident in my curves and love being soft and of course, be MOM SEXY.

It's not about what we wear or if we are in desperate need of a root touch-up or if we need to lose the baby weight from the baby who is now in kindergarten- it's about attitude. So, decide to be MOM SEXY!

*The Mommyologist is not my actual sister, just my bloggy one. We've known each other in blogland almost since the beginning of her blog and were roomies at a conference together. If random.org decides to pull my number as the winner of her Mom Sexy contest, you cannot cry nepotism. She's had plenty of other contests that I have not won.



Blogger Oka said...

You rock Mom Sexy

October 19, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

You crack me UP!!

I knew where this post was going the minute I saw the wedding photo. I still cannot believe you got puked on. I guess it's just part of the gig?

I totally agree with you...I wouldn't trade my life with a 20 something for anything. Being happy with what you have and being confident about who you are sure beats crying over a sink about some dude who probably just wanted to bang her and then split.

You are SO Mom Sexy my bloggy sis and I cannot wait to meet up again IRL!!!


Thanks so much for helping me celebrate my blogoversary!!

October 19, 2010 at 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are totally Mom Sexy!!

October 19, 2010 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Encouraging attitude! We should all aim to be Mom Sexy!

(I think her button should have a picture of an average mom. At least she could have some stretch marks on her rock tight abs.) ;-)

October 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Nothing says sexy like a little kid puke!

You look great in both pics!

October 19, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Definitely Mom Sexy!

October 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Venassa said...

Nothing like puke to bring Mom sexy back.
But really, you look amazing in both photos. And I'd rather be mom sexy any day than to be the younger girl crying in the bathroom. Been there.

October 19, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

You are totally mom sexy!

October 19, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Di said...

You are so right! I have such a hard time seeing myself as sexy right now. Six months pregnant and not happy with how my clothes look on me half the time. Then I read something like this and remember why it is all worth it! You are MomSexy - no matter what!

October 19, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

You are mom sexy!

I hate that the pic is so dark. I can't see your dress. Do you have any other pictures??

October 19, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger June said...

You Rock! Not many women would feel all that Mom Sexy once their child puked down the front of their dress.

October 19, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

You are definitely Mom Sexy! And it is all about attitude!

I think sometimes we should just be happy to have someone smiling in a picture.

October 19, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Your beautiful puked on or not. Lol you should have said that puke is the newest fashion! :D and Your rocking it by being Mom Sexy!

October 19, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger jules said...

I think all of us moms have been there, done that.

You did rock that dress!

By the way, my baby is 24 and I am still trying to lose my "baby weight"

October 19, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ok I am not sure I could still feel Mom sexy in a puked on dress, but in hubby's shirt yep yep.. Ever notice we look better in their shirts then they do, at least to them..

October 19, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

I love this. I have always kept my mom sexy through the years. I wear heels. I wear my sparkly jewelry. And even if I'm just going to the soccer field, I've got something on, even if it's just a pretty bracelet to remind me and everyone else that I might be a mom, but I have not lost that girl inside of me.

You look beautiful. You rock the Mom Sexy, dressed up or dressed down.

And by the way, it's not a mini van anymore. It's a Swagger Wagon.

I told my hubs the story of the Gorilla Glue. He was astounded!

October 19, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger imogene said...

sexy is attitude! Our attitude is dependent on our thought process - I wrote a post recently

What we were underneath our best sweats can change our day...come on girls do yourself a favor and get some real pretty sexy panties... it could change your world :)

October 19, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

YES! Love this post! :)

October 19, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love it! Puke and all :)

October 19, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger One Photo said...

I SO would not want to be back in the days of being in my twenties dealing with all the dating angst! Definitely more sexy being a Mom and past all that and I love the photo of you with your ponytail.

October 19, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

I love this post! I think we all have some Mom Sexy hid deep inside of us...mine just seems to stay covered in 4 wheeler mud :O)

And your words ring so true that I wouldn't trade places with any single women!

October 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger  said...

This is such an awesome post; I can wait to write mine up too. How fun! Thanks. :)

P.S. Your incredible writing makes you super Mom Sexy.

October 19, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

You are totally MOM SEXY! This was a wonderful post Shellerific!

October 19, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

I think we can omit the word "mom". We can still be just plain sexy after all!

October 19, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Helene said...

Okay, so besides that I think you're totally HOT anyway, your confidence alone makes you mom sexy!!!!

October 19, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

"my youngest got sick and puked straight down the front of my dress. Yet, I was still MOM SEXY"

This made me laugh so hard!

October 19, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

You are definitely mom sexy! And even if you weren't a mom you are still beautiful!

October 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Jami said...

I would agree you are Mom-sexy. You look adorable! :)

October 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger BNM said...

you are beautiful Shell :)

October 19, 2010 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger The Bipolar Diva said...

You've got the mom-sexy going on!

October 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Mom are sexy!

Well, most of the time.

October 19, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

Great post! I'm hoping to do one for mommyologist this week as well! Sexy truly is an attitude.

October 19, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

You are totally Mom Sexy! I would not trade Mom Sexy for Single Girl Sexy either.

October 19, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You are totally a mom sexy hottie!

October 19, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

LOVE your blog! I think it's difficult growing into our woman bodies....size 0/2....LOL....I keep trying....the jeans are still in my closet......smiling at me! your newest follower.....so glad I found your fun and HONEST blog!

October 19, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Current status: warm-up pants, frumpy sweatshirt, ragged ponytail, haven't brushed teeth yet, no shower, still wearing glasses. Oh, and sore throat, stuffy nose and cough. I don't feel sexy at all. Colds have that effect I guess.

October 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I love this! I need to check it out! I'm also one who never wears makeup nor does her hair, so I know the feeling on the random occasions I DO need to look like that. Plus, it's just too much work to look like that!

October 19, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Go Mommy said...

Rock it girl! So going to check this out!!!

October 19, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

It's so easy to fall into the hausfrau trap. Stay in pjs, hair up. But it's worth the effort of getting dressed and putting on makeup....help's keep that mom sexy thing going!

October 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

you're not just mom sexy, you're mom sassy, mom savvy, mom cute and mom hot!

(dad sexy - totally gets points for that!)

October 19, 2010 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Liz Mays said...

Having seen you in person, I know you rock the mom sexy, both in looks and in personality. You're adorable, even with puke streams running down your dress (although your sexy was probably a tad stinky in that moment.)

October 19, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I loved reading this. It's a good reminder that being a mom is sexy. I get most run down by my weight, I think, but hubs still thinks I'm sexy, which counts the most.

October 19, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

Nothing like vomit to bring up the sex appeal factor! I'd rather have this life than those girls in the bathroom, tho that's for sure!

October 19, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger AiringMyLaundry said...

I have a hybrid that I drive that is totally Mom Sexy.

October 19, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a bummer you got puked on! But you're right, Mom Sexy is all about attitude!

The Mommyologist is great isn't she? Love her, love her blog too.

October 19, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

Love your positive attitude even after being puked on! That is total Mom Sexy in my book!

October 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger jayayceeblog said...

Mom Sexy is such a good thing. I think riding home in just his shirt is incredibly sexy!!!

October 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

You are serious MOM SEXY. I try to think of myself as mom sexy and I do succeed sometimes, but I will keep working at it.

October 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh, you are SO Mom Sexy! And now that you mentioned it, I do need my roots touched up....

October 19, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love it!!! Rock on, mom SEXY! :)

October 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger The No Wonder Mom said...

Oh.My.Word. First of all, I peed a little just reading this! I have been there! Seeing the young girls in the bathroom always gives me a love/hate sensation. "I love that I'm not you anymore," "I hate that you're probably not wearing a bra and your boobs are still that perky and that your probably not wearing Spanx and your stomach really is that flat..." BUT I AM MOM SEXY, DAMNIT!!!!

October 19, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I used to be jealous of those girls with the perky breasts and tiny waists but I would not give up this life to be that again. I think I'm more sexy now. Being a mom and being hot is an art.
At least you got to show off your sexiness before the little guy puked on you. And maybe it was time to go anyways. What can you do.Mom duty calls.
love ya girl!

October 19, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

You are so Mom Sexy! And I love the second picture of you and your boys. It is so true, isn't it? It's all about attitude :)

October 19, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

You are definitely a Mom Sexy. Love the pictures and you totally lovin' your attitude :D

October 19, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

I applaud all moms who rock the minivan. You are def Mom Sexy! :)

October 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I so agree! It is all about attitude ... loved this post! And, I loved your Gorilla Glue post, too. I would have had the same reaction about the couches. Bravo to your husband for getting the "in-case-of-kid-destruction" warranty. Very smart man. He's a keeper. ;0)

October 19, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Katina said...

You are soooo mom sexy!!! Whoot Whoot for Hubs for giving you his shirt! I think you should put a band on gorilla glue at your house (LOL!)

October 19, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Love love life this post! And you are very mom sexy and really if it isn't too forward to say- just sexy period- no mom disclaimer needed.

October 20, 2010 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger Vodka Logic said...

Great post and something I needed to read. I have not felt sexy for a long time even though I have lost 50 pounds..and now recently out of surgery I feel even less sexy..

I will rock it as soon as I feel better.. thanks.

October 20, 2010 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You are totally momsexy! I need to write a post, I love Mary's blog. I found one of you through the other, though I don't remember which way!

Love the dress too, you looked great! Mom sexy is all about handling the vomit. And snot.

October 20, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

You work that Mom Sexy Shell!

October 20, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You look wonderful in that dress. It is such fun to wear something other than jeans and a t-shirt.

October 21, 2010 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Definitely Mom Sexy! Great Attitude!!

October 21, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

You know what makes you mom sexy more than the fact that you're gorgeous? Your attitude! I need to take some lessons from you ;)

October 22, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

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