Moms In Heels was started in late 2010 as a single blog written about the joys, trials, and tribulations of motherhood.
As the readership grew and I got asked to be involved in more things I decided to grow the web site as well. It is now summer 2012 and the blog page has 2 monthly contributors: Allie Darr and Molly Pearson, these ladies are all part of WNWO Moms on the Go as well. You’ll also see the Fringe page is written by Mary Wilson- my hair stylist [and a fabulous one at that]. The Vogue page is written by Nicole Walker- a truly hilarious fashionista, and the Jeffrey Journal is pretty self-explanatory and is written by yours truly, Jeff Harst -my hubby.
The “heels” in Moms In Heels is something that people used to identify me with, stiletto heels to be exact. I’m 5’4” and used to wearing heels pretty much all the time. I would always say that the only time I wear flats is at work or at the gym [and let’s be honest, I never go to the gym]. Once I got pregnant people would always tell me “just wait till you have to haul that baby around, you won’t be wearing heels then!” and I always thought “oh yeah? Watch me. I’ll haul that baby in heels, I could run a marathon in heels! [Again, let’s be honest- as if I could ever run a marathon.]
So then I began to notice something: a lot of women started to lose the things that defined them when they became a mom. I didn’t want that to happen to me. I didn’t want to only wear sweat pants, a pony tail, and not be able to lose the baby weight, or wear flats every day. That sounded awful. I love getting ready, and curling my hair, and attempting to stay a little trendy. I vowed to always wear heels… you know, like Victoria Beckham [but much fatter, funnier, and flat chested than she is], and I still have 9 pounds of baby weight to lose, but I’m getting there.
So it became my mission to encourage women to stay true to themselves… hence the tag line “balancing who you used to be, who you are, and who you want to become”, because whether you were a marathon runner, a chef, or a wine connoisseur, don’t change just because you’re life got a little more complicated, still make time for a run, a nice dinner, or a glass of your favorite wine. I still wear heels when I get the chance, and it makes me feel good about myself.
Just remember the girl your husband fell in love with, and be that
girl- with a diaper bag instead of a Louie ;)