This week the Aussie Curves challenge is work. My work at the moment is being a single mum. Looking after my boys and running the household. I need to wear clothes that are easy to move in, soft, with no sharp necklaces so I'm always available for cuddles and comforting. Earrings are simple so they won't catch on little boy's faces when they hug me. Of course, my clothes are always colourful, which my boys greatly approve of. Sometimes when they look at my outfit for the day, one will add "You need a bit more rainbow Mummy". I'm always happy to oblige.
The weather is finally warm enough that my legs see the light of day. Blue and orange is a favourite colour combo of mine at the moment. My velvety skirt is from Autograph, that I picked up for $20 in the sales.
My cardigan and owl shirt are from Big W. I like the navy and orange styles they have in their shop right now. My shoes are cheap flats from Kmart that are my go to shoes, they are comfy and go with everything. Perfect when I'm rushing to get the kids in the car for the school run.
My orange sunnies are from Kmart (I have them in green and pink too). Lightning earrings are from an op shop, and my owl clip was sent to me from Kath, one of my lovely online friends.
Being a Mum is an important job. I'm very aware that I am the constant, loving adult in their life, and I see how they depend on me and take strength from that. Sometimes that's a bit scary, and I feel overwhelmed at all the responsibilities I juggle, with no one to talk over the decisions with, no one to step up and do the washing up for me when I'm tired. But I'm also aware that I'm very lucky. My kids and I have a place to live, I have a supportive family in my parents and siblings, and my church. My boys are usually happy, and they're still young enough to give me cuddles and tell me that they love me. We have fun playing computer games together, and at the moment I'm enjoying reading them their first Harry Potter book. I'm grateful for my life and my boys.
Skirt: Autograph (22)
Shirt: Big W (24)
Cardigan: Big W (26)
Shoes: Kmart (11)
Owl clip: from a friend