Mom Jeans and Mimosas

Wow!  1000 followers on Instagram!  Right now, I am sitting in bed; a load of unfinished laundry on the floor, dishes in the sink with makeup under my eyes and another iced coffee near by.  And I could not be happier!
Mom jeans and Mimosas

I wish I could rest and take a siesta like my babes always do but the reality is that even if I wanted to, I couldn't.  My happy heart beats for my family and for all those who decided to follow in my journey of Motherhood.  I am not the best writer, photographer or content curator but I absolutely whole-heartedly LOVE what I do.  To even be able to do this is incredible.  I am so very thankful to God for all the blessings he continues to show my growing family.  I thought this would be a great time to re-introduce Mom Jeans & Mimosas.  For a while I have wanted to share with you, why I chose the name and how it came to be.

My blogging history is not a good one.  


I often ventured in to the territory only to fail again and again with website's.  First, I started off as "What Kris Wears" when I was pregnant with my son.  It was a fun way to distract myself while collecting parental leave money from my job.  I took a lot of siestas back then.  #iwishicouldnapnow  I rarely kept up on it and my iphone 4 took horrible quality photos.  I didn't have a professional camera back then.  

Second time around, I got a bit more serious.  Focusing mainly on styling my second bump and writing content about parenting.  This all came to a crashing hault when I sourced a girl to help with my template ultimately ending author rights to my page.  Yep, she pulled a fast one on me.   That page was titled ClassiKriss.com.

Even after two failed attempts I tried once more.  This time, with prayer, work and a lot of reading, I named my final page: Mom Jeans and Mimosas . com.  The funny thing is that page still exists but I had to change it to . net later.  When I started ClassiKriss, I had the idea of MJ&M but was skeptical.  Once I purchased my domain it kept re-surfacing in my thoughts.  I finally decided that my heart was telling me to take a leap of faith and use it.  + my awesome husband got me my first professional camera for me!  No more poor quality photos!

I am a very indecisive person.  


I run everything by my best friend Romeo ((also, he happens to be my amazingly handsome husband)) before making any big decisions.  He agreed that the idea of MJ&M was quite clever and very unique.  I have received so many compliments on the name.  It doesn't mean "drink champagne every day" or "let yourself go Mom."  It's a balance of being a Mom and not losing yourself.  Like tackling that cardio and then going home to eat a bowl of cookie dough.  Because. Balance.  Some days we are good.  And then someday's we really need Rose and sweats.  Ya feel me?

 What have I learned along the way?  


When it comes to blogging, this is what I have gathered:

-Ask for someone's opinion on it.  Someone close, who's honest.
-Don't use a free template.  Chances are, someone else has that one too.
-Purchase a domain name.  You want to stand out right?
-Go with your heart.  Silly but true.  Be brave!
-Never sign over you rights as Author/Admin unless you trust that person.
-Treat your blog like a job!  After all, it can be a form of income.
-Grow relationships with others in your field organically.  No "buying" friends.
-Kindness matters in all aspects of blogging.  This includes yourself.  Be kind to you!

From the bottom of my heart, Thank you!  I know this is a tiny little victory in the aspect of bigger things but I am so full of happiness.  Let me know what you would like to see on MJ&M.  Please feel free to leave feedback also.  I would love to know what to fix etc!


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