As a mom you wear it well

Yesterday I wrote a job description for my dream job and pasted it to facebook. A lot of responses were that I'd written the "stay at home mom"/"work at home mom" job description. {Dare I get into the redundant nature of the phrase "work at home mom" and just how offensive it is?--nah. That's a soapbox for a different time.} Which is true, the description included all of the joys of being a mom, but eliminated all the tough parts, too, which are a big part of mom-dom.

[Renee] would like a job that allows her to roll out of bed at 7 AM, throw on some comfy jeans, sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee, draw, play with Mabel, smile, laugh, act silly, stick her hands in the dirt, contribute to society, make a healthy, tasty meal, then clock out and enjoy a leisurely evening with her family.

It also got me thinking about a work uniform for a mom and what you would need. Rugged, durable, lasting items. Part sassy, part tough, 100% Rosie.

Which takes me back a few years to my one year stint as a Caribou Coffee Manager. I had a Rosie the Riveter action figure in my office and the DM told me to take it home, due to its potentially offensive nature.

See, my brother bought it for me when I was in the hospital (for 10 days or something ridiculous like that) with pneumonia. I kept it on my desk because it reminded me that I'd been through worse things in my life, I would make it through a year in that corporate hell hamster cage.

Anyway, so Rosie, yeah, she's a good symbol for me, and though I don't weld yield a riveter, being a mom is tough work and a different kind of riveting. I think that's a look that suits me well.
Links: Rosie's Workwear, Birkenstock Garden Clogs, Flipside Hats (I got one for Mabel for Christmas from Cat in an Apron), Brass Belt, Obi Belt

More info on Rosie.