Here at Weestructed, we’ve recently teamed up with one of our dearest friends and followers, Marissa Ellis for a new blog series called “Wee Wing It.”
As a brand, we’ve always been inspired by motherhood (obviously) and everything that comes along with it. We want to show off our friends, fans and followers in all of their mom glory (always winging it, but also winning it). But we also want to shed light on these women for who they are outside their role as mom. Many times, we as mothers, get lost in the daily routine of laundry, nap time and hop-scotch. We’re hoping this blog series will help remind our followers that they are more than a semi-swept floor and uniform of top knot and yoga pants.
Join us in helping to spread the word on how you ‘Wing It’ in everyday life by posting a pic of you with your “Motherhood Winging It” gear and hashtag #weewingit. And be sure to look out for new posts every couple of weeks. Who knows, you may be our next interview!
Below you’ll be introduced to Marissa’s world of twins, tantrums and tangents involving all things tiny human. Enjoy!
“HEY MAMAS! MARISSA THE ‘BLOG BABE’ HERE. I WANTED TO STOP IN AND INTRODUCE MYSELF SINCE YOU’LL BE SEEING ME AROUND THESE PARTS (WELL, YOU’LL BE SEEING MY WORDS).
I LIVE IN DENVER, CO WITH MY HUSBAND AND TWIN BOYS. ALTHOUGH FOR NOW I’M ONLY RAISING GENTLEMEN (HUSBAND INCLUDED), WE’LL BE ADDING A LITTLE LADY TO THE CREW HERE IN A FEW MONTHS AND I’M BEYOND ECSTATIC. IT FEELS LIKE I’LL NEED HER ON MY SIDE IN A FEW YEARS WHEN THINGS START TO GET REAL MASCULINE UP IN HERE.
OUTSIDE OF BEING A MOM (GASP! THERE’S LIFE OUTSIDE OF BEING A MOM?!), I AM A CRAFTY (CURRENTLY STARTING MY OWN SMALL BUSINESS), SOMEWHAT NERDY GIRL WHO THOROUGHLY ENJOYS READING, HOPING THE RAIDERS WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL (WHAT IF IT’S OUR YEAR?!) AND WATCHING THE OFFICE RERUNS.
I HAVE A BACHELORS IN COMMUNICATION AND ETHNIC STUDIES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO (GO BUFFS!) AND AN MBA WITH A MARKETING CONCENTRATION. I MISS MY FAMILY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (AND IN N OUT) IMMENSELY, BUT LOVE OUR LITTLE LIFE IN COLORADO.”
AND NOW, FOR OUR VERY FIRST ENTRY FOR THE ‘WEE WING IT’ SERIES, MARISSA IN HER OWN WORDS…
“Sometimes when you turn 30, you have 18 month old twins, and are also pregnant. And sometimes, the combination of your birthday celebration and all the tiny humans wears you out (more than the normal exhaustion of motherhood). In these moments, we have to make choices about the best way to get through the day. Today, in my case, this means letting the littles watch (probably too much) Mickey Mouse Clubhouse while sitting on my pregnant belly, because…we’re winging it.
Parenthood is insane and beautiful and chaotic and incredible. Although I wish every day consisted of the perfect combination of outdoor activities, new word learning, and the most balanced diet, sometimes it doesn’t. And that’s okay. I have to remind myself that my day may not look like every other mom’s, but my kids are happy (and if I’m being honest, alive) and that has to be enough some days.
So here’s how I’m “Winging It” today. Letting them do their thing so I can give relaxing a good ol’ college try. Mama needs it, baby in her belly needs it, and they will survive on Mickey for a day!
Side note, here’s now this scenario ended. At least I finished my coffee first.”
Check out more of my words and a few from my pal, and Creative Babe (of WeeStructed) Amy on our new Instragram account: @motherhoodwingingit
And don’t forget to hashtag how you ‘Wing It’ with #weewingit