Mom Inspiration

Today is my mom’s 60th birthday and my son is exactly 6 months.  I wanted to dedicate this post to my mom and how she has inspired me in so many ways.  As I grow older and now having my son, I can’t help feeling sentimental about my relationship with my mom.  I’ve always been close to her, but since having my son, my appreciation of her is more than I can say.  She is my inspiration as a mom, wife, and woman.  My style and career in fashion were all inspired by her.  Her style has always been impeccable; fashionable yet not too trendy, and colorful and full of accessories.  Her best accessory though has to be her smile.  She has a lightheartedness that I strive to have and she pushes me to relax.

My mom has dedicated her whole life to being the best to us three kids and as I grow older I try to do the same.  Family is everything to me and now having my own family I try very hard to be in the moment to appreciate every second.  I cherish my mom’s advice, love, support, and help; she inspires me in every aspect of my life.  

Happy Birthday mom.  I love you.

(And yes, I dressed up my little guy to take pictures (getting ready for my holiday cards), he kind of looks like a chubby old man but I loved it.  He loves to smile.)

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  1. Josie
    October 24, 2012 / 7:14 am

    Jen, your family is absolutely gorgeous. You're so lucky. And this post is such a beautiful tribute to your mom. It makes me miss mine!xo Josie

  2. The_Leather_Skirt_Blog
    October 24, 2012 / 7:53 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!No way she is 60? I do not believe it!

  3. Supal
    October 24, 2012 / 9:34 am

    Happy birthday to your mom and she's 60?! The three women in your family age so beautifully. Still glowing. PS – my husband looks SO cute and dapper in these photos 🙂

  4. Chelsea MacMeekin
    October 24, 2012 / 11:15 am

    Happy Birthday to you mother (And 6 months to your little guy!!) What a beautiful post and so true! And i ADORE his little outfit. It's perfect!

  5. Lisa - respect the shoes
    October 24, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    Your mom looks fantastic – so chic. And the entire fam looks great in these pics!

  6. phiphis blog
    October 24, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    your mom is stunning and i love how adorable you all are in these family pictures. i can see where you and T get your looks! yay mom!! :)happy birthday to your mom and hugs to your cutie little boy!phiphi's blog

  7. Meredith
    October 24, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    I love this post!! Your family is precious, and oh my gosh your son is toooo cute!!!

  8. Tiffany
    October 24, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    aww so cute! I love this post and the pictures. I'm glad picture day worked out for us 🙂 Grant is such a cutie, I miss him already. I'm going to plan our next trip to Chicago so J and I can spend more time with him, you and Mark!

  9. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    October 24, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    Jen, your mom is so SHARP! She does not look 60 at all! Beautiful family pics and your son is adorable in his outfit.

  10. Kay
    October 24, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    Love the family pictures! Your mom IS impeccably dressed and sounds like an inspirational woman. I just love how smitten your dad looks at your son – too cute!

  11. LC
    October 24, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    happy birthday to your mom! she doesn`t look a day older than 40! (chinese genes are the best 😉 hahah) and omg grant..he DOES look like a little old man but it`s so so cute!

  12. Sheila
    October 24, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    Aww Happy Birthday to your mom! I can see where you and Tiffany get your stylish looks from! 😉 And your little man looks so 'grown up' in his cute outfit!! Adorable. :)xo –

  13. queenbdiaries
    October 24, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Your son is too cute and has some fab style 😉

  14. jo
    October 24, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    Happy Birthday to your mom, Jen! I love your outfit esp the fur stole! Grant's outfit is adorable too.xo Jo

  15. Rebecca
    October 25, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    Awwww may you gorgeous mom & your super adorable son have many more wonderful yrs. to come Jen!!!

  16. Lilly
    October 25, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    Beautiful family! And your son is SOOO adorable! And his little outfit…I'm melting 🙂

  17. simplyvonne
    October 25, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    aw what a sweet post, you mom is simply beautiful! Im sure she had a great 60th!

  18. Tey VJ
    October 25, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    awww beautiful family! happy 60th birthday to your mom!

  19. Alicja
    October 25, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    It's so touching to read how you write about your mum, happy birthsday and all the best for her. Btw your baby boy look beyond cute:-)If you have a sec please visit my blog to check my last outfit, I would love to hear your

  20. WestmountFashionista
    October 26, 2012 / 1:15 am

    What a gorgeous family and your little one is beyond adorable!xxJessica

  21. Kelly Ann
    October 28, 2012 / 4:29 am

    He is ABSOLUTELY adorable!xxKellySparkles and Shoes

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