Welcome to The Okayest Moms blog! We’re MBFFs (Mom BFFs) in their 30s living a stereotypical mom life in the Sacramento suburbs. We drive matching minivans (not on purpose, swear), are fueled by caffeine and do our best to manage our sanity in the throws of the chaotic life of small children. You can read more about exactly what an Okayest Mom is here.
Our Mission Statement:
The Okayest Moms is a community for the modern mom. In today’s digital age, there is no one right way to mother, but there is always countless opinions, advice, and photographic evidence of someone who is doing it “better” than you. With so many conflicting messages, we know firsthand the stress and confusion that can bring to your life. Instead of judging and comparing ourselves to these standards, let’s celebrate each other and the ways we choose to find happiness and joy in motherhood.
All we can do is our best with what we have. We believe that to be the best mom you can be, you need to hang up your mom hat regularly to do what feeds your soul- whether that be nights out with the girls, pursuing your career goals or snuggled up in bed by yourself with trashy reality TV and junk food (or a combination of all three!). Yet, everything is a give and take and we know that to take time for yourself means you have to move something to the back burner. But, that should not be a source of guilt! Mom life is nothing but a constant shuffle between the front and back burners, sometimes changing minute to minute. It’s just a reality of life and it should never discourage you from taking time to be someone other than just Mom.
We believe that you can have everything, just not at the same time. Being a mom doesn’t mean being everything to everyone all the time, nor do we think that should be the Gold Standard. So let’s celebrate one another for the things they choose to do (or not do!) to keep themselves and their families sane and healthy.
Meet the Okayest Moms:
Brittany is a recovering small-town girl (seriously, my high school graduating class only had 36 students) who’s currently living in the suburbs of Sacramento. I married my college sweetheart (who I met on MySpace—long story) in 2010. Since then we’ve made two rad humans: Harrison, 7 and Sullivan, 4.
She’s the boss lady at BGD, an online gift shop for fun havers and coffee-fueled cool mamas. She love chatting all things work-at-home mom and small business to anyone who will listen.
In her spare time, she can be found chauffeuring the tiny humans in Vanna White (our white minivan), drinking copious amounts of coffee (or wine, depending on the time of day), watching high-quality TV (real housewives), obsessing over all things true crime or trail running.
Photo by Nicole Quiroz Photography
Check out more from Brittany:
Brittany has also been published on The Mighty!
Heather is an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom turned unlikely autism advocate. She is married to her high school sweetheart (but hates that term) and has two kids, Isla (4) and Nolan (2). She enjoys cooking and baking, but despises the kitchen clean up after. She thinks a perfect way to get in a little self care is quality time with friends, a crisp glass of Sauv Blanc and a charcuterie board as big as her head.
Photo by Nicole Quiroz Photography
Check out more from Heather:
Photo by Stacy McTaggart
We met through our running group, Moms Run This Town, and quickly bonded over our wildlings, motherhood and our love for our small college town. Turns out, we both went to Chico State during the same years, but never met each other, although we’re sure our paths must have crossed in a bar bathroom on a Saturday night at some point. Luckily our husbands and kids get along because we spend an awful lot of time together and we may or may not be slowly morphing into the same person.
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