“Not an ordinary Motherhood”

Written by:  

Penelope Santiago.  

Hello Everyone and welcome to another post.  

Today I wanted to talk about a topic that we, and I include myself because of fear of judgement, not from anybody but from myself.  More than often we don’t think ourselves worthy of anything that makes us feel good, and preaching to the choir here when I say this, because “I’M A MOM!!”.   Don’t get me wrong I love being a mom but I just have a little bit of a trouble when others whisper about me, how I dress, or talk to my kids, etc., and I want to talk about hair.  Yes you read right!! HAIR!! the follicles that hang or in my case stick out of the top of my head.  What I want to say is that there’s no book, or say written on stone that say that motherhood has to be one way or the other, we are figuring this out as we go, so who are you to whisper or comment on something that I control?!   Not because I choose a color that is not “conventional” that doesn’t make me a “BAD MOM”, on the contraire  my dear friends that makes me a “COOL MOM”!! but let it show on the record, not the kind of “cool mom” like on “Mean Girls” ( wao that’s old school right there).  The reason I say this is because you can ask your kids what they think of you with purple hair, or emerald green hair, or blue, or heck if you want all colors do a rainbow and have silver hair, who cares?!!

I personally happen to know awesome ladies that doesn’t “fit” the profile, this woman are exceptional, and they have colored hair.  On the first pic: My friend Maria Hass, mother of 3, blogger, home-school mom and a singer, second pic: my friend Cassondra Sobrepenna, mother of 2,talented artist, also home-school mom, and teacher, third pic:  is me! I’m a mother of 2, blogger, homeschooler, and I have silver /gray hair, on the fourth pic: my friend Telie Lambert, mother of 4, homeschool mom, military wife.  There’s also other moms not mentioned here that posses many qualities and also “don’t fit the profile”, who says that being a mom has to be boring?, its a very fun exciting and unexpected job, so ladies let’s change the “stereotype”.  “Be UNIQUE!”


I decided to talk  about this topic after a friend went to get her hair done, and to be honest that it’s just a privilege to have time to ourselves, because moms are always busy, and we rather do something with the kids that think about us, so, my friend heard this lady say something about the color that my friend chose, and to be honest this lady should’ve just mind her business, why is it that we can’t do that?! instead of say:” Hey I think it’s a good choice you made!”, like I said before, motherhood is not define by a color or what you look on the outside, we don’t know anyone’s struggles or ordeals, how about we lift each other out, don’t we teach the kids:” if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say nothing at all?!”, how about we practice that!!

    You are Unique, You are Special, You are talented and have a unique hair color, so what?! 

The beauty of motherhood is not define by your hair color, or the clothes you wear, is the time you invest in that little one that God trusted you with, people are always gonna have something to say about everything.  I think it intimidates people know that you can be as beautiful, funny, intelligent, a mom and with awesome colored hair.  So be you, enjoy life and let people talk.  YOU ARE AWESOME, AND NOBODY HAS TIME FOR NEGATIVITY!!

This post was not your typical about fashion and where the deals are, those will come soon I promise, but for now I just wanted to share my thoughts on the matter.

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See you guys!!

“Be Fabulous without breaking the bank!”



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