Hey aKIDme S.M.O.M's!
My name is Jessica and welcome to ArtistiKIDly Me As I Am - Bloggin S.M.O.M.! I am a child of God, a wife, a mom, a teacher, and the owner of ArtistiKIDly Me As I Am! Our brand is founded on the principle that we are all uniquely created by God...Imperfectly Perfect! I strive to create and distribute products that “Encourage, Uplift, and Inspire” our kiddos to be and do their best in all things as well as encourage, uplift inspire/empower our Moms/S.M.O.M's ( I'm getting to the meaning of that soon... I promise!😊). I KNOW that it is so important to fill children with positive messages that teach self-love, acceptance, and respect for themselves and others before they go out to take on their day. I also know that as a mom, sometimes we give so much of ourselves, we forget to pour into ourselves as well.
This is equally important if not MORE important because if you're not on top of your game... neither will the players that are a part of your team! Think of it this way; you board an airplane to take your long-awaited trip to the exotic Caribbean. You board the plane with your one carry on bag because you are a frugal S.MO.M. You find your more frugal coach seat, put your bag overhead, and have a seat. You are super excited to get those tasty pretzels and half a cup of Sprite offered by the flight attendant.
But, let's rewind back to when you board the plane before we get too far ahead on this imaginary trip. The flight attendant has to go over all the safety protocols while you are aboard. One of the most important pieces of information that they tell you is how to release and put on YOUR safety mask FIRST. You must help yourself BEFORE you can even try to help anyone else no matter how much you love them... or little because you don't really even know the random guy next to you on the plane that is talking your head off about how he should have flown first class instead of coach. With that said, S.M.O.M, you must look out for yourself along WITH the team. So, on this blog that is what I plan to do. Pour into you! Put positivity, kindness, and support for moms from all walks of life, backgrounds, and challenges. A place for you to read about the highs and challenges that come with mothering our unique kiddos... because we all know not one child is like the other!
Now... S.M.O.M. what? What is a S.M.O.M.? What does it even stand for? Well, it's actually pretty simple. S.M.O.M. the acronym is used for any mom, grandmom, great grandmom, God-mother, aunt, sister, caretaker, or even teacher who has a little one that looks up to them as a mom or mommy figure.
The children of this generation are exposed to so many things so early and deal with so many challenges early on. It takes a Strong Mom on a Mission to advocate, support, encourage, uplift and inspire them to succeed and make it to the other side of success by being their bridge; hence the name S.M.O.M! So for every S.M.O.M. out there who wearing what sometimes feels like 500 hats and trying to do all they can to make the difference or make a difference in the life of children that you birthed or children that you simply love as if you had them... know that YOU ARE AWESOME! Continue being the S.M.O.M. that you are... your little person is greatly inspired by it and appreciates it too!