It was a long and close race!
Our Hottest Mom winner is….
Alicia Higgison! @mrshiggison
Alicia wins the coveted title of Hottest Mom 2012 (her crown and sash are in the mail) and wins fabulous prizes from Hamilton Beach and Mabel’s Labels!
Since it was such a tight race, it is absolutely necessary to give wet, slurpy kisses to our fabulous runner-up, the smart, sassy and stunning….
Kat Inokai @bumpandhustle
Here is Alicia’s essay again:
I have come a long way in my walk through motherhood. I started out scared and lost and grasping at every “technique” and “style” that seemed popular.
It’s only since settling into life with three ladies that I have really discovered comfort on my own terms. I’ve got a confidence about my life now that plays out in my appearance. Because when you can look at yourself and know that it was you all along accomplishing the things that make you so proud: it can’t and it shouldn’t be hidden.
I have discovered that my quirks give me enough of an edge to stick out in a crowd and I’m a natural extrovert…a bit of an attention-whore if I’m honest! I am a talker, a constant talker. A friend once told me that I say all the things that everyone is always thinking inside. I see no point in putting a fake sugar coating on a life that is real, so I put it all out there; good, bad and ugly on my blog, Life With Ladies.
It’s a string of love letters to the testament of my life as it is in real time, and a snapshot for my daughters to look back on and know that I was once a real woman too, behind all those rules & peanut butter sandwiches. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve got a tall, dark and handsome man at my side telling me I’m gorgeous and giving me confidence and, yeah probably a bit of swagger in my step too.
Success should first be found within. I think a woman’s greatest ally, and often her biggest competitor, is herself. Any of us can probably pick out 17 things on any given day that we’ve done wrong, dwell on them and call ourselves a failure. It takes courage to admit that you didn’t do everything right, but you had the best intentions and tomorrow will be better. And then make it true.
That’s where confidence is built. And that’s where my “hotness” comes from. Throw on a thrifted bird shirt, some of your grandma’s fake pearls, squeeze yourself into those skinny jeans and heels- and work it. I just show the world what I already know- I am a hot mom!
Thanks for the nod, it’s an incredible group to be a part of!
~ Alicia @mrshiggison