Hey mamas! Get positive in 2020, if you have a dream – reach for the stars and even if you land halfway at least you have a soft landing on the clouds. Who said mums aren’t capable of making their dreams work, having a career or having the best of both worlds? Only you can control what determines your story and only you can push boundaries that define your outcomes. It has to start with you believing in you and what you are capable of. Don’t loose yourself, we are mothers but we are still us!
If you had asked me a few years ago if I could start an Australian matching mum and daughter clothes brand after having my first child and pregnant with my next, I would have told you that a little voice in my head said my hands are to full, it’s too hard, you can’t do this! This is for all the mamas who are hearing that little voice, SQUISH IT! The voice is your enemy! Here I am, working full time as a state manager, running KoKo Adora and mumin to my beautiful daughters! KoKo Adora has surpassed my every expectation and this brand stands for so much more then matching family fashion and kids clothes. With your dreams, you realise that when your reason is your family that you become more driven, more persistent and more alive with energy to make it all happen.
One day and one good look at my favourite photo of mum and I, in mum and daughter matching clothes from the 90’s, the voice in my head took a break and I broke free from doubt. I stepped out and started my adventure with KoKo Adora and I haven’t looked back since. The worst that can happen is you make incredible friends, become inspired by other awesome mamas and live with no regrets.
It is amazing what you can achieve when you believe in yourself, it has to start with you though! This year, we sold out in mum and daughter matching clothes in record times, we were able to make generous donations to Barnados to help local children and families in need, we were named top 10 ten matching family fashion places in the whole of Australia, our motherhood support community expanded, we added new popular products like matching mother and daughter swimwear and matching mother and son sets, added more size ranges and were approached by more stockists to supply to stores all around the world.
In saying this, off all the things we were most proud of, nothing meant as much as seeing the joy and captured moments of love between mothers and their children wearing mum and daughter matching clothes from KoKo Adora.
Even if you fail, who said failing at something was bad? What’s worse is you live never knowing, never trying and sitting in a shadow blaming motherhood. I am a message away for any mamas who need help and have helped some other mamas on the journey up with me.
Make a promise to yourself for 2020! Not a new year resolution, a promise! Promise yourself that you will be positive, you will step outside of your comfort zone and you will love motherhood but not let it define you. Remember, you are a beautiful mama, but you are still you!
Owner of KoKo Adora
a mother’s love transpired into fashion through unity
Your local Australian matching mum and daughter clothes and kids clothes destination