I’ve missed blogging! Its been at least two years since I closed down my Holylandhipster blog and I’ve been truly suffering! That was my outlet, my diary, my tome. And yet, in that time, the most amazing thing happened to me – I became a Mommy. I waited for Baby J for a long, long time. And, right after my 31st birthday, she graced our World with her presence and my life hasn’t been the same.
I chronicled the months dating my DH, and then our wedding and even some of our married life, and it was amazing. And now that Baby J is almost a year and a half, I’m ready to blog again. I’m ready to share with the world her little quirks and tirades, her adorable smiles and her temper tantrums, her happy dance (it’s truly a sight to see) and her little tushy-in-the-air pose when she’s fast asleep.
Journey with me as I make every single mistake a new Mommy can make. And boy, I’ve already made a lot of mistakes and unfortunately, will make many, many more. I look to the other Mommy bloggers for advice, as I struggle some days just trying to hold everything together. I made the move to Israel without any family and, even though I married a native, have very little to do with his family. I’m hoping the Mommy bloggers will become my surrogate family, as I try to raise Baby J to be a happy, healthy, hipster child.
So, what does “Hipster” Mom even mean? Does it mean that Baby J is dressed from head to toe Ben Sherman, complete with skinny jeans, listens to the Fratellis, has a Mod/bohemian themed nursery and only eats off of Boon cutlery?
First, what’s a Hipster?
Culled from our friend’s at Urban Dictionary: Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities. Consequently many hipsters tend to have jobs in the music, art, and fashion industries. Hipsters are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. Hipsters listen to bands that you have never heard of, and move on once said band become popular. Hipsters read Black Book, Nylon, and the Styles section of the New York Times. We’ve been to many nights at Misshapes, smoked one too many cigarettes and dressed in the same pair of skinny jeans for weeks on end. Plus, our hairstyles can only be described as “complicated.”
So, what’s a Hipster Mom?
I’m a Hipster Mommy who continues to stay true to myself and my Hipster sensibilities while rearing Baby J. That means I’m into Hipster fashion and design – yes, Baby J only eats off of Boon utensils – and I’m currently waiting for the Pink Chicken bohemian inspired dress to come in the mail. I like to find new and unique products that might not be the most popular, but that doesn’t mean I completely buck today’s trends when it’s a quality product.
Hello Tripple Paste butt cream!
Now all I need to do is sit down with the folks at RockabyBaby and give them my HipsterMom playlist – I think it’s time Baby J has lullaby’s to Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Spoon and Tapes n’ Tapes.