Mom Win Wednesday: Ceta Walters

Michelle
Michelle

Today we are featuring my friend, and fashion and lifestyle blogger, Ceta Walters.

Michelle
Ceta

So the reason I chose this pic is because I am a stay at home mom to Clark (5 1/2) and Stone (3 3/4 as he likes to say).

My blog is named Clark and Stone.  I started my fashion and lifestyle blog as a creative outlet for my life outside of being a wife and a mother to Clark and Stone. I lost my identity and desperately needed something for me. It’s a lot of work as I’m sure you can attest to but I love it. I’m so glad I started making time for myself.

Michelle
Michelle

I definitely think it’s great to put some of your energy into things that make you come alive. That’s awesome! Do you wear any other hats in addition to your [big, gigantic, hugely significant] Mom Hat?

Michelle
Ceta

I’m a wife, mom and fashion and lifestyle blogger in that order.  I am also grade chair ( 1 of 3 room moms) for Clark’s kindergarten class and on the gala committee for his school as well.

[To follow Ceta:
www.clarkandstone.com
Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/clarkandstone 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clarkandstone/]

Michelle
Michelle

So, basically, you wear a lot of hats.😄

Tell us about your kids…

Michelle
Ceta

Clark is my 5 year old son who is so mature for his age and quite sensitive. He is so curious, to a fault at times, and a deep thinker. He’s so sweet and loving. He loves space, legos, and sports. It’s so exciting to watch him learn to read. Stone is my 3 year old son who has a bold personality. He is currently obsessed with Michael Jordan to the point he introduces himself as Michael Jordan. He likes to test my patience and existence daily. His strong will definitely gets the best of me but he’s such a caring soul. I got hit in the eye with a baseball over the summer while at his baseball class. He was so attentive and rubbed my back the whole time until I got up to say I was okay.

Michelle
Michelle

That is so sweet! What is a recent mom win you experienced that took time and perseverance to accomplish?

Michelle
Ceta

I’m still a work in progress. lol. However, I’m learning to let go of worrying about what other people think of me as a mom. Recently, we were preparing to attend a high school basketball game. Stone asked if he could wear his Michael Jordan suit. I assumed that was an Air jordan track suit but it was a full blown three piece suit. Initially I asked him to take it off. I saw the sadness start to form in his eyes an immediately I told him it was okay to wear it. I was so proud of myself for not trying to control him and his choices. He was so happy to wear his “Michael Jordan” suit.

Michelle
Michelle

I can definitely empathize with that struggle!😉

What is a mom win that you would text your best friend?

Michelle
Ceta

The boys pick out their clothes for school the night before. This helps tremendously for time sake and my brain. I’ve had to accept I can don’t have the privilege of picking their clothes out anymore.

Michelle
Michelle

Ha, good job choosing your battles!! What are you learning as a mom right now?

Michelle
Ceta

  I am learning to let go and to pay attention to them and not the judging voices/ looks from others.  I read a book called Grace Based Parenting awhile ago with my small group.  It taught me how much I try to control everything and how I struggle with perfectionism.  I realized my anger with “inappropriate” behavior wasn’t so much the behavior as it was the “judging” I assumed I was getting from the looks from others in public.  I started tuning out the outside eyes and only pay attention to the eyes of my little ones.  I realized I didn’t want to kill their joy by trying to make them perfect little boys.  I wanted them to remember the fun they had during their childhood.  I’ve learned to pick my battles and to not kill their voice.  I no longer fight for them to wear a coat.  I bring the coat and allow them to decide if they want a coat or not later instead of worrying about someone thinking I’m a horrible mother because my son isn’t wearing a coat when it’s cold outside.  

Michelle
Michelle

I love that! Thank you so much for sharing today, Ceta!

Michelle

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About Michelle Warner

The truth about me is that I love spending time with people–whether it be with moms in MOPS, students in writing camps, friends in my supper club, or family on our patio. And if you combine people and words, I am definitely in my happy place. One of my most favorite moments is sitting around a table with the people I love sharing deep conversations about life. Inviting people into our home and pulling out my fancy dishes invigorates me, though tackling the hand-wash pile in my sink does quite the opposite. (Sorry, Hubby. I’ll get to those soon!) I’m learning to enjoy the people in my life without feeling the need to prove myself or always make them happy. God continues to teach me that when I find what I need in Him rather than the perfectly-cooked chicken or the perfectly-timed word, I have a security that can’t be shaken. And that’s a good thing since my hard-working husband and I have two very determined little girls who keep us on our toes!

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