Welcome to chicmoommagazine.com! We’re so glad you are here.
Chic Mom was originally founded in 2005 as a local black and white grassroots print magazine and has evolved to its current home on the web.
Chic Mom isn’t about going from changing diapers or picking the kids up from school in schleppy clothes to putting on a little black dress, sexy heels, and a spritz of your favorite perfume (though there’s nothing wrong with that!)
Chic is a state of mind at Chic Mom Magazine. The words ‘chic’ and ‘mom’ are at opposite ends of the spectrum. But chic is re-defined here to mean something entirely personal. Chic is YOU – the woman you have evolved to be and are becoming every day. Mom is obviously ‘mom,’ but being the kind of mom you truly desire to be; connecting with your kids in a way that will bring you great pride and maturity.
It is about celebrating the gift of motherhood while acknowledging its challenges. It’s about growing in your own truth and grace so you can be most authentically represented in the world. It’s about having a beautiful, respectful, truthful relationship with yourself, healing and growing along the way, resulting in exuberance, laughter, play, love, compassion, connecting and giving.
But more than that, it’s about LIVING. Living out loud. It’s your life force from the inside out.
Every mom has a chic mom waiting to emerge. And every mom is a chic mom in her own fashion.
So join us here at chic mom and let’s take the adventure together.
Welcome to Chic Mom Magazine on line! My name is Darcy Plunkett, and I am the mother of two chidlren, now aged 8 and 10. When chic mom was conceived, my kids were 6 months and 2 & 1/2 years old. Talk about keeping a dream alive!
Dreams can take TIME to come true; especially in the midst of REAL life and real challenges. It truly is a testament to the human spirit to pursue your truth and passion and be open to how it evolves in your life – and the lives of your family and friends and those affected by it.
My background is in Counseling and Social Work (MSW), and I’ve always loved working with women. After becoming a mother and deciding to stay home to raise my children, I didn’t really stop being a Counselor. I just did so with my friends. We counseled each other! And it became apparent that we needed our own voice.
I’ll never forget when one of my best friends in the whole world said to me in a tearful, exhausted voice, “I work so hard to take care of my kids, husband and home, and no one takes care of me.” There wasn’t an ounce of pity or bitterness in her voice. Just sheer truth and exhaustion.
I knew that we needed to learn to take care of ourselves intentionally. And I know it may sound silly, but the magazine came to me as a beginning of a powerful answer to help women stay connected in a real and tangible way with their authenticity and dreams as well as finding the courage to heal in areas of their emotional lives that had been pushed away for a long time. Very often, those issues come out along the path of mothering.
Becoming a mother is a powerful, life changing experience. It can catapult us to incredible acts that we never imagined possible. It can raise our awareness of aspects of ourselves we never knew existed, deepen our love at a level we never imagined, and connect us to people and the world in a very real and compassionate way. But it can also swallow us up, especially in today’s world of so many choices and so much pressure – often leaving us feeling like we are never enough.
At chic mom, we want you to know that you are enough. You are more than enough. You are amazingly valuable! We want to help you stay connected with that truth, and to enjoy your time as a mother, all the while continuing to grow in your femininity and authenticity, and recognize your own dreams as a woman, no matter what they are.
We are here to help you along your journey by supporting you in the following areas:
- Self care (No, you are NOT selfish for taking care of yourself!)
- Beauty and Style
- Inspiration to follow your dreams
- Motivation to be healthy and fit
- Advice about parenting issues with Parenting experts, stories & advice from our chic grandma column
- Live in a surrounding that nurtures your soul
- Use products and services that have been tested and reviewed by real chic moms
- Join our membership and get to know others like you (Get a free chic mom workbook to get you started on staying connected to your ‘chic’!)
Chic is elegant, truthful and grown up. That’s what you are. All of those things – even if you don’t feel it. But you are here! And you CAN feel it, and SHOULD feel it. You deserve to feel incredible for what you are doing, what your body has done for you, and where you are headed.
My aim is to help you remember that YOU ARE ENOUGH. Just as you are. You are doing your best with your kids and you deserve to do the best for yourself, too! Chic Mom exists to help you feel chic in mind, body and spirit and to live a life that is relevant and pertinent to your soul as both a mother and the incredible woman you are.
With love and gratitude,
Chic Mom Magazine