Dress to Success for Work at Home Moms

Good nite sweet ladies 😉

May God bless your day *hugs*

How’s your life with your beloved kids? Hope everything will be marvelous >_<

Last week while attending one of my VIP function, I received one interesting question from my new clients:

Mamafiza dearie, you work at home, spending most of your time with your kids. So how do you “dress for success” as I’m full-time working lady (single yet with professional career) but I’m more like “dress to depress”? ~ Miss X

Note: Sorry, can’t revealed her real name due to respect her own request.

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My new bags & watch, anniversary gifts from my dear hubby ^_-

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be honest, I am amazed at how many people I see while running errands who assumed I had a traditional career outside the home because I don’t appear like a mother who stays at home with her kids *lol*.

I am a professional designer and I do not want to be uncomfortable or intimidating to my clients who come to me for advice. Of course, I’ll always vote: Dress for Success.

As I do believe, if you don’t visualize your own success, you can’t materialize your own success.

Yes, it’s indisputable that one of the greatest benefits of working at home is the fact that we can wear comfortable, inexpensive clothes if we want to. Personally, I prefer to be comfortable.

In the modern business climate I worked in at the time, appearances did matter. Even though in other environments it isn’t as important.

But I know there are a lot of moms who still get up and dress each morning as if they’re going off to work. As they justify that it helps them mentally get in a “working mood“.  When I have a prospective client meeting, I always wear some nicely tailored suit with just enough accessories for them to uncover my creativity.

As WAHM experienced has changed me in so many ways in positive perspective *Alhamdulillah*. I find the biggest challenge is setting the “right” example and being the perfect role model.

With no doubt, I love my children dearly and I want them to see that mother has a life too.

Don’t you know that 55% of another person’s perception of you is based on how you look. You may learn how to look your best, without spending a lot of money.

Normally, when I tell people that I am a WAHM, I do always get some odd responses to that *lol* Like “Ummph, you have no education, rite?

When someone asks me what I do, I tell them I work home with my lovely children and I’m NOT in the least ashamed or embarrassed. I have learned that most people who don’t think much of work-at-home moms (WAHM) and stay-at-home moms (SAHM) don’t know what’s involved and how much a family benefits and appreciates what we do.

However, I am very comfortable with my answers, but amazingly a lot of other people are not. They think my education is going to waste. My speedy answer to ’em I’m raising my children, and teaching them. What better use of my skills?

So momma, please feel proud of what you do 😀  It’s a noble job! Cheer up, will ya?

Some simple tips on what to wear for interview (women’s attire):

  • Solid & natural color, conservative suit
  • Coordinated blouse
  • Moderate shoes
  • Limited jewelry and accessories
  • Neat, professional hairstyle
  • Tan or light hosiery
  • Light make-up & perfume
  • Manicured nails
  • Portfolio or briefcase
  • Personal laptop or netbook

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My new suit from him too! Another collection for my business wardrobe.
*Alhamdulillah, I’m so happy!*

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Love to match my attire with my special edition executive watch

*Thank you my King!* ^-^

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back ~ Arthur Rubinstein

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Sleek & Stylish: my new hand-phone. It’s just 76g! 😉
Thanks darling dear *my hubby*

My tips to Dress for Success:

  • Get organized. Having a routine and making lists keeps me alive! Don’t over-schedule the kids. Remember that children need time to just play.
  • Please do take care of your appearances and make sure that you always look your best as you are the only face of your business. It’s important that you see yourself as a confident, presentable woman.
  • Apply a little bit of makeup and spray your favorite perfume on your clothing. Remember to take good care of your hair, keep it clean and nicely combed.
  • Make yourself feel special, do find some time for yourself (get some treat!).

Do kindly remember that you worth the time it takes to feel beautiful and desirable.Work at home moms can enjoy the benefits of professional life as much as other working women.

Best of luck mommies 😉

p/s: Thank you for your inquiry regarding (WAHM Workshop with MamaFiza), full booked but 3 extra seats still available today 😉 Do email me for details gal.

About MamaFiza

Born in 1984. Family 1st; living in boulevard of peace, loving my treasured family, fully breastfeeding my precious 4 kids (tandem nursing) *30 months duration for each of 'em*, homeschool advocate, book writer, Work-at-Home-Mom (WAHM), certified Lactation Counselor (LC), official ZIN, yoga + pilates enthusiast, no pacifier & no maid rules! [Praise to God]

14. November 2009 by MamaFiza
Categories: Mama's Talk | 10 comments

Comments (10)

  1. mamafiza, agreed wth you 101%. Everyday, i wake up, wear my best clothes & start doing my house chores. I does give me confidence & makes me feel good. I’m also d**n proud to tell people that i’m a SAHM (at the moment… soon WAHM). Does my qualifications wasted? I think all my qualification still aren’t enough & there are lots… lots… of things that i still need to learn in order to ‘tarbiah’ my girls… there are women behind every men’s success.

    can you count me in for ur workshop? trying to send u an email. please keep a seat for me, dear.

  2. Dear braveheart momma Miss nelcyndana 😉

    High-5! I’m definitely agree with you. Too many things I love to discover with my kids. I believe we should embrace education as lifestyle but not just while in “school” or abandon children in daily schoolwork without parental guide.

    Love your splendid comment darl! Thank you for making my day 😀 God bless your sweet family~

  3. I agree with you too! I too received rolled eyes and remarks like “Dunno why nowadays, young people dont like to work anymore”.. It’s annoying, but I wont make myself as low as their thinking. While these poor mentality think that people who dont go to work outside dont contribute to the country’s economy, little do they understand that all these sacrifice is for the good of our family – in the long run, also in the community.

    Ah well, that’s their business. Let us take care of ours. All the best, mamafiza; may your biz & homeschool flourish to a higher level.

  4. Dear groovy lady Miss Celine 😉

    My goodness, thank you so much darl for visiting our humble blog *hugs* How’s your life? Wish you all the best ^-^

    Me, totally agree with you too: to build a better community we should educate our family first. Been there, done that! *high-5*

    Please do keep up your amazing job my lady. You’re a wonderful mom! Heart your passion. My prayer to your lovely family >_<

  5. Salam Mamafiza,

    I’m interested to join ur workshop. Where will it be held? I don’t have any kids yet but planning to settle an online business since 3 years ago but don’t know how to start. I wanted to start business on products which rarely could be found through online… Chewah…saya terlebih berangan nie…

    I was ur silent reader since 2 years ago and really proud of u as WAHM. Congratulations and May Allah Bless U and ur family.
    Luv Always.

  6. Dear cute lady Miss Adibah 😉

    Gazillion thanks sweetie for your endless support. I’m truly appreciate it! *tears* May God bless your lovely heart >_<

    p/s: had sent you email darl~

  7. I’ m a working mom and still looking for a job at home. I love spending time with my kids as well as i do want to make more money.
    I’m really appreciate for what you are doing and i wish to be like u someday next. TQ.

  8. Dear alluring lady Miss Mila 😉

    May God bless your sincere heart my dear *tears & hugs* Keep up your great work & fascination in positive parenting, Insya-Allah, you’ll always be a step ahead.

    All the best darl >_< Gambatte ne!

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