Monday, October 7, 2013

Mavyn Moms and Pin-up Pals: Cherry Ann

Photography and MUAH  by  Tyann Haviland

1.  Tell me a little about your children (names/ages/fun facts) 
Cambria is 5 1/2. She just started Kindergarten and is one of the most creative people I have ever met. Her imagination, intelligence, and sense of style blow me away. 
Catriona is 3 1/2 - yep, there's only 23 months between her and her older sister. She just started pre-school. She's my little turtle; definitely quieter than her sister, sensitive, but holds a mean grudge. Don't cross her, OR ELSE, lol.
Charlie (Charles III) is 1 1/2 - yep, there's only *25* months between him and Catriona, lol. Charlie is definitely Momma's boy and I wouldn't have it any other way. He may only be 1 1/2, but having two sisters, he manages to handle his own with no problems!  I call him my boo-boo bear :)


2. How long have you been involved in the pin-up community/ taking pin-up photos?
About a year and a half.

3. How has being a pin-up affected your parenting? 
My husband and I strive to teach them that it doesn't matter what you look like, how you dress, what you believe, etc.; everyone is different, and that's okay. The heart is what makes a person beautiful and we treat everyone with respect and kindness - no matter what.  

Photography and MUAH  by  Tyann Haviland

4.  Has Pin-up brought any obstacles to your mom life?
Being a modified pin-up (ears spaced, monroe piercing, tattoos...), I worry that the PTO moms will judge my children because of my appearance. I could care less what they think about me, but my children... It gives me a heavy heart at times, to think that people may treat my children poorly/differently, just because their mom "doesn't quite fit in." In an effort to "fit in", we negate the things that make us all extraordinary! How boring would life be if everyone was the same?!

Photography and MUAH  by  Tyann Haviland

5. Tell me about the photos you chose to share... why are they your favorite?
The photos I chose are from my most recent photo shoot and were done by another pin-up momma! My hubby sent me out for the day to have my hair and make-up done (even though I typically do my own) and have the shoot. It was a fun day of being pampered and cutting loose!

6. Do you have any words of wisdom to share with other pin-up moms out there, or maybe some ladies that are considering getting involved with pin-up?Pin-up has truly been inspirational for me. It has helped me see the beauty that I possess. It doesn't care if you are heavy, curvy, have fertility issues, are short, or anything else. Pin-up is all about the love that *all* people deserve -- especially from themselves! Like many moms out there, I've hit bumps in the road. The last 6 years (since my beautiful babies were born) have been pretty stressful. You may be a momma, a wife, a girlfriend, a daughter, a sister, a friend and whatever else; but first and foremost, you are YOU. Take care of yourselves and take care of each other. Pin-up is a great way to connect with yourself and unplug from the expectations that are placed on you from being in all of those other roles. It gives you time to just. Be. You. 

Photography and MUAH  by  Tyann Haviland

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