Cliché Magazine welcomes a new member, Jaynee, to our ever-expanding team with the launch of ClichéMom, a column for mothers who love fashion and popular culture, and Cliché Boutique. Jaynee is a fashion enthusiast and super mom of three who is here to help give fashion advice and share her favorite fashion finds. As an attempt to get to know her better, we’ve asked Jaynee some questions about her new Cliché position, her hobbies, and her children.
I’m the ClichéMom—Mom on the Move, a fabulous fashionista! My goal is to be the
BFF that is there when you are having a high fashion crisis; when your butt does look too big in those jeans! I’m a mom that is over-educated, but under-medicated… always running late…. sexy, chic, but you’d like to meet me on the street because I have the number to the best doctor, and know of an awesome facial product or the best place to eat sushi. I’d take you to an A-list party, sneak you out of the PTO fundraiser, bring you to a sporting event and even let you borrow my favorite purse!
What should everyone know about you?
I retired from being a doctor after treating 30,000 girls and publishing a guide…blah, blah, blah… I’m all about being a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom).
I go to a lot of meetings, none of which require 5” heels with red bottom soles, so I started selling things from my closet to pay for braces. That reminded me of what I love about the investment I made in my closet…. my clothes are timeless!
Chanel suits, Louis Vuitton bags (some things I have been buying since I was a teenager, thanks Daddy)—they are forever. They are like old cars that you fix up and re-sell… CLASSICS! I started having parties with my girlfriends and their friends, and then later, sales in ballrooms. Then I opened up a store called what else? …Retail Therapy. Soon I was making more money selling my used designer clothes then I did while I wore them. Go figure!
That’s one of the many things I love about fashion… that yes, there are trendy things that are fleeting and fade quickly, that you need here and there as fillers in your wardrobe, but then there are timeless things that stay with us forever that we keep and cherish and pass on… or perhaps sell someday to pay our mortgage!
What are the things you love to buy?
I buy unforgettable, one-of-a-kind, super-exclusive, sexy/sweet designer things… for myself, my friends, and now for Cliché Boutique!
What is coming up next for you? What should we be watching out for?
I will be managing the Cliché Boutique because I love the thought of someone else enjoying something that I love too. So, now you can shop designer brand clothes, shoes, purses and accessories, pay a fraction of the original cost, and buy with reassurance ’cause I don’t buy nor do I wear fake anything! (Hey…. you want fake tans, fake lashes? Fine…. But fake bags, shoes, scarves? NEVER! That is a huge fashion NEVER! It’s illegal, girlfriend, and it cheapens the brand. Just don’t do it.)
Anyone that would like to have an item sold at Cliché Boutique can contact me!
I have become quite the personal shopper these days and we would love to help sell items for charitable donation, or clean out your closet and donate items and sell at the best prices… Let me know if you would like my help buying or selling some of your own things here at ClichéMom.
Tell us about your history/background?
My blog tone is sassy… I’ll admit it… I suddenly seem Southern in my writing, and my
dad IS from Louisiana, but I’ve never even been there yet. When I get mad, I suddenly like to get all “Billy badass” like I’m gonna get all country on you, when really the only country for me is well… I live at the country club in Park City, UTAH! So, I’m a fraud… I’m not Southern, but if you mess with my kids I will go Mama Hulk on someone and turn nine shades of ugly with all kinds of veins bulging out and whoop some butt, fosho! So whatever background that is… that’s where I’m from.
What women do you identify with, love, and admire?
Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Mansfield, CoCo Chanel and Oprah Winfrey.
I get a lot of comments about my babes. I refer to them as my babes because I rarely date and instead of having a “babe” in my life, I have three babes. My kids that I love and adore are my world. I won’t blog their real names, but instead use the nicknames I have for each of them….
My oldest son is an elite all-star, super Mack daddy 6’2” 16-year-old who is still such a mama’s boy that he watches Tosh.O with me and encourages me to blog because he claims that I remind him of the “angry black man” on YouTube. He thinks he should record me as the funny white “mom on the move” which is how I got my name for this blog… he claims I have no off switch. I wake up at 5:30am and never stop doing projects, shut up, or sit down until I go to bed. I’m like “Tigger and the energizer Bunny on Crack” according to my oldest, whom I call Boss.
My daughter is 14… and is my opposite… a green-eyed blond hippie girl who “frees spiders,” picks up snakes with her bare hands, and doesn’t wear shoes…. (Can you even imagine that? …she doesn’t wear shoes!!!) I say that “there must have been chaos inside me, because I gave birth to a dancing star.” She is into art, drama, music… a 4.0 student, who I call LuLu Belle.
My youngest son is four. He just started pre-school two days a week. He loves Legos and anything Star Wars. He thinks he can use the force to score goals at soccer. However, that isn’t working out so well for him. He keeps us laughing. He has the longest eye lashes I’ve ever seen that remind me of the princes in old fairy tale books so I call him Prince Charming.
What do you like to do?
Write, play sports… I’m a life-long learner, and volunteer. I had to write a ton for academics but that is so different than blogging. When you write your thesis for publication, you hide behind big words, research, and quoting dead people. But this… this is you and your thoughts, feelings, and personality. But I have always had this need to express myself with written words, journals, poems, and letters.
I love to tell it like it is and my oldest son, Boss, loves to “encourage me” or push me rather! He will get me going on something and I will start going off… Look for my next blog about Halloween costumes and why he insists that the sluttier the better! What happened to the pretty princess costumes? Where is Valentino’s Ballerina Costume in my size? That’s what I want to go as this year!
I also love sports. I’m a girlie girl who literally shops for a living, but was recently asked to teach a “football course for women” so I can talk sports as well. (My bro played in the NFL for 11 years so I’m competitive in all things.) So if you are feeling a little disconnected with your children that love sports… you have to learn to speak their language.
I love fashion, music, art, all pretty things…. but I also know how to get dirty with my kids. I will race to the finish line and believe with all my heart I am going to win… Look, if you don’t know what “ground and pound means”…Google it! ClichéMom on the Move is here to help!
I love to take classes, learn anything new, volunteer and do service projects as a family.
Email me …. yeah for reals! I’m not some academic snob because I went to an Ivy League school. I took a lot of my classes online so I could stay with my kids. But I have been PTO/PTA President eight times! No really, I literally stalk my kids at their school. I feel it’s my duty as their mother to do so. I know that I make a lot of mistakes as a woman, an ex-wife, a friend….I make a lot of mistakes period. BUT if I fail at THIS, nothing else I was a success at matters….. degrees, jobs, six-figure income. So what?! I have three souls that I am committed to love and raise, and nothing else matters more to me than being their Mom. I am open for suggestions…Carrie Bradshaw I am not, no matter how much I wish I had her wardrobe!
If you had to list your faults as a Mom—what do you still work on?
Oh my! How much space are we going to give ClichéMom? This could take a while.
Look, I mess up. Moms like to have the answers…. we like to pretend we know everything, but we don’t. Well, we know the same answers as Edward and Bella…”Yes… No… To get to the other side… 1.77245…” But one of the mistakes I used to make as a Mom was pretending I was perfect and could do it all. Because then my poor kids were thinking that that was my expectation of them! Many more blogs to follow on that! Hmmm…. More mistakes you’ll see in an instant…. I rarely spell check, have no filter, and am like a Mack truck of truth that can get me in a lot of trouble as a blogger… so I constantly threaten people in my personal life with, “oh yeah… keep it up, I’m gonna blog that… see what happens… ok, ok… keep pushing me. I’ll make you famous!” Of course no one cares and takes me serious. However, my kids text me from across the room… “omg! LMAO at you right now mom” To which I reply back, “That right there…is so going in my blog sucka!” and it just did… Ha! They were warned.
Your favorite MOM mantra/saying is…?
I spill and break things constantly, more than my four year old. When he does, I say,
“As long as no one is hurt, it’s ok.” My kids just roll their eyes and laugh…I say it all the time when they ask to do things, “As long as no one gets hurt.” What people paid me for in my old career was to help them love themselves… the world will teach you to hate yourself plenty; in mag, on TV, even in some homes. I’m all about being positive. We are doing the hardest job in the world… in heels. If what my kids are going to do isn’t going to hurt them or anyone else and it’s a positive experience, let’s do it! Let’s build each other up! The world will tear you down plenty!
Your Crush? Are you Married? Single?
Christian Grey of course! Hahaha My crush: Wentworth Miller. Oh, and Paul Walker but neither know I exist. I’m not a celebrity, I just write about them. The guy for me is a Warrior Poet. If he thinks smart is sexy, we’d be golden But for now, like I said, I’m all about being a SAHM. I really don’t have time for much else.
Your favorite music? What’s your MOM Theme Song?
Anything I can groove to with my babes…. and then I love songs that have meaning.
Sugarland has this song, “Little Miss.” There is not a single mom in the world that hasn’t listened to the lyrics and can’t identify with the meaning behind that song, no matter what type of music you like. I love music that becomes your “theme song” for a time in your life; that speaks to you in a way that will move your soul for the rest of your life and brings you back to that moment forever more.
I listen to that song every morning in the shower on my playlist and think… “You go girl… you’re a mom on the move, you got this! Today is gonna be awesome!”
If you would like to inquire about ClichéMom or Cliché Boutique, Jaynee can be reached at email@example.com