Why Marilou?

As a stay at home mom of 3, with another on the way, I know what that entails. 

The level of sacrifice that happens every day, you give all of yourself with most days keeping little to none in return.

And as you group those days into weeks and months. It can catch up to you. It’s the most rewarding and beautiful job in the planet and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It’s what drives me to be a better person, to be honest with myself when I haven’t been the best version of who I can be.

Being a mom is also the most physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausting job there can be, and there is not clock in and check out time. Trust me, I’ve checked!

That means sometimes you start losing a sense of who you are, not you the mother but you the person. Your identity becomes just being a mother. 

I remember after weeks of not getting much time for myself and it being a especially hard day, my husband told me, “babe go, get out of the house and get some quality time to recharge and I’ll watch the kids.“

I thought to myself, “that sounds incredible! But where do I go? What do I want? What will make me happy?”

I honestly wasn’t sure. 

So I’ve thought about that, what is my identity other than being a wife and mother?

What will ignite that passion and creativity that I don’t get to use most days?

What is something I can do that is just mine?

 

That’s when I came up with Marilou.

 

So the story of how it came to be was that I had connections in Colombia with a manufacturing company, and I had studied fashion design in college, but after getting pregnant I had to take a pause on my studies. I have always loved that field and the creativity within fashion. 

So as time went by and I got the hang of my new journey as a parent, I thought, well I have kids, I know what looks good, and I know what I'd like to see more of in the children’s market, so why not?!

Then with the guidance of a good friend, the first collection came to life.  Getting to pour myself into this clothing line and getting to use that passion and creativity that I had long since neglected made a huge difference in my life and in the life of my family.

It’s been a challenge and scary at times, specially with everything going on in the world, but I have loved building this line bits by bits every day. And in return as I mother I have a bit of a kick in my step when I walk now. 

It drives the person in me that I was neglecting and in return it makes me also a be better mother!

It’s a risk I’m willing to endeavor in for the dream to see other little kids wearing and enjoying Marilou exclusive designs!


1 comment

  • PEdro

    Beautifully written…good work!


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