Where are all my moms? The ones with a few kiddos…all under 5…who have all the best intentions to do things like eat healthier or go to the gym or work out on that home equipment…and the best you end up with is the fact that you got a shower today. I’m over here waving my hand wildly, haha. This is the state of my life right now. I was excited when I found a gym that has child care and allows moms to take turns watching the kids for 2 hrs a week in exchange for a free membership. YES! So I can go to the gym, take my kids, leave them to play while I work out. Easy peasy right? Nope. I have yet to work out (but HAVE met some great moms). I’ll let you know when I get there to actually break a sweat.
That being said, I was super excited to hear from Lisa at Mod Swimwear asking me to review one of her products. She sent me this great skirt with leggings that can be used for everything from swimming to working out. I had planned to get to the gym before reviewing it…but life. So I decided to test it throughout a day with my kids – taking a walk, playing outside and maybe a bit of running around. But first, let me share you a little background about Lisa and Mod Swimwear. Here she shares how Mod Swimwear got started.
“I studied fashion design at university in Toronto. I am originally from Montreal, but moved to Florida when I was a teen. I used to have a children’s wear company about 25 + yrs ago. It was a denim sportswear line that sold in Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom’s and many other high end boutiques. When my daughter was born I kept the line going for one year and brought my baby with me to work, to NY trade shows, to meet with reps, etc… until she started walking and then it became too much. So I packed it all up and went home to be a full time mom. A year later I had my son and fashion became very low on my priority list. Eighteen years later, while swimming in my community pool, (my daughter had just left for college) I noticed these religious women swimming in cotton nightgowns! That’s when the idea came into my head to make nightgowns out of bathing suit fabric. Since then the line has grown into tops and skirts that allow women to stay active while still dressing modestly. We cater to all women of different backgrounds who wish to dress modest for religious reason, medical necessity and also for pure comfort.”
I love Lisa’s story and she is so sweet and easy to work with!