Hope you all had a great weekend! In honor of Mother’s Day this past weekend and all of the mothers that have influenced and inspired us, we thought it would be fun to profile a mother and get a glimpse into her experience as a mother. And just because we love all of the mommas in our lives so much, we are extending our ‘Treat Mom’ promo until the end of today. Receive 15% off your purchase from Jalune using promo code TREATMOM15. It is not too late to treat your mom (or yourself)!
Meet Robin Furlong Tojo. She lives in Fountain Valley, CA with her husband, Ken, and son, Koko, who is 2 1/2 years old.
Favorite things about being a mom to Koko: I’ve really given this so much thought, and I can’t tell you one thing that is my favorite. I love everything about him. I perhaps can fine tune a favorite to his facial expressions and his dance moves. He also amazes me how he pumps his arms in such a way when he walks or jogs like an old man with 5 lb weights, it’s hilarious. He has the sweetest voice and face to hear and see first thing in the morning, and he is the most adorable sleepy child at night before he goes bed. To be very honest, I still don’t believe that he is MY son and that I am his mother. I’m in disbelief, and I don’t know when the day will come when I will understand the reality. He is my angel. Life is weird.
What I’ve learned about myself from being his mom: I just want to be a good person. I am a better citizen, a better environmentalist, and a better nutritionist. I just want everything to be good for him. I want to do what’s right, and I want to raise a good human being who is a gentleman.
Favorite way to relax: Ballet, definitely. It’s just so peaceful, and I love classical music so much. I even listen to it for fun, Chopin being my fav and Debussy coming in close. It takes great posture, alignment, pace, and muscle control to practice. It really focuses my mind, helping to clear out all the motherly worries and allows me to focus on me. It’s so important to remember to take care of yourself; when you’re a mom all you think about is your child, it’s hard to think about yourself. Ballet is the gateway to my personal focus and reminds me that I need to be healthy in order for Koko to be healthy. I also love to go to the movies, it’s like my therapy. I can get lost in the film and experience so many different emotions, like ringing out a wash cloth, and then I can go home happy and relaxed!
Robin is wearing the Jalune Breezy shirt in blue and the oversized dolman dress in olive. For every purchase made, $10 is contributed to the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles through Art of Giving.