Dynamic Woman: Michesha Kelly Creates Clothing Line For Tall Kids

Michesha Kelly + Topp Line Clothing Owner + Tall Mom + Tall Clothing Designer
Michesha Kelly + Topp Line Clothing Owner + Tall Mom + Tall Clothing Designer
Michesha Kelly, Owner of Topp Line Kids

Michesha Kelly, CEO, Brand Stylist and mom of 1, created a clothing line for taller kids.

Kelly, being a 6″2 woman, has had an exceptionally challenging time finding clothing that was stylish, trendy, and affordable. She soon recognized this repeating cycle with her sprouting toddler.

Inspired by her own journey, she created a brand, Topp Line Kids, which she names as accessible, stylish and essential for infants and toddlers. Kelly says, “Topp Line Kids aims to symbolize trust, quality and comfort at the highest level.” She adds, “I want to provide products for children of all colors, the opportunity to feel and look their best.”

We asked Kelly what has been the most challenging part about her entrepreneur journey, and she said, “learning e-commerce and digital marketing is another world in extreme contrast to my career. The evolution of social media and online retailers is quite elaborative.” Though there’s a lot to learn, she believes it’s worth the time and energy.

Kelly became a first-time mother and newlywed at 30 while balancing being a full-time college professor. Kelly said, “I ended up sacrificing much more than I could’ve imagined. Postpartum set in quickly and as a then stay-at-home-mom, I was very unsure of myself and how I could be truly happy in that situation.” She shares that creating Topp Line Kids was a beacon of light in her journey.

For our mom readers, we asked Kelly if she could hire someone to help, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work, and she said, “cleaning. Mompreneurs with a career are busy. Extra hands in the house to handle some of the household maintenance would be a Godsend.”

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Feeling Blue: Expectation Versus Reality

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I caught myself feeling blue for the last couple of days, and before I picked myself up from the slump, I allowed myself to just sit and feel. I wanted to understand WHY I was feeling that way. I wanted to know how a new plan could adjust my mood.

I used to try to quickly sweep my feelings under the rug, but this left me drained, in a mood with everyone around me, and extremely short fused.

I realized I had been comparing my right now to previous experiences that went better. I was being hard on myself about not meeting my own deadlines that were way too aggressive to begin with, and unaligned with what God wanted for me. 

I mean I completely took on the weight of all the things that are essentially out of my control, and added them up one by one until the weight weighed me down. It’s always in these moments of darkness that I remember to Let Go, and Let God. The more I try to hold onto things that I can’t control, or resist the seasons of change, the heavier the load gets.

This time, I reminded myself that all I can do every single day is show up as my most authentic self, and do what I can to bring my goals to pass, and everything outside of that, will align as it should.

Once I fully accepted that, I woke up grateful and a lot less heavy.

I want that for you today too (and everyday after that).

Let go of the things that you can’t control. Everything will come together in due time…and when it does, you’ll see why God made you wait.

Remember, You’re doing well and IT’S HAPPENING.

How Postpartum Depression Fueled My Passion For The Gym

Mom Going Through PostPartum Depression

Having twins changed my perpective on a lot of things. I used to think that the snapback was as simple as physically getting back in the gym to tone, but turns out, my journey was much different than that.

I had my twins by emergency ceserean. Not that this was my original birthing plan, but I was open to whichever delivery method that was going to get my girls here safely.

Postpartum Recovery

After the postpartum recovery period, i noticed some things that made me feel off. I was sad more than usual and felt an exteme guilt for wanting to get alone time too. I didn’t know how to express it. Instead, I held it in to myself and it toiled into this big fiery ball of resentment for everyone around me that had the life of flexibility that I once had.

I spent most of my day breastfeeding, pumping when they slept, and waging a war on house chores so that I could appear to have it all together. Ironically enough, it was this exact obsession with keeping it together that led me to losing it all.

Deciding to Make A Change

My mental health went to complete pits after I let go of myself. It wasn’t intentional. I just couldn’t separate the tasks of taking care of my children, taking care of home, and taking care of myself. Unfortunately, this isn’t a 3-for-1 special and while I was caring for one area, another was starving for my attention. Ultimately enough, I sacrificed anything that involved my personal needs and as a result, I could never really feel ‘alive’.

I caught myself staring at my reflection in the mirror with tears streaming down my face, bags under my eyes, in an old oversized t-shirt to realize that this is NOT what I want my story to be. It was that day that I made a firm decision that a change was needed and it was time to get really selfish about myself and my time.

I set 3 goals: to get back in shape, to start doing things that I used to love doing, and to put myself first so that my kids can have a happy mom and not one that always looked and felt like crap.

This decision changed my life forever and to this day, I keep these same 3 goals in mind. So to the mama who is battling with herself, her family, and the house… choose you. You cannot pour from an empty cup, and no one wins when mama is at war with herself.

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