Saturday, July 14, 2018

Get Ready with Me: Punk Lolita Coord Edition

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Friday, July 6, 2018

About Our Daughter's Name: Lilith

Want to know why we named our Daughter Lilith? The origin of the name, why we chose it, and why it is a perfect name for the daughter of a Goth:

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Upcoming Content: Gothic Doll Tutorial (with UPDATE)

This post is mostly an inspirational post for an upcoming video that I will be creating for the Gothic Mommy Youtube Channel. If you are interested in seeing how I turn a normal "Barbie" doll into a lovely Gothic Doll, stay tuned for the post with the tutorial video, or subscribe to the Gothic Mommy Youtube Channel:

The inspiration above is to turn a regular "Barbie" style doll into a Gothic version, by changing the doll's hair color, adding more gothic makeup, adding gothic style accessories, and creating gothic clothing for the doll. This should be a very affordable project, and I look forward to the outcome! (This is my first time trying my hand at changing a doll)!

We have moved back to Tulsa from Kansas, so life is going to be a little bit different than it has been. I look forward to starting new adventures, and having more opportunities to film and create content for The Gothic Mommy. I will soon be uploading a short video series about our moving experience, as well as, a home tour. I hope to start putting out more regular content, so look forward to that as well! Thank you all for your patience!! 


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy World Goth Day 2018!

It has been a LONG very non-Goth day for me.. But I hope everyone else had an awesome day dressing up in finery and enjoying time with friends and/or music! 🖤🦇🕸️

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mother of the Month Interview: Mindie Hagen

Interview with Mindie Hagen, Gothic Mommy of the Month (May 2018)

Mindie Hagen, is a lovely Youtuber and Instagram model from Sweden. In this interview, Mindie tells us about her experience as a new Gothic Mommy! 

Ariah: How old is your son and what is his name?
Mindie: He is now 3 weeks and his name is Todd Dawie.
Ariah: How did you decide on a name for your son?          
Mindie: Actually he is named after the demon barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd. It was my mother who suggested it at first, and since both my partner and I love Tim Burton we immediately decided to take my moms suggestion! And his second name, Dawie, stands for our close and dear friend Dave and of course for David Bowie.
Ariah: How did you first find out you were pregnant?
Mindie: My period was a day late and I immediately felt that something was different, so I asked my partner to buy a test, and it showed two lines. He was overjoyed and I was in panic, not because of the pregnancy itself, but because of the thought of being stuck in Germany without my family in Sweden with a baby. So we decided to move as soon as possible back to Sweden, and now we have been here 6 months.

Ariah: Who did you first tell about your being pregnant?
Mindie: I actually sent a Snapchat of the test to 3 of my closest friends, and told my mom the same day. 
Ariah: Did you have a very easy pregnancy, or were there any complications?
Mindie: My pregnancy was totally fine until the last months where it got very painful; of course I was tired and felt ill in the beginning too, but I mean, what do you expect.

Ariah: Did you have any unique food cravings while you were pregnant?
Mindie: I had a huge craving for Swedish “knäckebröd”! 
Ariah: Did you pick a theme for the baby's crib or nursery?
Mindie: No, we didn’t but we painted his stroller completely black and decorated it with cute little plushie bats! 
Ariah: What was your experience with labor and delivery?        Mindie: My labor was a very traumatic experience; it lasted for about 70 hours and was extremely painful. I was desperate for something that would stop the pain so I took an epidural, but that just made everything worse. If I ever again have a baby, I will have a C-section. 
Ariah: Do you have any tips for new or expecting mothers?
Mindie: Don’t worry too much and trust your instincts! I wish I had enjoyed my pregnancy more than I did, instead of enjoying I was worrying all the time. 

Ariah: Is there anything else you would like to share about your motherhood experience thus far?
Mindie: Becoming pregnant and giving birth to my baby was the most crazy, painful and wonderful thing I ever did, and I would do it 100 times again for my son if I had too. I’ve never felt so complete and happy like I do now. I would sacrifice everything for my beautiful family.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Goals: Late in the Game

It has been a long time since I have posted anything to this blog. I was busy with work, family, and a lot of transitions in between. I am now dedicated to trying to get this blog turned into an excellent source of information for anyone interested in Gothic Motherhood. This includes all things goth and mommy related (fashion, music, art, parenting advice, recipes, ideas for crafts/teaching/organization, etc). I want to include more writers on this blog, so if you have something to contribute, please feel free to contact me!

So, my goals for 2018 include:

  • Buying a 1st Home
  • Potty Training my Daughter
  • Building a successful business (or a few)
  • Building this blog up to be a community!

In order to make "The Gothic Mommy" into more of a community/information sharing space, I have purchased the URL to make it easier to find! Please share with your friends. I will also be linking my Instagram and Youtube accounts to this blog to heavily add content for those in need of information or simply curious in what is going on with AriahSyrulia or any other Gothic Mommy who cares to share! 

I hope this will turn into something fruitful that we can all enjoy and be proud of! I look forward to speaking to each of you and brining you new content! 

Stay tuned!!!