Welcome to Clark and Stone! I’m Ceta Walters and I live in Chicago with my husband, Stephen, and two sons, Clark (7) and Stone (5 ½). This is a space where my love for fashion, travel and motherhood comes to play in my day-to-day.
I launched this blog because I lost my sense of self in the day-to-day of motherhood. I was so busy taking care of everyone in my household and I always put myself last. It even got to the point where I was beginning to build resentment towards my husband and kids because they were living their best life with me as their assistant.
This is when I realized I needed to start putting myself first. It sounds selfish as a woman because we put everyone before ourselves. We are caretakers by nature. But it’s necessary to put yourself first so you can be your best self for your family. It’s like what they tell you on the airplane—you have to place the oxygen mask on yourself first before you can take care of the person next to you. This blog is my “oxygen mask”. It gives me a life outside of motherhood. It feeds my soul.
Through this blog, I’ve learned there is enough space for me and my sons. I still struggle with mom guilt when I put myself first, but I’m much more aware of the consequences when I don’t. I want my boys to be resilient and independent. And I know if they continued to see me drop everything for them, they would want their wife to do the same. I can’t have that on my conscience.
This blog also teaches Clark and Stone that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. That it’s OK to try something you know nothing about. That it’s OK to create a new life for yourself. And most importantly, to never settle for status quo.
This blog is all about showcasing the things I love. The things that keep me going and finding balance outside of being a mother to Clark and Stone. You will discover my current style obsessions for both me, Clark and Stone and my personal travel destinations for me and my family. You will also find posts specifically related to my daily life as a mom and some featuring my favorite city—Chicago.
You have to place the oxygen mask on yourself before you can take care of anyone else. Where is your oxygen mask?
A Few Things to Know About Me
Personal style: I’m a little bit classic/bohemian mixed with an edgy appeal (I can’t live without my Nike mid blazer high tops for my day-to-day). My closet is the perfect balance of high and low labels with a range of Zara, Moussy, Isabel Marant, MSGM, J.Crew, ASOS and Who What Wear.
Current shoe obsession: Dad sneakers, Chanel motorcycle boots, sock booties
Favorite travel destinations with kids: New York, Los Angeles, Vail, Jamaica, Thompsonville, MI and Rio de Janeiro
Favorite adult travel destinations: Buenos Aires, Lake Geneva, Paris, Prague, New York and South Beach.
My favorite food: I love food and I love to cook! Sushi, anything with truffles, and good ole’ fashioned soul food.
Signature cocktails: Rosé all day or vodka and water.
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