• Welcome to Moxie Mama!

    I am overjoyed to have you here. I enter into the blogger arena in a year that I’ve named BOLDNESS, so I hope you enjoy my bold efforts.

  • WHAT IS MOXIE MAMA?

    Moxie is defined by Webster’s dictionary as a force of nature, determination, or nerve. Urban dictionary calls it sass, spunk, determination, and attitude. Sounds ideal, right? Who wouldn’t want to have moxie?

    Women tend to lose sight of our moxie—years of sleepless babies, diapers, carpools, and pee wee sports certainly isn’t sexy, but we love that part and love the little humans we are raising. We tell ourselves it’s temporary, but we often are tired and overwhelmed and forget that we have to come first. For YEARS. It’s part of the package—a rite of passage, if you will.

  • But what if is WASN’T? What if you had a friend reminding you that you are fun and sassy and can still wear ripped up jeans? What if there was a constant cheerleader urging you to be BOLD yourself?

    I get it—it feels indulgent. Our kids are supposed to come first and our lives/passions/CLOSETS aren’t a priority. Someday soon, however, our kids will go off to college or real life and we will be standing there wondering where to begin. Making ourselves and our own adult relationships a REAL priority is never indulgent, either! It is a great message to our children that we also matter. That we have dreams, passion, style or what have you.

    Beyond that, where do we find the time! Whether you work out of your home, from your home, or are a hard-working SAH mom, you are running ALL. DAY. LONG. Finding the time to shop, plan a trip, take up a hobby seems impossible.

    Moxie Mama is the story of how we can get that spunk back and turn this phase of life into the best we’ve got!

  • WHAT WILL I FIND AT MOXIE MAMA?

    Because fashion is such a huge part of my career with W by Worth and my lifelong passion, there will be a big focus on that here. But this is NOT your daughter’s fashion blog!!! We’ll talk about how to take the best of the season’s trends and adapt them into something we can feel confident in. We will have a focus on YOU and being your most MOXIE-ful self. Beauty trends, wellness, parenting—for now the sky’s the limit! I’ll be asking what you want to hear from time to time as well. And I’ll be setting some challenges for people to share their own moxie with us!

    Most importantly, Moxie Mama will be FUN! The internet is full of debate, drama, and seemingly unattainable standards. I can never take myself or my life too seriously and I promise to keep it real and laugh at myself. So thanks for coming along-- I’m happy to know you!

    ~Sam

  • WHO IS SAM DITKA?

    Sam is a stylist with W by Worth, a women’s luxury clothing line from NYC.  She works with individual clients to adapt their image to meet their goals and lifestyle, as well as clearing out the past that lingers in her clients’ closets. Sam also speaks to women’s groups about promoting the personal brand through image, building a functional wardrobe that works for YOU, and many other topics.

    An extrovert on steroids with probable mild ADD (thanks to my boys’ first grade teacher for suggesting this), Sam is also constantly planning “field trips,” nights out, and boondoggles for her friends and family.  She loves connecting the dots between friends and making introductions.

  • Sam is the daughter of BK and Mommy Mac and sister to three as well as DIL, SIL, aunt and GREAT aunt to many.

    Most importantly, she is the proud wife of the best guy around, Himself, and a consummate BOYMOM to Conman (16) and Tbone (14).  These three have taught her true boldness, courage, and how funny gas can be.  And then there’s Guinness the Menace--The Airedale terror.  He may yet get his own blog.