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Momma Bird: Meet James Kicinski-McCoy of Bleubird Vintage

New to the mom-blog beat? You’re in for a treat; we’re starting with the best. (The Window is of the dessert-first school of thought.)

Meet James Kicinski-McCoy, the founder of Bleubird Blog (née Bleubird Vintage). She lives in Nashville, is married to a hunky photographer named Aubrey, and has four gorgeous children between the ages of  12 and 6 months—Julian, Milla Plum, Birdie and Sailor. Bleubird is where James chronicles her stylish brood’s moments, both big and small.

With Mother’s Day around the bend, we thought it a fine occasion to shine the spotlight on this wondermom. Read on to get the full scoop on James.

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog years ago to go alongside my then-vintage shop. I would update my customers on new pieces a couple of times a week. Every now and then I would mention a little something personal about myself and my family, and before too long I had a strong readership of people asking to see more of our day-to-day lives. I closed my shop doors three years ago and have been having a ball, enjoying my family and blogging ever since.

Your photographs are incredible. In your opinion, what makes for a good shot?
Thank you. I have never considered myself a photographer, but I do think that my eye for photography has improved over the years with practice. I would say natural light and genuine subjects make a photo. I love good, candid shots.

How do you describe your personal style? Has it changed since becoming a mom?
I would describe my style as classic and simple with a little bit of the 1970s thrown in-between. My style didn’t change after becoming a mom; I had my first child at the age of 21 and didn’t notice a change. It has definitely changed with age, however. Nowadays I skip the heels and go straight for the flats.

Most humbling motherhood moment?
Realizing that I can’t do it all. My house will never be perfectly clean, I will never be fully caught up with the laundry, and sometimes my kids will eat Kraft macaroni and cheese for dinner. Some days five o’clock rolls around, and I realize that I haven’t gotten dressed yet. You’ve just got to roll with it and enjoy it.

Favorite time of day with your kids?
Morning time. When everyone is fresh and in a good mood. We can start a brand new day together.

When not on ‘mom duty,’ what are you doing?
I love to surround myself with good, positive people and friends. That is so important. I also love to enjoy a glass of wine and laughs with good company.

Please show us what’s on your wish list this Mother’s Day!


All photos courtesy of James Kicinski-McCoy.

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