Meet Troy Michel

Hey, There! 

     How ya feelin'!? I'm Troy Michel the creator and designer of Mother Tougher. I'm a mother of 5. Yes, F-I-V-E! They are 13, 7, 4, 2 and 1 - - Yes, Irish Twins eeek! I'm also a tv and radio personality and I do a little acting on the side here in Richmond, VA. And before you ask (because I'm sure you're wondering)... Yes, it's a madhouse 95% of time. Yes, I'm tired. And no, I don't know how I do it all either! lol To be honest, I don't. I just do what I can and don't let what I CAN'T get me down. I also have an AMAZING partner and support system. Still, it's overwhelming, stressful and most days you think ya just might lose it at any moment. Motherhood, amiright!? Most times, you can catch me rocking' a messy bun, sportin' a spitup-stained shirt and yesterday's eyeliner. I know you can probably relate. #MomLife Listen, sometimes you just need a good laugh.

     As parents, we enjoy purchasing clothing that reflects our children's personalities as well as our sense of humor. So, we wanted to create the products that we wished were on the market, but couldn't find. Thus, this trendy t-shirt line with age-appropriate, family-friendly humor, was born.

     Mother Tougher is a movement purposed to uplift every voice of EVERY mother. We are a community of supportive women who encourage, motivate and inform rather than judge each other.  Whether planning on a natural birth or c-section, to bottle or breastfeed, to vaccinate or not, mothers have a voice and should be supported in their decisions. This is a judgement-free zone. No bashing, only uplifting. We're all just doing the best we can and making the best decisions for OUR families, and should be encouraged to do so. So often, mothers are silenced or shamed into making decisions to appease others. Not anymore! Mother Toughers are educated, opinionated, loud & proud! 

Happy shopping!


Troy Michel

P.S- If no one has told you today, you're doing a GREAT job. You're one bad Mother Tougher! *leans in and whispers* "buy the shirt!" #TreatYoSelf