Showing posts from October, 2014

How to Be a High-Fashion Mama - Wardrobe Staples for the Stylish Mom

It's a slippery slope. You decide that it is going to be just one short errand and it's ok to just run out this one time in your old sweatpants and mismatched top. No one will see you. (anecdotally that is exactly when I meet the new person who has just moved into the neighborhood - seriously) But do you feel your best? Just because we're moms doesn't mean we can't feel great about how we look. For a mom, your wardrobe has to serve about 12 purposes (and that's on a good day). Whether you're chasing toddlers or chauffeuring teenagers, your clothes need to be functional, sure but that doesn't mean you have to give up on style. Here are a couple of simple suggestions to help you create a wardrobe that works for you (so you don't have to work so hard). Know Your Perfect Pants Forget about material for a second and think about the cut of the pants. You need to know how each cut looks on your body. Trends come and go today's skinny jean is to

Create Halloween Traditions With 3 Easy Treats

Halloween is one of those great times of year for creating awesome family memories. Think back to your favorite Halloween. Several images have probably already popped into your brain. It's a time of year that’s fun, scary and delicious. Kids (and parents) wait impatiently for the night they can put on their costumes and go trick-or-treating. But the costumes are not the only reason that these moments are so ingrained in our memory bank. It is the smells and the textures - carving pumpkins is alot of fun but it is also a gooey, icky mess (which is a big part of the fun). When we think of Halloween we think of candy corn and the mini versions of our favorite candy bar. Still, another great way to fill your house with the Halloween spirit is to cook up something yummy and pumpkinny.  Here are three unique Halloween treats to add to your October traditions: Halloween Whoopie Pies This recipe from can be turned into an activity for the kids to do ev

No association found between wearing bra, breast cancer

It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so as mothers there is the one nagging question we always ask ourselves (about everything) "What did I do wrong?". We often blame ourselves for everything that has happened and we look for what we did and what we could have done differently to have avoided a bad situation. In the case of breast cancer the good news is that you can keep wearing your favorite bra. Don't ditch the bra in an attempt to prevent breast cancer.   It's not your bra! There are a number of great reasons to have a fantastic bra that really fits you well: Your Figure: It can really help your figure - especially if the girls are a little tired from months of breastfeeding and normal wear and tear.   Physical Activity: If you have knockers that knock when you exercise it is good to know that wearing a bra to make your exercise program more comfortable is not going to be bad for your health. Go ahead and put on that sports bra and go o

How to Help Your Teen Develop Independence and Self-Esteem

Staying at home when you’re a working mom sounds like the perfect gig. You don’t have to get dressed in the morning to go to work, you can do whatever you need to do whenever you decide to do it, and everything is laid back and easy. Ah, if only it were that easy. Being a stay-at-home mom is a lot more difficult than it would seem. If you work at home, you have to be disciplined and have a schedule that you adhere to so that the job gets done. If you are self-employed, you have an even bigger workload and probably work extra hours. Put this all together with the huge responsibility of taking care of a family and you can’t help but wonder how stay-at-home moms do it. When kids head full-on into their teen years, they are capable of a lot more than they let on. As a mom, you want to instill values that will help create and solidify independence before they head out into the “real world.” Motivating teens is key to self-learning, and you can do this by showing them ways to do th