Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LINK LOVE: BABY BROWN SUGAR'S GUIDE TO HIDING THAT BUMP


Pregnancy is your time to shine and Christina of BabyBrownSugar shows you how to look fabulous in every trimester! Check out her post on how to hide that bump in style:
 
 
 
So it’s your first or second trimester and you’ve definitively decided that you don’t want people to know you’re pregnant until you’re ready. Perhaps you’re working on a big reveal or maybe your job security depends on you keeping it under wraps? Don’t fret. Even the style novice can finesse their way through at least the 4th month of pregnancy without anyone noticing, with a slight shift in wardrobe. Below are the top fashion items you’ll need in your closet to pull it off:
 
 
1. Peplum Tops
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This was my saving grace towards the end of the first trimester when my belly bump started to poke out a bit. Peplum tops are designed to flare out right above your waist, exactly where the baby bump would begin. They give a little extra volume to that area so that nobody will notice if there’s actually something growing under there.

Check out the rest of Christina's fabulous MommyWear here





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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MOMMIEKNOWSFRESH: EVEN SUPERMAN HAD THE JUSTICE LEAGUE



There have been times when I've felt completely overwhelmed by motherhood.  Like pull my hair out burst into tears kind of overwhelmed. She won't eat, she won't sleep, and she’s got a cold....again. At these times I become a tears time bomb ready to explode at any moment. So you know what I do? I let the tears fall. I go into to my bathroom and I cry out my frustrations. I let it out and let it go, realizing that my emotions are out of love. Remember, you're doing a better job than you think. Matter of a fact you're awesome.  Here’s some other things I've learned along the way:

There will be mess, get over it.
Motherhood is messy.  Finding one or two smashed up Cheerios at the bottom of my purse is life.  Milk stains on my shirt before 8am? You better believe it, especially when I was nursing.  You never knew when those things would go off.  At home you may find that keeping things in order is harder than it ever was before.  It's okay; you do what you can and save what you can't till later.   This means that dust on top of the TV can wait till tomorrow.

I was a good mom, and then I had children.
Every mother has a picture in their mind of what motherhood is going to be like.  For me it was a child who ate and loved all types of organic foods.  She'd pass up those cookies for a handful of blueberries. I was so excited the first time I gave her a strawberries, and do you know what she did?  She took one bite and propelled it across the room.  Not quite what I had in mind. So I gave her a cookie and saved the strawberries for later because I realized it wouldn't kill her and I was still a good mom.

Even Superman had the Justice League.
You know that sewing, cooking, baking, cleaning, energetic mom? You know what she has that makes her look like she can do everything? She has help. A team of people who help her make it through the day. Who's on your team? I've got my husband, mom, sister, and a crew of aunties and cousins who keep me sane giving me breaks when even I don't know I need them. Even Superman needed Batman once in a while.

Cherish every moment because soon they will be teenagers.

You ever see a teenager in a baby carrier? When's the last time you rocked your teenager to sleep? That baby you're swaddling right now will be taking their road test before you can say "Sweet 16" There was a time when the only way my daughter slept through the night was in our bed, which meant I was wasn't sleeping at all.  I was crazy from exhaustion then one day like magic she slept all night in her crib, success right? Wrong, I miss her snuggled next to me!! My point is enjoy every moment, every tantrum, every mess, because life happens in a blink and soon they'll be teenagers. 
God help us all.


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Friday, April 4, 2014

MOMMIEKNOWSFRESH: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE


Motherhood has taught me an amazing amount of things, but what it's taught me the most is every day is a blessing, every moment is a gift.

Often times we get caught up in the "what ifs" or thinking that we missed our moment. I'm 34 years old and I used to think that I'd missed my time of opportunity, but when I became a mom it reignited my passions. It made me want to work even harder to be a woman that my daughter could be proud of.  Not because of any singular success, but because I never gave up on my dreams! I'm here to tell you it's never too late, you don't have to claim mediocrity. Be passionate, work hard, and have faith because you never know who you may inspire!

 
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

FRESHLY PICKED MOCCASINS I ADORE YOU





  When I found out I was having a daughter the first thing I did was call my mom, the second thing I did was shop. I can't get enough of the little shoes, the little dresses, the little hats, it's insane.  With that being said and because kids grow up fast value is important.  When I got a chance to review a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins I jumped on it.  I followed founder Susan Peterson’s story and was a huge fan of the brand.
  So on a sunny Saturday I took my little lamb out to try out her new gold moccs, I chose the gold because it's modest, right?  Anyway, as soon as I put her down off she went.  Have you ever tried to take pictures and chase a toddler at the same time? Not easy, but it gave me a chance to really see what these moccs were made of and I was not disappointed. Not only are they beautifully made, but durable!  If they can handle my track star toddler they can handle just about anything.  I'm forever a fan and I can guarantee you will be too.
www.freshly-picked.com

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