Mommy fashion can be pretty and stylish without requiring a ton of your precious time. Do you struggle with getting your kids dressed and yourself dressed too? I'm in the stage of life where I have to have help from my husband to get the kids ready when we are going somewhere, otherwise no one gets out the door! I'm also the person who absolutely can't leave the house unless I've done my makeup (mascara and everything), because not doing so makes me feel partially dressed. I've found ways to maintain my style standards and beauty routine even in the midst of caring for 3 young children who need so much attention. A low-key hair routine, 5 simple go-to makeup products, and a few cute wardrobe basics are all I need to feel presentable and stylish.
Someone once said, the most precious jewels you'll ever wear around your neck are the arms of your children. For myself as a mom, it is absolutely an honor to be entrusted with raising my little ones. While raising my precious jewels, it's pretty handy to have some silicone beads around my neck during the difficult teething stages. Mama & Little makes fashionable teething jewelry that's pretty enough to coordinate with any outfit and act as a hygienic and convenient teether for my baby. Mama & Little is run by a husband and wife team who design many gorgeous jewelry styles to choose from! I'm excited to share with you some timeless pieces from the Mama & Little Rose Luxe collection.
Moms are always working hard and giving their best to take care of their families. I know I personally don't tend to stop and think about taking care of myself in all the business of life with babies. However, my sweet husband is good to remind me to take a break and treat myself to some pampering now and then! We all have different ways of relaxing or feeling pampered but for me, as a mom I love being "pampered" by things that are not only fun for me but helpful or practical in some way. Here are 4 practical ways you can pamper yourself as a mom!
Finding a perfect diaper bag can be such a challenge but after trying multiple bags over the last few years I believe I have found it! Both functional and fashionable, Lily Jade makes the best diaper bags for today's moms that truly grow with your ever changing needs.
Mommy Life is busy but it doesn't have to be frantic. I find easy ways to stay healthy and organized even while taking care of my 3 young children. Granted, someone always needs to be helped, wiped, held, or changed, but this intense stage of life is precious because it won't last forever. Here are some ways I keep myself healthy and happy, which also transfers into a healthy and happy home and family!
Almost all of us have electronic calendars in our hands these days, but let's be honest; who doesn't love getting a great pen out and writing lists, tasks, and schedules on paper?? Emily Ley's Simplified Planner combines the love and necessity for writing with an organized and efficient layout, making the Simplified Planner extremely appropriately named. There aren't extra pages of uselessness or sections that you feel like you need to fill in. Featured here is the Weekly Simplified Planner. It's a perfect size to be able to pack around if you'd like, while large enough to write in.
In my family, I'm most blessed when I see my kids enjoy something I did for them or with them. I love doing crafts with my girls and hanging out in the evenings with my husband, watching Netflix. I honestly don't feel like I need many gifts because I'm already so blessed by my babies' smiles and giggles and warmth of my home. I enjoy cooking and cleaning (when I feel especially motivated) and I love decorating in ways that are kid-friendly, easy, and pretty. My favorite colors are dusty aqua and lavender and I love dressing up my girls in cute little outfits. I have 3 healthy kids under the age of 5 (and I wouldn't mind having another) and I'm a stay at home, work from home mom who enjoys drinking lots of coffee — God has blessed our family much more than we deserve. What more could I wish for? So I when I say, "here's my Mommy Wish List for the holidays!", I just mean these mommy gift ideas are fun extras for stylish home decorating, luxurious products for making a mommy feel pampered, and fun toys that enhance a mom's hobbies of photography and coffee drinking. (yes, I'm my family's resident barista!) I'm sure you'll find something you love on my gift list for moms!
thredUP is a super fun and innovative way to shop for affordable clothing online. Life can get so busy and it is convenient for moms to have so many options for purchasing everyday essentials from your phone or computer! thredUP makes it fun and easy to shop for gently used clothing. They take care to make sure everything that is sold in is great shape and worthy of your closet. Some things are even brand new! I'm excited to share some of the treasures I found from thredUP to add to my own wardrobe.
The TYME Iron is one of the best inventions in hair care that I have ever had the pleasure of using. It's efficient, multipurpose, and (once you get the hang of it) easy to use. All of which are important components for a morning beauty and hair care routine, especially for us moms! The TYME Iron is such a simple, yet brilliant ergonomic design for a universal hair care tool. I didn't even realize when I first used my TYME Iron that it is not only a curling iron, but also a hair straightener. And not only that, but the best hair straightener I have ever used! The TYME Iron actually straightened my naturally curly hair the first time around, without me having to blow dry it first. Win!
In spite of having plenty of purses, I had to look for a diaper bag that could contain all the chaos and baby necessities that I need to carry with me when going out with my babies. Although there are many options out there, some are just either way out of my price range or not the right shape, color, size, or style. In just over two years of being a mama, I've acquired two diaper bags to alternate with different types of outings (casual or dressy), all while my other bags collected dust. But not for long! I discovered ToteSavvy, an innovative organizing insert that I've seen pricier bags come with but I never thought to look for it separately, an insert that you can place into any bag as long as you get the right size and viola! You have yourself a diaper bag!