Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Fashion for Mommies

Fall has officially begun! I am so excited and can not wait to start shopping for clothes! I went on Pinterest (how did we function before it?) and started my fall wish list! Here are some of my favorites!

Perfect for Saturday brunch!

Fall fashion- Boots, Tans, Grey's, Teal, it all works! Don't forget to accessorize!

I love this outfit for a casual dinner.
NEED this whole getup

I LOVE the fall colors on this outfit for the office.
"Fall office fashion" by olga4444 on Polyvore

Love Love Love

I also need to invest in a good Trench coat this fall!!
Trench Coat by She Inside

What are your fall must haves?


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pre-K Drama!

My 4 year old is having a difficult time adjusting to Pre-K!
After two weeks she still is crying and it seems to be getting worse. She starts crying as soon as we get in the car, as we approach school it turns into screams. It breaks my heart to see her go through this, but I know it is something she has to go through.

Her teacher has been absent a few times this year (already!). Which can be difficult for her because she has not had enough time to adjust to school itself. I had a meeting with the teacher and she suggested I reward her for the first couple of months, with something small for not crying. We will see how that goes!

I did not expect for Pre-K to be this difficult for my little one, but I know every child is different and that sooner or later she will get off the car without tears.

Has anyone else had problems with their little ones this year?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Working Mommies

How many mommies love going to work and leaving their newborn behind? Nobody!

It is a very stressful time for a working mom. In my experience, I have always worked. I probably took off about 1 year when my first daughter was born, since I had a lot of learning to do! Other than that, I have worked and gone to school. People have many opinions about what is right and wrong when it comes to staying home or working. I choose to work because I worked hard for my career, I need to be in a workplace setting and receive a paycheck. I need to be following my own dreams from 9-5. A lot of women choose to stay home after having kids and if it fits your family than that is awesome!

I looked at the benefits of being a stay-at home mommy & of a working mommy.

Stay at home mommy

  • Don't miss any of your child's milestones
  • You don't have to worry about childcare
  • Are able to give your child the best education and teach them family values at an early age
  • Nap time :)
  • Be on top of household chores and meals

Working mommy
  • Paycheck!
  • your child becomes more independent in a daycare setting
  • You don't have to depend on your husband's income
  • you have a career & don't have to wait till your little ones are in highschool
  • child bonds with other children

Of course, every family is different and what works for one doesn't for the other. It is important when considering being a stay at home mommy, that you talk with your husband and weigh all the pros and cons. It is also perfectly fine if you do decide to go back to work and realize this is not for you and would rather stay home.

No matter what we choose, I know that us mommies makes our choices in our child's best interest. We want to give them a better life and it can be done if you choose to stay home or work. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Voluminous Million Lashes Excess by L'oreal

Hi Everyone! I wanted to review this mascara I have heard so much about! I have been using it for about one month, and I can honestly say I am in LOVE with it.
  • Not waterproof
  • Drugstore
  • Average $9
  • Worth your money
  • Washes easily with face wash
  • I use it everyday!
  • I will buy it again
  • Gave my eyelashes the "full" look
  • am-pm still looked like I had just put it on

Post any requests in the comments!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Mommies and Fashion

Why do some women change their wardrobe once they have children? After I had my first child, I no longer wore summer dresses & lip gloss. Everyday consisted of sweats or yoga pants & my hair in a bun. This continued until after I had my 3rd! Yes! It did take that long to start realizing I was not happy with myself. I decided to lose my combined baby weight (from my 3 little ones), start eating healthy & working out. I feel so much confident! I'm putting together outfits, like I did in college & I'm falling in love with trends. Above all, I have 3 little girls who look up to me. I want to be a good role model, not only by teaching them values, but also by letting them know that just because we are grown up and are "mommies" we do not have to look sloppy.

So here are some essential pieces every women should have!

Boyfriend jeans! They are very comfortable and perfect for a play date or a quick run to grocery store.
Goldsign® for J.Crew Jenny jean in rosewood wash
Maxi dress. I love this because it can easily be transformed from night to day outfit. During the day you can wear this with a jean jacket and some cute sandals with a statement necklace or a scarf. For night time fun, it can be paired with heels, clutch and belt.

Look of the Day photo | Bandeau Dress

Flats. These are necessary when your chasing after a 2 year old, but still want to look cute. I also keep these in my car just in case I need to change from my heels at anytime during the day.

JCrew Tee. This is also great to pair with jeans or for the workplace.

Red heels! Every women should own a pair of these! It gives your normal office or weekend outfit a classy touch.

LIPGLOSS! Regardless if you like to wear makeup or not, just a little bit of lip gloss can go a long way! Just keep this in your purse, jean pocket, diaper bag, car or excuses!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What I ALWAYS carry in my purse!

Being a mommy of 3 beautiful girls can be hectic if I'm not organized. When I'm on the go with my little ones, I can not live without these items:

Hair ties!
Me & 3 girls, enough said!

Yes, I get hungry when I'm driving all day in this Texas weather! Must be prepared with a mommy snack! These are my favorite!

These are for my little ones. I usually have them share one if they need a snack to get them through our errands!

All mommies need sanitizing wipes for little dirty hands! I like that these do not have that strong chemical order & super easy to carry in individual packs.

These come in handy all the time!

I always carry food for my 8 month old.

Reusable water bottle! It's important to stay hydrated!

Even when I know I will not need an umbrella stroller, I always have it in the car! Chances are I'm going to need it when I don't have it.

I always have to have this in my purse! Its important to have the little ones protected.

This is what I always have on me when we go out. Depending on the errands & time, I might add some things and of course I carry a separate diaper bag with other essentials, but I though I would share at least what I always use.

Let me know know what your essentials are!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

10 Ways to Prepare your Child for Preschool

August is around the corner and for many parents it means sending their child to school for the first time.

When a child attends school, it closes the toddler stage and opens the world of independence. Although this milestone is very rewarding for both parents and child, it could also be very stressful. This is especially true for stay at home parents and children that have never attended daycare or school.

My daughter will be attending Preschool in the Fall, we are all very excited, but she has never been in care of a "stranger". So this transition is going to be difficult. So, I decided to come up with this list of 10 ways we can get our children ready for this exciting new stage.

1. During the summer months start telling your little one how exciting school is. There's a cafeteria, a library and other kids her/his age that are going to be ready to learn and play with him/her.

2. Take your child with you when you buy school supplies. Encourage them to help you pick their backpack, pencils and nap mat.

3. Drive by the school your child will be attending and let them know how close it is to home or how easy it is to get there.

4. Reassure your child that the teacher will take good care of all the students and that you will call/email the teacher for any concerns.

5. Review over general rules, such as staying in your seat, raising your hand, potty brakes, being respectful, listening to teacher, etc.

6. Remind them how proud you are of him/she being a big boy/girl and that you can not wait to help with their homework and projects.

7. Let them know who will be dropping them off and picking them up from school.

8. Read a book with a school theme.

9. Start planning your childs BEDTIME and start practicing it no later than July! I can't stress this enough, because it is very important for little ones to get enough sleep.

10. Ask your child for two reasons why they are so excited to start school and answer any questions or concerns they have with a smile and positive tone!

            The first day of school will be difficult, but if both parents and children start talking about it and start getting excited about school it might make a difference. Your child will know what to expect and they will see how involved and interested you are about school.

Comment if you have any other suggestions!

Thanks for reading!