Postpartum / Nursing

If you weren't convinced, in last week's guest post on Rookie Moms, to trade in your sweatsuit, Rookie Moms and Ain't No Mom Jeans have again teamed up with another sweatsuit alternative. For those of you chanting, "Die, Sweatsuit, Die!" right along with me, you'll appreciate what Rookie Mom Whitney called my "anti-sweatsuit rant".  Love that.  For the rest of you...
It was hard to me to believe, after giving birth, that I would someday want to workout again.  Just like it was hard for me to believe (immediately after) that I would someday poop again.  But life goes on. However, if you nurse as long as I have (or if your urge to workout comes back more quickly than...
I believe every Mom should have one great dress in their closet.  And by "great", I mean that the dress should make you look like a million bucks, make you feel like your old pre-baby, sophisticated, rockin' self (or a close approximation), and can be dressed up or down, depending on the situation. I know this sounds like...
If anyone has doubted that stripes are having their moment, just scroll back through our Mom Street Styles - we've seen a plethora of cool moms in stripes lately.  However, what I love most about this look (in addition to the twist on the nautical stripes) is that it shows a great way to wear our summer camis well...
When you gotta, go, you gotta go.  And my girlfriend's daughter, Aubrey, had to go.  Poop, actually.  Which she pointed out to her mother in a very matter-of-fact voice that only a recently potty-trained three year old can muster.  After an initial moment of panic, "You have to POOP?  Now?" Aubrey's mum, Sarah, recovered and dug a hole in...
Nursing bras are a must if you are nursing.  Yes.  But they are, for the most part, ugly.  So ugly, in fact, that prior to having a kid, I almost decided not to nurse given the ugliness of the bras.  (My priorities were slightly different then.  In my defense, my childless, unmarried friends supported this line of thinking.)  I...
Nursing moms need support (for heavy, milk-filled boobs) and easy access (for starving, wailing babes). I haven't been able to find any on-trend nursing dresses. Ugh. We should invent some. In the meantime, with a little creativity...here are a few options for nursing moms:
The first annual Hopscotch Hustle, a hip mom and baby fashion show for the benefit of WeeCycle, was a huge success! Most importantly it raised money and awareness to help Colorado's in-need families, and...now for the fun part, the fashions were spot-on. We pulled styles from some of Denver's coolest boutiques with the challenge of creating hip outfits that are comfortable, flattering and easy enough to appeal to moms. A challenge that was met in full force. Here are my favorites from the show:
All Moms want/need/must have time off, time to themselves. So on Mother's Day, treat her with a day all to herself. Here's how it works: Choose the day (it doesn't need to actually be on Mother's Day). Wrap up a Mother's Day gift of cozy-but-fabulous spring loungewear. (NOTE: This is NOT lingerie - the goal is comfy and cool not sex-pot. You want her to feel beautiful and relaxed, not guilty because the last thing she wants to do is throw on that bustier). Throw in a great book or trashy magazine. Then, when the day arrives, make sure the house is picked up, and take the kids OUT OF THE HOUSE. Otherwise, despite your very best efforts they will still find their way over to mom. When you return...voila! A happy, relaxed mom. And we all know that happy mom = happy family. Here are my favorite comfy-cool Spring loungewear picks:
Banish all images of shapeless floral dresses and mumsy prints. The new spring florals are a little bit boho, a little bit watercolor, and are an easy way to add a little color to mom basics! Below are five great ways to wear the new spring florals.