I’m pleased to bring you a guest post today from my new bloggy friend, Gina, over at Mommy Posh. She has some great advice on how to put the “Posh” back into your daily routine!
Gina is the founder of Mommy Posh, a website catered to fashion, beauty, parenting tips, and pop culture, particularly for mothers. The website was born when stay-at-home mom Gina to son Blake channeled her previous beauty business knowledge to bridge her love of fashion and motherhood. Check out her blog on Mommy Posh and follow her tweets @mommyposh.
How To Enhance Your POSHness….
By celebrating “YOU”, you have already channeled your inner POSHness. Being POSH is a state of mind. Adding the title MOM to the mix makes everyone envious and keeps them guessing on how you are always able to maintain that glow. But sometimes we need help on the outer to represent what’s inside. So here are just few tips to add that extra glam into your day to day (yes, you can do it):
Dressing Up for a Night Out & Show Some Skin
Showing some leg or a shoulder is always sexy. It keeps everyone guessing. DON’T buy a dress that doesn’t fit you, it does not look flattering. Show off that post pregnancy figure. With new hips and enhanced cleavage you will be the envy of everyone.
Encourage Date Night With Your Mate
Ask a neighbor, friend, or a family relative to watch your little one while you and your mate do something special. Head to the movies or go bar hopping. By just spending some quality time alone, you can get that spark back in your relationship. The day to day hustle can leave us stressed out, but without our family we are nothing. Stealing a kiss with your mate while making dinner for the fam or holding hands across the dinner table can increase your libido and recharge your batteries…duh, that’s where the glow come from.
I love my ballet flats. They look and feel comfortable and they will never go out of style. Pre-baby (and admittedly during my pregnancy), I was notorious for wearing high heels. But with play dates and running after my active toddler son, heels are a no-no. So with a chic pair of ballet flats and skinny jeans I feel sexy, yet comfortable.
Keep It Easy and Simple
Every woman needs a little sparkle of glam in her life, no matter how busy or tired. It can be easily done with adding color to your wardrobe, meeting up with your friends monthly, or joining a mommy meet-up group. Putting on a pair of oversized sunglasses and a touch of lip gloss is another perfect pick-me-up that you can add to your life.
The Ultimate Accessory: Oversize Tote
An oversized bag is a multi wear use. It can be doubled into a diaper bag or purse. When using it as a diaper bag with the usual necessities (diapers, wipes, extra clothing, etc), you must not forget the other things needed to make you that POSH mom. I, for one, carry my iPhone, my mommy business cards, lip gloss, mints, and parenting or gossip mags. These keep in me check when scheduling mommy meet-ups, doctor appointments, or just catching up on the latest mommy-baby trends.
Not every one mom or child is alike…imagine? To be clones like everyone else..how boring…so DON’T compare your babies or try to impress another mom. Dropping a line like, “He’s still waking up at night? My daughter has been sleeping through since 6 weeks.”, is a total buzzkill. Besides that comment not being lady-like, how is anyone going to want to hang with your little one when mommy is a total snob?
Meet and Mingle
DON’T be shy and DO talk to other moms at the park—most will be happy to have a grown-up conversation. If you have connection with them, invite them to have a play date, or to meet at the playground, or better yet, meet for a glass of wine sans the baby. Here’s your chance to wear that off the shoulder smock dress!