Hello! I am moving to the area with my hubbie and 7 yo old son. We are moving from Gainesville FL. my husband's job is in the Countryside area of Clearwater. We are trying to decide where we should live. I am looking into Clearwater, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor and Safety Harbor. Any advice? We want to live in a family neigborhood with good schools and close to shopping and restaurants. Any tips or info would be so appreciated!
Dec 9, 2019
The moment you become a mom, your whole life changes. All of a sudden, your life is not about you, it’s about your kid, and no matter how old they get, when you have that title of “mom”, it comes before anything else. And as busy as you’re going to be, you’ll need some outfits to support you, so here are some trendy tips on how to be the most fashionable functional mom out there: Hands-free always No matter what you’re doing, you want your hands to be free to do other things. When you have a newborn, it means having a baby wrap to have your baby right there on your body without holding them in your arms. When they’re a bit older, it’s a stroller with plenty of functional space to store bags and toys. And when they start running around, it’s a backpack that will contain everything you need while allowing you to run right after them. If you need your things to be at arm’s reach at all times, consider a tight cross-body bag that will give you the same freedom of a backpack, but keep your things in front of you and easy to reach. Fanny packs are making a big comeback this season, and they’re perfect for storing the essentials you need with a kid, like tissues or a small snack. Comfortable footwear You’re not getting anywhere in those strappy sandals that are barely holding together. Your legs need to take you places and you need them in something functional and comfortable. If you’re a working mom, a good option for the warmer months are sneakers that look a bit more polished, like ones simulating oxfords. But when the weather gets colder, a pair of comfortable boots is the way to go. You want something that is easy to care for, that is appropriate for different occasions and that you can spend hours in without reaching for bandages. Don’t shy away from a bit of a heel either, because they can help you with your posture – something a lot of moms with young kids struggle with. Fake it You don’t want to spend all of your time in leggings. Sure, they might be very comfortable and will mold to your new body after having the baby, but spending all of your time in them won’t only make you look drab – it will make you feel drab. Just like how a bad hair day can get your spirits down, being in leggings can make you feel like all you’re supposed to do is lie around. But you can look chic without sacrificing comfort if you opt for jeggings and pants that look like regular tailored pants, but are actually very stretchy. Being in an outfit that looks put together and feels comfortable will make you feel like you can take over the world, all the while with a kid on your hip. Save the maternity clothes If you’re fresh out of pregnancy, you probably can’t wait to just jump back into your old clothes that you wore before the big belly. But as you’ll soon find out, you’ll be needing those for a while longer. Your body doesn’t just spring back to its pre-pregnancy look right after giving birth. It might never go back – and that’s okay. But especially in the first few months, you’ll still be wearing your maternity clothes. So all that money you invested in choosing the cute stuff – you’ll get a bit more worth out of it. Being a mom might sometimes make you feel like your needs and wishes don’t matter and that you don’t have to be well-dressed. But keeping your fashion sense and taking care of yourself while your baby is growing up will give them the guidance that self-care is important and that mom is a boss who can take care of anything that comes her way.