Posts Tagged ‘just for mom’

08/19/09
Amy

(Just for Mom) Social Networking….at the Park


may28When you are in a new town or a new phase of life, it can take a while to build a social network for yourself. And sometimes it is hard to simply know where to start. Options can feel abundant yet limited at the same time.

There is something magical about motherhood, though. You have an instant connection with other moms simply because you have both borne children. Maybe it is the leftover macaroni and cheese that you both have stuck in your hair, the mutual lack of sleep, or maybe it is how we see the same passionate love for our children reflected in the eyes of the other mother. Whatever the reason, potential connections now abound.

If you are feeling lonely or just having a bad day, pack your kids up and head to the park. Push your kids on the swings, help them on the climbing wall, watch them go down the slide or try their hand at the monkey bars. And chat with the other moms that are there. Some days you may make a lasting connection with another mom and other days it may just be a simple conversation in which you laugh about some of your kids’ antics. Whatever the case, the simple fellowship with another mom can help refresh your spirit…..and you had to go no further than the monkey bars.

06/03/09
Amy

(Just For Mom) Accessorizing


A chunky necklace. A scarf. Earrings. A couple of bracelets. Insignificant? Hold on.

Have you ever observed women you consider to be beautiful or well-dressed and then felt inadequate when when you look at your own plain blue shirt and ponytail? In order to follow in their footsteps, you would have to totally make over your entire wardrobe, get your hair done, actually purchase makeup, and then somehow know how to put it all together?!? Or do you?

You probably noticed that these women wore accessories, but it was most likely a passing observation as you took in the whole ensemble. Look again. There is something about accessories that effortlessly exudes confidence. They have the power to magically transform a plain t-shirt or jazz up your look without a major makeover.

So next time you feel frustrated when looking at your wardrobe or want a fresh look, add a splash of color with a few accessories. It might take you a little outside your comfort zone, but maybe that’s a good thing.