One working mama's journey to leading a happy and stylish life with little ones

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Happily In Style Does Snacktime!

Happily In Style Does Snacktime!

Oh wow hey there September, where did you come from? I must admit I enjoyed my month off. I dubbed August as the month of self love. If you hadn’t guessed I turned my month of self love into a vacation from writing. Even though […]

Links & Things

Links & Things

Okay so ALL of my July posts have been delayed. I’m so sorry to all of my readers but to be honest I was just enjoying July. No excuses, no real reason, well actually there were two pint size reasons. Those reasons just so happen […]

Simply Draped

Simply Draped

The other day temperatures reached an all time high, well at least for me they did. I’m in the third trimester of my second pregnancy and oh boy are these pregnancy symptoms coming out of the woodwork. All day yesterday I was fanning myself and staying hydrated, I was definitely having a hot flash or too. I’ve always said that my second trimester was the BEST time every during my first pregnancy and it’s safe to say that the second time around was no different. Theres just something about it, you’re not too big yet you don’t really have symptoms as much as you did while adjusting in the beginning or near the end when your body is doing the prep work for delivery. It’s just a nice slice of time where everything stands still and you get to just enjoy the baby bump and food cravings. Sadly I’m not longer living that beautiful dream anymore. Don’t get me wrong the third trimester isn’t bad its just different. Things are getting real and the time seems to fly by more rapidly than in the beginning. Things I felt I had months to do are dwindling down to weeks and soon it will be days. Ahhh!!!

In the mean time I’ve stopped all maternity purchases I’m good I’ve only got ten weeks left so I’m going to “make do” with what I have and keep it simple. Today’s is another non-bump purchases, I wore a draped BCBG Maxazria skirt. I love the color of this skirt it reminds me of a blue lagoon or deep periwinkle tone which is great for accentuating a tan. I kept it simple on top and just paired it with a white tank. I threw on a BCBG Generation blouse over it to complete the look with add a little extra pop. The blouse used to zip up but well that’s not happening any time soon so I’m keeping it in rotation as a cover up. I kept my make up light and my hair half up half down for a simple sleek look. Near the end of pregnancy I try to keep everything simple, throw on and go is my motto. You may not always get as stylish of a look as you’re after but remember you are going through the miracle of pregnancy. It doesn’t always feel like a miracle but anything amazing isn’t going to come that easy. So just be confident and remember you are BEAUTIFUL!

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Staying Stylish In Your Third Trimester

Staying Stylish In Your Third Trimester

What the third trimester ALREADY?! It feels like yesterday I found out we were expecting our second. I was sitting on the couch in our living room only lit by the flickering of holiday lights in sheer shock over a positive pregnancy test. With so […]

End of summer switch up!

End of summer switch up!

Summer is coming to an end so Sam and I are trying to take advantage of what is left of it.  Tonight Sam suggested we grill. He would figure out the main course while I took care of the sides. He then gave me an […]

Night in before Chucktown

Night in before Chucktown

This week has been a little stressful for me. Tomorrow my friends and I are heading to Charleston for my bachelorette trip. Don’t get me wrong I am extremely excited for this trip. It has been awhile since I’ve actually been able to get out and let loose. But the days leading up to this trip have been busy.  So tonight I decided I was taking it easy. Yes I will be away for three days but I still deserve one night in the home I just spent the entire week cleaning. When Sam got home he told me to get up stairs  immediately and watch Netflix.

How could I pass that up?! I couldn’t and I didn’t. Finally, it was here the day before my trip and I was really able to get excited. In the beginning I wanted my bachelorette trip to be quick easy and low-key. I haven’t been out much since our son was born and I am not complaining about that at all. My partying days are over. But, once I was finally able to relax and let my tension for the trip go away a little release didn’t seem like a bad idea. Sometimes I feel like we moms get so caught up in making sure everything goes smoothly that we don’t give ourselves the vacation we deserve. Here I was about to go away for 3 whole days and all I could think about was how I hoped Sam had enough socks.

I stopped myself from over thinking and took the time to enjoy the moment laying there… not cooking dinner, not doing laundry, and most definitely not running after the little dude. Just laying there watching scary movies (yes, I am a horror film junkie) and thinking about all the things I would get to do on vacation. I started to look through the app store on my phone. Trying to find apps for Charleston started to help me get excited about the trip. I found a few great ones that showed me some local festivities and games with a bachelorette twist to get the party going. I finally felt that excitement I had waited for!!! It is hard to let go of the control we moms have over everyday life.  I feel like part of the problem is that I can sometimes feel guilty for having fun without my son. The other part of it is that I focus so much on trying to make everything perfect for my family that sometimes I forget about myself. Sam is always telling me to just relax and let it wait. Usually I ignore him but tonight that is exactly what I am going to do!

IMG_0617   I enclosed a picture of the meal Sam made me for dinner tonight. Another example of why it is good to just sit back and relax…sometimes you even get a lobster roll out of it!!

-Meghan-

 

Tuesday Is My Monday

Tuesday Is My Monday

Tuesday is my Monday and I love it! I get two days off with my lovely son Gunnar and we have so much fun together. I must say though by Monday night aka my Sunday night I am ready to go back to work. Work […]