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Bathing Suits for the “Mom-bod”

I really thought I’d be a better place right now – body wise – considering Brandon has been on the outside for nearly 14 months now; however, lets just say I’m not. While I still plan on rocking my typical ‘kini’s this year at the pool or beach, I want to share some options for those really wanting to keep things tucked and tight (especially if you plan on chasing some munchkins around).

SuitsI will be the first to admit that I’ve never been a fan of Tankini‘s…but they are coming back in style and look much more flattering. These options are great for covering a little extra skin in the mid-section from having a baby or one too-many-cupcakes over the last few months (raising my hand to both, thanks!). There’s strap less, one strap, halter and all that’s in between to be able to appeal to just about anyone!

Talk about coming a LONG way – one piece suits are back and they’re fierce…I’m actually considering trying some on! They are super cute and super flattering – you can feel comfortable and sexy all while keeping that belly tucked away. Moms – it’s also nursing friendly if you go with the bandeau option.

Here’s another trend that I’m not on board with but is SO popular – the high waist. Personally, no..it’s not for me. It’s cute on other people though! This is definitely your option if you are only carrying some extra weight in the midsection but still want that “bikini” feel. So easy to mix and match with tops you already have.

Last but not least, one of my favorites, a rashguard! I love this look because it’s super sporty and so comfortable and it works great with a growing bump!

For the Mama’s that are post baby, post nursing and feeling that their top half is lacking in some size, I suggest the ruffled bandeau for a boost “up there”! We all love throwing on shorts and a tank over the bathing suit to get from point A to point B…I’ll be the first one to say that’s my costume of choice. This year, spice things up with a cute little flowly dress and feel extra sexy!

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers and Mother figures, we love you all. I wanted to share some fun ideas for the perfect gift for Mom. Here are some things I have been loving lately (and wouldn’t mind for myself!)

mothersdayThis Roman Numberal Bangle has been on my radar for a while now and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be mine – having Brandon’s birthday stamped in roman numerals just seems SO fun – get a name stamped inside for an added bonus.

If you can’t take Mom to the spa, bring the spa home! Opt for some fancy Sea Salt and Bath oils and finish things off with a beautiful new perfume.

I was thinking about items I would want and I went back and forth with kitchen accessories. I love cookbooks but hardly ever never open one! These Apron Kits would be so fun to do with your crafty Mom – a little “mom and me” day! I am loving these Measuring Cups and don’t forget the matching Whisk.

My Mom and I love going to farmer’s markets and produce stands when the nice weather hits – there’s just something about a garden tomato that you just can’t beat! I love anything by Maika, but this Market Tote with the dandelion print is too cute not to pass up (use code YAYMOM for 20% off) and throw in a water bottle to make drinking water more fun!

Mother’s Day is pretty early and here in the Northeast the weather is still a little cool so we can’t put away those blankets just yet. I think these throw blankets are adorable and love the Springy colors, the price point isn’t bad either. Lastly, I thought this could be a really fun idea – surprise Mom with her first Stitch Fix delivery. Set up a profile, choose a delivery date, pay the fee as a gift to her and see what goodies arrive – who knows, maybe she’ll find something she just HAS to have without leaving the comfort of the house. I love it and cannot wait to get my next Fix.

Mom’s should be celebrated more than just once a year (Dad’s should too!) so this year make it a pact to show Mom how much you care everyday. One of these gifts I mentioned wouldn’t hurt either. My Mom is everything to me and gave me the greatest tool ever and that’s showing me how to be an amazing Mama myself. I love you MOM! We’re all sooo very lucky to have you.

IMG_4324I am also lucky enough to have a great Mother in Law – without these two ladies Kevin and I would never get a day off, night out or dinner brought to us. We love you both!