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End Mom Frump - 30-Day Challenge For Normal Moms with a Tiny Budget

End Mom Frump - 30-Day Challenge For Normal Moms with a Tiny Budget

Yikes!

The dreaded mom frump slump.

You swear it won’t happen to you.

But then you have kids, and before you know it you’re wearing the same yoga pants on rotation, skipping haircuts and when was the last time you even shaved your legs??

And we’ve all been there: exhaustion, endless night feeds and getting pooped on 17 times a day. Welcome to motherhood!!

If you’re looking for a fun way to start taking care of yourself, this post is for you.

Here are 30 small things you can do to fight the mom frump now. You deserve it, mama!

12 Sensational Style Secrets That’ll Take You From Feeling Frumpy To Looking Chic & Classy

12 Sensational Style Secrets That’ll Take You From Feeling Frumpy To Looking Chic & Classy

We’ve all got one, right?

That one friend who always looks put together, chic and confident.

Even if they’ve had no sleep! AND have baby spit up on their shoulder!

My chic friend is called Ménsea. And she blogs over at Clever Glamour Momma.

After weeks of me pestering her/begging, she’s finally agreed to hop over and spill 12 style secrets.

So if you want to look less frumpy and more French chic, you’re in the right place!

Let’s dive in!!

Over to you Ménsea.

September is the New January! How to Use Back-to-School Season to Tick Off Those New Year's Resolutions

September is the New January! How to Use Back-to-School Season to Tick Off Those New Year's Resolutions

Wow!

Where is this year going to?

One minute we're loosening our belts to squeeze in just one more Christmas treat. Next minute we're digging out sandals for our summer va-cay.

Clearly, we’re a long way away past New Year’s Resolution season - but, with fresh uniforms, fresh notebooks and fresh hopes, there’s a newness to this season that makes it a perfect time to make some small, but important, changes.

How to be a Chilled Out Mother - A Guide for Uptight, A-Type, Control Freak Moms

How to be a Chilled Out Mother - A Guide for Uptight, A-Type, Control Freak Moms

Kids grow up fast, don’t they?

I mean, one moment you’re wondering ‘are my boobs ever going to stop leaking milk everywhere?’. And the next moment you’re wondering ‘how the *fudge*are we going to cram all that college stuff into the back of the Honda?’

And, yes, we all want to cherish our little ones’ childhoods. But life’s stressful, isn’t it? Panic-filled mornings, after-school activities, and ALL that homework to get through.

And some of us are more stress-y than others. I’m talking about my type-A, control-freak, worry-laden, highly-sensitive homies. You know who you are, ladies!!

But, mamas, what if we could drop the stress - at least sometimes?

Legit Ways to Spice Up Life as a Stay At Home Mom (For When You Straight-up, For Real, Can't Take Another G.D. Day)

Legit Ways to Spice Up Life as a Stay At Home Mom (For When You Straight-up, For Real, Can't Take Another G.D. Day)

Do you ever feel bored being a stay at home mom? 

Before you grab your pitchforks or go round up a posse…let me clarify a few things. 

I do not think children are boring. They’re not. But…any childcare is undeniably full of repetitions, routines and cycles.

I also don't think that stay at home moms get time to be bored – just that those cycles of childcare and endless (literally freakin' endless) chores have the potential to be mind-numbing.

Let's add to the mix the potentially long periods of isolation (stranded at home if you don’t have available transport) and a severe shortage of adult conversation. 

If you’re a SAHM who has that living-on-a-hamster-wheel feeling and if you’re looking for some actionable tips to spice up your life (without running away with the postman or turning to drink)…this post is for you.