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Make-Overs For Moms (and Other Busy People): Clothes

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The New DressLet’s face it. When it comes to prioritizing all the things we need to get done during a busy day, taking care of our physical appearances is often the first to go. But over time, neglecting ourselves can damage our sense of self-worth, our reputations, our marriages, and our overall well-being. That’s why, as part of my month of self-care, I gave myself a make-over. Read the rest of this entry

Just Because You’re a Mom Doesn’t Mean You Have to Dress Like One

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Lady Cockburn and Her Three Eldest Sons by Joshua ReynoldsA few years ago, Saturday Night Live aired a fake commercial for “Mom Jeans.” The video went viral—not only because it’s funny, but also because it spoofs a basic fact about the lives of millions of women: “You’re not a woman anymore. You’re a mom!”

It’s a perennial problem. How do I, as a mom, dress to fit my lifestyle and to send the right message to the people around me? I don’t want my clothes to say, “I’ve given up on myself.” But I want them to reflect certain features–psychiological, social, and practical–of my life. Read the rest of this entry

10 Tips for a Thriftier Wardrobe

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Thrifty and frugal are underused words. They describe a person who knows how to use money wisely and evaluate something’s value.

Too often we brag about being cheap—being able to buy something at the lowest price possible. When we focus on price instead, we forget to think about a product’s value—how well it’s made, how long it will last, and how much use and pleasure we will get out of it. Read the rest of this entry

The Case for the Petticoat

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Petticoats—the undergarments that add shape to a woman’s skirt or dress—have been around for at least five hundred years. They’re currently out of mainstream fashion, but a petticoat is a wonderful addition to an woman’s wardrobe that adds a touch of elegance and fun. Read the rest of this entry