Posts Tagged‘holidays’

How to Curb Holiday Weight Gain

So, here’s the skinny on holiday weight gain: it sucks! Last year, I was fresh off of having a baby when the holidays rolled around. I’d lost 25lbs and only had 15 to go to be at pre-baby weight. By the time the holidays were over I had gained TWELVE of the 25 I’d lost. I started the New Year thoroughly ticked at myself for having lost all semblance of self-control for nearly two months and I’m determined to not let that happen again this year. If you’re like me and in need of a little extra accountability to curb holiday weight gain, I’ve even made a little cheat sheet for you!   If you liked this post you should check out my Facebook The Stylish Mommy and Instagram @the_stylish_mommy

5 Mommy Stages of Halloween

Like most holidays, preparation for Halloween falls on my plate. This is mainly because I LOVE any excuse to buy special outfits for the littles. Typically, by Memorial Day, I’ve been scouring Pinterest and Etsy for months in search of the perfect, unique sibling costumes. I order them and anxiously wait for the mailman to deliver the goods in 6-8 weeks. This year, because we are in the throes of Minion Mania, we went with something a little different: the littles are going to be Elves inspired by the Elf on the Shelf. They’re adorable and creative and if we see another set of elves we are immediately leaving whatever event we are at. Kidding. Kind of. I know that Halloween celebrations are an overwhelming week of parties, candies, and costumes for all families and realized when talking with my Mommy Friends just how crazy the holiday week is. We are all officially walking through these 5 Stages of Mommy Halloween: 1.Preparation We begin the Halloween festivities months in advance by first deciding on the most appropriate and unique family costumes for our size, age, and make up before we’ve even licked the ketchup off our 4th of July hot dogs. We then spend 450% more money than anticipated on the costumes and accessories to make ours WAY better than that Stepford family on our block. The costumes arrive by Labor Day and we begin making appropriate alterations to insure that each member of the family is perfectly outfitted for the…