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Whether its for a full day of running errands with my little ones in tow, or we’re keeping it low key around the neighborhood, over the years I’ve narrowed down my ideal momiform to a few essentials.
My Momiform Essentials:
Comfy skinny jeans: This isn’t the time for really structured denim without any give. Find a skinny jean you can move in, that you can get down and build towers on the floor in. I tend to stick with flattering dark washes and like a little bit of distressing.
A better than basic top: My go-to is a striped tee but I love that the peplum detail and unexpected color takes this striped tee up a notch. It’s a good variation from the typical black and white stripes that you can usually find me in.
Contacts: I’ve been wearing glasses since Kindergarten and contacts since the seventh grade… and while the newborn phase calls for glasses (when you’re trying to sleep when the baby does and that is every 2 hours, you don’t want to be taking out and putting in eyewear), toddler and above calls for contacts.
Fellow glasses wearers, have you ever had your toddler run in for a hug or throw something at your face and have it hit your glasses? When I’m down on the floor playing with my kids I feel more comfortable (and safer) wearing contacts.
The move from glasses to contacts and dangly earrings to studs is the natural progression of motherhood.
I recently switched my contacts for ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses after my appointment at Target Optical® and been so happy by how light and comfortable they are. My eyes don’t get dry and the contacts are comfortable for all day wear. I can spend my mornings shooting photos or running errands, nap time getting work done at the computer, and afternoons on the floor with the kids without worrying about my eyes.
Plus, contacts make it easier to get right up to the camera when I’m over-photographing them, as I tend to do. 😉
A backpack diaper bag: I loved my huge crossbody diaper bag when I had a 3 month old and was carrying half our house with us wherever we went, but I switched to a backpack diaper bag earlier this year and haven’t looked back. Having both hands free (and hips free for holding babies) just makes being out and about so much easier.
Watch: One thing I’ve become more cognizant of since becoming a mom is how much time I spend on my phone. I’m far from perfect, but I do work on having my kids see me on my phone as little as possible. I use to use my phone a lot just for checking the time (and would often get distracted by also checking email + social media) and I’ve cut out a lot of phone usage just from switching to a watch! Plus, sometimes you need to check the time and you can’t dig around in your bag for your phone 🙂
Comfortable Slip ons: When you’re holding a baby or careening a toddler, you need to get your shoes on FAST and with as little fuss as possible. I love a good slip-on sandal in the summer and flat in the fall and spring. I’ll go for something a bit more substantial in the winter and rain boots when necessary, but find some comfortable shoes that you can get on or off without your hands and it will make getting out the door that much easier.
New contact wearer? Tips for putting in your contact lenses here.
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