-by Liz Sparks
You’ve been stuck inside now for months, with young children who are bored, anxious and ready to play outside. Your house might be a disaster and your wardrobe is probably looking a little tired, and you are thinking that life as a mom has never been more tiring. But summer is on the horizon, and the glorious warm, sunny days that are made for play dates at the park and swimming in the pool are upon us. This is your time as a mom to refresh and relax, and get rejuvenated before the hustle and bustle of the school year starts up again. Consider these summer upgrades to help you feel your best and get the most out of this summer.
Revamp your hairstyle. According to Babble, as the summer days turn your skin darker it will be time for you to turn your hair a shade or two lighter. Platinum blonde is the color of the season, so as a hip mom, you can incorporate this into your new hairdo. When you feel confident and beautiful, you will be more apt to take on the daily challenges that come with being a mom to young children. Sometimes a new hairstyle is all you need to feel fresh and ready for the new summer season. Once you have your new look, you can start making all of those exciting plans.
Indulge in a few new pairs of flats — finally it’s in style to be comfortable again. Mom Agenda states that flats are the new heels, which works out great for those who are chasing tiny tots around the backyard. Throw on your new favorite pair of TOMs to head to the park or a pair of adorable ballet flats for a night out with the girls. Flats go with just about any type of outfit, from a casual ensemble to a flashy outfit designed for a night on the town.
Get a new set of wheels. When you are heading out to the beach, you will want to feel good knowing that you are driving your kids in style this summer. Auto Trader has recently released a new list that identifies the top seven vehicles for moms — allowing those caring for young children to choose a safe, reliable vehicle that is also stylish and something they can be proud of driving.
Tops on the list are 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T, starting at $1990 with 22 city mpg and 33 highway mpg, according to a Phoenix Hiyundai dealer. Next is the 2011 VW Jetta SportWagon TDI, priced at $25,600 and getting 29 city mpg and 29 highway mpg, according to Auto Trader.
Add a touch of green to your wardrobe. This is the color of the season, but don’t be afraid if you don’t want to deck yourself from head to toe in green. Whether you add a mint green accent or you choose a kelly green sundress, this is the perfect choice for any summer get together. Wear green for a barbecue or for an ice cream trip from your family, and you’ll look the park of the chic, stylish mom.
Being a mom is the toughest job in the world, and it can leave you feeling worn down and beaten up by the end of the day. However, recognize how important it is to take care of yourself. It’s easy to make yourself the last priority, but when you take a little time to indulge you will feel much better about your mom duties each day.
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