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Confessions of a Mom

Let’s face it motherhood is hard! We have to keep these little human beings alive while also trying to be a perfect mom.

We all have those moments where we feel like we have failed as a mother. I would like to share my moments of shame, my confessions of a mom.

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I have given my children wipe baths.

Ok yes, sometimes the days are exhausting and instead of a bath my kids get wiped down with a wet wipe or wash rag.

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I have fed my kids cereal for dinner

Sometimes I do not want to even look at the oven to cook a meal so they get a nice bowl of cereal.

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I have forgotten the sunscreen

Yes, my kids have gotten burnt by the sun because of their forgetful mother. At least they got pampered by mom with aloe and popsicles.

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I have overslept

When the world was still open and the kids were in school, there were days they were late to school because of dear old mama pushing that snooze button.

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I have cried in my car

When my kiddos were younger, there were those dreaded moments when both would be screaming at the same time. So yes, I have cried in the car, supermarket, Church, pretty much everywhere.

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I have lied to my children

“Yep, Chucky Cheese is closed today.”

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Even with all my shameful mom moments, I still think I am a pretty good mom. They have everything they need, they are healthy and they are loved.

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Don’t be so hard on yourself moms. This Mother’s Day, sit back and enjoy being a mom. Look at those magnificent creatures you made and know that you are doing a great job.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful moms out there!

 

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Curvy Girl Do’s and Don’ts

When you are a curvy girl, clothes that work for less curvy girls, do not work for us. Over the many years of being a plus-size woman, I have learned some do’s and don’ts with clothing styles.

These are my opinions and what works for my body type.

Baby Doll Shirts

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Don’t

High wasted baby doll shirts do not work for women with bigger boobs. They cut through our boobs making it look like we have an extra section of fat above our belly.

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Don’t

Low wasted baby doll shirts will draw more attention to your midsection and make you look larger.

 

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Do

Find a baby doll shirt that is cinched under the boobs and above the belly. It will accentuate your boob area and make you look thinner.

 

 

Shark Hem Tops

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Don’t

When I wear shorter shark hem shirts, all it does is make my hips look bigger. They tend to hug the hips, so if you have big hips like me, stay away from short shark hem tops.

 

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Do

If you like the look of an uneven hemline, look for longer shark hem tops. They won’t hug your hips and flow more to add a more thinning effect.

Stripes

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Don’t

Avoid thin horizontal stripes, they add more width to your body, hence making you look bigger.

 

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Do

Try wearing vertical stripes to give the illusion of being taller, if you are a shorty like me, and they make you seem thinner.

Short Sleeves

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Don’t

If you have larger arms, like me, avoid shirts that cut your arm off right on the flab. Shorter sleeves just make my big ole arms look even bigger and flabbier.

 

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Do

Find shirts with long sleeves, that fall below the biggest part of your arm.

 

Dresses

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Don’t

Dresses that have weird waistlines always make me look like a pumpkin. I just look frumpy. Avoid dresses that are straight-lined and cinched in awkward places.

 

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Do

I love a flowing maxi dress. It hides all my unwanted curves and gives me freedom.

Ruffles

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Don’t

Ruffles can add unwanted volume to your body. I always avoid tops that have ruffles in places that I don’t want more volume, such as boobs and tummy.

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Do

If you like ruffles, find tops where the ruffles are in the right places. I love ruffled sleeves or an off the shoulder ruffle shirt is great.

 

 

Patterns

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Too many patterns on your body can add so much weight. I like to avoid prints that have a lot going on or different patterns, such as stripes and flowers.

 

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Do

Find patterns that accentuate your body. Stay away from bold prints and add more subtle prints. I love me some Leopard print, but too much can be a bad thing.

Curvy Girl Must-Haves

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Kimonos

I love Kimonos! They hide my hips and add extra to my outfits.

 

 

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Cami

Camis are great for us bigger girls. Sometimes shirts are just not long enough to cover the ole tummy, and camis come in handy to cover what I don’t want to be seen.

 

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Graphic Tee Shirts

Graphic T-shirts are great to have. You can mix and match, wear a jacket, vest or kimono. You can dress it in a skirt, wedges and jacket, or wear pants and tennis shoes. I love having a bunch of graphic t-shirts on hand.

That is all the Do’s and Don’t I have, for now, make sure to follow me for more Curvy girl style tips and tricks!

I hope you all enjoyed my Curvy Girl Do’s and Don’ts and can use some of my tips.