Mom Fashion: How to Style Leggings

How many of you have eyed a pair of fun leggings, but haven’t been able to bring yourself to buy them because you think, “how on Earth am I going to style that? Use these examples as inspiration, and feel free to mix them up a bit to match your own personal style.

TRIBAL PRINT

Wave High Waist Women Leggings

Depending on the colors in your tribal print leggings, I’d stick to a solid color tee, moto jacket, boots, and minimal accessories.

PLEATHER

Retro Split Joint Cotton Leggings
These leggings are great if you just need a quick go-to outfit. Pair them with some cute booties, a printed cardigan, a matching bag, and you are good to go. Check out http://www.tbdress.com/Cheap-Leggings-100536/ for more styles.

GEOMETRIC PRINT
Fabulous Skintight Skinny Women Leggings
Soften up rigid harsh geometric prints with a soft top, and accent heels that tie into the print. It creates a nice balance and doesn’t come off too crazy.

ANIMAL PRINT

Golden Faux Leather Skinny Leggings 7748-1
Pair cute animal print leggings with a cute tank top or shirt that doesn’t distract from the leggings. After all, they are your main focus piece!

How about you? Which ones would you not wear? How would you style them? I’d love to hear some personal style tips! Feel free to comment.

Dealing with Picky Eaters

They say that children will get enough calories and nutrients even if they’re picky eaters, if they eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches every meal, every day, for three weeks. Children sometimes feel there is not enough control they can exert in their lives. Picky eaters, often, are exerting control. However, I have some hints for helping your kids learn to try things; this is not easy, but you are the parent, you have a job to do here, and the synonym of parent is not best friend.

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Ask your child what sorts of dinners they like to eat.
Let your child help you decide which meal to schedule in which day of the week and give your child small jobs in prepping the food, stiring, helping set the table etc.

Do not respond to whining about any foodstuff.
“Ewwwwwww! I hate that! It’s gross!” doesn’t win parental attention and concern, it wins disapproval and a lack of being able to share a meal with the family.

Never utter anything like “he is so picky”.
Quit reinforcing any supposed dislike; quit giving the child a built-in excuse for not doing something you, his parent, want him to do.

Analyze the noise environment.
When my child was 3, he could not eat if there was a lot of talking going on. It was as if his brain shut down.

Try, try again: It creates what I call palate memory.
I couldn’t stand eggplant as a little girl but my mom would make it and we had to try it whenever she did. Now I love it!

Try not to label foods good or bad at our house.
We explain what happens when you eat too much sugar and carbs vs protein, fruits and veggies.

Keep in touch with your doctor if you’re worried that your child isn’t gaining enough weight, but don’t convey your concerns to your child.The only exceptions I can think of is in the case where allergies or severe food aversion due to a past experience.