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as a mother, where do function & fashion intersect?

I have to admit that there have been times, since having children, that I have dropped the ball. I'm talking about the picking-pants-off-floor-and-wearing-them-again ball. The "Did I put deodorant on? I can't remember" ball. I didn't say I was proud of this, mind you... I'm just in full confession mode over here.

Now, I try not to let this happen very often. I do the required upkeep so that I can maintain a sense of self beyond the world of Mommy, and thankfully, I've figured out a few tips and tricks along the way. First things first; when you're a mom, fashion must be functional. Everything must have more than one purpose to be worth my time, quite frankly.

Here's my first suggestion: Do you know about Chewbeads? This line of jewelry is chic, colorful and oh yeah, great for your teething baby. A mom-owned business, Chewbeads are made from non-toxic 100% silicone, and as is the theme of this post, I love that the line embodies fashion that has a function (helping soothe your baby!). And yes, it officially falls within the "Why didn't I think of that?" category.

I love the new designer tubs from Huggies. We all know wipes have many uses, and it's not just for wiping your child's bum (I love to use wipes as a makeup remover!). With the new designer tubs, you can pick out a fun design that will coordinate with your living room or nursery or bathroom, instead of the snore-worthy box that it's been up to this point. Here's just a little, simple thing you can do to take things up a notch.

My 7AM Barcelona bag is one of my favorites possessions, if we're still in first world confession-mode. I love the non-diaper bag diaper bag-ness of it all, and as a result, this item is truly fashionable while keeping you organized at the same time. In addition to tons of pockets and compartments for storing miscellaneous baby items, the material is easy to clean (believe me, I've tested this out) and just looks good (AKA, not like a diaper bag). It also comes with a handy changing pad and matching zippered freezer bag for good measure.

Here's to keeping the ball in the air, eh?

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