New Mom Mood-Boosters
To mark her first Mother’s Day, Lucy Felton – fashion journalist and founder of lifestyle blog The Lucy Edit – shares her style and home hacks to magic up tons of supermom confidence in minutes. When you get that rare moment of calm in the storm, she has a few ways to claim back some sanity – plus a handful of mood-boosting treats that’ll go a long way to helping any mom feel a little closer to their pre-baby selves. Mammas, you got this!
1. Get Pushing That Stroller
Stepping out to clear your head works wonders, and all that fresh air just might send your little bundle off to the Land of Nod... Even if it’s a just loop around the block, grab those sneakers and get strolling!
2. All Hail The Mom Bun
Steaming hot showers and long soaks in the bath are (for now) a thing of the past – but that doesn’t mean you need to feel like a hot mess. That’s why they invented the Mom Bun! So scrape those locks atop your head and own it.
3. The Thrill Of New PJ’s
What is it about fresh PJ’s that works such wonders for the soul? Spring’s new buys are the perfect excuse to snap up a seasonal set: pretty prints and a lightweight robe are perfect for new-mom lounging days. (You’ll feel way more put together opening the door to any surprise visitors in them, too!)
4. Spring Décor Hacks
With kids you have to spend more time indoors – but let’s face it, no one has time to style their home like a magazine shoot. Up your interiors game in seconds: group candles and a potted hydrangea on the kitchen table for a simple spring centerpiece with punch. Statement throws and cushions camouflage baby spew-stained sofas!
5. Flash A Bold Pout
Your angel having a hissy fit just as you unzip your makeup bag? Make a bold, bright lipstick your new BFF. Pick an eye bag-distracting bold red, warm coral or hot pink and no one can tell you’ve only had two hours' sleep.
6. Overhaul Your Outfit
A great pair of shades, statement shoes or a hands-free backpack (the perfect unisex diaper bag) are all easy wardrobe-refresh buys you can try on fast in-store without having to deal with changing rooms. Bonus!