New Mum Mood Boosters
Written by Lucy Felton
To mark her first Mother’s Day Lucy Felton, fashion journalist and founder of lifestyle blog The Lucy Edit, shares her nifty style and home ideas to magic up shedloads of supermum confidence in minutes. When you get that rare window of calm amongst the storm, she's got a few ways to claim back some sanity and a handful of mood-boosting treats that’ll go a long way to helping any mum feel a step closer to their old pre-baby selves. Mammas, you’ve got this!
1. Get Pushing That Pram
Stepping out to clear your head will work wonders, and hopefully all that fresh air will send your little bundle off to the land of nod. Even if it’s a loop around the block, grab those trainers and get strolling.
2. All Hail The Mum Bun
Steaming hot showers and long soaks in the bath are a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean you need to feel totally disheveled. That’s why the beauty world invented the mum 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 wonders for the soul? Spring’s new lines make the perfect excuse to snap up a seasonal set, pretty prints and a lightweight robe are perfect for new mum 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 inevitably spend more hours indoors but let’s face it, no one has time to style their home like a magazine shoot. Up your interiors game in seconds by grouping candles and a potted hydrangea on the kitchen table for a simple spring centerpiece with punch. Statement throws and cushions work wonders on baby spew-stained sofas too!
5. Flash A Bold Lippie
For those times when bubba decides to pull a hissy fit just as you unzip the make-up bag, make a bold, bright lipstick your new BFF. Pick an eye bag-distracting striking red, warm coral or hot pink and your guests will never be able to tell you’ve only had two hours sleep.
6. Overhaul Your Outfit
With a pair of hero sunglasses, statement shoe or hands-free backpack (the perfect unisex changing bag) all easy wardrobe lifting buys that can be tried on swiftly in store without having to tackle the changing rooms. Bonus.