Facials, Pedicures, Manicures, Hair treatments, Body wraps, Massage....your hot mama self could use it all.
I have done some research and found ways that you can do these treatments at home, although you'll have to enlist some help for that massage. :)
With everything you have on your plate, let me at least make dinner one less thing for you to worry about...
A Hot Mama Wears Boyfriend Jackets! by MakeMeaHotMama
Whether you steal your boyfriend blazer from your significant other's closet (like I did :) or buy a tailored-to-your-shape version, this jacket style is extremely versatile. The key to this look is the jacket (duh!) so make sure to choose the fit wisely--you want unstructured looseness in the body, but a close fit in the shoulders. Also look for interesting linings that will add uber-trendy flair if you roll the sleeves.
Here are a few of my suggestions to make this your very own hot mama outfit:
For the Flirty Hot Mama:
I just ran across an article from a popular women's magazine, with an article listing the reasons why your sex drive is low. They listed reasons such as a messy house, laundry piled up in the bedroom, high cholesterol, unresolved issues, a low thyroid, nursing, blah, blah, blah... Holy hell! First off, why put all of the blame on us hot mamas? Why are the men never to blame? Why are we always the ones that have to try to spice things up or find fault with ourselves when we'd rather not have that romp in the sack?
Thigh-high or 'Over-the-Knee' boots are a delightful spin on the traditional fall boot look and a huge trend on this fall's runways. Although the over-the-knee boot has spent many years on the back shelf, constructed out of cheap pleathers with flimsy plastic stilettos tacked on their poor, neglected bottoms, this season, things are looking up. Designers have reincarnated the thigh-high or over-the-knee boot in fine leathers with sturdy-but-sleek flat heels, so don't let this style's shady past stop you from adopting a pair of their more staid cousins. This hot mama outfit guide will show you how to pull off this gutsy look without looking like a complete hoochie mama (or worse).
Hey Ladies - Football Season is upon us! I am here to help you understand the game more so that you may fit in with the sport affiliated family members and friends that may not survive if they miss the game.
With my son's pregnancy, I put off buying maternity clothing for as long as possible. Maternity clothes scared me! Every time I passed a maternity store, I had terrifying visions of be-flowered, pillow-case sack shirts and flat-assed capris. Thankfully, it was my first pregnancy and I, being the petite gal I am, was able to stick it out with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of denial.
Pulling off a basic look like flats, a tee, and jeans without looking sloppy or pubescent can seem like a daunting task--but it doesn't have to be. All you need are the right ingredients in the right recipe and my list of Hot Mama Jeans-and-a-T-Shirt Musts:
Tantrums can be more stressful on the parent than on the child. Sometimes, a child knows that if they throw a tantrum in a busy store then will break you down until you give in. Children are very smart especially when it comes to trying to control the parent.Here are a few hot mama approved tips -
After spending this past weekend at a local harvest festival, my eyes are almost permanently be-dazzled from the deluge of riotous colors and lush silks of the traditional Japanese dress that dominated the "fashion" scene. I've decided to try to share some of that magic with you by making this Hot Mama Makeup Monday all about experimenting with color!
Start with basic hot mama makeup-a five minute face -skipping the eye-related steps, then pick and choose from these simply bold eye looks (in this season's hottest colors, of course). Remember, the brown/blue/green/hazel eye recommendations are just recommendations--have fun and try out a few different looks!
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School is starting. Football season is here. Autumn is around the corner. Where did the summer go? It went by so fast. I'm already reminiscing about the things the boys and I did this summer. Do you remember that first day of school when the teacher would always ask you "What did you do this summer?" That question inspired this summer "bucket list" of sorts, as I thought about the many things I had wanted to do with the boys. Not sure what some of the excuses were, but I probably figuring either not enough money or not enough time. Don't get me wrong, we have done plenty this summer, but I'm not sure how they'd respond to the what-did-you-do question. I know how well they retain information during the summer months!
When I sat down to write this post, I kept pondering different ideas in my head. I asked myself, what can we do to make the last few weeks the most memorable? What can we do each day on the spur of the moment?
This is a 5-minute hot mama formula that can work with virtually any hair color and skin type. Just pick neutral shades that compliment your hair, eyes, and skin!
Stressed? Scheduled to the hilt? Ready to scream or punch someone in face? We’ve all been there – the kids are driving you crazy, you just got cut off on the road, your husband said another stupid thing…Take a break from multitasking and you’ll slash your stress levels big time.
Keeping your relationship healthy can seem to be a (nearly!) impossible task. From money to kids to friends, there will always be something to fight about.
It almost goes with saying that date night is an important ingredient in "stay together and happy" glue, but what many hot mamas don't realize is that what they wear matters, too. Dressing well and taking care of myself on a budget is a daily struggle for me. Whenever I get the rare chance for a date night with my husband, I need to be able to adapt my day-to-day wardrobe to a dressier situation--which is where this outfit guide comes in. Inspired by some of the very outfits I've worn out, I've taken three basic mom wardrobe staples and shown how you can transform your 'playground' worthy outfit into a sizzling 'date-night' look.
When I was 19 I worked for a man/company that I wish I would have done some research on before I accepted the job. I had recently graduated from travel school and was offered what I figured was the best job a 18 year old travel-school graduate could get. I was hired as a Travel Consultant at a small office in the city that did Incentive Travel for Fortune 500 companies around the United States. I was young, naive and thought I was invincible. I had found a job with a great salary while my friends and classmates were still in school. Little did I know that I was going to learn a major life lesson in as little as a one and half years. I grew up very quickly.
Short, sensible, boyish, bitten, chipped, broken, stained, or hangnailed?
If any of the above adjectives describe your fingernails, girl, you've got a serious case of mommy nails. I have mommy nails. Do you?
Personally, I've never paid much attention to my nails--from tomboy to soldier girl to frazzled hot mama, they just never seemed that important. It is so easy to find excuses for neglecting the state of your manicure: don't have the time, don't have the cash, or, (my favorite fall-back), don't need to have pretty nails.
If you are expecting, it is essential for you to continue to (or start) exercising on a regular basis, along with, of course, maintaining a healthy diet. Exercise can even transform your third trimester duck waddle with water-filled cankles into a sultry hot mama sashay...at least in your mind. Let's face it,
boring, healthy, sucky exercise can prepare you for labor, ease lower back pain and other uncomfortable symptoms, and in general make you feel less like a pregnant cow and more like a real human.
It's Work It! Wednesday again, mamas! Are you ready to kick your hot mama style up a notch? This week, I've put together a casual style guide featuring one pair of ($20!) shorts worn four different ways. Clockwise, from top left, we have "Bohemian Tough," "Red Retrolicious," "Knotty Nautical," and "Jade Chic."
Short Remix by MakeMeaHotMama
Short Remix by MakeMeaHotMama
I have a major problem with putting off tasks I don't like to do. As a stay at home hot mama, my husband expects me to do the majority of household chores (most of which I hate doing!) but everything is just so overwhelming and some days I don't even want to get up in the morning. I've tried lists (and lots of coffee), but I just end up losing those lists. I am always forgetting other important things, and I fall behind farther behind every day. My physician has suggested that I probably have adult ADHD, but I can't even bring myself to make an appointment to get help because my family and friends might think I'm crazy. To make matters worse, my husband and I fight constantly because he thinks I'm being purposefully forgetful. What should I do? Is medication the only answer?
~A Hot Mama Who Can't Even Go Grocery Shopping Without Forgetting the Milk
I'm an eyes-only kind of gal--my idea of "makeup" is eye shadow, mascara, and possibly liner. Forget foundation, lip gloss, blush, or any of the other 'essentials' experts swear by--I love juicy colors and glittery contours and abide by minimalist principles when it comes to the rest of my face. There is something about swiping on mascara that just makes me feel instantly sexy,
The "Hot Mama of the Month" feature is our humble way of recognizing the spirit, determination, and accomplishments of everyday hot mamas around the world (although we're still on the hunt for our first international "hot mama" so if you're living overseas, please share your story with us-- editor [at] makemeahotmama.com).
The interviews of the previous Hot Mama of the Month selectees can be found via the following links:
December 2008's Hot Mama of the Month
January 2009's Hot Mama of the Month
February 2009's Hot Mama of the Month
December 2008's Hot Mama of the Month
January 2009's Hot Mama of the Month
February 2009's Hot Mama of the Month
Alison Jerabek, Founder/Editor-in-ChiefAlison (AJae) started Make Me a Hot Mama Magazine in March of 2008 when she was pregnant with her first child. Although the magazine got off to a rocky start, its mission has never changed: encouraging and supporting savvy women dealing with the challenges of motherhood. Often a mom's appearance is the last priority in her busy life, yet, as we all know, it is so important to our self-esteem as hot mamas.
Drop that tape measure! Hands in the air, ladies! It's time to be honest. Have you been scrutinizing that luscious hot mama behind in the mirror lately? Mmmm-hmmm. I thought so. The summer season is fast approaching, and with it, the dreaded return of bare flesh. If you're considered "plus-size" by the fashion industry, and feel as though fabulous fashion is only for the size twos of the world, you. are. wrong.
It is time to conquer the racks and find dashing fashions worthy of decorating your darn good looks! Here's your plan of attack:
This weekend I had an eye-opener. I now look at my kids with a Mother's eyes more than I did before. We had a tragedy happen this weekend to a neighbor's child. The child was 6 and died in a farming accident. This family has been acquaintances with my family for many years. My father was the one that administered CPR. My heart just aches for this family. How do you go on with your life? How does your heart ever heal? How do you ever let your other children out of your sight? How do you find the strength to smile? I have so many questions floating through my head.
Okay mamas, today I am getting on my "Mama Fitness" soapbox here about one of my pet peeves - ill fitting bathing suits. This is going to be very politically incorrect, so if you think everyone should wear what they want because they have confidence about their body type, or if you are easily offended - stop reading now. Seriously, don’t keep reading. This is no holds barred, tell it like it is, major Mama Fitness "do's" and “don’ts”. You’ve been warned, here we go…
It was long, slicing my back neatly in half (quite possibly the longest it's ever been); it was irreparably damaged from my mood-swings of color and a torturous regime of the glossy rigidity of workday buns and the weekend flat iron; it had to go. I resisted the urge to chop for one whole month, while I wrestled with the emotional baggage attached my lengths. I hadn't gone for the total chop since my sweat-drenched summer of boot camp. My hair has endured a lot since then: riotous parties, bad boyfriends, the Army, then, finally, an adorable boyfriend who morphed into my husband and the hormonal roller-coaster of the pregnancy and nursing of my now-fourteen month old son. It really had to go.
Alexander McQueen has come up with the ultimate outfit designed for maximum brain stimuli after just one minute of viewing! Attendees at his Fall 2009 runway show reported increased brain function, not related to excessive caffeine intake, after being bombarded by these outfits (and worse):
Hot mama, do you remember being a kid and getting up excited every morning in the summer to play with your friends or just to do something fun?
Really? You, too? Wow.
There was actually a study* done recently that proved that 9 out of 10 moms (yes, even hot mamas!) believe that they look fat in shorts, and 8 out of 10 believe they look fat in anything revealing. However, a survey of their spouses, significant others, and best friends revealed that none of the women actually look as bad as they think they do.
(I know, that’s what I said, too.)
In all seriousness, ladies, summer is upon us and it’s time for you to face facts and realize that shorts really aren’t your arch-enemy (swimsuits are, silly).
Make Me a Hot Mama’s 5 Short Rules, Or, What To Do if Your Body Doesn't Look Like This:
>-Distract people! Get a manicure, whip out a great self-tanner, and find a pretty pair of sandals. Not only will you be better for the pampering, but getting compliments on your cute shoes will make you forget about your thighs. :)
-Don't cut your legs off mid-calf with too-long bermudas or capris. Everyone's legs gain a few inches when visually chopped in half at the widest point of the calf. The slimmest-looking point for most people is the tiny space between the bottom of their kneecap and the top of the calf muscle.
-Find a pair that fits! Aim for something that doesn't gape, pull, or bunch...and don't go too big in an attempt to hide. It never works (trust me, I've tried). If you want more coverage, go for a loose skirt that skims over your curves.
-Don't cut your thigh in half, either. Find the mid-point of your thigh, and then get shorts that fall either below or above that line.
-Avoid high-waisted shorts unless you know, for a fact, that you look absolutely sizzling in them.
Buy the right pair, and wear ‘em proudly, hot mamas!
*This particular study was kind of, really, um, not published. Ooops.
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How do you define Summer - Longer days, beautiful sunsets, warm sunshine, beach going, gardening, vacations, BBQs with friends, picnics with the family?
Summer in my mind paints a picture of being a child again. Being free to do what I wanted. Sleeping in and playing with friends all day. I enjoyed spending many afternoons at the city swimming pool. Afterwards we would eat an ice-cream cone as quickly as we could before it melted.
Reality check - I'm a Mom. Summer now means running here, running there. It is hard to believe it is July already. My boys are always busy it seems - softball games, library summer reading programs, day trips we had planned, farming (that's a daily event), 4-H, summer band lessons, summer school.....I am sure I could list more.
Do I really want to go? What do I have in common with any of my classmates anymore? I haven't seen many of them since the last reunion.
It's Spring. Life just seems to get more and more crazy as the temperatures rise. I am constantly hearing people complain about their lifes and how out of control they are.
I know we are Super Moms, but do we know when to say enough is enough or just plain no, thank you once in awhile. For example here is my schedule for this week, keep in mind this is a very typical week for my household.
My children think money grows on trees. How do I teach them the value of the dollar? They want everything. Need some advice as my bank account doesn't allow for much fun anymore.
~A Hot Mama Who is Almost Bankrupt
Dear Almost Bankrupt Hot Mama,
Teaching children the value of the mighty dollar is something that is very much needed in our every day lives. Giving them a heads up now will help them when they become adults and have to start paying bills on their own.
There are quite a few ways you can show them, especially if they are tweens or teens.
I recently started my own home business. Now I am ready to market but I am not sure how to do it without going bankrupt with the advertising expenses. Help Make Me a Hot Successful Mama!
Straight from the Abs Diet for Women (which is a great book and worth the money), these are the top foods for flatter, hotter hot mama abs:
I am wanting to clean out the closets from my first child. I think I should keep everything but my husband thinks I should sort it out and get rid of the too small things. I do hope to have another child some day but don't I foresee it for a few years. What do you think?
Spring Cleaning Wanna Be
Dear Spring Cleaning Wanna Be,