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Up-and-Coming Fashionable Moms We Love

These 5 moms are crushing the style game!

Up-and-Coming Fashionable Moms We Love

Stylish Motherhood isn’t always easy. New body, new baby, new lifestyle -- the juggle is real. That said, staying on top of your personal style is an important aspect of keeping a confident sense of self once you have baby, and motherhood is a great time to remain empowered. After all, baby is picking up on the vibes. So to get you inspired as you are embarking on this new, wonderful journey that is motherhood, here’s our top 5 roundup of mamas to watch, all crushing the style game while balancing it all. Ana Fritsch of Lucky Penny blog. Ana has got the Urban Brooklynite style sensibility on lock. Comfortable and fashionable, this jeans and t-shirt kind of mama keeps things elevated while remaining a working mama and chasing after her two little ones. Lindsay Meyer Harley, e-commerce boutique owner of Shop Darling Clementine. Lindsay’s sensibility is a total throwback to the 70s. Typically in boho inspired dresses paired with a super cool hat, Lindsay is a Brooklyn girl at heart and now lives in Portland with her husband and 2 kids. Mary Grace, co-founder of Petite Soul. Sweet but edgy, Mary Grace’s style falls under the category of "retro meets femme meets urban mama." She chases around her beautiful little girl Olive and snaps photos both professionally and personally all while expecting baby number two looking super gorgeous. She's juggling it all, and we love it. Fallon Carmichael Santiago of Casa De Fallon blog. Fallon has got girly mama style on point. She oozes femininity in bright colors and prints, but maintains a classic, urban and overall polished look. While working on mama blog Casa De Fallon, Fallon is always on the go with her toddler Jayden and managing her newbie Jude who arrived in May. Sarah Sherman Samuel, interior designer + maker. When it comes to interior design and spaces, no mama does it better than Sarah Sherman Samuel, who has a son, Archie, and is expecting her second. The quintessential California blonde girl, Sarah has the West Coast cool-girl vibe and keeps her style super laid back and easy.

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    These challenges from Nike PLAYlist are exactly what my child needs to stay active

    Plus a fall family bucket list to keep everyone moving all season long.

    While it's hard to name anything that the pandemic hasn't affected, one thing that is constantly on my mind is how to keep my family active despite spending more time indoors. Normally, this time of year would be spent at dance and gymnastics lessons, meeting up with friends for games and field trips, and long afternoon playdates where we can all let off a little steam. Instead, we find ourselves inside more often than ever before—and facing down a long winter of a lot more of the same.

    I started to search for an outlet that would get my girls moving safely while we social distance, but at first I didn't find a lot of solutions. Online videos either weren't terribly engaging for my active kids, or the messaging wasn't as positive around the power of movement as I would like. Then I found the Nike PLAYlist.

    I always knew that Nike could get me moving, but I was so impressed to discover this simple resource for parents. PLAYlist is an episodic sports show on YouTube that's made for kids and designed to teach them the power of expressing themselves through movement. The enthusiastic kid hosts immediately captured my daughter's attention, and I love how the physical activity is organically incorporated in fun activities without ever being specifically called out as anything other than play. For example, this segment where the kids turn yoga into a game of Paper Scissors Rock? Totally genius. The challenges from #TheReplays even get my husband and me moving more when our daughter turns it into a friendly family competition. (Plus, I love the play-inspired sportswear made just for kids!)

    My daughter loves the simple Shake Ups at the beginning of the episode and is usually hopping off the couch to jump, dance and play within seconds. One of her favorites is this Sock Flinger Shake Up activity from the Nike PLAYlist that's easy for me to get in on too. Even after we've put away the tablet, the show inspires her to create her own challenges throughout the day.

    The best part? The episodes are all under 5 minutes, so they're easy to sprinkle throughout the day whenever we need to work out some wiggles (without adding a lot of screen time to our schedule).

    Whether you're looking for simple alternatives to P.E. and sports or simply need fun ways to help your child burn off energy after a day of socially distanced school, Nike's PLAYlist is a fun, kid-friendly way to get everyone moving.

    Need more movement inspiration for fall? Here are 5 ways my family is getting up and getting active this season:

    1. Go apple picking.

    Truly, it doesn't really feel like fall until we've picked our first apple. (Or had our first bite of apple cider donut!) Need to burn off that extra cinnamon-sugar energy? Declare a quick relay race up the orchard aisle—winner gets first to pick of apples at home.

    To wear: These Printed Training Tights are perfect for when even a casual walk turns into a race (and they help my daughter scurry up a branch for the big apples).

    2. Visit a pumpkin patch.

    We love to pick up a few locally grown pumpkins to decorate or cook with each year. Challenge your child to a "strongman" contest and see who can lift the heaviest pumpkin while you're there.

    To wear: Suit up your little one in comfort with this Baby Full Zip Coverall so you're ready for whatever adventures the day brings.

    3. Have a nature scavenger hunt.

    Scavenger hunts are one of my favorite ways to keep my daughter preoccupied all year long. We love to get outside and search for acorns, leaves and pinecones as part of our homeschool, but it's also just a great way to get her exercising those gross motor skills whenever the wiggles start to build up.

    To wear: It's not truly fall until you break out a hoodie. This cozy Therma Elite Kids Hoodie features a mesh overlay to release heat while your child plays.

    4. Have a touch-football game.

    Tip for parents with very little kids: It doesn't have to last as long as a real football game. 😂 In fact, staging our own mini-games is one of our favorite ways to get everyone up and moving in between quarters during Sunday football, and I promise we all sleep better that night.

    To wear: From impromptu games of tag to running through our favorite trails, these kids' Nike Air Zoom Speed running shoes are made to cover ground all season long.

    5. Create an indoor obstacle course.

    Pretending the floor is lava was just the beginning. See how elaborate your personal course can get, from jumping on the couch to rolling under the coffee table to hopping down the hallway on one foot.

    To wear: These ready-for-any-activity Dri-FIT Tempo Shorts are perfect for crawling, hopping and racing—and cuddling up when it's time to rest.

    This article was sponsored by Nike. Thank you for supporting the brands that supporting Motherly and mamas.

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