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Katy's Spring Momtrepreneur Looks

Spring Mom Fashion | Katy’s Spring Momtrepreneur Looks

Katy's Spring Momtrepreneur Looks

Spring Look #1 – Navy and White

Skinny jeans are a mom’s best friend! White is a crisp, clean look for spring. Paired with a flowy blouse in navy blue. Accessorize with a white statement necklace and strappy sandals. Add a pop of color with a light blue handbag. Cute!

 

Spring Look #2 – Green and Orange

Layer a bright green sweater over a plain white tee and a gray-wash jean. A pop of orange complete the look with the fun necklace and comfortable flats.

Katy's Spring Momtrepreneur Looks

Spring Look #3 – Teal and Tan

Put your neutral staples to work! Tan jeans, a white button up and gray v-neck cardigan make the base of this easy look. Add a dark brown belt and buckled booties. Accessorize with virtually any color after this! We chose a printed scarf and bag in a great teal shade.

Katy's Spring Momtrepreneur Looks

Spring Look #4 – Yellow and Nude

Textured accessories become the neutral in this easy spring look. Lacy flats, a nude scarf and bag let the clothes do the talking. A flowy yellow maxi skirt is feminine and comfortable for mom. A lace belt at the waist of the navy cardigan accentuates your waistline.

Katy's Spring Momtrepreneur Looks

Spring Look #5 – Tan and Raspberry

What says spring more than a textured raspberry dress? Support this vibrant color with a tan trench coat and strappy (mom-friendly) wedges. A celery green handbag adds an fun pop of color.

Easy Spring Looks for Momtrepreneurs. Take your style from meetings to macaroni!

Momtrepreneur Style | #meetingstomacaroni

Momtrepreneur Style: From Meetings to Macaroni

Many of us at One Small Child are working moms to young children, just like me. We also have a passion for style. We need looks that are fashionable, appropriate for business settings and kid-friendly. We don’t have time to change our outfits three times a day. We need clothes that will take us from morning meetings to macaroni dinners. Clothes that are comfortable, professional, and resilient. Talk about a challenge! Well, we’ve learned a few tricks along the way. Just for fun, today I’m sharing three of my go-to looks to take your momtrepreneur style from meetings to macaroni.

Momtrepreneur Style | #meetingstomacaroni

Momtrepreneur Look 1: I love the versatility of a blazer. This has definitely become a wardrobe staple. Here, I paired it with a flowy peplum blouse and a dark wash skinny jean. I accessorized with sparkly  flats and a fun necklace. Why this works for momtrepreneur style: I can throw on my blazer when I’m headed out the door to cover up little baby spills on my shoulder or front. It gives an authoritative look. The flowy blouse adds femininity.

Momtrepreneur Style | #meetingstomacaroni

Momtrepreneur Look 2: A printed button-up blouse is topped with a comfy sweater and dark wash skinny jeans. Add a pop of color with the bubble necklace and flats once again. This is another outfit that offers a lot of versatility. If something gets on the sweater, it can be removed and it won’t ruin your look. I’m in the same skinny jeans as the look above. These are another momtrepreneur staple. Jeans are durable, stain resistant and kid-friendly. Because they’re a dark wash, they don’t detract from the professional nature of your look.

Momtrepreneur Style | #meetingstomacaroni

Momtrepreneur Look 3: A maxi dress is my third staple. Dresses are super feminine, which I love. A girl just needs a dress every once in a while! Maxi dresses are kid-friendly and so comfortable. Here, I added a cardigan and belt for a professional touch.

Momtrepreneur Style | #meetingstomacaroni

Mom Talk Monday: Meet Vicky

Mom Talk Monday: Meet Single Mom and Career Woman Vicki

 

-Tell us a little bit about your family and why you are special?

Well, I’m a single mom of two teenage girls. That means: meetings, piano lessons, volley-ball practices, and a full-time job. I am busy woman. I have to negotiate and keep up with the new “language” of modern day teenagers. I recently learned of a new dare challenge called “Manchester”, where if you say the word “Manchester” the kid has to do it. Crazy stuff. My family is also special as we balance being a very traditional Mexican family living in the United States. When the kids want to do something and I have to say no I find myself repeating my mother with the reply “because I said so”.

-What do you do for work/volunteer outside of being a mom?

I have a full-time job as the Design assistant at One Small Child. I have been working for the amazing company for almost 15 years and I have learned a lot of amazing things. I love this place and this job. I am also a volunteer teacher at a local Hispanic Community Center 3 days a week, and I have a kid’s class I teach at church every Sunday.

-Is there something your family does on a regular basis for family time?

We love to have lunch at the same little Mexican restaurant every Sunday after church and talk about our week, and the things that are happening around our community. We love road trips and singing to loud music, with three girls in the car, imagine that.

-How do you take time for yourself to recharge?

I take an hour everyday to go to the gym and work my stress out.

-What is your no fail, in a pinch recipe?

My favorite recipe is chicken fajitas, it is very fast and simple to make.

-What is the one product you cannot live without?

My favorite product that I absolutely cannot live without would be my chia seeds. I use that in my water on a daily basis, for better digestion, and my proclaim spray-on glosser for my hair.

Mom Talk Monday: Cherlyn Jenkins

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-Tell us a little about your family and why it is special?

My family is special for many reasons. We are blended and trans-racial family. My husband had 1 daughter and twin boys when we married. One year and 10 months after we married we adopted our our next son and 15 months later were able to add our youngest son through adoption. My husband and his children are African American and our sons and I are Caucasian. Whenever I think of our family, I think of a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream that one day . . . little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” That is our family.

-What do you do for work/volunteer outside of being a wife and mom?

I was a school teacher for 20 years and quit my job when my boys were 1 and 8 months old to start my own company. I designed a coat that is safe to be worn with a car seat. It is called the Cozywoggle. (They are currently available online here.) I have been in business for almost 3 years now and it has been a wild and amazing ride.

-Is there something your family does on a regular basis for quality time?

We have quite an age spread in our family. Our oldest is 18 and our youngest is 3. Our family’s favorite activity is to spend time at the beach when the weather is good. We also love visiting the monuments and museums at the nations capitol together.

-How do you take time for yourself to recharge?

For me it is very challenging to find time to recharge myself but I am realizing the need for me to do so more every day. I am really drawn to yoga and am finding that practicing is really bringing balance and calm into my life. I also LOVE the occasional night out with girl friends.

-What is your go to, never fail and in a pinch recipe?

Crock pot chicken tacos!

-5 or 6 Chicken breasts

-One jar of salsa

-1 packet of taco seasoning

Put everything in the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours. When it is done cooking, stir and the chicken will shred. Delicious. I freeze the leftovers for enchiladas and taco soup.

-What is the one product you can not live without?

My crock pot and my Deep Dish Covered Baker. They both make for easy dinners which are important for me.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Here’s to all the parents who dream of a better world for their children. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.