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Fashionable Swimsuits for Moms

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Great Swimsuits for Moms

Once you become a mother and go through the body change that you always hear other moms talk about, you realize it’s time to get a new swimsuit.

Now, I know many think, “I’m going to lose the baby weight and go back to my pre-baby size,” and, although you might, your body just isn’t ever the same.

For me, I know that there is that feeling that the stuff I used to wear just isn’t appropriate to wear to the pool with my kids. I have one suit I just bought to hold me over until I get my mom suits and I get this feeling that even though it’s a two piece and it’s not showing too much…it just feels a little too revealing for hanging with the kids at the pool.

Here are a few options that bring the sexy but also feel perfect for running around with the kiddos.

The High-waisted Bikini

I love that Target allows you to choose the type of top and bottom you are

Great Swimsuits for Moms

looking for that works for your body type.  A midikini top plus a high waist bikini bottom will be perfection for anyone battling mummy-tummy or who wants to protect a c-section scar from the sun.  Plus, such a great price!  You can get a few and change them around.  You can find similar options as stores like H&M and Forever 21.

Click the image for more great options for showing off your curves.

The Cut-out

Cut-outs are another great way to show a little skin and look sexy without baring

Great suits for momsit all. The Mara Hoffman peek-a-boo at the tummy one-piece, called the one-piece tank is perfect since the cutout is in a spot that draws the eye up. Plus, Mara Hoffman just knows how to do a fun one piece–she is a mommy too!

Rock a Ruffle

Ruffles are fun, flirty, and also offer coverage or can help give you more shape where you want it.

A little ruffle on the bottom with a low top makes you still feel like you’ve got it with enough coverage for problem areas.

Whatever you do and wherever you go this summer, dress to give yourself confidence. Look great, feel great, and have fun splashing with your kids.

Natasha Rao is a fashion blogger and stylish mother of three who just began the adventure of a lifetime after moving her entire family to India.

Have Kids, Will Travel!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

I am a military wife with family all over the United Sates.  When I first became a mommy I thought nothing of traveling with a newborn baby.  I started taking my daughter Sahara flying when she was 6 months old.  My biggest must-do was to breastfeed her on the take off and the landing to prevent discomfort in her ears.  It always seemed to work because passengers always commented when it was time to get off the plane that she was an amazing traveler. 

Here are a few tips from past flights with Sahara, and from research from my plane trip to India with her and my twins:Have kids, will travel

  • I always got her one new, small toy for our trip anytime I had a flight to keep her attention for a few hours, if not the entire trip.
  • I kept her awake until the flight to ensure that she would nap on the flight.  Saving me another couple of hours, depending on how long the flight was.
  • Bring a TON of snacks.  I packed a bag full of every snack all of my kids loved from yogurt raisins (which were the messiest) to crackers.  Snacks keep them really busy and helps prevent eating plane food or at fast food restaurants during layovers if you pack enough.
  • Books! Keep it short and sweet and bring a few favorites and one new.  I read the same three books every night so I brought those since we know they love them.
  • I was searching on Pinterest for ideas and I found an idea for a cereal necklace, which is genius!  I can’t wait to surprise the kids with my special creation once we board the flight to India and see how excited they are. I found this in an article and might also try this:  String Cheerios on dental floss—a necklace you can eat after you make it!
  • Extra clothes are also essential for if there are spills or potty accidents.  You can never be too prepared here.  And, after a long trip to India.  I’m packing pajamas and some extra clothes in case our suitcases aren’t there when we land.
  • I also have electronics (I know) with learning games and fun games on a Kindle, Leap Frog (they don’t like as much) and now adding my old iPad and iPhone to the mix for the flight, both jam-packed with apps to entertain them with ideas from

I think with these ideas, we’ll be set for our intercontinental trip. What are your favorite tips and tricks for flying with your baby?

Natasha Rao is a mother of three and fashion blogger who recently moved from Tucson, Arizona to India. 

Handbags that Do Diaper Duty

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


After getting pregnant with my eldest daughter I went searching for the “perfect diaper bag.” I bought an average priced, really snazzy bag with all of the accessories and then realized I never used it!

Now that I have twins, I have looked back and noticed that the best “diaper bags” were just totes that I already owned. It’s nice to keep these totes organized with mini bags on the inside so you can just reach in for exactly what you need instead of having to dig for it. Here are a few styles I would carry as a diaper bag for my three kids.

Nena & Co

Goyard: My dream bag that I promise could work as a diaper bag and better last forever after you pay the nice price tag.
Nena & Co: I love the idea of statement colors/prints to carry with you everyday for you go to items.  It keeps adventures with the kids fun.
Target: This is the place to go for a cute, on trend tote under $50 that could work for at least a year.  There is something for everyone and always a sale or coupon to use.



Louis Vuitton: Another dream bag at a high price that could work as a diaper bag. I’ve seen mommy bloggers and real moms sporting this style a lot.
Gap:  Might be a little higher than Target….I’d say watch for great sales.  A little more casual/classic than Target.
Kanken: Backpacks can really be helpful.  I was never one to carry a backpack, even in high school. But now that I have three kids, a tote isn’t always easy to carry when I need to be running around. Backpacks are the way to go. I love how the Kanken looks a little different–it gives it some edge. Plus, you have the option to carry from the top.



In the end, it’s all about what is comfortable for you and what you think you will use  the most.  Make this a fun and stylish part of parenting.


Natasha Rao is the high-fashion mother of one singleton and a pair of twins. She lives and runs her fashion blogs in Tucson, Arizona.