SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009
Look, I get it. I get that the whole MILF thing has evolved into some “you must be perfect and look as if you’ve never been pregnant or looked at a cookie” mentality. I get that Britney gets called fat just because she doesn’t look like she used to – and that’s wrong. I get that Salma Hayek heard ALL about it because she actually looked pregnant with her entire body, and not like she was smuggling a basketball.
However, I also remember the I heard the term and how hard I laughed. (Sitting in a theater watching American Pie.)
It was awesome. Those two teenage boys licking the frame and going ape over Jennifer Coolidge.
I mean LOOK at her. She’s hawt, yo.
She’s hot and she does NOT:
1. weigh less than 110 pounds when her body is meant to weigh more.
2. look like a 20 year old when is she twice that age.
3. have skinny thighs.
1. carry herself with confidence
2. dress for HER body type
3. exude an “I could be the best thing to ever happen to you” aura
And THAT, my friends, is what I have in mind when I think of MILF. I’m done being a little girl, and I’m sick of all the images that keep trying to tell me that I’m supposed to aspire to be 15 forever.
So tell me, who is YOUR role model for being fabulous at any age or weight?
Dawn Schnee is a brutally honest mommy blogger with a penchant for cute shoes and insomnia. A life long make-up fanatic, Dawn also counts knitting, sex toy reviews and driving over the speed limit as favorite hobbies. Dawn can be found quietly running the show while her partners loudly lead the crowd at Room 704
Flirt Your Way to A Sweet Ass - Meggan RavazzoloFlirt Your Way to A Sweet Ass - Meggan Ravazzolo
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
Losing pregnancy weight (or weight in general) stinks. Actually losing weight is great…dieting stinks, as does buying and re-buying different size clothes as you slide up and down the scale. For me, my post pregnancy weight loss has been a long journey and like any journey worth taking it was not a straight line. Lots of stops and starts – hills and valleys (and I am not just talking the hills and valleys on the back of my thighs…love you thighs!) I also didn’t want to ”waste money” buying new clothes until I reached “my weight”, but in the meantime I literally was wearing the same thing everyday and looking pretty schlempy. It wasn’t good.
That is when I decided that I was WORTH some new clothes and did not have to be the PERFECT weight to still look put together. I was thrilled when I discovered the FLIRT Jeans from Old Navy, and I did not have to spend a fortune. The trick to the Flirt Jean is they are mid-rise which helps tame the tummy and hold it all back without going so far as the dreaded “classic cut” route. You know…”high waisted”, “easy rider”, “Mom jeans”, whatever you call it, those jeans are evil and guarantee your husband will never give you that second baby you want.
The Flirt Jeans haven’t gone unnoticed by the fashion mags either, having recently been written up in Glamour magazine. They are 87% cotton so they don’t have as much give as I would like, but at roughly $30.00 retail and between $20.00 and $25.00 online (www.oldnavy.com) they are worth picking up several pairs. Old Navy Flirt Jeans also have several cuts and washes to play around with including plus, tall, and petite.
If you love your jeans on the fancy designer side, but don’t have your fancy designer ass yet, the Flirt Jean by Old Navy will bridge the distance and get you through. Love yourself and your ass ladies, no matter the size!
Meggan Ravazzolo of www.meggansamom.com has been many things in life. Graduate of the UCLA school of Theater-Film-and Television, Television Reporter, Comedian, Blackjack Dealer, Bartender, Fashion Victim, and Consumer of Hamburgers. None of which prepared her for her next “thing” in life; being a Wife, Mom, and Step-Mom. After a career in the spotlight, Meggan traded in her microphone, size 6 body, personal pride and ego for a life as a stay at home Mom. Her life has never been better, funnier, or messier.
Hopefully funny, endlessly dirty, and forever hungry, follow Meggan as she accounts her life with her “salt and pepper sweetie”, her two teenage sons, and toddler baby boy. Meggan writes about it all. Meggansamom.com, “finding the funny and fabulous in family.”
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