Womom March 2012

For the woman behind the mom.

Alanna Weissman

In Control
A clothing line to live by, Women With Control suits moms who want to look sleek and feel comfortable. The tops, pants and dresses contain a higher spandex content than most garments, offering a flattering fit with firming control, comfort and machine-washable ease. Each stylish and versatile piece of clothing is affordable and sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. Take control at www.attitudesbyrenee.com.

Good Luck
Fortunes to Live By creates silver and graphite pendants that resemble the slips of paper inside fortune cookies. The twist is that each fortune is inspirational and focused on mothers. Each necklace comes with a starter kit of fortunes with the option to personalize the text. In addition, the fortunes can easily be swapped in and out of a necklace and two fortunes may be displayed at once. Get inspired at www.fortunestoliveby.com.

Switch Your Size
Step into spring with the Sophia sandal by Phyllis Morgan. Featuring eyelets for threading colored metallic lace, the shoe can be made less narrow to accommodate changing foot width as a result of pregnancy. Available in a variety of neutral and bright colors, the fashion-forward and comfortable sandal may quickly become your favorite maternity accessory. Lace up at www.phyllismorgancollection.com.

Sweet Munchies

For a nutritious, delicious and totable snack, check out Hail Merry’s line of vegan foods. With gluten-free items, including “Grawnola,” macaroons and more, the yummy nibbles are great as salad or yogurt toppings, on-the-go snacks and light bites the whole family will love. Enjoy smart snacking by visiting www.hailmerry.com.

Health at Home
Whip up some holistic beauty products in your kitchen with Organic Body Care Recipes (Storey) by Stephanie Tourles. The book offers concoctions for lotions, masks and other soothing personal care treatments using natural, readily available ingredients. With options for every skin type, the tome also allows readers to customize their care. Pamper yourself by heading to www.storey.com.

This column appeared in the March 2012 issue.