@paulaisms

Dynamic, witty and effortlessly chic, Paula Miranda is a new kind of mom. With a keen eye for clean living and a stylish sensibility, she’s the mom you’ve always wanted to be: a Haute Mommy. Whether sharing her tips for a holistic lifestyle as the spokesperson for SheaMoisture Baby, hosting A-list soirees for Moët Hennessy, or revealing her beauty tricks for looking good on the go, Paula continues to pave the way for moms who don’t want to leave their hip, fabulous lives behind when they have children. Paula believes that you can do it all— good food, a healthy lifestyle, grounded kids plus a dash of sophistication— and do it all while feeling absolutely haute! As a model both for commercials and on the runway, the spicy and statuesque Latina knows the latest trends first-hand and shares them with thousands of Twitter and Facebook followers every day. Raising a teenage daughter and a toddler with the love of her life is no easy task, but Paula Miranda juggles it all with poise and personality.

Uh Oh! The Most Annoying Things My Partner Said During My Pregnancy

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Before I share what my partner would say that would literally make me scream while I was pregnant, I will say that I wouldn't trade the experience I had with him ever. This was his first child. Like any other first-time father, he was excited. He couldn't help it if I had absolutely... read more

3 Unexpected Pregnancy Symptoms I Actually Loved

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Pregnancy has so many different symptoms and though I didn't look forward to the nausea, swollen feet and ankles and heartburn, there were some symptoms I (surprisingly!) loved. Like: Thicker nails and hair My nails and hair couldn't have been any thicker, shinier, and healthier when I was expecting! I felt like I... read more

How I Made It Through My Son’s ‘Terrible Twos’

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Terrible Twos. When parents discuss this topic, I always see a certain look on their face. Dread. Fear. Confusion. I find that my own personal experience with my son turning two has been very different than the reputation that supersedes him -- total shocker! I wanted to give my two-year-old the benefit of the doubt.... read more

10 Hilarious and Honest Reasons Why I Love Being a Mom

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Being a mom is one of the hardest yet most rewarding jobs I've been blessed to have in my lifetime. There are some awesome highs -- and some lows -- that come with being someone's mama, but it's a job I wouldn't trade for anything. A mommy’s position in the family structure is undeniably important.... read more

Should We Stop Making Excuses for Single Moms?

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As a single mom with one child, I've found that people, with kids or without kids of their own, have always felt the need to make excuses on my behalf in different situations. Sometimes, they would blame being a single mom as the reason why I could not perform a task. It built... read more

How to Deal When the Mommy Guilt Comes For You

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Mommy and daddy guilt... we've all experienced it. Did you ever ask yourself, "Am I making a big mistake?" or, "Am I forgetting anything important?" How about: "Am I being too hard on my child?", "Will I regret my decisions later?" Yup, we've all been there. Although they might just be toddlers, they will soon... read more

A Mom Shares: Why I Hated Being Pregnant

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I was never the type of girl that dreamed of the day that I would be married or have children. Instead I dreamed of the day that I would be recognized for other accomplishments in my career. While I listened to my friends share the names of their future children, I was busy thinking of... read more

7 Important Lessons I’m Trying to Teach My Toddler Early

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One of the most important qualities I wanted to make sure my now teenager daughter and I had with each other while she was growing up were honesty and trust. I raised her with manners and morals -- important values I think that all children should have. And now, raising a teen and a toddler,... read more

8 Things No One Will Ever Tell You About Motherhood

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Motherhood is something most women aspire to. It is a rite of passage -- almost what I imagine being in a sorority is like. Everyone always has amazing stories of how becoming a mommy changes them. These conversations are romanticized most of the time when overheard at baby showers. If you have ever eavesdropped a... read more

7 Secrets All Mamas Need to Survive the Mommy Bullies

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Do you ever feel like you are behind on topics other mommies know all about? Feel like the only frumpy mom at carpool? Do you feel like every time you get together with friends they are always telling you what you should be doing and what you shouldn’t? Is there such thing as a mommy... read more