Tonight I went to check out the Mommie Series put together by Misti Styles. Although not new, I just hadn’t had the opportunity to check one out yet. This one happened to be at La Mode Lingerie which is not only an advertiser but also a store I happen to love to shop at. Plus the emcee was the one and only Allison Bagley of Houston Tidbits, which I also love, and our sister company, www.lastnightpics.com, is a sponsor of the series. I decided to get off my lazy butt and get dressed up to go out. It was well worth it!
Ladies, let me preface with the fact that I NEVER thought I’d be the “mommy type.” No offense, but what I mean is that although I knew I wanted to have kids, I didn’t know how much I would LOVE being a mom and how much it could hurt to love someone this much. (Seriously, just typing that made my eyes tear up.)
The series is actually so much fun! There’s basically a room full of beautiful moms, moms-to-be or just gals who are thinking of being a mom someday. The series is held at a different place (the fall one will be at Mynt in Uptown Park), and tickets are $35 in advance or $50 at the door. There is something empowering about being in a roomful of women who have all taken out the time to get ready and find sitters to go out and have a little gal time. Not to mention the speakers. They are broken down into 4 categories: family, health, finance and fashion. They speak for about 20 minutes with a mini-break after the first two. Light bites and drinks are offered throughout.
Tonight, Neha Gupta, owner of Elite Private Tutors, was the first speaker and truly inspirational. She’s beautiful and super smart, but she worked at it and she shared this with us as well as some simple tips on how to create successful kids. My favorite tip of the night? “Cut the crazy kids out!” Those kids influence your child; don’t try to be cool, be a parent. LOVE it. We’ll see if I can apply it once my little one can talk…
Next up was Dr. Debra Cutler, a pediatrician for Kelsey-Seybold, who spoke about when to vaccinate or not, which is something that I constantly question even though I know that the study stating the MMR vaccine caused autism was thrown out. For finance, Claudia Kolker, author of The Immigrant Advantage, spoke about how to save money: the Vietnamese Money Club. The evening series closed with La Mode speaking about lingerie.
A barrage of raffle items were given away throughout, and trust me, all were good as was the goody bag we all went home with.
So if you are a mommy, mommy-to-be or hope to be one someday, don’t miss the next one!
For more information, visit, www.mististyle.com.
By Carla Valencia de Martinez