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Blogger, Makeup Artist, Style and Event Consultant - Nicole is the co-founder of S&N Dream Events and Consulting, creative director of Palmer Williams Consulting and the Editor-in-Chief of Palmer WilliamsConsultingMag.com

What is your favorite place to find clothes for children?

My favorite place to find children's clothing is Crazy 8.

What tips would you give to a mom who is trying to remain stylish while raising a family?

Well, first of all to look great you have to feel great! That means you will need to schedule some time at least once per week to pamper yourself - whether it be to paint your nails, get a facial, or just to take a long bath. As moms raising a family, we tend to spend more time in casual clothing but casual doesn't have to mean mundane. Dress your jeans up with stylish tailored shirts, tunics or flirty tops in pretty colors.

What's one beauty product you would recommend to all moms?

The one beauty product I would recommend to all moms is Maybeline New York Great Lash in the pink tube. I don't leave home without it and it's a must have in my professional kit.

What are you most looking forward to as a mom in 2013? Please include a link to a picture if it's relevant.

Nicole Palmer Williams

I am looking forward to being a new-mom again after 15 years. After going through a high risk pregnacy - and despite my daughter early arrival - she is in the best of health. So I look forward to every precious moment with, as most of the women who were in the same situation weren't as fortunate.
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Aside from a birth certificate, what legal documents should a parent file after having a child?

Nicole Palmer Williams

As the others have already stated "the social security number." The "health insurance information" may not classify as a legal document but it is a very inportant document that needs to be updated within 30 days or your child will be insurance less.
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How can I get rid of stretch marks?

Nicole Palmer Williams

There are no real way to avoid stretch marks but they can be made less visible. Stretch marks are basically tearing of the skin due to the break down of collagen caused by pregnancy, weight gain, etc. Treat with vitamin A oil, retinol creams or serums (do nopt use if pregnant), and products with vitamin C. Also be sure to keep skin hydrated by moisturizing.
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What helps you stay organized? Whether it's a special coupon binder, calendar app or color-coded closet, we want to know all the little tricks and products that help keep your life organized. Please share a photo if you have one.

Nicole Palmer Williams

I am self employed, a wife, a mom of two including a brand new 3 weeks old baby, and a blog to manage staying organized isn't easy but its a must. First of all I manage my whole life using Outlook - I segment and color code each activity. Outlook helps me to keep track of all my personal events, side by side with my business events, from appointments, to chores/tasks, to webinars, to my blog's editorial calendar, to emails. The key is to tackle the time pending activities first, use time blocks, and if you work from home actually set a work schedule (ex 10am - 5pm). I even type my email responses and schedule when I want the email sent, as for my mail I store them in a organizer and while watching TV I go through them. Of course with a new baby, it means frequent feedings and diaper changes - so to keep from getting too burnt out I schedule some down time for my self (this is when daddy takes over).
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What should I expect when planning for a 2nd child?

Nicole Palmer Williams

Definitely speak to the older sibling about it. Find out how they feel and try to be sensitive to their feelings. No matter what age children tend to get jealous especially if they were the only one. Get the older sibling involved and make sure they don't feel left out.
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