Happy Birthday To Me: New Rules for Dressing in my 30s

Last year at this time, MB and I were prepping for our birthdays by shopping for the perfect dresses to fit our body types (see Body Type Matters). This year though, things seem different to me. My body is far from where I want it to be after baby number two and as the big […]

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The Perfect Shirt

I’ve found it. You know what I’m talking about.  That miracle piece of clothing that feels like pajamas but makes you strut around like Gigi Hadid.  That go-to garment your friends start referring to as “the uniform” because they see it so much. That once-in-a-decade staple that you wear continuously until it’s held together by […]

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Top 10 Baby Essentials

I vividly remember creating my baby registry during my first pregnancy.  I wandered up and down the aisles of Buy Buy Baby like a zombie, eyes glazed over and mouth agape.  There was just SO MUCH STUFF.  And I didn’t know what most of it was used for. How are you supposed to know?  You’ve […]

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Blogaversary

One year ago, we decided to start this blog and published our first post.  We knew nothing about blogging and, admittedly, very little about social media.  We were two English teachers with toddler boys who thought it would be fun to have a writing outlet and a reason to go shopping together.  Everything has changed […]

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Mother’s Day

We don’t live glamorous lives.  We’re not jet-setters, we don’t attend swanky parties, and we practically live at Target.  We’re moms.  And we’re like every other mom we know.  We stay up nights worrying.  We are racked with guilt.  We’re exhausted.  We are a little heavier than we should be.  We question everything.  We pump […]

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Support Needed

The Story of My First Run Post-Baby 9:15AM Me: Ok, you got this. First time back out there. Gonna get rid of that baby weight no problem. Just an easy 3 miles. 9:16AM Me: Owww F*@$ Sh@* (Armed crossed across chest for the rest of the run) The End I used to have little boobs. So […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide for New Moms

  So you’ve just spent the last 9 months+ of your life playing host to a tiny miracle complete with nausea, back aches, restless nights, stretch marks and swollen ankles. Now you spend every waking second cuddling, rocking, feeding and worrying about this squiggly bundle of joy.  And the journey has just begun. We know […]

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Spring Trends 2017

Our first postpartum outing was obviously a shopping trip. Having been shrouded in maternity clothes all winter, we were anxious to usher in warmer weather in clothes without side rouching and elastic waistbands. And, of course, we hadn’t seen each other in weeks, so we were desperate for some best friend time and exposure to […]

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Mommy and Me Yoga

When we were both still pregnant, we made a promise that we would meet once a week while were on maternity leave to just get out of the house. Even though there is so much joy in those first weeks, we both also recognized that the first time around, it could be incredibly lonely. But […]

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Braids Part 2: Old Dog, New Tricks

Around these parts, Erinn is and will always be the braid expert (see her original braid post here).  I, however, am a braid moron.  I think, like all other moral deficiencies, this stems back to childhood.  All my female peers were out learning to braid on their American Girl dolls, effectively destroying Samantha’s pristine tresses, […]

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