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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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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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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The 4th Trimester

So it turns out that all doesn’t end well when you reach the end of the third trimester, in fact, as I’m learning very quickly the second time around, the fourth trimester is in a lot of ways, the most difficult of them all. Everything in my life seems to be in a state of […]

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My Mother, Myself

Who doesn’t love the 80’s?  The big bangs, the slap bracelets, the Bangles.  Music and accessories were on point that decade.  But I have to say, I’m glad that I was a child of the 80’s and not pregnant in the 80’s.  During a time where the hair and the shoulder pads couldn’t be bigger, it […]

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Ready, Set, Go (Bag)

All our bags are packed and we’re ready to go…Or at least half of that is true. Bags are packed. The ready to go part? I’m not sure any amount of physical preparation can get us mentally prepared for what it will be like having TWO bambinos instead of one. But, yeah, ok, we’re ready […]

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Dad Bod

  As I sit in my 4th period meeting, belly squeezed comically into a vintage student desk where desk and chair unite as one through an awkwardly-placed elbow rest, swollen cankles propped on the wire book rack of the chair in front of me, hurriedly alternating between a lukewarm cup of Progresso soup and a stack […]

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Color Wheel Theory

In my middle school art class, I painted this, the one and only canvas piece of my entire life: an elaborate color wheel.  I still remember painstakingly shading in the intricate design on each wedge with the precision of a pre-pubescent neurosurgeon.  I’m no artist (obviously), but I was insanely proud of this masterpiece, and […]

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Holiday Recap

  Christmas Eve In an Italian family, Christmas Eve is the big event, filled with food, presents, and wine. It’s an evening ripe with family photo opps too, so clearly having the family match is a priority for the both of us. MB’s Christmas Morning For me, Christmas morning is all about mimosas, festive pajamas, and […]

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