Midsummer Dresses

With the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in full swing and the ubiquitous “Back to School” signs cropping up in every store, the Midwest temptation to pull out your chunky sweaters and pumpkin Pinterest recipes is strong.  But let’s slow our roll here, ladies, and not forget that IT’S STILL JULY!!  Summer isn’t over yet, and we […]

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Summer Uniform

Ah summer. My favorite season. Sun, beaches, my birthday, BBQs and no school. Summer has always been a time when I can reset and recharge before tackling the next school year and all the inevitable challenges it brings with it.  This summer, however, is different. This summer I am the mother of two and I […]

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Fat & Sexy

My husband and I went out for a date night last weekend, a rare event these days since the birth of our second child.  I bought a new top for the occasion, threw on one of the three pairs of jeans that fit me, and gingerly stepped into heels I haven’t braved in over a […]

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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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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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A Sneak(er) Attack

I could seriously eat frozen yogurt every day, especially in the summer! I can’t say the same for K–All he wanted was the little m n m’s. He literally picked them off this with fingers! These native slip ons have been awesome this summer for his little piggies! We decided a little summer rain wasn’t going […]

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My Bravest Public Act

Diapers and Diamonds talks mom bathing suits. No, I’m not splitting an atom or barreling into a burning building to save anyone, so this is definitely not the bravest public act, but, to me, this is an edge-of-a-precipice moment.  I am putting pictures of myself—IN A BATHING SUIT—on the Internet.  I may have lost my […]

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Gravitational Pull: A Summer Bra-volution

Ladies, I need to talk about boobs.  Post-baby boobs in particular—you know, after breastfeeding is a distant memory and things up north have, uh, settled, so to speak.   If my boobs were a folk song, they’d be “The Old Gray Mare” (“she ain’t what she used to be”).  If they were a 90’s hip hop […]

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A Mother Faces Her Worst Fear: Shorts

This is a phobia that dates back to 5th grade when Tony White, of elementary school fame, pointed out, no shouted out, that “Whoa! Erinn has massive quads!” Everyone playing kickball that day stared at my thunder thighs as I went up to bat (or at least I imagined they did) and from there the […]

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