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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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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5 Small Acts

Since it’s Valentine’s Day week, I started thinking about my own loves and it has really got me thinking how much things have changed after baby. In between this…   And this…   I am finding that I have a lot less time to focus on my marriage than I did in the beginning. In […]

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New Years Eve: A New Tradition

I’ve never been a lover of New Year’s Eve. Normally, I would wait until the ball drops, the champagne pops and then I would make my silent exit for the door. Even in my single days I didn’t buy into the hoopla that is NYE, but now as a mother, I’m finding myself longing for […]

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5 Holiday Outfits 

Now that the kids are off school and parents are using up their vacation time, the calendar starts to get packed with different parties and events for two straight weeks.  It can be really overwhelming to come up with outfits that are stylish, comfortable, and inexpensive.  Let’s face it, most of the fall and winter […]

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Thanksgiving Pants

One of our all-time favorite things about the Friends franchise was the annual Thanksgiving episodes.  Although most of the plot lines revolved around remotely plausible, albeit ridiculous, situations (Emma’s secret beauty pageant, the accidental beef trifle, three different kinds of potatoes ruined), there was always one Thanksgiving moment that rang so true to us, it […]

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A Head for Hats

Hats are cool.  They just are.  From the gravity-defying fascinators spotted atop the crowns of the British elite at the royal wedding to the slouchy beanie slung precariously from the pink-dyed tresses of your local barista, hats make a statement.  They radiate both confidence and style.  They reflect a woman so meticulously, yet effortlessly put […]

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Craving Comfort

Maybe it’s the events of the last week or maybe it’s just the feeling that fall is slipping away quickly that has me wanting to snuggle down underneath my blanket and hibernate till the spring. Unfortunately, with a toddler running around I doubt I’ll be shutting out the world any time soon. Instead, I’m finding my […]

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How to Survive a Sober Girls Weekend

Girls weekends and wine go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Like macaroni and cheese.  Like Nutella and any bread product that exists.  They just belong to each other.  So imagine our dilemma when we two preggos embarked on our ninth annual girls weekend in Galena with our family.  With our body pillows, pasteurized cheeses, […]

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Paint the Town Red

As I type this, I literally have my mother’s voice in my ear, echoing the sentiment I have heard since childhood: everybody looks good in red.  So, admittedly, I’m biased on this topic, as I’ve been practically conditioned to believe this as an axiom.  But, here’s the thing about mothers: most of the time, they’re […]

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