Juxtaposition: Our Fave Literary (and Style) Device

We’re not trying to get all didactic or anything here, but English teachers can’t resist talking about juxtaposition.  It’s certainly our most favorite literary device, if not all-time favorite word in the English language. For a quick lesson, juxtaposition is placing two things near each other for a contrasting effect.  Like Garrett’s Popcorn, cheesy cheddar […]

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Back to School: A Week’s Worth of Teacher Style

Even though we are still fully in denial that the summer has come to an end (and subsequently our maternity leaves as well)), there’s nothing we love more than playing around with fashion. For me, teaching calls on my creative side daily, but I also love that this job gives me the freedom to get […]

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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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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

It’s that time again…The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it’s got us all heart eyes about the a-mazing pieces to be had, especially since last year we were both pregnant and bloated. This year we are pulling out all the stops and basking in the glory that Nordy’s has to offer these eager mamas. We are […]

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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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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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