They’re Here!

I shaved my legs for the first time today.  I also showered and brushed my teeth before 5pm.  No one will see these things, and they are for no one’s benefit, but for 20 minutes today I wanted to feel normal.  Because early mom life is anything but normal. Erinn and I have had our […]

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To the One Who Made Me a Mom

As I type this, I am less that 24 hours away from being induced and paving the way to meet my daughter.  This has me in a ball of emotions, as it’s the last day I’m a mom of one, the last day we’re a family of three.  I feel like I’ve been crying for […]

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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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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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Babymoon: Spa Edition

As I’ve written about in a previous post, I am a big believer in traveling sans kids every once in awhile to maintain your sanity, your identity, and your relationship.  So when hubby and I found out we were pregnant with baby #2, one of the first things we talked about was when to schedule […]

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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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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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Winter Work Essentials

Sub-zero temperatures have descended upon Chicago, and it is time to bundle up.  As much as we’d love to cozy up in leggings and sweatshirts in front of the fire every day, these mamas have gotta put down the peppermint mochas and get to work. However, it can be really easy to get stuck in […]

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Deck the Halls

It’s quite literally the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s the only time I can listen to Christmas music at any hour of the day without judgment, the only time sprinkle cookies are offered at every turn, and the only time I can go crazy decorating my house in red and sparkles.  December always turns […]

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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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