What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has come and gone again and I’m not gonna lie, I got some pretty memorable gifts this year [especially the VERY accurate drawing my 3 year old made me of what he thinks I look like] but this year’s really got me thinking about what I really want for Mother’s Day. Not necessarily […]

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Spring Uniform

As soon as the temps jumped above 50 this week, I got the itch. Literally, my legs were itching from being trapped inside tights for the last 5 months! So, I’m done. No more tights! And once I take them off, there’s no turning back for me. I full steam ahead into my typical spring […]

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Re-purposing Old Clothes

We are in the dreaded in-between rut of late February.  We’re in between seasons.  Between sizes. Between sleep cycles.  And, man, are we feeling the rut.  This week I went to Target by myself for a whole hour and I didn’t buy anything.  I went to Target by myself for a whole hour and didn’t […]

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Pretty in Pink

It was a right of passage for every girl growing up in the 80s and 90s-the obligatory viewing of “Pretty in Pink”.  From the first frame when Molly Ringwald steps onto the screen in her signature color, my love affair with this fiery, red-head, pink-donning, brat-packer began. I imagined myself just like Andi in the […]

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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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Happy Birthday To Me: New Rules for Dressing in my 30s

Last year at this time, MB and I were prepping for our birthdays by shopping for the perfect dresses to fit our body types (see Body Type Matters). This year though, things seem different to me. My body is far from where I want it to be after baby number two and as the big […]

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Mother’s Day

We don’t live glamorous lives.  We’re not jet-setters, we don’t attend swanky parties, and we practically live at Target.  We’re moms.  And we’re like every other mom we know.  We stay up nights worrying.  We are racked with guilt.  We’re exhausted.  We are a little heavier than we should be.  We question everything.  We pump […]

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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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