Lazy Summer Days: My Top Ten Favorite Things About Summer

Please excuse my daydream…I’m currently drudging my way through a particularly painful bout of summer school and so to pass the time, I’m coming up with a list of my favorite things I’d rather be doing in the summer! You better bet I’ll being doing these things on repeat in approximately 7 days! 1. Summer […]

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Women [Maxi] Dress for Other Women

Recently an old friend came over and relayed to me her tale of getting dressed that evening. Once she had labored over her closet and selected a lovely summer frock, her husband wrinkled his nose and said, “You know, men don’t like maxi dresses.” My friend defiantly and heroically retorted, “Women don’t dress for men; […]

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Summer Blues

I’ve got the summer blues. You know, blue dresses, blue tanks, blue rompers, bring it on! If you read our last post [fitness goals: monthly update], you know that we rewarded ourselves after reaching our fitness goals for month 1 and my treat to myself was a super flowy, parent-friendly, bbq-ready, cobalt blue dress. And […]

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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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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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