Well. This weekend is the last weekend of my boys’ ski team. We’re all bummed – especially Raines. “At least I have surf camp coming up,” he said. “When does that start back up again?” Sorry, Kid. Not for five more months. To Raines, this might as well be forever – he literally collapsed at my feet as the realization set in.
I mean….we’ll keep skiing as long as we can, but with 70+ degrees and rain this weekend, I don’t know how much longer the slopes will be open.
Am I the only one still hoping for a big storm?
As I type this, Gwen has just waltzed in with box of doughnuts, damn her.
And oh! Before I forget: Huge thank you to everyone tagging their photos with #TheMomEditStyle on IG! Watch @themomedit on Monday – we’ll be featuring some fun reader style….
Walk or Lyft? Thanks to these peep-toe booties, I have determined that my perfect date night heel is a block heel, 3 1/4 inches high. Anything more, I’m in trouble.
How much would you pay for sneakers? At our team meeting this week, we ended up debating Golden Goose sneakers. I’ve been SWOONING over them for years, but they’re insanely pricey. However….if sneakers are literally allll you wear, are they worth it? Cost per wear and all things considered?? Hmmmm. Anyone have a pair?
I love cheap thrills. We found a $49 version of the cutest-ever sweatshirt, a dead ringer for one I bought years ago at Revolve (for over $100). You can see the two compared on our IG account (@themomedit). Even better? The $49 one hides bra straps better than the original.
I used this crap on Raines. FDA reports from 2006- 2016 show hundreds of adverse effects in babies after using Hyland’s teething tablets. Adverse effects like…seizures, turning blue (no breathing) and, in eight tragic cases, death. It’s a good reminder that “natural” doesn’t mean “safer”. Something my organic-loving heart often forgets.
Yay, Science. Have you heard of 3D printing? This one made it onto our STEM guide this year, but researchers are taking things to a whole new level. This article in The Atlantic about the potential use of 3D printing for prosthetic limbs – especially in impoverished countries – was so encouraging. Yay indeed.
Are you rude? This article, The Age of Rudeness is brutally honest, a little chilling, and…heartbreakingly real and sad. Yet one of the best things I’ve read in a while. (Thanks, Julie)
I struggled with this one….Darling Magazine ran an article titled, “Real Perspectives From The March For Life in Washington.” As a pro-choice supporter, I started to read with a nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach, waiting for the frusteration to build. And then I read this:
The current climate surrounding the “Two Marches” feels similar to the kind of destruction and fury that war brings. Words are not well tempered these days; opinions are either “ridiculous” or “perfect,” with no space in between. We cut one another out of conversation threads and unfriend those we cannot understand because “we can’t stand to know you.”
And then, this:
Here’s the pill we don’t seem to want to swallow: There were pro-life women marching against sexism on January 22nd, and anti-Trump women marching against abortion on January 28th. So here’s to the hope that we cease to view this as “two sides of a war” because that makes the “other” the enemy.
Instead, may we begin to speak rationally, lovingly, and even hopefully around the table of open discourse and thoughtful debate, celebrating our common conviction in the power and necessity of protest in democracy.