Author Shana

Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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My Default Shower Gift: Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddling Wraps
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Because we were relying on swaddling as a method to keep our sanity in those early days, we wasted a ton of money trying every swaddling blanket under the sun. We tried various sleep sacks (too roomy – he’d wake too early), “miracle” swaddling blankets (too thick, too hot) and an assortment of others (most were the wrong size and he would wiggle out, or they would cover his face). Then we discovered Aden + Anais.

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What To Wear For Moms: Summer BBQ 2009
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after Memorial Day, the weather turns warmer, the days seem so much longer and old people all start wearing white. Ah, summer. And with summer comes barbecues – kicked off nicely by the million or so BBQs on Memorial Day weekend. (And in this case, there might actually be a million). So what to wear to the millions of BBQs? Let’s start with a list of considerations for Moms:

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Best Summer Sandals for Toddlers: Keens
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It always starts out so fun: he’ll watch the water for a while, then throw something in it, splash around a bit, etc. It always ends, however with red-faced screaming because his lame parents have yet again thwarted his attempts to fling himself into said body of water. As he gets bigger (ie faster), he is getting more and more successful. Our last trip to Boulder ended up with my husband fishing him – sneakers and all – out of the Boulder Creek. His sneakers took 3 days to dry. It was time to find some water friendly shoes. Enter the Keens Kid’s NewportH2s.

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Maxi Dresses For Nursing Moms
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Nursing moms need support (for heavy, milk-filled boobs) and easy access (for starving, wailing babes). I haven’t been able to find any on-trend nursing dresses. Ugh. We should invent some. In the meantime, with a little creativity…here are a few options for nursing moms:

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Maxi Dresses for Moms with Saggy Boobs
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If your post-pregnancy or – even worse – post-nursing boobs reduce you to tears….turn away from the mirror. We just need to do a little camouflage. Most post-preggo/nursing boobs can be supported with a good bra (even if it’s strapless). So make sure you have a good strapless bra that fits. The problem becomes the cleavage. It’s the cleavage that gives away the sag. So avoid maxi dresses with deep v-necks (I know, I know – that rules out most of them) and try a couple of different options:

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Maxi Dresses for Moms With Curves or Big Boobs
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We have two goals here: Make the girls look good, and support ’em. So. You want to find a maxi dress that will allow you to wear a nice supportive bra underneath, AND one with a deep v-neck. A V-neck cut is more slimming for those “extra lucky” in the boob department. The deep V-neck will also show enough skin to keep the whole look slimming and sexy

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