On Life

All of this to say I’ll be having brain surgery soon. Which is still so freaking surreal. I mean, who has brain surgery?? (Apparently I do.)
So you guys might remember this whole facial paralysis/brain tumor thing I have. We recently took a trip down to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to meet with doctors and specialists at Michigan Medicine to figure out what the next steps will be. Our kids were just super excited to stay in a hotel and swim, and my sister-in-law (and her...
Sure 2020 brought us a pandemic, but you haven’t lived until you’ve raided your closet in your powerless, flooded home like you’re starring in a remake of "The Purge"...shivering in your faux fur leopard coat as you collect as many items as possible by the light of your dying iPhone. 2021 said hold my beer (or, in my case, Topo...
Mutual aid groups & grassroots organizations are mobilizing quickly to provide relief for Texas winter storm victims w/out water, power & homes. Let's go.
It's been hard to go about business as usual with the winter storm reports coming out of Texas. Due to unprecedented low temps -- like...seriously low...Michigan-low temps in a state that is 100% not prepared -- many Texans are currently without electricity in temperatures below 20 degrees. We've heard reports of people going to bed in freezing houses, dressed...
Our go-to, at-home workouts + any equipment we have or need, plus our favorite activewear (think adidas, Nike, Zella, Beyond Yoga & Athleta).
We love a good workout. Pre-Covid, many of us swore by exercise classes outside of the house (dance classes, barre, yoga, cycling, you name it). When we had to stay home and get creative, we learned to love new, accessible workout routines everybody can join. Personally, I can't stick to one workout for too long, so it's nice to...
How am I tryin' to stay healthy? Warm accessories, vitamins + supplements, & wholesome books + activities to keep happy + well. We got this.
Like...duh. Obviously we need to keep our health A-game up in the upcoming months. I mean - every winter brings sniffles, colds and flu, but this one is... extra special. (Wink.) So it's more important than ever to stay safe and healthy as we dive into the first few months of 2021, so let's hunker down and get serious. Below...
Chinny is a content creator & influencer who expresses her love for bold colors, vintage fashion, timeless silhouettes & gorg prints as Chiniluv. Come meet her.
If you remember back in July, we featured this queen of print mixing and bright colors on our Instagram. Chinny is a content creator/influencer/blogger who expresses her love for bold colors, vintage fashion, timeless silhouettes and gorgeous prints on her blog Chiniluv. Not to mention she's a self-proclaimed sci-fi/urban fantasy geek. Chinny's also a toddler mom and a plant...

Such A Bummer

I remember feeling like…a bummer.  Like I was just one big bummer.  A social pariah, she-who-would-not-be-named.  People would avert their eyes, shift nervously on their feet.  Toddlers would be snatched away and I’d hear hissed whispers, “don’t stare!” It didn’t matter that I had tastefully applied make-up, or that I was dressed in a cute outfit or even that I...

January 6th, 2021

I have been struggling to find the words regarding yesterday’s horrific events.  The incitement to violence and treason by a sitting president, the storming of the capitol (something that has not happened since the War of 1812), the endangerment of our lawmakers, the absolute attack on our democratic process itself - these events leave me stunned and heartbroken. There are...
The Mom Edit has joined Team Feed to help donate much-needed meals to our neighbors through Feeding America's network of food banks. Join us.
This has been a really rough year. One for the books, for sure. My patience has been stretched, my awareness has been blown wide open, and I feel like we're on the precipice of something...big. Change, I think, is coming. Of course, it's easier to look forward — to change, to hope — when you're one of the lucky ones....

Weekend 12.12

A little reflection on how to show up this season & holiday plans, plus UGG boots, sales at Anthro & NAADAM, + a few more fun ideas.
“What should I write about??” I ask my husband. He shrugs, absently. Pax spares me the briefest of glances. “I dunno…Mom….” his voice trailing off as he gets absorbed back into his game. I stomp around, annoyed by being ignored. When no one looks up I demand, “WELL?  SERIOUSLY?” Three startled pairs of eyes look at me. “No one has ANY ideas??” Pax...