Weekend Ramblings

WHOOO HOO WEEKEND

I was going to start by talking about the weather, but OMG WHY?? (It was cold, then it was warm, now it's cold blah blah who cares).   Sorry 'bout that. I do have a few fun links.  Let's talk about that instead: I collaborated with Mom.me on an article about the Mom Fashion Bloggers to watch in 2013.  This group of...
Mamas, I apologize for the light week.  I had intended to post the promised hair article, but man.  I'm wiped out.  Mike has been gone (since Sun!!) on a business trip, and in his absence, I've broken one coffee cup and two plates, lost the car keys six times, left Pax's winter coat somewhere in Easton, PA (Crayola "Experience"...

Weekend Inspiration. Yay.

Reader Emily clued us in on a little fun fact about Topshop:  they obviously love our name.  Topshop, I love that you love it, but I can't get behind your message.  Or rather, more specifically, the length of that zipper.  Just...no.  Nope.  Have fun with that.   Sorry to kick your weekend off with a crotch-shot, Mamas.  (It's hard not to...
  Mamas, my dear friend Brent has featured me on his awesome street-style blog, Urban Field Notes. Instead of a traditional interview, he fired a few questions at me while we were all having dinner last Friday night.  So I really had no idea what he was planning to say.  True to form, he's funny, in the dryest possible way....
Mamas, we are all fine.  Happily, we never even lost power.  It was a crazy night - I could actually see transformers blowing when I looked out of our window, and watched an entire block of our neighbors' houses suddenly go dark.  If you've been following us on Instagram (@shanachristine), you may have seen the picture I took of Raines...

Happy Friday….

It's that boot time of year, Mamas.  As I write this, it's pouring down rain.  Definitely a hot chocolate morning.  And since I have the flu, instead of a rainy-day walk, we'll probably watch movies all day.  The boys will be thrilled.  Mike, who has been gone ALL WEEK will finally be home soon.  This week has been a long...

Goodbye Summer

Oh, Mamas. Summer's lease hath all too short a date.  R is in pre-school, mornings have a chill in the air, and time marches on.  This was likely my very last summer with a baby.  Good things are ahead, certainly, but I can't help feeling a little lost. I'd like one more beer at the end of the dock,...

Friday Thoughts….

Never have I seen so much rain, Mamas.  With inexplicably 80+ degree temps.  We're all...uh...steaming?  Is that the right cooking method? Anyway, the best part about the Philly mainline is that the kiddos are free to play in the (relatively) clean street gutters.  Cause this would ne-eh-eh-ever happened downtown Denver:   I know you are wondering about the helmet.  (Or no one...

August Already!?

As you may have already gleaned, Mamas, summer is much savored here at ANMJ, and as such, it is with great gravity that I now report to you this horrifying news: summer has nearly reached its apex and August has commenced, marking the heart-wrenching transition to <gah!>: fall.  Fortunately, kickin' boots, fabulous layers and cozy sweaters will compensate for...
  Oh Mamas.  We have been having so much fun.  There's just something ah-mazing about summer.  Perhaps it's the lack of responsibility, or just the sense that these unscheduled days are fleeting...but we've been thoroughly enjoying our days.  The downside?  Bedtime is 11PM.  11PM!!!  IknowIknowIknow!  In my defense, we're so far north (U.P. what-what) that the sun doesn't set until...