Holiday

Regardless of your politics, I think most will agree that it's always more fun to have to have a First Lady who cares about fashion.  And  lately, Michelle's been hitting some out of the park.  While we won't all be going for a gorgeous Naeem Kahn number this holiday season (sigh), I'm loving the article on AOL's shopping network, Steal...
  Lace is huge this season.  And while I run, run, run away from lace that takes a literal interpretation of scary 80's lace (as in gloves or skintight bodysuits), or lace that is in any way reminiscent of the doily that, for years, covered my grandmother's coffee table, the lace looks I'm loving now are clean, modern and sexy.  Keeping...
It's official.  The holidays (and therefore, party season) have officially kicked off!  I've always loved a good party.  In my pre-baby days, I'd wander through the stores stocking up, magpie-like, on anything shiny or sparkly or glizty.  I'd shop for a fabulous little dress (or two or three), killer heels, and leeetle, tiiiny, precious clutch purses. Things are a bit...
Crackling fire: check. Hot cider and/or spiked eggnog: check. Good book to curl up with: check. Now, what’s keeping those tootsies cozy whilst you partake in all that wintery snow-day goodness? It’s time to update your slipper wardrobe, girl. You don’t want those little piggies getting caught out in the cold! Here are the seasons’ hottest slipper picks.
As part of our Winter Shoe Essentials for Moms post, we stated that all moms must have in her closet one sexy, go-to shoe for all events formal, for all date-nights hot, and for all parties wild.  (And by wild, I mean any party that lasts past 10PM.)  This is the shoe that can both elevate jeans and a...

NYE In

I expected that by now, a year later, we would be pros at this parenting thing. We would’ve had our babysitter booked and would be all set for a night on the town sans kid! Whoo hoo, baby! What an idiot. First of all, no one wants to babysit on NYE, and second of all, my son is still nursing, going through separation anxiety, and is just not baby-sittable. And....to be honest....a night on the town sounds fun, but it’s a little “been there, done that.” So this year we’re getting together with some friends, making fancy food, and drinking and eating our way into the New Year. It’s a bring-the-kiddos-and-stay-in kind of NYE. So now, my big dilemma....what do I wear? I need to be comfortable (and be able to nurse), but it’s NYE darn it!! I need to feel festive! There are two options I’m toying with......
When we moved out, Mom gave us all of our ornaments. And each year at Christmas, I get out my big box of ornaments and spend a little time traipsing down memory lane. It always makes me feel close to my family (who are so far away), and now that I’m a mom, it is much more personal. I can almost see my mom picking some of the ornaments out - practically giggling to herself when she found a good one, one that really reflected who I was at the time. These little ornaments are a reflection of my childhood, and a reflection that my mom understood who I was, what I liked, what I thought was cool, and showed me, each year at Christmas, that she loved who I was becoming. As my own little man grows, I can’t wait to learn more about him. I will certainly keep my mom’s tradition -- it’s one little way to show him how amazing I think he is. To kick things off, I want a really amazing First Christmas ornament. I haven’t decided if it must say “First Christmas” or if I want to go with something less traditional. There are so many to choose from, but here are my favorites:
Moms - do yourself and your man a favor.  Forward this link to him.Dads/Partners -- All year long, the mother of your children wipes noses, kisses knees, comforts crying, changes diapers, feeds, hugs and loves your children.  She also has sex with you.  This Christmas, thank her for all that she does by getting her a real gift.  A...