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Banish all images of shapeless floral dresses and mumsy prints. The new spring florals are a little bit boho, a little bit watercolor, and are an easy way to add a little color to mom basics! Below are five great ways to wear the new spring florals.
Gwyneth Paltrow started a website called goop.com. It's pretty fantastic. Each week, she releases a new issue (you can sign up for the weekly updates here). She covers cooking, travel, workouts, what to watch, some thoughts on life, and, of course, fashion.
The question I'm struggling with...are the slouchy cropped trousers a good choice for moms? The higher waist is very mom friendly - no muffin-top potential, hides a slight pooch belly and won't irritate a c-section scar - and the bum is loose enough to high any sagginess problems. However, after careful consideration, my answer is...

March 2009 Mom

I'm pretty sure colorful stripes are the universal sign for Spring. Or maybe it's floral patterns, but stripes are right up there. In any case, Anne looked great and made me want to run right out and find something stripey. For being so Spring-inspired, she is our March Mom!
Inspired, as I was, by my Victoria vacation, and the super cool rain boots I purchased for the little man....I started wondering if I too could pull off wearing rain boots.

Best Rain Boots for Kids

Splashers rain boots are made in Canada (Yay! Not China!), have a moisture wicking inner lining, are completely puddle (or ocean) proof and sturdy as hell. With the exception of the camo print, their other designs are very, very cool.
When you see your precious child in this retro-inspired organic cotton pajama sleeper from HappyGreenBaby.com, you'll immediately flash back to those Saturday morning cartoon marathons spent slurping down Lucky Charms on rust-colored shag carpet, only without all the pesticides and chemicals we all rolled around in and ate.
So, I hate to admit it, but I am a total Banana Republic junkie.   But now that I am a SAHM, Banana's not always the look I am going for . . . Anyway, I just happened to find this shirt and couldn't resist.  It's the Dolman-sleeve jersey top, $59, in aubergine.  I was wearing it the other day and had to feed my little one and discovered...

Leggings? Yes!

When skinny jeans came back into style, I heard "the 80's are back!!" being trumpeted.  But for those of us who have actually LIVED through the 80's....the skinny jeans of today are a far cry from the actual 80's.  But when my little sister dragged me into Forever 21, I found myself surrounded by things like jelly bracelets, waaay too much neon, and...


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......