Weekend 5.20


Raines has decided to become a vegetarian.  I blame R&K (you know who you are), and some documentary he watched with Mike.  So lunches have become trickier, which is just what you want as the school year draws to a close: a new challenge!  Dear God.  We’re barely hanging on here.

Raines….making feeding easy since 2008. #no

(I couldn’t even #hahano that one, it’s such a hard no.  My old Denver friends will remember my pain.  THEY WILL REMEMBER.)

Anyway, let’s get to it.


A fancy dress for the not-fancy.  Remember my friend Linzi?  She just bought this dress.  It’s easy, cotton, and cool….yet looks so fancy.  I’m totally obsessing over it.  Hmmmm…..am I a bad friend if I buy the same one??? #nevertoooldfortwinsies?

Tan, tan, tan.  I’m realllllly feeling a tan clutch for summer – so effortlessly chic, right?  I’m considering this twisted suede one at Banana, or this quirky ‘vacation’ one at Madewell.  Thoughts?

Modcloth has 30% off swim!  Our readers have raved about this retro beauty, especially for post-partum, but for the daring, this suuuuper sexy plunge suit would work, too.   Also, pineapple print (with ruffles).  Flirty and fun.

Speaking of swim….Hautelook has Marilyn Monroe swim on sale.  I’ve never heard of this brand, but I can’t stop thinking about this striped suit or this devastatingly chic white swimsuit.  Gorgeous, no?  And on sale for $26.  Sheesh.

Picnic better.  My favorite thing for picnics in the park (or in backyards, or even on city porches)….is this table in a bag.  And now it’s on sale.

Let’s redefine nude.  There was an interesting discussion about my use of the word “nude” to describe something that was essentially my skin color.  I can totally appreciate that we need a broader definition.  So I’m thrilled that ThirdLove has just come out with a range of “naked” underwear in a ton of different….nudes.  Yay for diversity.  (And for keeping me honest, you guys.)

Also, THIS….

Mom Knows Best.  My mom has sworn by the health benefits of dark chocolate for years.  Now we all eat it for breakfast.  Apparently, Dr. Oz’s Sirtfood diet agrees.  Also?  Red wine.  Sign me up.

Are you a cool mom?  I totally resonated with Michelle Peters-Jones’ article, I’m Never Going To Be a “Cool Mom” and That’s OK.  She sounds plenty cool to me.

I’m coming for you, Quinoa.  Refinery29 explains why Trader Joe’s is so cheap, and recommends a few affordable favs.

In case you missed this on Facebook….we love I Mom So Hard.

Happy weekend!





  1. I have the dress Linzi bought from Anthropologie in the blue. I love it. It is effortlessly stylish and I think I will be wearing for date night and trips to lake all summer long.

  2. I also have a vegetarian kiddo. Not too hard once you get used to it. (Vegan on the other hand, would be really tough). Lunch protein = hummus, Sun butter, Wow butter, hard boiled eggs, roasted chick peas, sesame or pumpkin seeds, yogurt or cheese. Nuts if allowed in school. Some cut up veggies, fruit and a carb and you are good to go!

    • Vegan isn’t really all that tough. My husband and I, as well as our almost 5 year old are vegan. My son’s favourite lunches are his Wow butter and banana pinwheels, with cherry tomatoes, crackers and a fruit on the side. He also enjoys a deconstructed burrito bowl (black beans, shredded Daiya cheese, sliced avocado and tortillas) with his fav cherry tomatoes, crackers and fruit on the side. Seriously, he’s been eating those cherry tomatoes since week 1 in September. We also make a batch of mac and cheese for him or baked tofu cutlets.

  3. My friend has that dress and she looks great in it, but she has an athletic build. Definitely this is one where gals with boobs need not apply. (I feel that way about so many cute summer dresses, especially the ones from Reformation.) Gals with boobs like summer dresses too!

  4. SHANA!! OMG!! Thank you for introducing me to #IMOMSOHARD!! Goodness, I feel like I’ve been under a rock. These two women are brilliant. In love.

    And now I’m off to watch all their vids!! 😀

    Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

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