Showing posts from October, 2016

Come Thru With Fall Style Fellas!

"This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own."

I often get crap from my husbands friends and my brother because they I only focus on women's fashion, to which they have a point but I'm a woman. Focusing on women's fashion and helping them develop their personal style, is kind of my thing. But that doesn't mean I don't have love for the fellas and their personal style struggles, I truly do. It's just that shopping for them can be a little trickier for as sometimes my vision isn't necessarily what they have in mind. My brother is a bit more of a risk taker when it comes to what he'll wear but even he's on the fence about some things I think work. I want to get better at analyzing what will work for all the men I love. 

Lucky for me, Macy's is going to help me out a bit in that department with their semi-annual men's style events. Even better for me, there will…

For All The Friends I Loved Before

To all the friends I've loved before......
The ones I used to spend hours on the phone with but life and children and distance have made that seemingly impossible.
The ones I used to spend all my free time with. Those that used to come to every event we hosted. To the ones who hung in there even after kids, and countless moves and life changes. The ones I met in Mommy & Me classes as well as actual classrooms. The ones I've worked with over the years or met because of work. The ones I met online and in bathrooms.
I miss you and I hope you're well. 
I'm not sure when things changed or how. Life began to get in the way of our friendship and unlike some others, neither of us really made the effort to fix it. Or if we did it was one sided and less seemed like more so we just let it die out. Sometimes there were last ditch attempts to make it work but for whatever reason, maybe it was for the best, we didn't happen. There is no blame to be laid, this is just the way lif…

Betsey x Macys + Trolls!!

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“

I make no apologies about my love for Macy's and how they continuously strive to create community include their shoppers in the overall plan for what they carry and do. So it should come as a surprise to no one that I am SO excited for next week's event at Macy's in Rancho Cucamonga. 

Legendary designer Betsey Johnson is launching her latest collection xox Trolls, inspired by Dreamworks Animation's Trolls and available exclusively at Macy's!
If you're familiar with Betsey (and really where have you been?) then you know that her being inspired by the Dreamworks Animations Trolls movie is not all that surprising. Bright colors? Awesome hair? That's Betsey in a nutshell. Macy's does such an amazing job with these fashion events and I can't wait to see what they come up with this time. I always have such fun at these. And I get ideas …

How I Became One Of "The Cool Moms"

Over the last few weeks I've seen articles from women who claim to be either so "above" the typical modern mom or sad that they’re left out of the “cool moms” group. I get both sides to a certain extent.  
One article discussed how she was not ‘into modern mom culture’ because she doesn’t drink wine and hasn’t been to a big box store in over a decade. Because she’s a city dweller and doesn’t drive how could she relate to the excitement of a minivan? Well that doesn’t make you the poster child for counter mom culture. It just means your life looks different than those who live in more suburban areas. Cool story though.

Then there was the mom who was lamenting about not being in the ‘cool mom’ group because she wears pajamas to drop off and not Lululemon, her kids aren't perfectly dressed and she has trash in her car. And to that I just had to laugh. Who declared all the "cool moms" wear Lululemon (and who can afford it?) and drink Starbucks BEFORE drop-off? 


It's More Than Medicine For Some

* I was compensated by the CHPA's Educational Foundation, KnowYourOTCs, but all opinions are my own.

I've said it before and I'll continue to say it until maybe it starts to make sense or get easier, but parenting a teenager in 2106 is weird. There are so many things we have to watch out for, keep track of and encourage about while still trying to maintain our sanity and some semblance of control on our household. I don't know about y'all but I struggle with that. The upside is we have a very good open dialogue with Sweet Pea when it comes to what we "think" teens are doing these days.
That includes everything from homework, dress code, social media behavior and drugs and alcohol. Yep, she's 14 and we talk about drug and alcohol use and abuse because this is life. It's not like when I was a kid and we had D.A.R.E and parents thought seeing a "this is your brain on drugs" commercial would be enough of a deterrent. And it's not like we j…