Have you read The Oatmeal comic's Minor Differences series? Not only will you be nodding your head vigorously when reading it, you'll be spitting all over your screen while you crack up. Go ahead, click the link ... I'll wait ... You're wiping your screen, right? In "line of work" I experience minor difference along … Continue reading Minor Differences: Father’s Parenting Versus Mother’s Parenting
There's a lot to kvetch about as a parent, isn't there? Many blogs (umm, this one included) poke fun of or just outright complain about everything from diaper explosions to sibling rivalry. Of course, other blogs exclusively extol their parenting bliss until the reader herself has unicorns sprouting from her eyeballs. I actually enjoy both … Continue reading What I Shouldn’t Enjoy as a Mom – But 100% Do
This has been bugging me a lot over the last six months, and I need to sound it out. Please, can someone set me straight about the proper length of little girl dresses? You see, Toddler (3.5y ... wait, 3.75y already!) loves wearing dresses - so much so that she would wear a dress to … Continue reading Little Girl Dresses: Too Short … or Normal?
I don't think my 3.5yo is unique in her impatience to grow up. After all, I've been waiting my entire life to learn how to drive, go to college, grow tall enough to reach high shelves (not there yet!), get a real job, get married, have kids ... and now I'm waiting for a chance … Continue reading Five Things Growing Up Means to My Toddler
Way back when in B.C. times - that's Before Children - my jeans used to wear out around the bottom cuff. I guess I'm too short and they ended up dragging on the ground and growing threadbare. When the cuffs got too ragged to ignore, I'd head off to the mall for a new pair. … Continue reading Sign #32 You’re a Mom: Wardrobe Issues
Toddler has a fair bit of cute clothes - some new from us and her grandparents, and a fair bit borrowed from generous friends. Usually I can manage to put together a fairly stylish outfit from these two sources. Okay, I can make it match. Or at least coordinate. It's good enough, right? It should … Continue reading Can I Dress You, Please?
So with baby #2, we've been a bit more lax with clothes. As in, I kind of could care less if she's wearing a cute outfit, let alone a matching one. (In fact I've enjoyed, in a way, channeling my inner Mondo Guerra and putting Baby in print-on-print outfits.) We've actually - gasp - let her … Continue reading Do You HAVE To Wear Day Clothes, Baby?
I'm doing it again - I'm ranting on Carter's. Yes, their clothes are adorable! So many cute animals embroidered on their PJs! So many funny shirt sayings! Such darling floral prints! But seriously guys ... can you please get your sizing correct?! Baby is now 9.5m old and can fit comfortably into 6m pants (the footed ones … Continue reading Baby Clothes … Who Sizes These?!
Your jeans are worn out in the knees. You can't remember what it feels like to wear an underwire, push-up, or strapless bra. That whole legging trend? You're all about it ... and realize the only other women wearing leggings are other mothers. An unfortunate percentage of your shirts are decorated with spit-up stains that will … Continue reading Top 5 Clothing Signs You’re a Mom
At times my 3yo daughter shows signs of being the next Diane Von Furstenberg - she is constantly draping kitchen towels and blankets on herself and her stuffed animals to make "pretty dresses." Sometimes they actually are pretty! And then she insists on picking out her little sister's outfit, choosing, of all colors and patterns to combine, … Continue reading Matching Outfits: A Learning Curve