In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post about how you can start loving every piece of clothing you own. For real! Today's post is all about quality and flattering clothing, and how to find them. You've probably heard this saying before: "choose quality over quantity." But do we do that more times than … Continue reading Start LOVING your clothes! Dressing like an Adult: Quality Matters + The Flatter Factor
The closest I’ve lived to family since becoming a parent is a 21-hour drive, so childcare solutions have become a special talent of mine. I decided very early on that being a martyr would only hurt my family; I’m an extrovert and need to leave the house. But I’ve found that my lovely introvert parent-friends … Continue reading Creative (& Cheaper) Childcare Solutions
Think your kid is going to be perfectly potty trained after 72 hours of potty training? Think again, and read on for some good solutions for staying sane during this journey.
I know our generation has been trained to recoil at anything 1950s and domestic, but hear me out. There was some serious genius there. Called the apron. “The apron principle” is how I was finally able to dress like an adult at home. For those of you who have read earlier posts in this series … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: the Page I took from the Midcentury Housewife’s Book
I've written about the importance of dressing like an adult each day and how to do it, but for many of us the time required to get ready for each day is simply too much--so we don't. Further, when B wrote about the Pre-dawn Power Hour, she didn't mention getting ready for the day as the … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Solutions to Get Ready for the Day Faster
I’ve been a high school track & field state champion, collegiate distance runner, and [currently] exceptionally lazy mom—how’s that for qualified to write this post? Basically I’ve run the entire spectrum of dedication when it comes to working out. I know, we’re already tired of talking about exercise by January 15, but I thought I’d … Continue reading Doable and Time-Efficient Workouts from Home
Contemporary communication etiquette for every day life. Methods for communicating and planning better.
Before we take a wee break for the holidays, we wanted to share the logic behind our favorite question (arguably three questions), which, conveniently, is especially helpful around said holidays. Interestingly, a reader addressed today’s topic in response to our last post and provided a perfect illustration. Lee started a series on “dressing like an … Continue reading The Question to Ask Yourself Before and After the Holidays
If you're scrolling through Pinterest these days, you've surely noticed the term Capsule Wardrobe beneath a graphic featuring at least a dozen outfits created from only 2 pairs of pants, a few $300 shirts, a hairpin (MacGyver style) and a crap ton of magic. Of course I'm exaggerating, but the idea of buying all new clothes/shoes/accessories or throwing out … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Capsule Wardrobes Demystified & Simplified
Would you ever wear your pajamas to a wedding? Of course not. Would you consider wearing jeans to a workout class? Absolutely not. Would you show up to a job interview wearing gym clothes? NO! I know, I know. Is this lady for real?These silly rhetorical questions are getting at something though: every task, job or event has correlating … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Why.