I Saw the Sign

Today we took a drive to pick up my handmade RBG headband from a new local friend. While I ran to the door, my eldest, V, noticed the sign in her yard and the second I opened the car door screamed, “MOM LOOK AT HER SIGN! BLACK LIVES MATTER.” After I told her that IContinue reading “I Saw the Sign”

Nordstrom’s Jeans Haul

Today was my first ever Nordstrom’s style appointment. My goal was to find a pair or two of jeans that felt really damn good after a tough summer (I had my 3rd baby via c-section in May and then umbilical hernia repair surgery in August). Basically my stomach is shot, my body feels way differentContinue reading “Nordstrom’s Jeans Haul”

Pandemic Halloween with Kids

I’m going to level with you…I hate Halloween. I mean, I like it in theory – the costumes, décor (hold the scary movies), candy obviously…but the actual practice of going door to door asking for candy, no thanks. It’s creepy. We spend 364 days avoiding the doorbell, hanging “no soliciting signs” except for this oneContinue reading “Pandemic Halloween with Kids”

Post-Debate Emotional Hangover

There are days like today where I wake up with a splitting headache and dread in the pit of my stomach over the world I’ve brought my children into. This country specifically. But then we’re in the car in New Mexico driving by a trailer park which leads to a convo about housing and SectionContinue reading “Post-Debate Emotional Hangover”

Long Sigh

For the second time in less than a week I find that there is something I have to speak on, but I don’t have the words. Rather, I have too many words. They are hot, thick, soupy words overflowing from the pot and I don’t know if I can organize them into anything that willContinue reading “Long Sigh”

The Pants That Started It All // The Stupid Pants

This blog was started by a pair of pants. A pair of stupid, stupid pants. How can a pair of pants start a blog you say? Well, they are very, very advanced pants. They started reading at age 2 thank you very much. I’ve been following The Mom Edit – a fashion blog – forContinue reading “The Pants That Started It All // The Stupid Pants”

Saturday Musings

“Hope is annoying because it makes demands of you.” -Jon Lovett I’ve got my dissent earrings in, my RBG mug in hand and I’m suiting up and going for a walk to honor a bad ass lady who also took time for self-care. I think this quote about hope kept me from falling down theContinue reading “Saturday Musings”

This Wasn’t What I Had Planned // I Dissent

This wasn’t what I had planned. I had a pithy post about pants scheduled (that is far more unplanned alliteration than I am comfortable with quite frankly). I scrapped it. I was going to let my silence speak for itself, but as a 12-hour old blog, I doubt it would have been noticed. This wasn’tContinue reading “This Wasn’t What I Had Planned // I Dissent”