Style

5 Stylish and comfortable shoes for work

I’ve come to the sad realization that most of the shoes I owned prior to having kids will likely not see the light of day anytime soon.  I’m talking about the fun and sexy high heels  that are oh so cute but are totally impractical and only marginally comfortable.  My neglected slingbacks and d’Orsay are still sitting in… Continue reading 5 Stylish and comfortable shoes for work

Beauty · Life

The easiest and fastest way to clean makeup brushes

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  My mom was in town for the weekend and we took advantage of the great weather and visited the beautiful Filoli Gardens for some family pictures.  How was your weekend? Today I’m sharing a simple, fast, and easy method for cleaning makeup brushes.  I’ll be the first… Continue reading The easiest and fastest way to clean makeup brushes

Life · Motherhood

Good reads: for life’s difficult moments

Sometimes when we are going through difficult situations that we are not ready to share with anyone, reading about other people’s challenging experiences can help to validate our feelings and make us feel a little less alone.  Here are a few good reads for some of life’s most trying times: Miscarriage Moms of special ones Deciding to put… Continue reading Good reads: for life’s difficult moments

Life · Motherhood

I never had to drink coffee until I became a mom

I have always enjoyed drinking coffee.  Back in the days when banks served coffee, any time my sister and I would go to the bank with our parents, we would make our own cups of coffee with 10% coffee, 50% milk, and 40% sugar.  We felt so grown up sipping our “coffee.” When coffee houses like Starbucks started… Continue reading I never had to drink coffee until I became a mom

Career · Motherhood

The best networking tip I learned from my 18-month-old

When I was pregnant with my second son, several people warned me that the new baby may be overshadowed by his big brother, who was a cute toddler with a magnetic personality.  As though it was a self-fulfilling prophecy, for the first 18 months of my younger son’s life, he was out-shined by his charismatic older brother.  As a baby,… Continue reading The best networking tip I learned from my 18-month-old

Life · Style

Wardrobe refresh for the spring and summer

With the days getting warmer, I am day dreaming about our upcoming Palm Springs family vacation.  I picked up a few fun pieces today that will help to take me through the summer season. 1. J.Crew Embroidered linen cotton pom pom cover-up – currently at 30% off This is also available in white but I decided… Continue reading Wardrobe refresh for the spring and summer

Motherhood

7 steps to finding a great nanny

In my previous post, comparing 5 best child care options, I mentioned that after deliberating on the pros and cons of the different child care options, my husband and I decided to go with the nanny option.  The main reason we picked the nanny option was that we wanted the highest level of individualized care and attention for our then… Continue reading 7 steps to finding a great nanny