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An Excerpt From Motherhood

June 28, 2017

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I recognize that look.  The furrowed brow, the constrained eyes with pupils narrowing towards the center into a cold stare.  It’s not her wearing the expression that I am familiar with, but the expression itself.

It’s like the pair of patent leather pumps she loves to pull out of my closet step into and play mommy. Just like her favorite pair of my shoes she is familiar with trying on, so is this expression.

I recognize that it belongs to me.  My face knows how to, involuntarily, turn that exasperated and cold in seconds.  I look down and realize that my sweet child isn’t misbehaving but is instead just playing mommy using the accessory she’s so familiar seeing me wear, frustration.

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How to Have Success “Renting” Subscription Clothes – An Honest Le Tote Review

January 12, 2017

 

HOW TO HAVE SUCCESS “RENTING” SUBSCRIPTION CLOTHES – AN HONEST LE TOTE REVIEW

For the past few years I’ve been wanting to fall in love with a clothing subscription company but the reality versus my expectations always fell flat.  For a busy working mom the idea of having clothes handpicked and delivered to my door for a reasonable price seemed like the perfect solution.  I’m not displeased with my wardrobe but like every woman my age I always want something new for the season or for an event coming up or heck even to lift my spirits on a Tuesday.

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An Open Apology to my Golden Retriever

July 27, 2016

 

an open apology to my dog after having kids

When reading this, you first have to understand I’m not a particularly emotional person.  I can probably count on one hand the times I have cried in the last decade.  Despite my aversion to emotions, today in the company of veterinarian, I had a total meltdown.  4 years of the stress of motherhood, keeping it together and keeping my life on course came to a head and I turned into a sobbing mess of inadequacy, guilt and fear of failure.

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Checklist to Authenticate a Pre-Owned Louis Vuitton

April 6, 2015
CHECKLIST TO AUTHENTICATE A PRE-OWNED LOUIS VUITTON

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Authenticating Louis Vuittton is a valuable skill to have and one I have been fortunate enough to become, dare I say an expert at.  Before I had kids studying Louis Vuitton was a hobby of mine.  I had several handbags that I purchased at the store and one Saturday afternoon I was on ebay and came across a vintage trunk that was in my price range.  The economy wasn’t great and luxury goods were moving so I was able to win this trunk for under $1,000!  I became enthralled by the history of this 100 year old trunk and set out to find as much as I could about it.  Not only did I find out that I was the proud owner of Emily Vanderbilt’s trunk I also instantly became a passionate collector.

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Top 3 Designer Bags That Double as a Diaper Bag

March 3, 2015

Top 3 Designer Bags That Double as a Diaper BagTo save new mom’s time and money, I’ve compiled a list of the top 3 designer bags that can double as a diaper bag. Don’t waste $200+ on a diaper bag that is only going to serve you for a small window of your life. Trust me, you won’t need this bag for more than a year or so. Invest your money into a beautiful designer bag and let it double as a diaper bag for the few years you need one.

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