Once upon a time, I was a television anchor with a closet stuffed full of designer gear. But when I became a mom, my new uniform consisted of cheap blue jeans and disposable t-shirts.
A few years spent in the mother 'hood and I was ready to claw my way out or die trying -- that's how "She's Still Got It" was born. I believe moms can be pretty, stylish, and on trend. Even on a ridiculously meager budget. Even in the car rider pick-up line.
You've still got it, Mama. And I'd love to help you figure out exactly how to show it off.
Have style questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Whether we want to talk about it or not, alcohol is a part of many moms' lives. It's common knowledge that plenty of moms look forward to a glass of wine at the end of the day, or cocktails on a date night, or even shots on a girls night out.
But according to the CDC, more and more moms' drinking is getting out of control. The latest CDC report finds that more moms and older women are binge drinking these days (binge drinking is defined as four or more glasses of alcohol in one evening) -- and some writers from The Stir say they aren't surprised.
We talked about the issue in this week's Moms Matter Google Hangout -- Check out the video, then tell us if you think this is becoming an issue for more moms lately.
If we as a nation are talking too much about MILEY and not enough about SYRIA, I suspect it's because most of us don't really understand what's going on in Syria right now or why -- and we're too embarrassed to admit it.
Fortunately, my friends, there's help!
My Facebook friends all have been sharing one particular blog post on Syria -- and I finally read it over the weekend. It is brilliant. It explains in a nutshell what's happening in Syria and why it MIGHT be a good idea for the United States to intervene.
I know that hideous floral pants are a "thing" this summer, but I didn't realize how bad it had gotten until I opened up the Sunday New York Times and saw literally dozens of women pictured in them last weekend out on the sidewalks of Park Avenue.
The ad shows a mother helping her son get ready for school. First, he puts on a t-shirt with a bull's-eye on it, followed by a hoodie with another bull's-eye in the center. Before sending her son off to school, the boy's mother puts a kevlar vest over him with another bull's-eye on the front.
The message Moms Demand Action is trying to convey is at the end of the PSA. "Is This the New School Uniform? Send Congress a message. Pass gun control today or lose my vote tomorrow."
The PSA will definitely get people's attention -- but is it too much? Watch it yourself and tell us what you think.
Personally, I'm still cringing, and my eyes burn every time I even think about it. I have never been more embarrassed for someone than I was for Miley at that moment.
The problem I'm having now is that my 9-year-old daughter is currently obsessed with Hannah Montana -- and she doesn't understand why she's not allowed to download Miley's newest, erm, body of work.
Several writers for The Stir talked with me today about how to explain "the new Miley" to our kids in this week's Moms Matter Google Hangout. Check it out -- and give me your best advice in the comments!