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Mommy Shorts
New York City
Creative Director, Design Junkie, Closet Copywriter, Brand New Mom
Interests: Advertising, design, decor, my baby girl and too much television
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The stroller is a basic Maclaren umbrella- I don't know the exact model. I can look when I get home. It's fine and adequate. I prefer walking around with a small stroller even if it doesn't handle as well as a bigger model.
The only place we took them out to eat together was the Schnitz place which was on a whim and not very successful. The Standard was just with Harlow and she didn't eat a thing and spilled the salt all over the table, but overall way less stressful than if Mazzy was there as well. My kids really do suck at restaurants. Neither of them have any interest in food or sitting still. I honestly can't imagine any children being worse than my kids. I'm willing to say your kids might be the same as mine, but I will not give you worse!
I think you get all the same perks that you would with any AmEx card but let me check to make sure. I also like that my points with my AmEx business card and my Everyday card pools into one pot.
Ha. Now you know I don't use their lingo! I am there all the time and never ordered differently than I would anywhere else:)
Besides shampoo and conditioner, I don't use anything usually. And I'm not wed to a particular brand. I switch it up a lot hoping to find some magical formula but my hair always looks the same no matter what I use. It dries mostly straight - kind of soft and poufy with a layer of frizz on top. Then I fully straighten it using a flat iron. To get it wavy, I blow dry and then do my sweatband trick- have you seen it? It's life changing. I'll have to find a link. Sometimes if I do my hair wavy, I'll use Frederick Fekkai hairspray which is super light and the bottle lasts forever.
Ha! I swear I didn't really think I was exposing myself that badly until five minutes after I posted and I realized people have very different ideas about what is reasonable. In Manhattan, I am not extravagant by any means and I don't think I overspend. In fact, I hate shopping. Most of the time, making a purchase over $1000 is pretty unheard of on my card but when Mike and I bought the house, we put together a budget for furnishing the place so it doesn't feel as crazy as it would normally.
That would have been me a few months ago, but Keurig gave me a coffee machine for my office. Now most of my coffee intake happens there.
Ha! Good points. My dry cleaner has had the same credit card on file since I started using him over ten years ago, so... dry cleaning was never transferred to the new AmEx. I'm guessing I spend quite a bit there! Target isn't in the city so we are not in the habit of going there and I really don't do a ton of Amazon purchases. We live in a small apartment and try not to accumulate too much STUFF. Fresh Direct has my husband's credit card on file.
Well, it's not every month I buy a Webber grill and a set of dining room chairs.
A couple of months ago, I began a partnership with American Express. Since then, I've been using their new Everyday Card which awards points based on number of purchases as opposed to dollars spent. If you reach 20 purchases within a month, you get 20% extra Membership Awards points, whether... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Mommy Shorts
Last week, Sarah (@shreinhart on Instagram) submitted the photo above of her son Oscar for a caption contest. We were all understandably horrified. Someone pointed out the open glue stick on the floor which just adds a whole other level of destruction. Kudos to Sarah for having a sense of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Mommy Shorts
Yep, I'm wearing the same dress I wore to Mazzy's first flower girl debut. Shhh! Don't tell anyone.
Yes, being asked to do it "by someone else" is a key part of the equation!
Oh my god, I would have died. That is an amazing proud mama moment!
Once upon a time, I wrote a post about how challenging it is to take a toddler to a wedding. It wasn't exactly horrible, I just found it hard to enjoy myself. You know, because it's hard to remain in the path of the waiter passing out mini crabcakes while... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Mommy Shorts
For anyone curious, my old advertising partner is named Shameka. We were inseparable at work for about five years. I did have to make sure I never slipped up the spelling!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Monday Morning with Shaneka at Mommy Shorts
"Monday Mornings" aims to prove there is beauty in every mother's morning, even if we need an outsider to see it. Thanks to a partnership with Allstate, I am flying lifestyle photographer Raquel Bianca across the US to document the morning routines of twelve mothers in five different cities. This... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Mommy Shorts
Yes, they do. Your photo won't show up in the hashtag if you are private and I will have no idea that you entered. I usually recommend that people switch to public for the duration of the contest and then switch back to private when it's over.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on 62 Epic Heads of Baby Hair at Mommy Shorts
Sixty-two Epic Heads of Baby Hair might sound like a lot but there have been hundreds of submissions so far on facebook and instagram and I agonized over cutting them down for this post. This is tough stuff, people. You guys have some crazy genes that birth some truly ridiculous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
Yep, I'm taking them all myself. I take everything on my iPhone- you should follow me on Instagram! @mommyshorts
I know it was done with tape and an ombre effect but I can ask the painter for a more complete rundown.
Last I talked about the house, we had painted all the walls and stained the floors white, but there were no furnishings as of yet. I've been trying as hard as I can to get the house decorated so we can start having guests over this summer, but like most... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
Two weekends ago, we had a graduation party in Brooklyn at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon. This meant we had to skip going to the new house for the weekend. I know, first world problems. We've only been going out to the house on weekends for the past month, so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
This photo was submitted to me by Sarah (@shreinhart on Instagram) who's two-year-old son Oscar has a nose picking problem. Sarah believes her son's problem started when she left him watching Handy Manny to nurse his six-week-old sister in a nearby room. Sarah noticed he was being super quiet but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
"Monday Mornings" aims to prove there is beauty in every mother's morning, even if we need an outsider to see it. Thanks to a partnership with Allstate, I am flying lifestyle photographer Raquel Bianca across the US to document the morning routines of twelve mothers in five different cities. Our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Mommy Shorts