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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
Recent Activity
I'm about to talk about smells. Not the good kind (we'll get to that later). The kind that makes you break out the air freshener spray even though you hate the way the air freshener spray smells. You're just hoping the metallic odor of the air freshener will disguise the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Mommy Shorts
This week has been a pretty weird week. I was on the news twice. On Good Morning America for #likeaboy and on the Weather Channel this AM talking about this crazy photo I took of Mazzy and Harlow during a lightning storm. I should give my imaginary PR person a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Mommy Shorts
Yesterday, Good Morning America featured the #likeagirl and the #likeaboy posts I wrote a few weeks back, inspired by the Always ad. It was a momumentous moment where I appeared on network television to discuss a very inspiring movement and I totally forgot about it because I was too busy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Mommy Shorts
GIVEAWAY: Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX Car Seat Two weeks ago, when I talked about how I spend all my time at the house shuttling my kids around in the car, someone said I was doing too much. I should just open the door and toss them outside. Point taken. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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. We... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Mommy Shorts
Giveaway: 3 Backpacks full of back-to-school supplies from Boogie Wipes This September, Mazzy is going to her first year of kindergarten. Also, her last year of kindergarten. Unless she fails cutting and pasting, which (judging by the mess she leaves at home) is VERY POSSIBLE. Prior to kindergarten, Mazzy’s back-to-school... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Mommy Shorts
The first weekend we stayed out at the house, I went to Stop and Shop after I put the kids to bed at about 9pm. I thought it was magical. I strolled leisurely through the empty aisles of bread and yogurt, making sure to walk up and down each and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Mommy Shorts
Giveaway: Any three items from Apple Park Most babies have rituals and form attachments to all sorts of things— blankies, sippy cups, pacifiers, purses. At least from what I've seen. If you want to enjoy parenting from years 0-5, I suggest trying to control these rituals and attachments as much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
Never again will I bemoan putting two children to bed in the same room. Apparently, it is WAY harder to put two children to bed in two different rooms. Especially if they are twins! Where's a sleep specialist when you need one? Or duct tape? Or maybe superglue and some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
That's a great idea to use lunchables as a template.
Here you go! Thanks for asking!
Yes, both my kids are definitely grazers/snackers. Harlow can't even eat sitting still. She likes to play and come back to her food to pick at it every so often. I guess it makes sense that Mazzy wouldn't eat a bunch in one setting. But I don't think she is allowed to eat like that throughout the day.
Mazzy doesn't like nuts but for some reason she loves almonds. I'm going to start sticking those inside. Thanks!
I used to have a toasted banana and peanutbutter open-faced sandwich every morning. I LOVED THEM. Mazzy would never touch it because she hates peanutbutter but I might start making them for myself again!
ooooooh.... that's a great idea. Googling frozen themes toothpicks now... (i guess pink toothpicks would be good too!)
Yep, they are all dishwasher safe!
Giveaway: $250 super-pack of MightyNest lunch gear I will be the first to admit that Mazzy's lunches are less than inspired. I attribute this to the very limited amount of foods that Mazzy will allow in her mouth. But it's also possible that Mazzy has a very limited lunch repertoire... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
Apparently, when you guys are busy sharing the latest pint-sized viral sensation, I am the last person you think about sharing it with. How do I know this? Because I had to find the "Apparently Kid" on Buzzfeed after he had already reached 11 million views on YouTube. Thanks a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
This weekend, we had guests stay over our house and every time I tried to turn on the TV in the den, it was 50 shades of FUCKED UP. The picture wouldn't come on or the volume wouldn't work or the volume was so loud, I almost blew out everyone's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
Giveaway: Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX All-In-One Car Seat This August, I decided to live in our summer house for the entire month. I can work from anywhere and we did just sink a bunch of money into our new abode, so I should take advantage, right? The plan is this:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
It says it right above the title. This one is 08/07/2014.
Congratulations to Grayson, better known as "The Blooming Onion"! He has been awarded the title of MOST EPIC BABY HAIR! How did I make that decision? I did not. That decision was made by the people who took the time to vote. But I couldn't think of a head of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
We have reached peak level band aid obsession in our household, to the point where I am considering limiting band aid access just like I limit screen time and sweets. Also, the refusal to wash while wearing band aids is a PROBLEM. Not to mention, it's a pretty expensive habit.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Mommy Shorts
"Shake it off" is our favorite phrase around here as well!
A few weeks ago, I posted about that tearjerker of a commercial— the #likeagirl ad campaign for Always. If you haven't seen it yet (because you've fallen in a sinkhole and were just recently rescued or something), go watch it now. In response, people posted hundreds of photos on my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Mommy Shorts