Can we talk about Kanye West‘s “Fade” video for just one second? It premiered last week during MTV‘s VMAs, after a ridiculously convoluted speech from West, and I had to wait all week for West’s camp to release it for public consumption (aka YouTube) this morning, before sharing my thoughts.
Sure, I dig the song, it’s good, but what I really want to talk about is Teyana Taylor. Let’s just address the super hot elephant in the Gym. If you have yet to see the Flashdance-inspired video, check it out below:
Now, brace yourself, but this woman just gave birth 9 months ago! Can we say unattainable goals? And to top it off, she did it naturally! Her fiance Iman Shumpert (Shooting Guard for the Cavs) actually delivered their baby girl back in December with his own hands! Again, holy unattainable goals, but at least there are some super-humans in this world to inspire us to do our best!
Guess it’s time for me to attempt working out, for the first time in 6 weeks! Thanks Teyana and Kanye!
I was talking with my mother this morning about our “First Lady,” Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and how she continues to breastfeed her youngest son Hadrien, who just turned two February 28th. And I couldn’t help but think of all the opinions, judgments and criticism she’s faced with after admitting such a simple fact.
I have a 17 month old, who nurses, and I find it fascinating that people feel the need to share their unsolicited opinions on breastfeeding, especially extended breastfeeding and even go so far as to “pre-judge” when they state “I hope you’re not going to be nursing when he’s ____ old.” I can’t help but wonder, WHY?!?!
First off, why the F@*% do you care? Seriously? Why do other people care so much what a mother chooses to do with her body, and the choices she makes for her child, and her family? Do you truly believe that she is somehow harming her child? And if so, where the F@*% did you get that belief from? Really, I’d love to know how some members of our society came to the collective conclusion that extended nursing is wrong; how the benefits of breast-milk somehow disappear after whatever age they‘ve decided should be the cutoff.
I have one piece of advice: Worry About Yourself (WAY).
Women are faced with far too many judgments in the world, we’re either doing too much or too little. Managers avoid hiring us because we’re more likely to take time off to procreated and/or take care of kids, yet if we choose not to have children we’re considered selfish!?! To be criticized about our choice to nourish our child is absolutely absurd, especially when it comes from people who aren’t mothers, or even parents; keep your opinions to yourself, wait until you’re a parent and then do what works for you, and I will continue to do what works for me.
So nurse on Sophie!
And to all the critics out there, if you want to be heard, come at us with some science… and even then..Go (a)WAY!
First there was Hump Day, which lead to Bump day, which inevitably leads to Baby day (which by the way, is EVERY day), but today let’s celebrate Bump Day with this adorable bump,
When I first saw this Prada gown on Emily Blunt, I was a little disappointed, she’s so wonderful and I’ve never been much of a Prada fan (go for it, hate me); but after seeing this photo, although I hate the neckline and haven’t been a fan of the empire waist since the late 90s, I really love that colour on her. And let’s just be thankful that while gestating, she’s out on the scene and merely in Miu Miu instead of a muumuu. (See what I did there? Muumuu, Miu Miu. Prada Pun.)
When I was pregnant I was convinced I’d be one of these women, you know the ones who still wore heels and put an effort into their appearance and epitomized the pregnancy “glow.” Whether or not I succeeded is up to debate (I definitely gave up those dreams post-partum!), but I love seeing women who exemplify what I aspired to be, and Chrissy Teigen NAILED it!
This beaded Marchesa is absolute perfection on her and her Legendary bump (see what I did there?), she looks glamorous and effortless; and to think just hours before the Red Carpet her dress was still getting the finishing touches, as two seamstresses were captured sewing beads over her belly!
I love Halloween. I love dressing up, I love seeing other people’s creativity, I adore the cute costumes, I enjoy the sexy interpretations, and am impressed with the scary-gory effects makeup! And now I get to instill this love of fantasy and make-believe in my baby boy; while trying to encourage his father to love dressing up as well! In fact, I have spent months thinking of how our family could celebrate the holiday together, as a themed Halloween Family. Most of which will not come to fruition (it’s only one day after all!), but that means I have plenty of ideas left over to share!
Continue reading “Halloween Costume Ideas for You and Baby!”
When you’re packing for a vacation it can be easy to go overboard and over-pack, especially when it is only for a few days. What’s worse? When you overpack and still manage to forget something crucial or an object you really really wanted!
Want more of challenge? Try packing for yourself and a baby! What do you bring? What will they need? Will you have enough room? They have so many things!!!
After a great weekend away at the cottage (and many other weekend trips away from home), I’ve compiled my list of baby essentials when going away on a cottage/cabin/chalet/trottage weekend.
Continue reading “Packing for Baby – Cottage Weekend Edition”
We did it! It’s our last day of this Mom Bod Challenge. I hope you’ve picked up some useful healthy tips along the way and are feeling great! I’ve got one more tip for you, and it really is the MOST important…
Day 30: Continue reading “30 Day Health & Fitness Challenge- The Mom Bod! Day 30”