Girl’s Night Out With Huggies


It’s Girls’ Night Out! On Twitter! I don’t even know what that means! (I know, I know. You guys, I can’t keep up with all of this Twitter party stuff. Crazy kids these days…) But! I am in the know now.

Here’s the scoop. On Tuesday, June 28th from 9-11 p.m. EST, Huggies® and the Every Little Bottom program ambassadors will be partying hard. And by “partying hard,” I mean discussing parenting, diaper need, and how to help combat diaper need issues.

Party Details:

What: Girls’ Night Out (#gno) Twitter party (Click here to learn about #gno.)
When: Tuesday, June 28 from 9-11 p.m. EST (8 CT, 7 MT, & 6 PT)
Where: Twitter (Use hashtags #gno and #HuggiesELB)
Topic: Helping to get diapers to babies in need
Who: Brand Panelists: @Huggies @Whoorl @NotThatYouAsked @Steoffreylang @Rookiemoms Moderators: @jylmomIF @Dadventurous @troypattee @MomItForward
Party Favors: Click here to enter the giveaway!
RSVP: Click here.

Anything else you could possibly need to know about this Girls’ Night Out can be found here and here. MomItForward has put together a fantastic giveaway including a stroller (approx value $250), Huggies Little Movers Gratuity Coupons (3 month supply – approx value $144), Huggies Natural Care Wipes (approx value $10), AND a diaper donation to diaper bank of winner’s choice (approx value $1,200). Hot damn, people. Be there or be square.

Also, I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about the EVO Conference in Park City, UT from July 7-9, and if you are planning on attending, be sure and stop by the Huggies® Every Little Bottom suite. Room #323, to be exact. The lovely Emily Cassee and a diaper bank leader will be on hand to chat about diaper need and the Every Little Bottom program, and they will be raffling off prizes like diaper bags, product, and strollers throughout the conference. (Also, milk and cookies on Friday evening as well.) Be sure to drop in and say howdy!

Disclosure: I have partnered with the Huggies® brand to help promote Huggies® Every Little Bottom program.  I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about my family’s own experiences from my son/daughter’s point of view, and/or their experiences with diapers.  However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.


Beach Bag Winners, Summer Colds, Oklahoma and a Drunk Candy Man


1. The two winners of the Clava Wellie Tote are Lacey and Kate!

Congratulations, ladies. I’ll be in touch shortly.

2. Wita has caught a very untimely cold which has turned her into a very rude person. In fact, I almost caught myself calling her an asshole yesterday. Take the cold, throw in a dash of cranky/clingy 12-month developmental spurt and let’s just say we are less than thrilled to get on a plane with her tomorrow morning.

3. The aforementioned plane will be taking us to Oklahoma for the next week, where we will be celebrating Wita’s 1st birthday. Yes, WITA IS ONE YEAR OLD. Look at her!

Wita: Before the Asshole Cold.

How did this happen? I just had her! I’m a little sad about this, y’all.

4. Since I’ll be in Oklahoma for the week, I’m trying to pitch a new Candy Man video idea to my father, entitled Candy Man’s Drunk Kitchen. (How much do I love Harto? I think I’ve watched Episode #3 1,457 times.) He’s not buying it. We’ll see how it goes. Any Candy Man requests?



My Summer Wedges


I am primarily a wearer of flats. They’re comfortable, chic, and perfect for my lifestyle. This is not to say, however, that I don’t appreciate a nice pair of heels. I just usually save those for evenings out because, for whatever reason, I equate casual, daytime clothing worn with high-heeled shoes to be a bit Britney Spears-esque.

You know what I mean? Am I the only one? Logically, I know that lots of stylish women wear wedges and/or heels with their daytime running-around-town-possibly-with-the-kids ensembles (like this and this and this), but I just feel so weird. Like I’m trying too hard or something. Or channeling my inner Orange County housewife. (Because you ALWAYS wear heels with your bikinis in the OC, duh!) Soooo….yeah, I guess I have a bit of a silly mental block that needs to be worked out.

I have spent entire summers looking for the perfect, non-fussy, go-with-everything summer wedge that I feel comfortable enough wearing nights AND days, and never have I found The Pair. Until now!

Love these wedges from Madewell. Perfectly neutral color, buttery leather straps, unassuming wooden heel, and absolutely no foo-foo fancy details. I adore them, but most importantly, I’ve already worn them during the day without feeling like I should start singing “Toxic” while walking down the street. Success!


Happy Father’s Day!


Happy Father’s Day to two of the very best.

I hope all of the daddies out there have a super duper day. (And Happy Birthday to D! It’s a doubly special day over here!)