Friday Faves & Finds (5.18.18)


week in review

TGIF! I am so grateful for a weekend, as I am still recovering from an exhausting, albeit enjoyable trip to Disneyland. I can’t believe it’s been a week since our trip. Time to plan our next one! Since spring is finally here, I am loving the sherbet-colored fashions for my daughter Ilse and me. When the sun is out all day, wearing black feels too heavy and hot. Here are just a few of my latest daughter and mommy fashion faves and finds.


Carters Toddler Girls Skorts – I want these in all the prints and patterns. Why can’t they make these for adults? Constructed of cotton and featuring built-in shorts for modesty, the skorts are perfect for summer be with.  Ilse loves them because they match with everything. We packed three of them for this past weekend’s trip.

Family Outfits – Target just released a line of family outfits. Coordinating outfits for family photos or just because cannot get any easier. While my husband does not care for family coordination (except for holidays), I love matching with my daughter Ilse. If we are shopping at Target for matching dresses, we might as well shop for a few necessities, like our favorite hair products.

Fashion for this mommy and daughter duo begins at the top, with our hair.  Ilse and I both have long hair, but with different textures. Hers is straight with a little wave; mine is curly.  Before I primp our hairdos for the day, we have to tackle the tangles. Detangling products are a must for us. We love Johnson and Johnson Thick & Curly Shampoo and Johnson and Johnson Detangling Spray. We wash her hair with the shampoo every night. It’s gentle with few chemicals and has the faintest powdery scent. Both of us use the detangling spray for knots and stray hairs that won’t stay flat. Our last favorite hair product is the Wiggle Pin Brush. It detangles like a dream and has a mirror on the back (perfect for makeup touch-ups for me). We own three. Unfortunately, the brush is hard to find; We have only been able to find it at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Do you and your child love to play with fashion? What are your favorite family fashion items?

In case you missed it. . .

Callie helps you figure out whether it’s time to have your baby share a room with an older sibling, including a helpful decision chart! 

Laura gives a shout out to several of the local businesses around San Francisco helping moms build community and find support. 

Jen shares a simple and fun experiment to try with kids of any age, butterfly kits!

Annabelle admits her toddler has taught her to be more present.

I recap the best travel tips I learned from our recent trip to Disney.

And over on Mid-Peninsula. . .

What to know about standardized testing; a pop culture primer on what you missed while you were momming; the inside scoop on what Meghan Markle was like in college; why threenagers may not be the only ones who need to change their attitude; how to get through the evening routine when you’re solo parenting.

Check out our Guide to May Events around the city for fun things to do with the kids.

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Have a great weekend! (ICYMI, here’s the hilarious Mother’s Day video from SNL)


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