You know your new baby has seriously warped your priorities when you realize that:
(1) There’s a picture of you in the July issue of Glamour, and:
(2) You somehow forgot to mention that fact on your fashion blog.
Anyways, so that’s embarrassing! But I had to finally get around to finally telling you guys! Pick up a copy if you see one this month — pretty cool! (It’s the one with Keira Knightly on the cover, and I’m on the last page!)
Also, LOL — 2.5 months after giving birth, the last thing I feel is “sexy and I know it” — but thank you, Glamour, for making me feel pretty chic!
And an extra special thanks to reader Liz for noticing my picture and letting me know! I had no idea and probably would have missed this without you!
With my five-year anniversary just recently passed, do you know what sounds pretty amazing? An 85-year anniversary.
So I’m so happy to help Foster Grant celebrate theirs! You know you’re talking about a classic brand when they’ve been around for almost a century — but the story of their origin is even cooler than I realized: they literally introduced sunglasses to America in 1929! (The first pair they sold was a whopping ten cents — if only!)
It’s a mark of how much I love this brand that most days my choice is between a $400 pair of Chanel sunnies and a $20 pair of Foster Grants, and I choose the Foster Grants. They’re perfectly on trend, and amazing to mix up your look without making a huge investment. When I find a style I love, I usually grab two pairs, just in case one goes missing later on!
And Foster Grant is celebrating their anniversary with an awesome charitable project: for every pair of reading glasses they sell on readerglasses.com, they’re donating another pair to Restoring Vision, a non-profit that distributes eyewear in developing countries. They’ve already donated more than 1.5 million pairs (yes, you read that right!) and I’m so impressed that they’re providing this crucial gift to countries in need.
So if you haven’t tried a pair yet, be sure to check them out!
In the last week or so, Bear has become so, so much more engaged with the world — and one of the most fun changes is that now he *loves* story time. We’ve been reading to him since he was born, but for the first two months, it sort of felt like we were reading picture books into a vacuum — he didn’t really respond to them or engage in any way while we did it.
Then, suddenly, it was different. He loves the words, he loves the pictures, he sits there and grins at us when we read about hippos and bunnies and (of course) Baby Bear.
A few weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended reading out loud to kids starting at birth, as a way to encourage the development of critical language skills in infancy. My parents were wonderful about reading to me as a kid, and I don’t think I’d have such a love for reading and writing as an adult if they hadn’t (I might not even have this blog)! So we’re going to do our best to give Bear the same foundation — and, as a bonus, as you can see from the photo above, story time tends to be pretty wonderful.
As a side note, when we read the AAP article, Chad’s reaction was: “Great, we’ve already been reading to him.” Mine was: “But, wait, I think there was a day when we didn’t read to him once. I didn’t read to him in the hospital. WE HAVE MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE OUR BABY CRITICAL LANGUAGE SKILLS AND OMG THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED EVER.”
Gah. Still working on coping with my perfectionist tendencies!