Postpartum Tuesday: Essential Rollover Skirt

Royal Robbins Essential Rollover Skirt | CorporetteMomsReader E wrote in to recommend her favorite skirt:  “Someone recently asked about maternity leave clothes that aren’t yoga pants, and several people suggested knit skirts with foldover waists. I think this is my favorite knit skirt from Royal Robbins — it is a thicker knit than the Old Navy jersey skirts, and doesn’t hug every curve. It also has a little zip pocket that is just big enough for an iPhone or a key, if you’re carrying a newborn. Very comfy, and it hit me just below the knee — I’m petite with short legs, so it would probably be a modest knee length for all but the tallest women.”  It looks lovely! It’s $50, and available in 3 colors.  Royal Robbins Essential Rollover Skirt

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Maternity Monday: Urban Max II Pants

Theory Maternity Urban Max II Pants | CorporetteMomsI was surprised to see these in the 70%-off section over at ShopBop: gray maternity pants from Theory. Even at 70% off they’re $82 (and they are final sale), but there are a ton of sizes left in both black and gray. Black is full price at $275; gray is 70% off at $82.50. Theory Maternity Urban Max II Pants

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Finally Friday: Gatitote Tote

Mosey GatitoteI was poking around for totes for yesterday’s Coffee Break and found this tote (not pictured), which is HUGE when you click on the link — if you’re that woman who needs to carry every single thing with you (and want it in a shoulder bag), that tote is for you.  But: it got me thinking about the brand Mosey, which makes the convertible backpack that I wore all the time when Harry and Jack were small (it’s a great backpack with some baby carriers), and poked through their offerings — and found the pictured Gatitote.  It isn’t huge like the other one, but rather looks to be sized juuust right. All of the brand’s bags are made of repurposed plastic bottles; the bag I own was very durable, lightweight, and easy to clean — perfect for summer.  I like the red and light blue version pictured (love those colors together!), but the bag is available in a ton of colors. It’s $106 at Zappos. Mosey Gatitote

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Everyone Thursday: Front Zip Blazer

Mossimo Front Zip BlazerMoto jackets are everywhere this season, and I like this affordable, machine washable version from Mossimo.  This beigey grey looks lovely, but it also comes in peach, black, and stripes.  It’s $34.99. Mossimo Front Zip Blazer

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Your Laziest Mom Hacks

lazy-mom-hacksWhat are your laziest/smartest mom hacks?  What are your best tips for getting stuff done around the house in “unperfect” ways? 

Some readers seemed miffed by my posts on photo organization and organizing kids’ clothes — but I am faaaar from perfect, and hate to give that impression.  (Sorry, ladies!)  Of course I’m going to write a post about the things that I feel like I’ve figured out, while skipping posts about the piles of laundry around my house (and lo, there are many).  So I thought we’d do a post about some of our laziest mom hacks — what are your imperfect systems for Getting Stuff Done?  Of course, some of these “lazy” things below are also some of the smartest things I’ve done. It’s like folding underwear (which I haven’t done in a LOOONG time, well before kids). Once you stop, you’re never going back.

For my $.02:
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Washable Wednesday: Henrietta Dress

Henrietta DressBoden has a number of machine washable, pumping friendly wrap dresses right now — particularly if you prefer the Freemie style of pumping. This Henrietta dress is marked down, but I also like this wrap dress. All of the fun patterns are not only bright and happy, but they’re also great for hiding stains, whether it’s a drop of milk from a leaky bottle on your dress… to another kind of leak. The pictured dress is $44-$74 (down from $148), available at Boden. Henrietta Dress