Posts Categorized: momfessions

The Truth About Granny Panties

Webster’s defines “Granny Panties” as… well, actually, Webster’s doesn’t have a definition for them but we all know what they are, right? Granny Panties is that collection of undies that are a little old, a little tired, perhaps faded or stretched from too many washings. You typically wear them when you’re not feeling your best… Read more »

Momfession: Travel Reimbursement

Last week I did something radical. I went on a vacation… and I didn’t take my kids. I know, it’s decadent, and totally unfair for every other mother who didn’t get to come along with me but Lord was it necessary. The baby is three and a half months old, which means that I had… Read more »

What to REALLY Expect When You’re Expecting

Let’s go ahead and get the preliminaries out of the way… I love my kids. They are the greatest thing I’ve ever done with my life and they bring me joy every day. Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful gift… except when it’s not. I know, some of you are gasping for breath. You can’t believe… Read more »

Momfession: Welcome to Motherhood, Again

In Shakespeare’s Henry V, the sovereign Lord pumps up his troops by uttering the famous monologue that begins “Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more…” the monologue is lengthy and has all sorts of metaphors for girding your loins for the upcoming war. I’ve thought a lot about this speech this week as… Read more »

Momfession: Things I’m Afraid to Tell You

I’ll be totally honest, I’m blatantly ripping off the idea for this post. In my defense though, I did tell my friend Raluca I’d be stealing it. Also if I’m not mistaken she borrowed the idea from another blogger who borrowed it from someone else… so I suppose I’m not too much of a thief… Read more »

Momfession: My First Oscar Night

Getting Ready So as promised in last week’s post I’m giving you the full play by play of my first Oscar day. The entire experience was surreal, and so special and I am so incredibly grateful I had the opportunity to attend. Here’s what the day looked like for us: Since it was the first… Read more »

Momfession: A Womanly Resolution

Dave and I are planning a trip to Hawaii next month (a long overdue getaway for the two of us) and I am reminded about the last time we were there. It was four years ago, my first baby was four months old and Grandma had agreed to watch him so I could meet Dave… Read more »

Momfessions: The Prince Charming Complex

For a while now I’ve been thinking about writing a mom-fession about men. More specifically husbands. Surprisingly (mostly to me) this isn’t a bitter diatribe detailing the various ways my own husband has pissed me off today. I wanted to write a note about a trend I keep seeing over and over amongst women I… Read more »

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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Question: From RJ in Los Angeles Hi Rachel! We had a gathering last night where quite a few kids (mostly toddlers) showed up with their parents. My husband and I are childless, but love kids and aren’t afraid of messes/things breaking, etc. But, one of the mothers made a comment about “another friend of hers… Read more »

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