The ’90s are back; or, OMG! I’m vintage

People and things have a pesky way of reminding me that I just turned 40. I don’t really look 40. I don’t really feel 40. I have a 5-year-old and an 18-month-old, both of which make me feel 20 or 85 depending upon the day. And then I visited Forever21.com this morning. As the kids say these days (or maybe it was last decade?): oh em gee. At least F21 had the class to make me feel vintage and not just old. Tupac, Tupac Everywhere. Snoop Dog. Oh, and Notorious B.I.G. And Rugrats–RUGRATS. I didn’t even watch Rugrats and I got all nostalgic. My 18-month post-partum body is going to keep me out of crop tops for now (and probably for always). Docs may or may not cycle back into my wardrobe. Floral babydolls and chokers…no way. One of these may make its way into my sweats drawer…ahem, my loungewear drawer.

I’m stuck at home sick with a sick baby. Amuse me. What clothing would you secretly (or openly) wear from your youth?

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An Ode to National Breastfeeding Month

So, if you know anything about me at all, you know that I’m a very solid SEO marketing writer. I rock a business suit like nobody’s business. And if you really know me, you also know that I’m a total fruit loop. (You’ll see that in a second.) Now here’s something that you may not know: I’ve become a total and complete nursing proponent in the past year. When Zoey was born, I dried up the same week I brought her home. With Harper, I had a ton of support and a totally different experience. At 13 months old, Harper is an exclusively breastfed baby. I do not and will never judge moms who feed babies formula. That’s the only reason Zoey exists today. This time, however, nursing has been such a good experience. I bought a nursing poncho from Busy Spinning Thread early on, and I have taken that thing all over the world…literally. Florida, the Adriatic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, Ljubljana Slovenia. The cover, the baby and me…we’re tight. Because I am a fruit loop, I decided to pen a completely silly poem about my experience nursing. I don’t pretend to be a great mom, but I do know that I’m very proud of myself this time around. If you need any breastfeeding support, let me know. I may not know the answer, but I’ll find it for you.

Without further ado…the silly poem:

I have nursed in a car
I have nursed in a bar

I have nursed in a plane
I have nursed on an Italian train

It’s the perfect nourishment, always within baby’s reach
I’ve proudly nursed on a sandy Mediterranean beach.

I do nurse without apology
I once nursed in the clinic of urology

And, certainly I don’t mean to boast,
but I’ve often nursed on an Army post.

I’ve nursed in Venice, Slovenia, Tuscany and Rome
I nurse on the go and when at home.

I do not judge those who can’t or don’t
If you expect me to blame, I won’t.

The support I’ve received is something I’ll forever savor
In the future, I vow to return the favor.

national breasfeeding month

Welcome to Case of Consumption

Let me just start out by saying this: if you’re looking for tuberculosis information, this isn’t the spot. It’s true that I have a case of consumption but it runs a little more toward the avid trial and consumption of all things beauty and fashion. Yep, I’m a product and trend junkie. With that being said, welcome to Case of Consumption!

I started this blog eons ago, then left it just hanging out in the ethos. There are so many product review and fashion blogs out there. I figured I would just be noise. Then when I found out I was pregnant in October, I decided it might be time to ramp up my work on Case of Consumption. Of course this won’t be a pregnancy fashion blog forever. I mean–gosh–I hope this kid decides to come out eventually. Between now and late June 2013, you can expect to see my favorite (and not so favorite products), as well as fashion that can work for the bump-endowed (hey, better than knocked up, don’t you think?) and for non-pregnant types alike.

Once again, welcome to my little piece of the ‘net.

 

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