Poor Linus. His loyalty to the Great Pumpkin knows no end! Sally thinks she was fooled, but I would suggest that Linus just didn't find the most sincere pumpkin patch. How do I know? Because it truly exists, right in my back yard.
The family [...]
Since a big chunk of Moxie Mama is parenting, but specifically the BOY MOM arena, I felt I should speak about this really important, after-school special moment.
The internet is currently filled with he said/she said, comments about ruining someone's life over an event from high school, and [...]
A note from Sam:
As I went to publish my recap and review of Pittsburgh Fashion week, an event that impacted me greatly and was so great for our community, it came to my attention that PDCDC chose to end their creative collaboration with Ms. Elysia Newman. I am confused and astounded at this [...]
Ahoy, me hearties--It be International TALK Like A Pirate DAY, my favorite holiday of the year!!!
To learn everything you need to know about this epic holiday, click the photo....
I have a tale to tell ye about my scurvy husband and our wee scallywags and how we came to [...]
I referenced the struggle of midlife and sleep a couple times in the past few months. Once HERE with all my crazy sleep rituals, and again HERE with my review of a grounding mat. Night sweats, hormones, and all the issues of midlife caught up with me for months.
What I was NOT honest with you [...]
Did you know I do a regular live chat on Facebook and Instagram? Yup, I do. And I do it whilst I drink wine.
ANYHOO I am often asked, as a stylist, this one very important question. Watch the video to see how it has developed into a regular new series on Moxie Mama! And because I can't do [...]
Our Summer Bucket list suffered a little this year--with the sports and college visits, there wasn't a ton of time to dig in as we normally do here at Maison Moxie.
While I'll have a super wrap-up coming soon of all our favorites, I want to feature a really special one, Go Ape.
If you are [...]
I've known for a while I would write this post. And I've found every excuse in the world to avoid writing it. Putting into words the knot in my gut makes it real. Committing the conflicting emotions of pride and melancholy of having a senior in high school to paper (or the internet, as it [...]
What is the #nsale
Fueled up and READY FOR ACTION!!!
Ok, so I was super excited for the #nsale this year. I have Like to Know it now (a cool way to shop my instagram), the best sales associates to help me curate my purchases at our local Nordstrom (thank you Jen and Marcie!!), my experience [...]
I recently put out a survey on Instagram--how do you feel about swimsuit shopping? The choices, though limiting, were 1) I go to the fetal position and cry and 2) I'd rather get a mammogram. It is telling that my inbox filled with women sharing how anxiety-inducing the process is, with someone[...]
I've been putting off this post for a while. I prefer to come from a place of empowering other women to give no effs about the opinions of others, and being confident no matter what, but as I planned my post on shopping for swimwear for you all, I realized I needed to come clean about some [...]
From the mid 1990's until the birth of my second child, I had a fun and lucrative career in sales. As a non-mom and even as a mom with one child, Hallmark Cards was a fabulous company that offered a competitive salary and super flexible schedule (and I worked from a home office).
At the end of [...]
Mom to Mom, let's have a conversation about the second season of Netflix original, "13 Reasons Why."
13 Reasons Why Season 2 Official photo
I read the book several years ago. While I felt it was raw and brutal, I took it as well-written and thought provoking. I also read it when [...]
In the 1970's, the fashion world tried to provide a quasi-casual solution to work attire. The "leisure suit" was a delightful polyester blend, typically with a mega-wide collar, ginormous bell-bottom pants, and it was HIDEOUS.
So a couple years ago, when [...]
I just want a decent night's sleep. For more than a night or two in a row. Am I right, people? I treasure my rest and need it to keep my EVER RUNNING mind going during the day. People laugh at my bed because it's elevated beyond normal height and does, in fact, look like "A Princess and the [...]
Have you heard about grounding? I noticed buzz about it on my social platforms a couple months ago and was curious. Grounding mats, a barefoot movement, lots of discussion about reconnecting to the earth piqued my interest.
What is Grounding?
Essentially, the Earth gives off an electric [...]
For those who've been following along on my socials, you've likely seen that I recently re-did a room in my house. A mere EIGHTEEN YEARS after I painted our fourth bedroom the first time, I took on this project as a labor of love.
Sam I Am, 2000
When Himself and I were expecting our first [...]
If you've been hanging here for a bit, you know I have a serious love/hate relationship with florals. They tend to look a wee bit too juvenile on my frame and I struggle to wear them with confidence. In fact, I even wrote a whole post about it HERE
The issue, I've determined a year later, is [...]
Without much to add, I thought the video and pics from the Oscars party (Lights! Glamour! Action!) here in Pittsburgh would make a fun recap....check it out!
Phase One--Beauty crew
Let's start with a music video/montage of the incredible GLAM SQUAD making me look presentable! Jennifer Palermo [...]
Wow, a year passed already. One year ago, I hit the publish button, poured a glass of wine, set up Facebook Live and took the plunge on an idea that nagged at me for five years. In the midst of a total freakout over exposing myself and inviting strangers into my world, you guys showed up.