Women's March On Washington (And pretty much everywhere else) 2017!

Many of you have felt just like us since election day 2016.... Horrified, numb, angry, frustrated and in utter disbelief that Donald Trump was elected to the highest office in our land. A man so disgusting, so despicable, so humiliating, so irrational, so misogynistic, racist and xenophobic he makes our heads spin. 

While we have tried to be patient good liberals like we are used to being ... Give everyone a shot to prove that deep down inside they have a heart that is capable of feeling compassion. 

After watching the parade of conservative billionaires he has chosen to fill his cabinet (Did you know that his selection for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, who wouldn't go on record supporting a ban on firearms in schools, is the sister of the founder of security firm Blackwater? That alone should make your blood run cold)....Well, we have learned that sometimes first impressions are right on the money. 

We can not be patient anymore, we can not let compassion in our country die out to greed. 

So what do we do? We feel helpless as we watch America's new reality taking shape. The Speaker of The House Paul Ryan is itching to defund Planned Parenthood an organization that helps countless, COUNTLESS people every year get the medical and reproductive care they need. Roe vs. Wade could be overturned, LGBT rights feel threatened including our own generation's greatest equal rights victory, marriage equality. Immigrants, Muslims, and people of color feel that their very lives are in danger. A campaign run on fear and divisiveness has shaken us all. 

Health care will be taken away from millions of people and the poorest Americans will suffer at the whims of America's top 1%, like Trump's nomination for Secretary of Labor Andrew Puzder, a man with about $25 million in the bank, who doesn't believe there is a need for raising the minimum wage or giving employees paid sick leave. Employees that make less per-year than he makes in a single day. What year are we living in? How is this America? How is this draining any so-called swamp? 

Of the great gifts, we have as American's, some of the greatest are our rights to freedom of speech, freedom of thought and peaceful protest. This is America and for generations, people have stood up and fought against what they know is wrong.

It is our generation's turn. The baton has been passed and we need to run with it. For all the Women, Men, and Other that have ever suffered at the hands of the small-minded. For the ones who fought before us and the ones who have yet to fight we have to take this horrific turn of events in our Country's history and spin it back the other way. 

This Saturday, January 21st - If the Universe hasn't been swallowed up into a black hole after the Inauguration - millions of Women, Men & Other will take to the streets and march for Women's rights. Because after all, Women's rights are Human rights. Don't miss the opportunity to sit on the right side of America's history.

We want to be able to look our grand-daughters in the eye one day and say, "I was there, I stood for you!" 

While millions take to the streets in DC, we don't have to feel helpless anymore. 

Los Angeles, New York, Hawaii, Oakland, Tennessee, San Diego... Did you know you all had a local Sister-March? There are 616 marches across this country where you can go and join other beautiful, compassionate people. 

We are here to help you find a way to participate and have your voice heard.  We believe our voices will be heard, our numbers will be counted. Use THIS WEBSITE TO FIND A SISTER MARCH NEAR YOU!!  

For the first time since election day, let's be proud of our country. We can't take back this election, but we can take back our power. We will not go silently into the night. 

 

XOXO- M&E

 

 

Genocide in Aleppo - We are watching

Photo: The Atlantic

Photo: The Atlantic

As of this afternoon, 3,000 civilians have been evacuated from Aleppo, the ICRC ( international committee of the Red Cross) says they expect that number to double by the end of the day. 

The atrocities committed by the Assad run government over the past five years are too many to number. From bombing schools and playgrounds specifically targeting children, to chemical warfare & starving tens of hundreds of people in the hope of forcing out the rebels that were in Aleppo. 

Heartbreaking, gut wrenching and painful. What is happening in Syria has brought us to our knees. 

Photo: Newsweek 

Photo: Newsweek 

We have been trying to wrap our heads around how and why this happened... How our Country stood by and let this happen for 5 long years. Why in God's name Assad & Putin are not going to prison for crimes of war, crimes against humanity! 

Yet, Assad phrases the evacuation of Aleppo as a victory. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry meanwhile accused Syrian leaders of carrying out "nothing short of a massacre" in Aleppo and urged them to return to peace talks in Geneva.

"The only remaining question is whether the Syrian regime, with Russia's support, is willing to go to Geneva prepared to negotiate constructively, and whether or not they're willing to stop this slaughter of their own people," he said in Washington.

We can't explain all the horrors and details to you, but we hope you will take the time to research and learn what has happened, what is happening and how we can try and stand up and never let it happen again.

You are probably feeling as helpless and confused as we are. 

We are Mother's and that alone gives us the right to stand up and say, "What can we do? How can we help?" 

Every Christmas we make suggestions for charities that you can give to. This year, we are focused 100% on how to help the people of Aleppo. 

Here is what we have found... 

While the evacuation is happening anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 people still remain in Aleppo many of them children and many of those children orphans. 

The White Helmets

Photo: Al Jazeera

Photo: Al Jazeera

A group of 2,900 civilians who actually go in and perform rescue missions after government airstrikes since 2013. Thir moto is- "To save one life-is to save all humanity" giving to this fund will help pay for medical care of these dedicated first responders who are risking their lives trying to help people right on the front lines. 

 

Karam Foundation- 

If a child leaves Syria or if they stay this is a direct way to donate to the children of Syria. Help rebuild schools and support the ones still remaining. Sponsor a Syrian refugee child, the Karam Foundation provides long-term support for children and families. 

 

Unicef

A trusted name, Unicef has been helping people and children all over the world for all of our lives. Here is what they say about helping Syrian families. 

"UNICEF and its partners are committed to delivering essential services for Syrian families and keeping Syrian children from becoming a ‘lost generation’. Critical efforts are being made to minimize the impact of the crisis on children – including in the life-saving areas of health, nutrition, immunization, water and sanitation, as well as education and child protection.

UNICEF is also working in neighboring countries to support Syrian refugee families and the host communities in which they have settled. 

These efforts are critical not only for defending the rights of children, but also for safeguarding their future."

Please do whatever you feel in your heart that you can do to help these people. After 5 long and heartbreaking years, the world is finally watching. How can we stand by and let this genocide take place while we are silent? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie & Maxwell

This is a really hard and personal post for me to write but I wanted to share with you and with tears in my eyes ask you to please help in any way you can. 

Last week one of my dearest and oldest friends Katie suffered a great tragedy when her husband Ricky unexpectedly & suddenly passed away while riding his bike to work. 

Katie and Ricky were such a beautiful couple, and when you were in the room with them you could feel how much they loved each other. Best friends and life partners. My heart breaks for my friend right now. 

Katie and Ricky have a 7 month old son named Maxwell. Maxwell is a beautiful baby boy who looks just like his daddy. I am filled with thankfulness and joy that Katie will always have a beautiful part of Ricky with her. 

As mothers we all share in the knowledge of what it takes to raise a baby, how hard it is, how exhausting and how frightening. I can't even imagine how Katie will be able to get through these first few months with Maxwell now that her husband and partner is gone. 

I am so fortunate to call Katie my friend. She is loving and caring and always there with the most bright and open smile. Maxwell could not have a better or more dedicated Mama. 

Katie is a full time working mother and right now she and her son need a little security. 

If you can find it in your heart to give, any little thing will help this beautiful boy and this strong and stunning woman. 

If you wish to give, share or learn more please click here. 

https://www.youcaring.com/maxwell-manuel-carrion-563562

Thank you so much. 

Patricia Arquette- Mama

Patricia & Son Enzo

Patricia & Son Enzo

A little known fact is that in the mid to late 1990's I was OBSESSED with Patricia Arquette. 

I thought that she was just the most stunning human ever created... Her delicate face and her crooked teeth... That sweet voice! I was girl crushing so hard. I basically wished I could be her. 

Then one day fresh out of High School something really exciting happened to me... She came into the store where I was working! Ok, granted it was Fred Segal on Melrose and pretty much everyone came in to shop there but here is a huge difference.... Patricia Arquette was the nicest person I ever met there. Have you ever heard the quote

"You can tell who a person really is by the way they treat those that can't do anything for them." 

Well, this beautiful human was sweet, kind funny and polite and thankful every single time she came in to the store... She also always told me how much she loved my lisp, which was something I was insecure about, so she helped me build my confidence as a young girl. (Here is a hint if you couldn't guess, not all the customers at a store like that, were as real as she is.) 

Now Patricia Arquette will always be a legend to most of us because she is Alabama Worley in Tony Scott's classic movie True Romance. Which is pretty much the most bad ass romance ever. 

But did you guys know that she is also a mother to two children? Enzo Rossi & Harlow Jane. 

Patricia also started a nonprofit charity with her friend Rosetta Getty called Give-Love.Org

This organization uses funds for "Community-led sanitation projects to improve public health & create jobs around recycling."

You wouldn't believe what a organization like this if helping with by teaching and helping to organize healthy sanitation solutions. Including bringing down the infant mortality rate, improving their agriculture and creating lasting jobs of locals in Hati.  After 5 years in Hati GiveLove.org is ready to go global. If you would like to learn more, please check them out.  

Patricia is also such a bad-ass that when she won her Acadamy Award in 2015 for her role as a multidimensional, strong mother in Boyhood, she took the moment to speak up for fair wages for women everywhere. (P.S did you also know she won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Independent Spirit Award and the SAG award for that same role?) 

In other words... Patricia, you are still my girl crush! Thanks for being a Mama that we can all aspire to be. 

XOXO- TWH 


Ulla Johnson. Dream designer, mother of 3. (So basically our hero)

The gorgeous mama of 3, Ulla Johnson

The gorgeous mama of 3, Ulla Johnson

It's rare we get this crazed writing a story for TWH.  But after you read this one you may need to take a cold shower or melt your ice block of credit cards hidden in your freezer.

TDF Ulla Spring 2016

TDF Ulla Spring 2016

We have been in love with all of the stunning pieces by Ulla Johnson for over year or so now but not until recently did we become absolutely insanely obsessed. Like a slow and steady fever of love turning into burning desires.  It was a love at first sight kind of thing.  We just knew we had to have everything we could get our hands on.  

Her designs are effortless, timeless, chic and totally wearable season after season.   Each piece is just that, a piece.  When you wear it you feel it.  You know you are wearing something that you will have forever.  They are not trendy or "fashion forward" they are just "Ulla".

Need ASAP! Ulla.

Need ASAP! Ulla.

And did we mention she's a mother of 3...yep 3!?!?!.... Soren, Asher, Agnes are her pride and joy.  Her days begin and end with snuggles and kisses.  Her nights are filled with movies and popcorn and cuddles.

You may be asking...how does she do it all.  A loving mom to 3 little kids, a flourishing fashion line, a wife and a woman?  Her answer?....

Ulla + love-  What We Like

Ulla + love-  What We Like

When you have a big family these moments are precious. My days at work are varied to the extreme – depending on where we are in the collections we could be in fittings all day, or sometimes I will be sketching and researching, or planning for and executing our photo and video shoots. On many days I jump between all these areas. Being a mother has made me so much more efficient – every moment at work or with the kids is maximized to its fullest. In the evenings I like to come home and read to or play with the kids, and we all love a good pre-bedtime dance party! Then it’s off to bed for the kids and time for my husband and I to catch up over dinner and a glass of wine.
— Ulla (Romy and the Bunnies)
Could she be any dreamier?- The Coveteur

Could she be any dreamier?- The Coveteur

Luckily for all of us, as a mom of 3, she is always wishing she had a certain something that doesn't exist, something she needs right now.  So out of that need she is branching out to a lifestyle brand.  Just think a closet full of Ulla and a house to match...heaven on earth.  

Yes please...we will take 5.  Can't breathe over this.  Spring 2016

Need more inspiration?  She started her line in 2000 with 5 pieces and $5000.  Her advice?  "Be Unafraid"

Why we love her so much.  Her ease and love of juxtaposition.

Ulla is a woman in touch.  In touch with herself, her children, her audience (which is actually not who she designs for, she designs for herself...so maybe that means she's our spirit animal), and in touch with what it takes to be a loving, caring mom working outside of the home.  Who are we if we are not ourselves first?  And her designs reflect that-

I also have children. I don’t think all of my customers do, but I think there’s something about the need for effortlessness that has really been accentuated since I’ve grown my family and the kind of things that I want. I don’t like dry cleaning; I don’t like pressing. The touch of a garment is really the first thing that I look at and I think that’s what people come to me for — things that feel really soft that have an integrity on the hanger but then when worn really communicate a warmth and a sense of having been touched. I think there’s a lot of things that feel very large-scale or unemotional and I think that’s what we’re trying to invest our garments with.”
— Ulla Johnson
In this time when there is so much throwaway, I want to create heirlooms — something that feels like a find, a discovery, like it’s yours,” said Johnson, adding that she’s trying to control growth by not selling to too many stores. “People are responding to the idea that things that are beautiful take time. I don’t just want to bang it out.
— Ulla Johnson

Andrea Lieberman- A.L.C. Tribe

We first met Andrea Lieberman in 2001 on the set of the Hey Baby music video, she was working as the wardrobe stylist.... I remember thinking "Wow, this lady is bigger then life!" She very calmly handled a huge set of extras and band members.

At this point in my life, I was also a wardrobe stylist for music videos and I just was in awe of her confidence and skills. Not to mention I approved of her wearing sneakers on set, because... That shiz is hard work and wardrobe stylists are tripping if they think they can wear heels on set. 

As a stylist Andrea as responsible for one of our generations most iconic red carpet moments. 

Jennifer Lopez 2000- Styled by Andrea LIeberman

Jennifer Lopez 2000- Styled by Andrea LIeberman

It sounds so silly to say it, but if you were around then, you couldn't escape hearing about Jennifer Lopez in this dress. It basically put her on the map! A life changing moment for J.Lo and a game changer for Andrea Lieberman. After leaving her mark as a stylist, Andrea went out to make her mark on the fashion world as one of our favorite designers. 

In 2009 Andrea launched her ready to wear line A.L.C and the rest is fashion history. From being a  Vouge CDFA Fashion Fund Finalist in 2012 to being spotted on countless members of Hollywoods fashion IT girls... Delivering season after season of clothes that we die for.  By the way, Andrea managed to have two amazing, sweet and beautiful children while she was killing it in the fashion world. 

Andrea is am amazing combination of sophisticated style and street realness. She has a soft voice mixed with a straight up New York accent and a laid back attitude, somehow she captures that in her collections. 

 

Cutest F*Ing Family- Obviously a Getty Image

Cutest F*Ing Family- Obviously a Getty Image

We are so happy and proud to celebrate this woman and to call her our friend. 

She has always been so generous about lending an ear or some advice when needed. 

A loving mother, a creative power house, a badass... Yep, this is the kind of lady we want to celebrate. Women like this can inspire all of us. I know it's not easy to manage all those pots on the stove... But we applaud you for doing such a beautiful job at it. 

A.L.C. Spring 2016 Ready to Wear... 

A.L.C. Spring 2016 Ready to Wear... 

Follow the A.L.C Instagram for beautiful fashion shots and also great empowering quotes and also to maybe get a glimpse of Paloma and Leo her kids who we are obsessed with. 

Paloma at home- Photo Elle Magazine

Paloma at home- Photo Elle Magazine

Andrea Lieberman- Vogue 

Andrea Lieberman- Vogue 

Can't wait to see what this girl does next, we are sure it will blow our minds. 

A.L.C. Tribe 

A.L.C. Tribe 

XOX- TWH




Golden Girl

She was probably our first girl crush before we even knew what that was. Who didn't adore Goldie Hawn when they were growing up? She was everything we wanted to be... Beautiful, funny, fun, irreverent, exciting. A MOVIE STAR!! 

Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin

Little did we know when we were young, that Goldie wasn't just another pretty face with a streak of comic genius that can stand along the greats like Lucille Ball & Gilda Radner & Bette Midler, she was also a producer and single mother. 

So many of our favorite movies are Goldie movies! 

Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

Her contagious giggle and light hearted magic have always just pulled at our hearts. 

WildCats

WildCats

Overboard

Overboard

Overboard will forever be stamped in our brains, there will never be a day that if it is on TV we aren't sitting down and watching it. 

Just genius. And her fella Kurt Russell is pretty easy on the eyes in this late 80's treasure. 

As we got older Goldie kept staring in amazing movies like Death Becomes her. 

Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

If you haven't seen Death Becomes her, make that happen for yourself it is one of the funniest movies ever. Not to mention the social commentary on how far women will actually got to preserve their youth and beauty. 

House Sitter

House Sitter

Does anyone else love this movie House Sitter as much as we do? Jelly Legs? Every single thing you love about Goldie is represented in this movie. 

With three children now grown and enjoying successful careers of their own, Goldie continues to inspire us. Ten years ago she started the Hawn Foundation, The Hawn Foundation transforms children’s lives by providing vital social and emotional learning programs to reduce stress and aggressive behavior, improve focus and academic performance and increase resiliency for success in school and in life.

Goldie continues to live in an energetic and inspiring way. Living and loving and always smiling. 

Laugh In

Laugh In

An amazing Grandma & Mother... Goldie, we still want to be like you when we grow up. 

XOXO- TWH



Mara Hoffman- Vibrant Earth Mama

Getty Images

Getty Images

What you see is what you get with Mara Hoffman.  That is if you see a vibrant, beautiful, Earth loving mama who is proud to be a woman, mom, creator and human.  With just one glance you can see her aura,  it is everywhere on anything she touches.  Her connection with her spirituality is off the charts amazing.  She exudes sensuality, energy, vibrancy, earthiness and creativity. 

Its rare that such a successful business woman (she has a swimsuit line, childrens line, homewares line, accessories, ready to wear and even bridal!) is also a doting, loving mama to son Joaquin.  After Joaquin is dropped at preschool, Mara is free to create just as her son does at school.  She is usually home by dinner/bath and bedtime and then takes a bath of her own...smart mama!  On weekends she unwinds spending the time with her son and husband.  

Most designers on her level (success wise) seek out to create or follow trends but Mara just wants to create clothes that make women happy which in turn makes them totally seasonless but absolutely Mara-centric.  Just looking at the bright nature/travel inspired prints you can't help but smile and feel happy.

If ALL of her wonderful accomplishments weren't enough, she is a regular supporter of the Feeding America organization. 

For a taste of just how special this woman is follow her on insta.  You wont be able to not feel inspired. 

Le Shop Guide

Le Shop Guide

Wanna see a few of the pieces we are drooling over this season??

Shop Bop- WHY DONT WE HAVE THESE IN OUR CLOSETS???

Shop Bop- WHY DONT WE HAVE THESE IN OUR CLOSETS???

Only Mara Hoffman can make a surf suit this beautiful

Revolve

Revolve

Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales

At first peek this Jaguar one piece is perfectly gorgeous... but then you'll notice the detailing at the hips...yup all Mara

Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman

 

This dress makes us want to go to a summer wedding!

Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman

And for your mini me

Houston, we have a problem...this shirt from Bona Drag is not on our bodies...

Oh and we will take 2 of these please...

Mara x Soludos

Mara x Soludos

Need this maryjane perfection of a dress!!!

 

Her homewares line at Anthropologie was such a huge success it completely sold out across the nation and online.

  We were DYING for this insane rug and got to see it in person at the Flo Design party in Megan Tagliaferri gorgeous home. See it again here

Mara, you are such an inspiration to women, girls, boys and mamas everywhere.  If we all had an ounce of your passion, creativity, love, and vibrancy we would explode from an overload of light!

Ubixi

Ubixi

xoxo things we heart

Funny Face

One of the most inspiring women we can think of is Audrey Hepburn. She the iconic ideal of what a lady should be... Graceful, smart, funny, beautiful, kind. The world knows her as a movie star and fashion icon, but many people don't know much about her personal life. 

Audrey Hepburn grew up in Europe during World War Two. She lived in the Netherlands during the Nazi invasion and their she suffered along with millions of others. Malnutrition and anemia from lack of food were some of her hardships. These experiences sparked in Audrey a desire to help other people in need. 

Audrey spent may years working with UNICEF as a Good Will Ambassador. Traveling to some of the poorest regions of the world including Africa, South America and Asia. In 1992 Audrey Hepburn was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work with UNICEF and children around the world. 

Living a life filled with many romances and many losses, Audrey became a mother to two sons. Sean & Luca were born 10 years apart. 

Although she only had two biological children, through her charitable work, Audrey was a mother to many children in need all over the world. 

Audrey Hepburn passed away at the age of 61 from appendiceal cancer a very rare form of the disease. The goodness of this woman heart matched her outer beauty, and that will continue to inspire people... Women & Mothers for years and years to come. 

XOXO- Thing We Heart

Megan Tagliaferri Of Flo Design Studio

C Home, Photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, Photo by Laure Joliet

The universe works in many ways to bring people into your life. I met Megan Tagliaferri in a Mommy & Me baby music class almost 9 years ago. 

Our kids went to the same pre-school, my oldest boy had a crush on her curly haired little girl when they were 4 years old. Our younger boys love to play together. Megan is a warm, funny and loving lady who I feel lucky to know and call friend. 

She also happens to be an insanely talented world class interior designer.

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

This month everyone can get a glimpse of the magic that Megan and her company Flo Design Studio can work. 

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

Featured in C Home magazine, Megan's Long Beach, California home that she shares with her Husband and two adorable children will make you weak in the knees. 

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

Raised in Portland, Oregon and schooled in Glitzy Las Vegas, somehow Megan has managed to perfect the quintessential California vibe. Sunny, glamorous, sexy and laid-back all in the same breath.

 Known for her hospitality projects (hotels and restaurants) this girl also has mastered the residential design world. A stunning home that you always feel comfortable in. What could be more perfect for beach living. 

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

Mixing vintage modern, glam and bohemian texture The Tagliaferri home is, as warm, as it is stunning at every turn. 

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

We just can't help but feel incredibly happy and proud of this wonderful, talented woman and her amazing team. The Dumont family was lucky enough to have Flo Design work their magic on our home and so, we know first hand how deep and real the Flo process is. Every project is a very honest, very colaberative dream. I am still impressed how Megan could just crawl inside our heads and intuitively know what would move us. She captured our family. There is no higher compliment I could give an artist. 

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

C Home, photo by Laure Joliet

If you want to know more about Megan & Flo Design Studio check out the latest C Home magazine and their website. This Mama is doing her thing and doing it well. We are inspired by her Flo, we hope you are as well. 

XOXO- Things We Heart



Linda MCCartney

Linda Louise McCartney was born in September of 1941 and passed away in 1998. 

We have always looked up to this amazing woman not only for her talent as a photographer and musician but also for her dedication to vegetarianism. One of Linda's most famous quotes regaurding her lifestyle is "If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian." 

Life long partner and best friend to her husband Paul, mother to 4 children, Heather, Mary, Stella and James we continue to be inspired by this woman. Linda's talent, beauty and the kindness of her heart are something we can only hope to aspire to. 

The best way to honor Linda, her husband Paul is quoted as saying... "Is to go veggie". 

XOXO- Things We Heart



The coolest mom....

There are many reasons we think Tina Fey is probably the coolest mom.

If you were her kid: 

1. She is so wickedly funny and smart you know the conversations you could have with her would be amazing. 

2. You would get to have your mom's BFF Amy Poehler for an Aunt. Who you would get to bitch to about your mom when she wasn't being so wickedly funny and cool. *Because as mom's we know Mother's need to be a real nag sometimes or you aren't doing the job right. 

But mostly we know Tina is the coolest because of this, a few years ago she wrote a prayer for her daughter and posted it on the internet. It spread like wild fire and I think pretty much everyone we know saw it and loved it. Just in case you didn't here it is. 

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.

When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.

Guide her, protect her
When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.

Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels.

What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.

May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.

Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.

O Lord, break the Internet forever, That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.

And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.

And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.

“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.

Amen.

I am ashamed to say we didn't come out unscathed from all of Tina's worst fears. I have a Japanese symbol on my back and trust me kids, it hurts WAY more to have them removed then to get them done in the first place. 

But I digress... Lets not talk about our mistakes! Let's talk about Tina's accomplishments. Thank you Tina for being a smart, funny, business minded role model for the next generation of girls. For being a role model for your own generation! We salute you and everything you have done. 

Give us a call if you want to adopt us... We will be waiting. 

XOXO- Things We Heart

Original Inspiration

Few women are as univerally idolized as Jane Birkin. 

Not only is she beautiful and eternally stylish, she also made motherhood look effortless and fun. 

Famous for her acting, controversial music career and her love affairs, most notably with French icon Serge Gainsbourg. Birkin was one of the first to be hounded by paparazzi, and she always looked amazing wherever she was. 

Jane has three beautiful daughters and they have grown up to be as stylish as their mother. 

Thank you Jane, for showing the world that mothers are sexy too. 

XOXO- TWH