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    One Top: Bump & Beyond (With Twins!)

    One Top: Bump & Beyond (With Twins!)

    Melissa was in shopping, after the bump, and said "I have to show you this!"  She showed us these pictures-wearing our cinched top with 35 week bump and with 35 week old twins! Bump & beyond and back for more!

    This mama of twins also had some wise words on parenting.  In short, they are who they are.  She said that having two the same age was highlighting this, and so, she was just letting them be who they are.  Different and fabulous.  I got to sit down and "chat" with them for a bit, and, they are different, and they are delightful, and so darn cute! 

    And the cinched to?  Yeah.  #winner

    • we love it in white-because it's double weight-so not at all see through
    • super soft breathable cotton
    • can be worn front to back and back to front for two different tops in one


  • flattering from the very beginning to the very end to way beyondalex & harry original cinched top
  • alex & harry original cinched top
  • the perfect layering top under every cardigan, jack or blazer, maternity or not(a fave with our professional moms)
  • alex & harry original cinched top

    Melissa's got loads of favorite nursing tops these days. She's still favoring flowy tops, think our super soft Penny Pleat Back Shirt, over our cami, lift, pull, feed  and done.  

    We love it when our moms come back to show us their babies IRL and we love it when our styles make them feel good getting dressed every morning.  

    Welcome Back Dede! Another now-mom MOM.

    Welcome Back Dede! Another now-mom MOM.

    Dede's back in SF! Anyone who remembers her from her previous stint at Mom's the Word has a child age 7 or older!  Crazy.

    We are so happy to have another "now mom" MOM rejoin the team of moms, not moms and one grandmom.  Making this retail company work for our moms, and people with moms, is just all part of the mission-got a PTA meeting, husband out of town, teenager needing a little direction, your mom really wants to Zumba with you?  We've got you covered. 

    Meet Dede.

    I am a wife, mom, and style enthusiast.

    I am a people person and my favorite part of my job is making people feel good.

    In my spare time I enjoy stepping on Legos barefoot, asking kids to put their shoes on (I prefer to ask repeatedly with, no one responding), getting tangles out of My Little Pony’s tails and answering questions like “If Hulk and Thor got in a battle, who would win?” And subsequently defending my position.

    I love adventuring and exploring with my family- hiking, trips to the river, camping, road trips, flea markets, outdoor movies, and hosting play dates that turn into  impromptu dinner parties.

    My style is California Lifestyle: easy and low maintenance. Lots of denim, knits, maxi dresses and rompers. I have a weakness for jackets, sweaters and boots. I top off every outfit with a piece of unique jewelry.

    Now you know why she just belongs here?

    She worked with us when she was pregnant with her first, and modeled for us with her second. 

    Dede's cute, and our amazing and fabulous photographer, Rob Prideaux, did his thing-making MOM models who have never modeled, look fabulous.

    Welcome back Dede!

    A Day in our Palo Alto Shop

    A Day in our Palo Alto Shop

    I don't spend as much time in the stores as I used to 20 years ago, when I was there 6 days a week, but recently, due to staffing issues, I have been there more....and I love it.   Here are a few pictures from Friday in our Palo Alto store which explain why we all love what we do. (With apologies to the cuties who I did not have time to take a picture of.  We'll catch you next time:)

    First in was an "old" customer comes back and finds his own must-have item. He was SO cute!!

    (Yes, Chewbeads are still a total hit for the toddling crowd.)


    Next in was this fabulous 4 legged sibling2b.  Check out that tail! Wow!

    Playing with our blocks and other toys is always fun.  Siblings have built some amazing structures      through the years.  And they have bought some mamas with no time a little time:)  This big sis was proud of her castle, but I think that she liked the sparkly necklace that she made at a play date even better. So fun!

    Oh, and the babies. Getting to borrow babies like this precious 8 week old is, I must admit, one of the perks of the job for most of us.  When a wee one starts to get, as a former sitter called it, "grizzly",  we happily give moms a break by practicing our baby whispering.  Yummy.  And then we give them back. So sweet!  

    Perfect end to a perfect day? It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!  Another older sibling was very excited to show us her wares, and we were only too happy to stock up! Her personal fave is Thin Mint, and her Nana's fave are the Sunshine somethings(lemon).  She was an enthusiastic expert in her field and we had a blast making our choices for the day. So fun!  

    And that, ladies and gents, combined with getting women in clothes that make them feel great, is why I love what I do.