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Butt Cheeks, the new Cleavage

Mara Menachem | Posted 06.01.2016 | Style
Mara Menachem

I spent three full days at Bottlerock, the music festival in Napa, California this past weekend. Music Festival Fashion is truly a microcosm of global trends.

Hilary Duff Wears Short Shorts to Drop-Off and So Do I..

Mara Menachem | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Mara Menachem

Lately, the subject of what parents (always pointed toward women) wear to drop their offspring off at school is a hot topic - aren't we lucky? Another way we as women get to be judged (yay!). It

Do These Leggings Make My Labia Look Big?

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.05.2016 | Style
Mara Menachem

I had to make an emergency appointment with a plastic surgeon, as I still couldn't quite confirm if my labia were "good enough" for leggings. For all I knew, I could unknowingly be the person with oversized labia walking around in skin-tight leggings.

'Dad Bods' Make Me Very Mad

Mara Menachem | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Mara Menachem

I am so annoyed (can you tell by my photo). I've been reading all the hype surrounding the new term coined by women, "the Dad Bod" in an attempt to make men feel better about their slightly "out-of-shape, I'm-a-dad" body.

How Does My A** look? Lessons on Raising Boys

Mara Menachem | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Mara Menachem

As Mother's Day approaches, I'm reflecting on the example I'm setting as the most influential female in my boys' lives. Unintentionally, I have been teaching them about women. As scary as it is, as mothers our influence on future relationships with women, both positive and negative is massive. Sometimes it takes a small incident to make one pause and reflect...

I Have Nothing to Wear!!

Mara Menachem | Posted 05.01.2016 | Style
Mara Menachem

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a charity lunch and in typical Mara fashion I started getting ready 30 minutes prior to the event. Panic ensued when I realized I had not one appropriate item of clothing to wear.

Should We all Have Access to Designer Fashion?

Mara Menachem | Posted 06.21.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

Apparently, Lilly was an inclusive person, and would have been happy about the broad reach of the brand. I understand that in the end, this is truly a business decision for the company.

Don't Let Mom Jeans Happen to You!

Mara Menachem | Posted 06.13.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

It was only until I stood on the sidelines of a Massachusetts soccer game in a sea of parents styled in mom jeans, sneakers and college sweatshirts, when I began to realize maybe Miami was different from most American cities.

Like a Man, a Good Bra Is Hard to Find

Mara Menachem | Posted 03.30.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

Speaking of financial investment, bras are not cheap. And I've been racking my brain, trying to understand what women, no matter the age, would frivolously throw out such expensive undergarments, especially when like a man, a good bra is hard to find.  

Bumper Stickers, the Original Status Updates

Mara Menachem | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy
Mara Menachem

My first bumper sticker, was pushed on me by my kids. All the other parents had bumper stickers with the name of their Miami school, and so I agreed to conform.

I'm Bringing Sexy Back Marin, Help Me

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.26.2015 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

As a new resident of Marin County, it's my personal mission to banish this image of Marin County being the mecca of the unstylish, suburban mother who doesn't work, but only works out.

I Love Fanny Packs And I'm Not Ashamed

Mara Menachem | Posted 11.10.2014 | Comedy
Mara Menachem

Don't appreciate close contact? No problem. The fanny pack creates a tangible boundary with anyone who likes to "hug it out."

I Stand With Gwyneth, Will You?

Mara Menachem | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mara Menachem

How would that feel? How would it feel to not be able to defend yourself? How would it feel to have an image that's so opposite of who you are, but impossible to shed?

The Brazilian Waxing Manifesto

Mara Menachem | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

When you think of the reasons you would be on the receiving end of a handwritten thank you note, it's not because you were the recipient of a Brazilia...

Baby Got Backpack...

Mara Menachem | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

Many of you laugh at me when I declare that a certain item's en vogue.  But I promise you, backpacks are the latest trend being spotted all over the fashionable streets of major cities.

Everything I Learned, I Learned in the Group Dressing Room at Loehmann's  

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.07.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

But before laying my precious Loehmann's to rest, I must not only memorialize it, but educate the unfortunate individuals who will never experience being stark naked in the group dressing rooms at Loehmann's -- Here's what I learned.

All Asses Are Not Created Equal...

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

But in lululemon yoga pants, all asses are. It's thighs that are not created equal. Can you imagine the CEO of Brooks Brothers blaming large testicle...

Stand Publicly Naked in San Francisco, but Have an ID

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

As you know from my last piece, "Chugging the California 'Cool' Aid", I've recently re-located to the Bay Area from Miami. Miami is unique and drippi...

Chugging the California 'Cool'-Aid

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.

Knitting Is More Important Than Homework

Mara Menachem | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Mara Menachem

You know when people say listen to your gut? One afternoon in first grade, my gut finally talked and I listened. And my gut was yelling at me to help my child be a kid.

Fashion Editorial at the Gym

Mara Menachem | Posted 07.20.2013 | Style
Mara Menachem

Today, I spontaneously decided to walk into a spinning class at a gym I used to attend. Okay, let me not make it seem like "attend" means frequent, more like I would go once a week to a spinning class at this particular spot.