STYLING THE BUMP

WHOA MAMA. Two new babies are joining the OCM squad!

Kelsi & I are so excited to share that two new baby BOYS are on their way into the world! One arriving in June, and another in September. As current moms of very girlie - girls, Kelsi and I are looking forward to the new adventure, changes, and challenges of momming with little boys.

Read on to see some of our personal pregnancy styles were currently rocking. We had so much fun dressing up and playing fashion blogger for a day with fellow OCM babe, momma to two, and photographer, Desiree Martin behind the camera!

Mother's Day Activity by Alice Kuipers

Thank you for having me on your gorgeous site today—I wanted to share with you an idea I had for an activity with kids that might just be perfect for any of you wanting to enjoy Mother’s Day with your children (seems to me that my mother’s days involve extra time with my kids, somehow!)

Why it Matters that There’s a Lack of Women in Advertising and 5 Things We Can Do About It

Advertising at the Super Bowl is the big time. Creative agencies dream of getting a client with a budget and an imagination big enough to attempt work that will hit the eyes of more than a hundred million people at once. For that reason, it’s a microcosm of what the advertising world is capable of. Men and women in advertising relish this opportunity. Everyone is here to show off, both their sales prowess and creative genius.

Last year, the Super Bowl ads were political. This year, they were…lame? With #metoo and #timesup movements, the political climate is ripe with feminism and its steadfast opponents. Companies were hesitant to take a stance, and that makes sense—either way they may alienate consumers. This year, there weren’t many Super Bowl commercials selling through misogyny and sexy targeting, so that’s an improvement. I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to say goodbye to bikini beer commercials and yawn-worthy advertising that perpetuates gender stereotypes that don’t represent my experiences. But while I was happy to see that most agencies had steered clear of cliché and sexist advertising, I was incredibly disappointed to see a lack of any women.