You know us New Yorkers -- we love our basic black. But now that spring is in the air, it’s time to punch up our city uniforms....with a little bit of white. Whether you love stripes, polka dots, colorblocking or ombre, spring fashion is filled with tons of black and white options. And just because you’re understated does not mean you’re not making a statement. 1. Topshop Maternity Scallop swimsuit, $72 / 2. Hatch Sweep dress, $198 / 3. Elizabeth and James Centinela glasses, $180 / 4. Asos Maternity Swing dress, $41.39 / 5. Michael Stars Knotted Love fedora, $38 / 6. Gap Leather sandals, $44.95 / 7. Fourth Love Polka Dot blouse (coming soon!) / 8. Tory Burch Kerrington backpack, $395


Just about all of us had set assumptions about raising kids before we became parents ourselves. Some of these ideas might have been based on our own ideas of how we would absolutely do things differently than everyone else. Others, we believed what everyone else told us would happen would apply to our littles, too. But, that's not always the case, mama.

Below are six of the biggest lies I believed before having kids—and the reality of what actually happened for me.

1. Put your baby down drowsy, but awake

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