SHOPBOP SALE

ShopBop is having their “Buy More, Save More” SALE!

  1. 15% off $200
  2. 20% off $500
  3. 25% off $800

USE CODE GOBIG19 AT CHECKOUT!

No exclusion of SALE merchandise so you can really FILL YOUR CART with some deals. Happy Shopping!

One Teaspoon Cutoffs HERE

One Teaspoon Outlaws HERE

Perfect Western Style Bootie

Perfect Spring Dress maybe EASTER?

The PERFECT POP of PINK. Great price HERE

Simple Sweater. Love the sleeve and color HERE

Cause there is STILL alot of Winter left. Get them HERE

Cool Sunglasses are a MUST
These are PERFECTION. Get them HERE

 

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The Neon Pump Every Girl Needs!

Let me start by saying that when my husband gifted me highlighter orange pumps for Xmas a few years back, I thought he was NUTS! I mean, they were so impractical. How would I style them? Fast forward a few years and I have worn them countless times AND even added fuschia to my collection. As it turns out, styling bright shoes is amazingly easy AND is a total #complimentcatcher (that is a new hashtag I am trying out) hahahaha:)

I stumbled upon this SUPER AFFORDABLE pair that literally comes in EVERY BRIGHT COLOR YOU CAN IMAGINE. I can’t imagine a better bang for buck situation, and although I can’t personally speak to the comfort of this pair….Steve Madden usually makes a comfortable shoe!

GET THE SHOES HERE!

 

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TSF and Monmouth Medical Center NICU

This past year, Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, honored its NICU for 50 years of caring for the tiniest and most fragile patients, but their birthday was not the only thing worth celebrating. For eight consecutive cycles, the hospital has received a “GRADE A” from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization whose mission is a movement towards quality and safety in American Healthcare. These hospital safety grades are released by the nonprofit group twice a year, in the spring and in the fall and rated entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. As if these achievements weren’t enough, in December, Monmouth Medical Center was one of only 53 hospitals in the country recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital, also by The Leapfrog Group.

I learned all of this incredible information within five minutes of my meeting with Dr. Diane Attardi, a neonatologist at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. For those, like me, who aren’t certain what that means, a neonatologist is a pediatrician who treats newborns, especially those born prematurely.

As impressed as I was by all these achievements, what stood out from the very beginning of our conversation was PASSION. From start to finish, Dr. Attardi had so much passion sharing information and accomplishments from both her staff and patients. She touched on a few different topics but “drive for excellence” and “culture of commitment” were two that definitely left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to feel warm and fuzzy about the place that is caring for your most precious gift in this world?

After our chat, Dr. Attardi took me on a tour of the NICU and shared the story of Michael’s Feat, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort and easing the burden for parents carrying and caring for seriously ill newborns. First, we toured a small sanctuary space where new parents to premies can come for a breather or to store their personal belongings. It seems like a small gesture, but if you are at the hospital all day for weeks on end, stressed, overwhelmed and scared, small gestures can mean the most. I would imagine, simply having a “place” for personal belongings is a blessing to these new parents. We then visited the Michael’s Feat Parent Suite, a room dedicated to new parents of seriously ill children providing them with comfort before they take their newborns home or say goodbye. It is apparent that the entire family is thought of at Monmouth Medical Center, a true testament to the quality of care.

For more information on the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Regional Newborn at Monmouth Medical Center, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/unterberg-childrens-hospital-at-monmouth-medical/treatment-care/neonatal-care/

To read the 50th Anniversary NICU storybook, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/documents/mmc/RWJ_NICU_STORYBOOK_091318.pdf

This post is in partnership with NJMOM and RWJBarnabas Health but all opinions and photos are my own.

 

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