The Sunday Brief

September 16, 2018

parenting fashion blog sunday brief

100th Sunday Brief!! // According to my math, today marks the 100th version of The Sunday Brief. I started this series on a whim – I thought it would be cool to have a place for a weekly collection of “things” (usually happy, inspiring, tasty, sale mention worthy) that I came across during the week. This quickly became a post that readers looked forward to every week. Coffee, kids watching cartoons (or sleeping if you’re lucky), and reading the Sunday Brief – a good combo to start your week.

I wasn’t sure the best way to celebrate the 100th Sunday Brief or if celebration was needed at all. I thought about making a list of my 100 favorite things, but that wouldn’t be true to this post. It’s supposed to be, well, “brief”. So instead I’ll humor you with the first Sunday Brief and since that post included a giveaway, so will this one! See the bottom of the post to enter. Thanks for reading and sharing a part of every Sunday with me….

J.Crew Factory // Did you catch my fall picks on J.Crew Factory’s website?! Loving everything they have out for fall (hello, plaid!), so it was a little hard for me to just choose a few. Check my picks out here & shop my top 5 favorites below:

More than Fashion // Madeline Stuart has walked over 60 runway shows, including the past week at NYFW. Her story is beautiful & inspiring, and will give you all the good vibes. I promise.

Fall Faves // Three things I can’t seem to stop wearing – this leopard belt (instantly finishes jeans and a tee), this reader favorite thermal is back on sale – don’t wait! And you are going to be seeing a lot of these booties – they are so comfy and they are just “enough” different to make them worthy of that double take.

Tacosaurus Rex // Have your kids ever wished they could see a real dinosaur? This isn’t a real one, but I’m pretty sure it’s the next best thing. The dino taco holder retails for $12 & just scored you the Best Parent Ever award.

Meet My Crew // I was so honored this week to partner with J.Crew to share “my crew” – see our pic here. And now I definitely need this tee. Get 30% off today – the new arrivals are SO good.

Chow // Is it soup season yet? Either way I’m making this corn chowder this week.

Target Does it Again // I might as well give Target my bank account information because they just keep coming out with amazing lines and I cannot contain myself!! They launched their new line, Prologue, on Friday and it is GOOD. Over here at TMCHQ we can’t stop ooh-ing & ahh-ing over every piece. Simple, sophisticated, sleek, affordable. A few favorite picks from the team here:

Enter to win $100 below! One winner will be announced on Friday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Victoria
    September 16, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I over reading this in Sunday mornings. Always interesting, but short enough to get through while the little is watching a show.

  • Trisha
    September 16, 2018 at 9:13 am

    How fun! You have a great blog.

  • amanda blanchette
    September 16, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Currently mandatorily evacuated due to hurricane Florence and honestly your blog is my happy place. For five minutes I stop worrying about the condition of my house and the terrible state of my town and just enjoy looking at the fun fall fashion(: Thank you for being my escape!!

    • Casey Martin
      September 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

      Praying for all of you, Amanda!

    • Jill
      September 16, 2018 at 11:31 am

      We live in NC (outside of Raleigh) and were spared compared to the Coast. Is there something we can do in the immediate aftermath to help? Supplies neede? Be safe!

      • amanda blanchette
        September 16, 2018 at 11:39 am

        We live in Emerald Isle. I know the conditions are bad and only getting worse due to the flooding. You are so sweet to offer assistance! I know that food in the area is running low. Reports are that electric company crews and first responders are having a tough time getting a meal due to shortages. I’m not sure how to get anything there but I’m sure donations to Red Cross and Navy Marine Corps Relief Society would be greatly appreciated!!

  • Jeannine
    September 16, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Love the Sunday Breif!

  • Jennifer Gray
    September 16, 2018 at 9:16 am

    congrats! You are amazing and inspiring! I look forward to every single post. Thanks for all you do and know that you are appreciated! Congrats on all of the well deserved success XO

  • Anneliese Elrod
    September 16, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Happy 100th! Love reading your Sunday Brief on Sunday mornings…

  • N
    September 16, 2018 at 9:26 am

    I love weekly posts like this! They are great little compendiums of lots of interesting things!

  • Allison
    September 16, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for perking up Sunday mornings with the Sunday Brief!

  • Allison
    September 16, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Happy 100th Sunday Brief!

  • Nicole O
    September 16, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I look forward to my cup of coffee and TMC Sunday Brief.

  • Jill M
    September 16, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Happy 100th! Thanks for a fun giveaway!!

  • Christy
    September 16, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Happy 100th! I love reading the blog in Sunday’s.

  • Christy
    September 16, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Happy 100th!

  • Leah MacDonell
    September 16, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Congrats on 100! Loved your My Crew post!

  • Kelly
    September 16, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I look forward to the Sunday Brief every week! Thank you!

  • alexanne hendrick
    September 16, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Congrats on 100! The Sunday Brief + coffee is always a treat.

  • Derria
    September 16, 2018 at 9:38 am

    A Sunday isn’t a Sunday without the the Sunday Brief! Oh, and a cup of coffee.

  • Tara Shuert
    September 16, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Congrats on 100!

  • Sue
    September 16, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I look forward to this series every Sunday 🙂
    Feels like a quick catch up with a friend over coffee. ☕️
    Here’s to 100 more!! xoxo

  • Melissa
    September 16, 2018 at 9:44 am

    You are so inspiring! Love what you do!

  • Katherine Kelliher
    September 16, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Your blog is amazing. Def not good for my bank account; but great for my style. Thanks for the Sunday Brief!

  • Janlyn
    September 16, 2018 at 9:53 am

    I had given up on Target but since following you I’ve found some great styles.

  • Tammie
    September 16, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Love all your posts! Thank you for introducing me to articles of society jeans and Madewell tees!! Love them!

  • Kim Babbin
    September 16, 2018 at 9:56 am

    100th! Here’s to the 200th! and the 500th! By the 500th, your kids will be in high school and college….and TMC team will still be inspiring women to look great in whatever size, shape and age they are! Congratulations for taking it up a notch.

  • Rita
    September 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I love your blog and your style. I’m so glad I found you. I look forward to reading your Sunday brief on Sunday mornings with my coffee ha! Just like your picture. I am also a mom of four boys but mine are all teenagers now so I understand what you go through. It’s not easy but enjoy every minute.

  • Christina
    September 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Congrats on 100 and wishing you many more!

  • Vanessa Luna
    September 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Congrats on 💯!!!!! Love your blogs!!!

  • JR
    September 16, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Love the JCrew Factory picks!

  • Lauren Jones
    September 16, 2018 at 10:07 am

    The Sunday Brief is amazing as it gives me a chance to catch up on what I may have missed during the week. Congratulations on 100!!! Love what you do.

  • Toni
    September 16, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Love reading this with my Sunday coffee! Ordered the leopard print belt 🙂

  • Serena
    September 16, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Live following your blog weekly! Quick enough to read before the day starts and the kids get running! Love the fashion ideas and have bought some of your recommendations! Thank you.

  • Jennifer Dewar
    September 16, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Happy 100th! As a working mom I always appreciate how you make my life easier by pulling together great things and putting them all in one place!

  • Deannab1
    September 16, 2018 at 10:17 am

    I live the Sunday Brief!

  • Tiffany Levy
    September 16, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Thanks for what you do! You are so fun…. coffe and the brief are how I start every Sunday!!

  • Valerie Schleski
    September 16, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Love your blog. Congrats on 100!

  • Tonya
    September 16, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Congrats on 100!!

  • Sara Boniske
    September 16, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Love love love your blog and the Sunday brief!!!!!!! I read it every Sunday morning religiously 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Thank you 😊

  • Laura
    September 16, 2018 at 10:38 am

    That’s it. I’m digging out my leopard belt and wearing it this week. Thanks for the inspo!

  • Alison
    September 16, 2018 at 10:41 am

    My leopard belt is one of my favorite fall accessories. Wear it with white or black plain tee. Done!

  • Stephanie Miller
    September 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

    I enjoy reading your Sunday Brief and look forward to it each week!

  • Susan
    September 16, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Love your Sunday Brief and enjoy especially the photos of you and your boys. Can’t imagine how you could ever choose a favorite.

  • Jane
    September 16, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Congrats on #100!!! I look forward to it every single Sunday 🙂 xo

  • Carol F.
    September 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Love the Sunday Brief ❤️

  • Casey Martin
    September 16, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Happy 100!!

  • Shari
    September 16, 2018 at 11:16 am


  • Laura Lynn
    September 16, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Congrats on your 100th Sunday Brief! Love reading it!

  • Leah Crouse
    September 16, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Congrats on your 100th Brief post! I love reading it every week, and I can’t wait to make that corn chowder! Yum!

  • Suzy
    September 16, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I always look forward to your advice! Thanks for the Sunday dose of inspiration!

  • casey
    September 16, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Congrats on 100! It’s been fun watching you and your blog/online presence grow.

  • Jill
    September 16, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Happy 100th! Thank you for all of the fabulous fashion!❤️❤️❤️

  • Laura
    September 16, 2018 at 11:44 am

    You have single-handedly gotten me out of my “mom rut”! I’m so glad I found you. You have amazing style and I love all the sales!

  • Barb
    September 16, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I look forward to the Sunday brief. Congrats on #100

  • Katie P
    September 16, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Reading The Sunday Brief always brings joy to my morning cup of coffee. Thank you!

  • Francesca Rothenbacher
    September 16, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Happy 100th! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • Amy Coose
    September 16, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love your Sunday Brief posts, always filled with great stuff!

  • Jro
    September 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I love reading these!

  • Lindsay pond
    September 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I love seeing your posts. You look so cute in every post that I immediately click the links. I’m excited to see more of your fall favorites!

  • Heather
    September 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I like the Sunday Brief just the way it is :). Congrats on 100!

  • Erin
    September 16, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Love it 💕

  • casey
    September 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Cheers to 100! I have enjoyed watching Motherchic grow and evolve over the past couple of years. So happy I randomly stumbled across this blog over 2 years ago!

  • Michelle Brosnan
    September 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Can’t wait to check out the new Target line! I essentially live there. Lol

  • Michele
    September 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Happy 100th!

  • Beth
    September 16, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Love reading the Sunday Brief!! It’s my favorite!!

  • Sarah Pigott
    September 16, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I love reading your blog… Sunday brief is so fun!

  • ashley
    September 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Love you fall picks and love your blogging /posting style!!

  • Kasia
    September 16, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I love Sunday Brief!!!! Great summary to catch me up on posts I may have missed. Love love love

  • Darlya
    September 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Love all the great outfits!

  • Heather Boss
    September 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I look forward to the Sunday brief every weekend!

  • Amanda Hinderaker
    September 16, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I am loving your J.Crew collaboration! It is awesome! I truly enjoy Sunday Briefs…& every post of the motherchic.😍congrats & keep on being yourself. We love you & your style!!

  • Lauren K
    September 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Love your style but I probably need to stop following you… my closet is so full!!!

  • Irene Tran
    September 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I love reading this every Sunday. Thank you!!

  • Ilona t
    September 16, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Chowder looks delicious

  • Michelle Mossey
    September 16, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I look forward to your Sunday posts every week! I like to see what cool/neat stuff you find!

  • Larissa
    September 16, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I always look forward to the Sunday brief!

  • Lora LaRosa
    September 16, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I love your blog. I follow you on Facebook but never noticed that you had a blog until I was reading your Facebook post today. I always love seeing all your good fines.

  • Renee K
    September 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Love the leopard belt!

  • Lisa monahan
    September 16, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Love everything about this blog, one of my favorite things about Sunday’s.

  • Margie Laitner
    September 16, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I’m addicted:)

  • Julisa
    September 16, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the good finds!

  • Megan
    September 16, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Are the Target pieces as good in person as online?

  • Tiffany
    September 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Love the Sunday brief and all of your recommendations. Thank you for helping me find great clothes!

  • Kelley
    September 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Happy 100 Sunday posts!

  • Jessica Grimm
    September 16, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Congrats! Love following you! Thank you for always sharing a quick response and helping me push myself out of my fashion comfort zone!

  • Heather
    September 16, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Congrats on 100! Love your blog 🙂

  • Jen
    September 16, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Love reading your Sunday Brief – usually as I’m putting my littlest to bed. It’s a good way for me to relax & mentally prepare for the chaos of the upcoming week!

  • Amanda
    September 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Love the Sunday Brief. Congrats on 100!!

  • Laurie
    September 16, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I love reading The Sunday Brief and all your great tips about amazing sales!

  • Jennifer
    September 16, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    The Sunday Brief is a can’t miss for me! Thanks so much for bringing it to me!

  • Sarah
    September 16, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Love the dino taco holder…might have to put that one in my cart!

  • Christal
    September 16, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Love the Target recommendations!

  • Tammie Narvell
    September 16, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    I love this weekly catch up post! I especially enjoyed your insta story this week in which you showed your parents what “check the link in my bio” meant! Too cute!

  • sandra
    September 16, 2018 at 11:30 pm


  • Katie
    September 17, 2018 at 12:42 am

    This is the best part of the week. Sunday morning reading The Sunday Brief.

  • Jessica Ham
    September 17, 2018 at 8:53 am

    I look forward to the Sunday Brief each week! A great summary of fashion, food, and news!

  • Michelle
    September 17, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I’m a new follower and loving the Sunday Brief!

  • Karen F
    September 17, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Happy 100th!!

  • Lisa Z
    September 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    My favorite email in my inbox. Congrats on 100!!

  • Michelle Anderson
    September 17, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    LOVE your style! And I love when you involve your boys in your posts, since I’m a boy mom too!

  • Tara D.
    September 17, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Love the Sunday Brief! Congrats on your 100th!

  • Danijela O
    September 18, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Great blog and I love your Sunday posts!

  • Casey
    September 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    I just love reading your Sunday briefs! Happy 100th!! I can’t wait for 100 more!

  • Kim Guenther
    September 19, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations on the 100th post! So glad I found you, it’s been so helpful – I just returned back to the corporate world and your style is making my workdays so fun!

  • Leigh
    September 20, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Love how you truly keeps things mom friendly and stylish at the same time.

don’t miss a post

powered by chloédigital