Welcome to The Motherchic (formerly Sisters to Sons).

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The Mother What???

The Mother Chick? Is that how you say it? No, this is the Motherchic. Like “the Mothership”, just chic-er. The name has many interpretations, one being the analogy that moms are motherships – a headquarters for EVERYTHING! We are pretty much strong, unbreakable spacecrafts. Now let that sink in a sec….

I know.


And the “chic” part is the twist on fashion – because motherhood isn’t always glamorous, but there is no shame in trying. We deserve to feel great about ourselves and if I can introduce you to some cute new booties or a dramatic poofy skirt or a cheeky sweatshirt that makes you feel like a rockstar mom, well, then my work is done :)

Consider this blog the collision of parenting and fashion. You’ll get honest, real mom reflections on parenthood filled with emotions all over the spectrum. Sometimes I’m witty and sarcastic, sometimes you might laugh, and sometimes you might cry – all of which totally depends on my kids and their behavior or lack thereof. I’ll also deliver tidbits of accessible, wearable fashion with a focus on taking the basic “mom uniform” up a notch. And I love a good sale, so if there’s one worth shopping, I’ll be all over it and deliver the goods to all of you.

Let Me Introduce Myself

I’m a Philly native who married her high school sweetheart and the second oldest daughter of 5 girls. These days my life is has completely switched gears as I’m trying to figure out how to raise 4 little boys. As a former elementary school teacher who could maintain control over a class of 25 kids, I end each day home with my boys with a dramatic flop on the couch thinking what the heck did these kids do to me? No really, they are insane. Cute, but insane.

A little about me…

I love….. writing, cozy boots, ripped skinny jeans, barre class and baked goods (in that order), dry shampoo, and will never say no to a full bodied glass of cabernet (these days it’s milkshakes because, you know…. pregnancy).

Special talents include…. wiping my counter tops 87 times per day, maintaining a laundry basket full of unmatched socks at all times, breaking up wrestling matches and/or ignoring them depending on the amount of patience I have left in my daily meter, throwing “O’dell’s” to my boys in the living room, and getting them all out the door by 8am clothed (not necessarily weather appropriate), fed, and with semi-brushed teeth. Yes, these days, that is a talent.

Thank you for stopping by – I hope you love reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it.

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    January 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I am looking to the journey with you … on the blog and in real life!
    Keep your sense of humor, laugh, smile, hug your kids and if that doesn’t
    work… have a little wine!

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    February 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    This is awesome! You have an adorable family, great ideas and I don’t like to cook but I still want your kitchen;)

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    casey leigh
    September 5, 2013 at 12:17 am

    my favorite blogger! xoxo!

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    Yasma Dunkley
    November 28, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Hi What happened to the search feature on your website? I am looking for outfits for Vegas


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      November 28, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      good question!! I can’t find it either! I haven’t done a vegas post yet sorry!

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        Darlene Wynne
        December 1, 2018 at 10:50 pm

        I am also looking for the search feature! Now, at least I know I can stop. 🙂

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    December 6, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Curious what your height is? Just for reference for certain clothes/tall boots.

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      December 7, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Hi Shannon! I am 5’4!

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    January 2, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Lindsey

    First off I have to say you are awesome and have really inspired me. I absolutely love your black
    button fly Madewell jeans. I’ve read reviews and feel
    as if I would get a real answer from you. How would
    You say the sizing runs? Thanks.

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      January 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      Hi Tanya! Sizing at Madewell runs large! I would size down

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    January 4, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I loved your post today with your Q&A. My friend and I are just embarking on this journey and are so excited about it. You were definitely one of our inspirations to give this a go!! We have been following you for over a year now. Hope to connect in the future.

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    January 13, 2019 at 9:19 am

    You’re my favorite to follow! What size are you? Wondering what size in an Anthro jumpsuit you have- you posted it for your birthday dinner recently.

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      January 13, 2019 at 9:36 am

      Thanks so much Sarah! I have am either 0-2 or XS!

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        January 13, 2019 at 12:54 pm

        Thanks! I believe we are the same size and it is final sale, so I was hoping to know either 0 or 2. Would love to know!

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    Marylyn Dicinoski
    March 1, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Hi from another Mom of Boys in the Seattle area! Been following you on FB for a while, but just tonight decided to check out your site. With 4 boys, I have no idea how you have time for this. You’re amazing! I have an almost 2 year old VERY active boy, and a 11 week old baby boy, @ and just turned 44 in January…. Going back to work a week from tomorrow @ Amazon, so somewhere all that, trying to still be a bit of myself.
    Thanks again for all the fun posts on FB, and fashion tips/inspiration. 🙂

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    March 7, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Hello! I would love to connect with you about potential sponsorship/PR opportunities — but the email addresses listed on your site (both the “Abby..” and “Lindsey..” addresses) are rejecting my emails as suspected spam. Is there a better way for me to get in touch?

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      March 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Hi Carley- Which company are you trying to reach out about?

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    March 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Can I ask your height and weight for sizing? 😬

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      March 27, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      yes! I am 5’4 and 110-115lb – normally a size xs/2/25

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    October 24, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Hi, I just started following and I love! Do you have a post about how you got started? How you decided to change careers from teaching? Thank you so much for being so real!

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    February 2, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Hi! I love your style and enjoy your Facebook posts and blog so much. I just saw you wearing the greatest navy blue “Friday” shirt. Where can I find it? Thanks a million and keep up the great work!
    Xo, Gina

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    September 12, 2020 at 3:31 am

    Hi! I have loved your makeup on recent posts and wondered if you could share some brands your using and how?

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    September 12, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Hi! Check this post for my favorites

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    October 30, 2020 at 7:04 am

    The O’dell comment really made me chuckle. I spend a lot of time tossing odells to my 11 year old son, only one time I goofed and called it an Odom. So now that is our little private joke. “hey, mom, do ya wanna see how many Odoms we can catch in a row?” I am one of four sisters and had two daughters before having my son. Although I love being a mom to my girls, there is absolutely nothing like having a son.

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    Lesa Hopkins
    September 5, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Hi Lindsey!! I’ve been following your blog for years! Love it! I wanted to ask if you could share where you found your artwork (where many of your fashion pics are taken). I’ve been searching for paintings (framed or canvas) and I love the 2 you have (one has lots of blues and the other is more colorful).
    Gotta find more projects as the summer is slipping away.

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    September 6, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Hi lesa! Yes all of the art can be found here:
    Thanks so much for following along for so many years – means so much!

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    Kristan Cogan-Sais
    October 24, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Hi! I so love your blog and posts. I never go wrong with them! I’m looking for a post you put up on I think vegan leather or waxed pants from Kut from the Kloth (I think). They were cropped and not skinny…can you help refresh me please?

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    December 29, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Just wondering what sizes you usually wear in sweater/sweater coats? I’m about your size and am not sure if I should order XS or S
    Happy New Year!

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      January 6, 2022 at 9:59 am

      Hi Diane! I am 5’4, 115 and wear XS or size 2/25

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    January 24, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Hi! Wondering if you could do a weekend getaway packing essentials blog? Spring break is coming up and it would be fun to see some “must packs” that will keep us cute and chic on vacay!

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    March 21, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Do you have any ideas for what to where to your child’s graduation?

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    March 30, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Hi! I’ve been following you for several years now. I happened to be reading your bio and see you are from Philly. My husband and I (along with our three boys) will be moving there from Denver. Any favorite spots we should check out? Still house hunting…boy are there a lot of trees! Thanks 😊

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    Alyssa Estes
    October 8, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    I love how you always speak from the heart. You try not to make it all about you and your boys, but you make it about everyone. I love it!

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    January 13, 2023 at 7:35 am

    Hi Lindsey,
    Thank you for your FB page and replies to help make shopping easier. I’m not sure when I discovered your page but I think during the pandemic. I just read that you were once a teacher. I am a teacher in year 29, counting the years (7) to retirement. What grade did you teach? I love to shop and being in the SF Bay Area I have lots of store options including high end stores. I like to go in and touch what I’m buying. The pandemic changed that and your posts have helped me to online shop more. Thanks for your page.

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