Greener Pastures

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Jill Seiman
Jill Seiman, Glamamom

[oxford & shorts: gap // sandals: c/o lauren ralph lauren // sunglasses: c/o foster grant //judith ripka watch c/o qvc // bag: mulberry // scarf via thirtysomethingfashion box service]

Happy Monday! We're just back from a little family vacation feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the new school year. I took a gazillion photos and will try to pare them down to a dozen or so to share. We rented a beach house on the north fork of Long Island that had the most spectacular magic hour each day. We spent quality time with friends and family and I personally felt millions of miles from the city and stuck to the plan of taking a much needed break from work. The boys had a blast of course and Sebastian hasn't stopped asking when we're going back but more on that in a dedicated post with snapshots. I wore nothing more than a bathing suit or shorts and a T-shirt the entire time. This is about as "dressed-up" as I ever got.

September isn't just back-to-school for us this year, it'll mark a major milestone for our family -- we're moving out of the city! I know, I know. This is big. I'm not even sure I've let it completely sink in. I'm just focusing on our enormous to-do list. We weren't even looking to move. It just happened. We wanted to get educated on the different suburbs surrounding the city and the good school districts, etc. but once we started seeing all of the beautiful neighborhoods and spacious houses with yards, we just couldn't deny it's what's best for our family.

I hate the cliche of moving out of Manhattan with a young family but I'm happy to do it now, on my own terms. The truth is, I've been disenchanted with family city life for years. I won't give you a list of complaints. If you live here then you already understand the never ending compromise and if you don't well, I'll leave you to enjoy your peek through the key hole. Don't get me wrong. I love Manhattan. It's been tremendously good to us. But when I look at what attracts me to city life, it has nothing to do with raising my children and being a good mom. I have plenty of time left for the bright lights and a fast-paced career. What I don't have, is a lot of time with two little boys that think I'm the coolest. This past week away confirmed that for me.

The content on Glamamom will likely change -- less events and more house/family stuff. Cooking? Gardening? I bet I can sprinkle a little glamour on 'em. Hopefully I'll still be motivated to cover fashion week, product launches, and new Broadway shows...or maybe not. Only time will tell.

Wish us luck! {and have a glamorous week.}