Welp. I’m sick.

I find it mildly hilarious that right after writing a post on sleep-training, I would come down with a case of mastitis, which is almost surely the result of Theo’s rather quickly bumping his longest nighttime stretch from 5 hours to 8 hours last week.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy for the extra sleep. I could just do without the chills and the aches and the shooting pain.

Fortunately, a) I caught it quickly and am bumming it on the couch between answering math questions and downing raw garlic (shudder), and b) my fingers are still in working order, which means that I got a chance to post a bunch of Shop My Closet items last night. (while we watched Swiss Family Robinson for our family movie night, and my children almost had apoplectic episodes of ecstasy at how cool they thought it was. Seriously, if you have littles who love adventures–especially boys–do yourself a favor and rent that one. Even my husband kept exclaiming how much he remembered loving it as a child and how much he liked it still).

ANYhoo, I’m just hopping on here between cat naps (that are inevitably interrupted with a twin appearing thisclose to my face and intoning, “I hong-ey!”) to let you know that, if you want to head on over and get yourself some cute duds at a great price, I have created an Instagram account specifically for my closet items.

Items such as these:

closet collage

{Wrinkles included at no extra charge}

My user-name is @mifmcloset, and I have over a dozen things listed already and will be adding more as the weather/lighting/mastitis pain allows (in case, you’re wondering why the weather would have anything to do with it, we are currently experiencing a very dreary, light-deprived day that just produced–wait for it–the barest dusting of…S-N-O-W!!! Cue more apoplectic fits from my children. If you’re in Boston…I’m sorry).

The sale is auction style and ends at 9PM tomorrow evening.

Happy bidding!




  1. I use cold cabbage leaves when I’ve had mastitis. My husband very sweetly goes and gets a head or two, and prepares the best, fullest shaped leaves for me. (Just pickingbthem off and washing them, drying and setting aside in fridge to be ready when I need them). Cabbage is in the mustard family and has stuff in it that helps the pain as it warms and soaks into your skin at the site. (How’s that for technical!). It’s soothing and funny! But really seems to help!

  2. I feel for you. My first case of mastitis is the absolute sickest I have even been. I still feel a little scared when I think about how I felt then (13 years ago)! Praying for a quick recovery for you!

    My kids LOVE Swiss Family. We have arguments over how often it is acceptable to watch it. The pirates provide some of us with great joy. : )

  3. I had mastitis twice and feel your pain. Such a lousy feeling.
    I’m sure not everyone would agree but I kicked it with a mega dose of vitamin C.
    I’m sure it doesn’t work for everyone and I’m definitely not a Doctor but thought I’d share my luck.
    Feel better!

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