A Commentary On Mommy Pants from Lands End

At long last, Keely from Lollygag Blog is joining us for our SITS Girl in the Spotlight series.  Keely and I have been exchanging e-mails over the last few weeks in an effort to iron out the details with her HTML code.  The good news is, it is here and finally working!

Here’s a bit more about Keely…

A playwright, nanny, and new-ish Mom in the city of Chicago, I blog about my money pit of a home, extraordinarily tolerant husband, and the prettiest baby ever to shove eggplant up one’s nose. Also, despite years of schooling and a decent intelligence quotient, I am completely unable to provide even a perfunctory explanation of how electricity works.

Today, Keely is sharing her thoughts on the dreaded mommy pants from Lands End.  You know the ones.  In some cases, they come up so high on your waist that a bra may in fact be optional? Yup. Those are the ones.  :)


For more hilarious commentary on motherhood, being pregnant the second time around, and parenting while the husband is out of town, check out Keely at Lollygag Blog.

And don’t forget that it’s time for our Weekend Sharefest again. Leave a link to your favorite post this week and be sure to visit a blog or two ahead of you in rollcall. It’s a great way to build your network!

About Francesca

One of two behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Believer that this community is a movement, and not just a website. Currently on a quest for unending free WiFi & stronger caffeine. I'd love to get to know you better: Find me on Twitter @FranBanducci and on Google+.
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  1. says

    Haha…I think Norah had the right idea in destroying the mom jean pages from the catalog! Who on earth is still buying these pants, and how do they decided between the relaxed fit vs the traditional fit? No one should even be considering buying jeans so high they become “bra optiona!” Hilarious!

  2. says

    HMMmmm I don’t think I have any mom jeans…YET. On the other hand, I got my hair cut last week and I am pretty sure I now have mom hair.

  3. says

    Great fun, and especially like the punch line to her little sweetie (think of the carbs). I’m just about to get into vlogging myself, so I’m watching others’ avidly.

    • says

      Sorry. I couldn’t get the comments to work on your blog.

      Great answers to the questions. Especially about being strong. Life has a way of proving to us that we’re stronger than we think. Well stated.

  4. says

    I bought my boyfriend some flannel lined jeans hoping they’d be not as dorky as they were in the picture…unfortunately, just as dorky…if not more so.

  5. says

    Oh, mom jeans. Totally makes me think of the Tina Fey skit from SNL. Love it!

    Still reeling from my SITS day yesterday and trying to visit everyone who visited. This is an amazing group of ladies on here. THANKS TO ALL!

  6. says

    I can honestly say that I have never owned a pair of mommy pants. I do however remember a pair of green paisley capris…

  7. says

    Hope everyone is having a better weekend than we are fighting a nasty cold in our house! Is it just me or does one become less tolerant of being ill as you get older (and by older, I’m in my 30’s!!). It just seems so much worse being sick than I remember when I was younger, or maybe it’s just that this cold is pretty a bad one.

    Anyhoo…. My favorite post this week is our Saturday Recipe: Strawberry Freeze, perfect for the upcoming warm summer days!

  8. says

    This is a terrific feature! Will pay my respects to our blogger and three more for Sharefest Saturday. Sending all happy wishes for the weekend!

  9. says

    The closing line was PERFECT! But the whole video was wonderful and very funny. Why would anyone ever make their jeans higher? Thanks for sharing.

  10. says

    Happy Sharefest Saturday! Will go visit our featured blogger and three blogs above mine. Sending all weekend cheers.

  11. says

    Hilarious! Thank you for saving us all from the dreaded Mom Jean!
    Now here’s my favorite tip for a good fitting, yet comfortable jean for real women. The top of your jeans – the snap/zipper, should fall two fingers width BELOW your belly button. If jeans/pants hit your belly button or heavy forbid go above it – you have Mom Jeans. The only exception is if your belly is as flat as a washboard then you can wear the high-waist styles.

    Try it – you will be amazed!

  12. says

    Oh gosh, I cannot stand these terrible jeans and I can’t believe there’s enough of a market for LE to be selling them! I usually buy my jeans in the juniors section to avoid waistlines approaching the bustline. Hilarious!

  13. says


    Yes, it’s why I mainly get my jeans in the Kohls juniors section. They are much more flattering there.

  14. says

    Hilarious!! LOVE her little assistant (I think he had the right idea eating the ad!). Always like to see vloggers – much more fun than straight text. Have a wonderful day!

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  15. says

    Uh . . . yeah . . . hope I never end up wearing the dreaded “mom” jeans. lol. I hadn’t ever considered the extra carbs in paper either . . . lol :)

  16. says

    I love that, “Norah! We don’t eat paper; think of the carbs!” Very funny. And I agree those pants and jeans are… awful.