Lore (noun): a body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed person to person by word of mouth. Synonyms: mythology, myths, legends, stories, traditions, folklore, fables, oral tradition, mythos.
LORE and little things is the creation of Jeanette Schneider and Melissa McKinley-Cook and has been designed to bring a little light and conversation to your day. We are two working moms. One of us is married. The other not so much. We seem to find each other at events, through text messages and stolen lunches where we compare notes about this dirty word “balance” and the miracle that is dry shampoo.
We have no advice for you. We just want you to know that we got you, girl.
We cater to the woman who wants to be part of a conversation that is positive, present and offers no advice other than trust yourself and harm no one. We are all in the business of making the best decisions we can each day, be it in the work place, within our relationships and as we guide our children. We are here to celebrate that we all want, we all make choices and some of us are raising impressionable little people. While we scratch our heads and try to inform ourselves no one has the Top Ten Ways to do anything perfectly.
That’s the beauty of the adventure, right?
Jeanette Schneider is mom to a miracle kiddo named Olivia, is delicately navigating the newfangled world of “co-parenting,” previously blogged as Little Ms J, is a contributing writer at BLVDS magazine and has a big girl job that keeps her in beautifully painful high heels and intimately familiar with TSA. She is also a trained public speaker, proud advocate for women’s issues and community activist. She thinks Melissa is hilarious and wishes more people could eavesdrop on their conversations.
Jeanette and Melissa met at an event while Melissa was singing along to Michael Jackson. When she brought her fist down in front of her face and closed her eyes Jeanette announced they could be friends.
Melissa McKinley-Cook is mom to Ben and Carrigan, wife to Matt, daughter, sister, friend and shiny star extraordinaire. She also has a big girl job and doubles as a successful match maker in her spare time (she takes full credit for two marriages to date. Single? She is plotting your blind date at this very moment…). Devout believer that when in doubt – leopard print is a neutral.
Melissa knew her friendship with Jeanette was everlasting when on their first girl’s night out together at a Bruno Mars concert – Jeanette danced with her for two hours straight in stilettos. They didn’t sit down, not even once.