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No pants ever fit! Everyone thinks I am pregnant! Where can I find pants that accommodate a big belly? Then it struck me: Well, maternity pants. Duh. So I have been wearing this Target pair for a few months. But I'm wondering… Do any Offbeat Mamas or Homies with Non-Baby Bumps have more recommendations for belly-accommodating stores or styles that are comfortable and go a step above yoga/sweatpants?

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It began to get to the point where every single time I was anywhere near Victoria's Secret, I had to buy the 5 pairs for $27 deal. It isn't a bad price, until you end up with over a hundred pairs of underwear. So why, oh why, do I love buying new underwear so much?

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When I first started to work in schools, it seemed like a no brainer that I had to build myself a professional wardrobe. And then this past year, I tried a little experiment. What if I just started wearing jeans? I’d still look nice. Clean, groomed, all that jazz. But no makeup, certainly no heels, and no dress pants. A couple of things happened…