Motherhood

Meet Chrissy Powers + Learn How Motherhood Transformed Her Career Path

October 3, 2019

Chrissy Powers and I connected back when I was pregnant with Owen and she was pregnant with her second son Zeeke. At that time we were both fairly new to blogging and the whole Instagram world and more than anything she was another mom I could connect with considering I was the first in my local friend circle to have a baby. Flash forward almost four years later and we have both started our own podcasts, have grown our blogs to be full-time businesses, by the time this goes live we will have each given birth to baby girls (writing this in my final weeks of pregnancy with June!) and have built an almost co-worker esc relationship where we can bounce whatever is happening work wise off of each other. Chrissy is a true jack-of-all-traders and I am thrilled to share her greatness here with you! So let’s get to it.

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Meet Em Morrice + Discover How Modesty and Family Travel Can Co-Exist

September 26, 2019

A little behind the scenes note: as I am editing, uploading and scheduling all of these wonderful mother interviews more often than not I am finding myself in tears, especially as I near the end of my maternity leave for a couple of reasons. 1. I am beyond grateful to each and every woman who has taken time out of their busy lives to chat with me. 2. The theme here is overwhelming: we can’t do it all and that’s okay. Repeat after me, we can’t do it all and that’s okay. So here is another conversation with another woman I admire, Em Morrice. Em, Thank you!

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Meet Rachael Desztich + Learn the Beauty of Healthy Prioritizing

September 19, 2019

Without a doubt, Rachael is the person I have formed the closest bond with without ever actually meeting in person. We “met” online when we were both pregnant with our boys over four years ago, formed a lasting friendship, worked together for a bit a few years ago and over the years have had the chance to connect on everything from business to motherhood and marriage and everything in between. It’s been awhile since we’ve caught up, so this interview is particularly special to me. Enjoy!

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What To Do for New Parents in the First Month

September 17, 2019

I first shared this post this past April after our best friends had their first baby, and now with the arrival of sweet June coming at any moment (if she hasn’t already made her appearance), I figured it was worth sharing again. Enjoy!

If you listen to our podcast, Mom and Dad Made a Podcast, you know our best friends, Jake and Leah, recently became parents. Putting my emotions into words as I watch this immense transformation has honestly been hard for me. It’s been one of those life changing, pivotal moments for two of the people Zack and I care the most about and on top of it, we know it will change our friendship with them in the best way. Because, well, they’re part of the parent club now! There’s a whole new element of life we can all relate on and lets just say I can pretty much cry at the drop of a hack. So many emotions!

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Meet Tara Rasmus + Get Real About Balance and Inner Beauty

September 12, 2019

I think Tara and I connected online for the first time over three years ago, met in person shortly after we returned to NYC after our travels (about a year and a half ago) and a friendship developed rather quickly. Tara is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things beauty (amongst other things) and I am so thrilled to be sharing her insight with you all. Her interview feels especially fitting for me as I approach a major transition both in life and with my body as we get ready to welcome June into the world (if I haven’t already). So let’s jump right in!

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Meet Samantha Thompson + Learn the Importance of Letting Go in Early Motherhood

August 29, 2019

I am over the moon to be introducing you all to Samantha Thompson, the owner of Standard Wax, co-creator of the You Did It Podcast, new mom to sweet, four month old Ruby, wife, Phoenician and all around incredible human. Sam and I met a few years ago through Amy Frances and immediately connected over cocktails, running our own businesses and even some of the complexities of social media. Amy and I ended up having Sam on an episode of our podcast, Building Household with Hailey & Amy when she was visiting New York last summer before we both found out we were expecting and each of our lives drastically changed. Needless to say, I’ve been dying to chat with her about life as a new mom since our last in depth discussion. And you better believe I wept as we got into the nitty gritty on early motherhood and the beauty of letting go – a lesson I know I will be learning first hand again real soon here. I’ll shut up now so you can get to know the wonderful Sam!

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My Ten Hospital Bag Essentials for Labor and Delivery

August 27, 2019

I just did a search on my own site for “hospital bag” and found the post I wrote when I was pregnant with Owen. Isn’t it funny to look back and see how our writing has changed over the course of four years? Publishing a post like this wouldn’t likely happen these days, but regardless, the right stuff was mostly in the post and my hospital bag. There are definitely some updates I’m making this time around so I figured I would share. Here’s what I’m packing: 

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Why We’re Experimenting with Cloth Diapering the Second Time Around

August 21, 2019

This post was sponsored by Esembly

Owen wore diapers until he was over three and every single diaper he wore was disposable. Call it new mom anxiety or ignorance, but cloth diapering never really crossed my mind as a true reality for our family. It seemed like a messy, unnecessary and maybe even impossible challenge in a city like Brooklyn. Four years ago I was completely unaware of the wonderful cloth diapering options available to urban families like ours and I was naive to the horrific evidence of the damage disposable diapers are doing to our planet. So without too much thought we stuck to disposable and while that worked for us the first time around (despite the footprint we left behind), we are taking a different approach this time. 

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How I’m Preparing my Closet for Postpartum

August 20, 2019

If you read one of my more recent articles over on Camille Styles you know I’m doing my best to prepare my mind and body for postpartum. Some may say I have jumped the gun on preparing my closet, but it’s important to me that I have a handful of items I know I can most likely wear when June arrives. Of course it’s impossible to know exactly what my body will look and feel like after giving birth sometime next month, but based on my body today I made a couple of educated guesses and overall I’m feeling really good about it.

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