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Seriously...can we talk about periods? More specifically, period underwear? At this point in my period underwear “research”, I’ve tried Thinx, Ruby Love, Cora, The Period Company & Uniqlo.
Do they work, how to wash them, and the best pairs for every, uh, flow.
I can be fierce & confident in high-heeled booties + a leather jacket, I can be fun & whimsical in floral cut-out dresses + bright heels, but I think the "moment between the poses" outfit for me, when I'm not "on" is a perfectly broken-in pair of jeans, comfy top + sneaks.
"Not the blog aesthetic, but I had to send you these photos because they are FIRE," my photographer wrote to me before sending over the latest gallery from our shoot. She was right. The pictures were something special. But, there was one picture in particular (edited in black and white) where I'm sitting in my Abercrombie & Fitch Dad Jeans...
Encanto touches on a topic I never expected in a Disney movie set in my homeland of Colombia: forced displacement. Everybody who's dancing to the soundtrack & watching the movie for the 100th time needs to understand this reality.
If you are reading this, chances are you (or your kids) are obsessed with Encanto, and one of your most-listened-to songs has been "We don't talk about Bruno, no, no, no." Or maybe it's, "Pressure like a drip, drip, drip that'll never stop, whoa" — such a triggering song for many of us who grew up feeling like we...
We're always looking for fun, easy ideas for winter date nights, simple ways to make a Friday or Saturday night feel more festive. I'm not always in the mood to hit a restaurant...either it's too cold, we're too tired (a pitch-dark 5PM always feels like midnight to me), or the kids are feeling grumpy about it (restaurants are hit...
Matching pajamas + Dressing up + My Girls....We drank champagne, danced, ate lots of food & laughed until we cried. All. Weekend. Long. It was literally the best birthday I've ever had.
My friends and I have tried to get together for a girls' weekend at least once a year for the past twenty-something years. (Wait, twenty-something?? How is that possible? I still feel like I'm 25...most of the time.) Of course, the pandemic threw a wrench into those plans for a while, so when we were finally able to get...
Our recommendations for supporting social justice, helping community organizers & standing in solidarity w/ organizations promoting equal economic, educational + workplace opportunities.
As a kid, I used to watch the news every single night with my mom around dinner time. We'd tune into the local channels and then switch over to the World News just as we were setting the table. Now, at the ages of 5 through 8, I didn't really understand what I was listening to -- just that...
I've always been fascinated with the story of my great-grandfather's escape, but I didn't start incorporating Jewish traditions into my household until a few years ago.
I just want to be clear -- right off the bat -- I'm not a practicing Jew. Like any child with a secular-raised father and a Catholic mother...we were raised Presbyterian. Sure, why not. I've never been bat mitzvahed, but the first curse words I learned were in Yiddish (thanks Grandma and Grandpa!). I didn't grow up...
Nancy is a bilingual, Spanish-speaking Ecuadorian-American raising her bilingual son in New York. She's a childhood educator, meditation guide + children's book author.
Nancy is a child of Ecuador. Her parents migrated to the U.S. when she was a little girl. I had the fortune of meeting her through IG a few years ago and quickly connected over a lunch date. We had the same last name, we both had lived in Queens, NY and were now in the suburbs missing all...
Getting divorced is a HUGE financial turning point. SO, a bit of a financial planning checklist for women in the process of a divorce. Budget, assets, credit & more.
I'm so happy to have Megan Miller from Harbor Wealth Management here to share her expertise! Megan (and, initially, her mom) have been our financial planners (saviors?) for years, and have helped us navigate from our broke 20s, through the financial-rock-bottom years of having babies, and now into our 40s where we're starting to discuss those long-term plans that...
I’m officially two weeks out from surgery & I’m feeling a little better each day. My face is still paralyzed, but there’s more movement, little by little.
Gratitude. I'm feeling a deep, overwhelming sense of gratitude for my family, my friends, my community—for you guys. For your words, your messages, your prayers…they helped me more than I’ll ever be able to express properly. Thank you barely scratches the surface. Despite the circumstances surrounding it, feeling that kind of outpouring of love is nothing short of life-changing. It will always...