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5 Best Brazilian Blowout Products

Elchim 2001 Professional Hair Dryer

Happy National Brazilian Blowout Day! This frizz fighting straightening and smoothing treatment is so popular it has it’s own holiday. A salon habit is pricey, but there are a few products you can invest in to DIY, including the hair dryer I swear by. Here are the 5 best Brazilian blowout products you can use at home.…

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My Breastfeeding Journey

August is National Breastfeeding Month and today marks the end of National Breastfeeding week. In the spirit of this year’s theme, Charting The Course Together, I’m sharing my own breastfeeding journey. It’s pretty much impossible to discuss how my foray into breastfeeding began without disclosing a deeply painful personal story that began the night my first son Bear was born. It was the Fourth of July, and when he entered the outside world, the East River fireworks were the only sound…

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Top 5 Nursing Wardrobe Essentials

Rosie Pope Women's Nursing Slip, Wrap & Baby Gown Set

One thing I was not prepared for when I began my journey of Motherhood was the effect nursing would have on my wardrobe. There are certain styles that I could not wear until further notice, and it took me a few tries before I found a wireless bra with clip-down cups that didn’t make me want burn the bra industry to the ground. Over time, I was able to find some things that work for me and my lifestyle of…

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5 Best Breastfeeding Beauty Buys

August is national breastfeeding month, so this week I’m sharing some of nursing experience and essentials. Nursing comes with some new skin challenges (um, nipple cream!?) and requires avoiding a list of chemicals and ingredients commonly found on beauty counters. Throughout my two breastfeeding experiences, I’ve tested a lot of beauty products and these are my absolute essentials. In my opinion, these are the 5 best breastfeeding beauty buys.…

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What I Actually Bought From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

This weekend marks the last few days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I shared my favorites, but the reality is that I had to reign in that wish list and I’m never shopping for just myself. Since all prices will be going back up to full price on Monday, I’m sharing the good, the glam, and the not-so-glam reality of what made the final cut for me. Here is what I actually bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:…

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5 Perfect Little White Dresses

ASOS Woven Wrap Maxi Beach Dress

I love a white dress in the heavy summer heat of August. I love it even more in the fall with boots and a cardi or a military jacket, or the on-trend way: worn over jeans. This looks especially amazing with wrap or button-down styles, and I can’t wait to try it. Can’t hold your horses like me? Wear one now over cut off shorts. BRB, doing that today. 5 Perfect Little White Dresses…

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