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Moms Who Inspire: Chin Twins

When I created our Moms Who Inspire series, the Chintwins were the first women I wanted to interview. I’ve known one half of them, Crissy Barker (wife to photographer Nigel Barker) for two years now and every time I talk to her I am pulled in by her positive presence. Her sister Kimmy, who I met last year, …

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Dear Pre-Mom Self: It’s Time To Let You Go

Let me just get this out of the way first, I love being a mother. When people say they never knew what true love was until they became a parent, they aren’t exaggerating. It’s the single best thing that has ever happened in my life. But I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t …

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How 6 Moms Created Memories Their Kids Will Remember For A Lifetime

As a mom, what can you do to create the best possible memories with your child? To figure this out, I asked a small group of friends (& my dad) to share their favorite childhood memory with their moms. I wanted to see if there were any common threads that tied their stories together. Here …

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Moms Who Inspire: Heidi Kristoffer

When I think of Heidi Kristoffer only one word comes to mind: Balance. Whether it’s balancing career and home or literally balancing on her hands (she’s known for her killer yoga inversion skills), this mama of two knows how to juggle all the different things that are thrown her way. Heidi is the creator of the …

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Struggling With Pregnancy or Parenthood? Watch This.

In the beginning of 2016, my parents and I began a family tradition… a recorded weekly Skype call in which we all ask one another a meaningful question that we all answer. On one such call, my parents riffed on what life might have been like without me. It’s hard to tell by watching the …

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Why One Insta-Mom Celebrated Losing Followers

Last month when I started losing Instagram followers I got really excited. Yeah, you aren’t seeing things, I just said I’m excited about people NOT liking me. And here’s why… Recently, I made a decision to not share anything on social media that wasn’t the truth. I decided I was going to be more open …

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Moms Who Inspire: Paula Gilovich & Carrie Mills

Paula Gilovich is The Director of Content and Production at ABC Carpet & Home. ABC has event space within their beautiful store, in the heart of NYC. It’s home to some of today’s greatest thought leaders and changemakers such as Deepak Chopra, and Paula runs the show. I felt as though I knew Paula and her …

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9 Things I Swore I Would Never Do As A New Mom

Before my daughter was born, I did a lot of eye-rolling when observing moms around me. It’s easy to pass judgment from the outside. But, when I became a mom, things got real. Letting go of preconceived ideas in order to embrace the mom that I am has been humbling. Below are nine things that …

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