My article was published on Motherly!

Hi friends,

I just wanted to share an article I wrote that’s been published on Motherly. For those who don’t follow it, Motherly is a wonderful, beautiful website full of inspiring and fun content for moms: https://www.mother.ly/st/about.

Here’s the post. Hope you enjoy!

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How was your postpartum experience? I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment below!

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CertClean 2018: All the products I’m loving so far

Testing CertClean

I’ve had such fun testing out the Face Care products in my “goodie bag” (officially called a Jury Box) for this year’s CertClean Clean Beauty Awards. (SeeΒ this post for all the details on the Awards).

While I won’t give away my scores for each product, I thought it would be fun to give a few comments on each of the products below.

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Why I’m choosing to be positive, every damn day

Choose positivity

Sometimes things fall apart.

It happens to everyone–or at least most people–at some point. And recently, things fell apart for me. Without getting into too many details, through no fault of our own, we have been forced to leave our home for an indefinite amount of time (at least several months). The emergency happened in the middle of the night: Scott and I picked up our baby, grabbed the carrier and a blanket, and left. We called my parents, who had just moved into their new place (which was, of course, a cardboard canyon of moving boxes) and joined them. To make things worse, we were also in the midst of moving. In fact, our offer on a new place had been accepted that very day and we were in a celebratory mood.

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