Goop, she’s just like us


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mama goop via NYDN

I have reached a real turning point in my life as a woman. I signed up for GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow’s aspirational newsletter, 10 years ago or whenever it launched. At the time I was a 20- something. A girl with zero cash and zero business taking lifestyle advice from a 40-something mega celeb. Nonetheless I continued to get the email and would most often ignore it.

Over the past few months marketing emails have taken on a whole new meaning for me in my work life so thus they have taken a whole new importance in my personal inbox. I have been hitting ‘open’ on the GOOP emails more frequently and quite surprised that I am finding them not only aspirational but actually valuable. Continue reading “Goop, she’s just like us”


21* things at 21 months

Mo is practically 22 months old. Technically he hits 22 months this weekend but it has been a while since I properly updated on life as a madre so here we go. *Full disclosure: I started this post almost two weeks ago but realized quickly that it was going to be quite lengthy. So breaking up into a three parter.

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21 things at 21 months part 1

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Guest post: Skin by Ori

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Ori at work

Happy Friday! As you can come to expect I take pride in featuring some rad moms who are doing rad things. Here today with a guest post by my friend Oriana. Just last weekend I finally took Ori up on her offer and swung by Luminary Salon in SE and had my first try at sugaring. I think I am hooked. I was amazed with the practice and of course the results.

I was introduced to Ori a few years back by our mutual friend Emma and over the past few years our paths have crossed around town. Most often at delicious local eateries. In fact it was at the lovely pizza shop Dove Vivi this past summer when Ori told me she had taken up a new practice and was jumping into the world of beauty treatments. After our session last weekend I asked Ori if she could pull together a post to introduce you all to her work and what she loves about her job. So here it is. For those of you in Portland I highly encourage you to visit Luminary and book a session with Ori, she is offering some great beginner discounts like 20% off your first service. Go ahead, you deserve it. Continue reading “Guest post: Skin by Ori”

my first event, a recap!

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Last Thursday was my first foray into an event curated by the blog. As a reminder I partnered with the shop Perican Bing for a madre’s night out shopping party. You can read more about Dominga and her shop here & here. I definitely learned a few things in hosting an event like this for the first time and reminded myself of a few things too.

First off, I am still quite shy about this blog. It has been two years and most people who know me in real life, not blog life, don’t even know that I have this little live journal out in the world. So maybe I could do a better job of self-promoting in my day to day as I enjoy sharing these anecdotes on life these days. Continue reading “my first event, a recap!”