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Celebrating Father’s Day

Marriage, like parenting, is messy, complicated, beautiful, emotional, and imperfectly perfect. We learn so much about ourselves through our relationships, for the people we do life with often hold up a mirror to our most triggering aspects. I experience wild comfort in knowing I married my best friend – someone who constantly reminds me that I’m enough, as I explore, evolve, and cultivate new sides of myself. As human beings,

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Gen’s June Lit List: Beautiful Reads

This month we’re delving into everything beauty-related, and while a lot of beauty books are makeup how-to’s (many of which I love!), I wanted to make this Lit List about more than makeup. The books I’ve chosen take a wellness-oriented approach to beauty, covering everything from a deep dive into skincare to the French approach to beauty. Beauty and good intentions go hand in hand, and I’ve found that these

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 5-Minute Hair Hacks for Busy Days

Initially I was going to call this post “5-Minute Hair Hacks for Busy Mamas,” but you certainly don’t have to be a mom to have too much on your plate to deal with your hair!   That being said, on days when I’m sprinting after my three little ones, the last thing I have the time or energy for is making sure my hair is perfectly blown-out and smooth. Because

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Love, Gen: I See the Beauty in You

Whether I know it or not, I’m always struggling with my definition of beauty— from aging, to perfectionism, to fat-shaming myself, to holding my cards close to my chest about getting my period every month to how often I indulge in “beauty” maintenance. In thinking about how I’d tackle this month’s theme, I realized that beauty doesn’t need to be a source of conflict. It doesn’t need to be our

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Self Love and Healthy Boundaries with Terri Cole

As women, we’re programmed to be caretakers, so much so that many of us put others’ needs way above our own, running ourselves ragged to make everyone around us happy. But when we’re stretched so thin, how are we supposed to take care of ourselves? Licensed psychotherapist and love and relationship expert Terri Cole calls this phenomenon the “disease to please.” Her passion is helping women set boundaries and live

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Resilience 101: How I am Raising Strong, Brave and Curious Kids

This is a sponsored post in partnership with the Nexcare Brand. All words and opinions are my own. When I was growing up in the Bay Area, we played outside constantly—climbing trees, making up games, riding bikes, you name it. My parents pushed us to go, go, go, to get out there, explore and be curious. With their guidance, I grew up with a fearless spirit that took me from

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Sex and Intimacy: A Conversation with Cindy Gallop

My desire to explore intimacy further sprung from an honest conversation with my girlfriends and what intimacy looks like for all of us—those with multiple kids, those with one kid, those with no kids—and how it’s changed over the years. I realized as we were talking that it’s a topic that I feel completely normal and natural discussing in my own home, but for whatever reason, in the public sphere,

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Hey Moms, Let’s Stop the Shaming

One of the things that surprised me the most about becoming a mother was how many people have opinions—and aren’t afraid to share them!—on how we choose to raise our kids. Women are seemingly more susceptible to the spectrum of scrutiny (I touched upon this in my May Mission letter), but I was slightly blindsided by how criticism and judgement increased when I became a mom. From the names we

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Sextrology: Superstar Astrologist Susan Miller on Love and Relationships

When things are feeling out of sorts, you’d think your phone would be the last place you’d find some much-needed grounding. But when I feel like I need a little guidance, I open up astrologist Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone app and check out my horoscope. (Full disclosure I read it everyday!) Susan’s readings have an uncanny way of being spot-on. Whenever I’m reading my Capricorn horoscope, I think to myself,

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Cheers to Inspiring Moms This Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, godmothers, aunts, and friend-aunts out there! It truly does take a village to raise a child, and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all the strong, supportive, passionate, caring women in my life. I’m raising a glass of bubbly to all of you as we speak. Motherhood has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. Having kids

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