A few months back I was asked to participate in a ‘Mothering In Style’ online event that brought together 20 experts in the areas of pregnancy and postpartum services, fitness and health, fashion and style, and mindfulness and intuition. I spoke on behalf of style and how vital it is to pay attention to this practice of self-care as you moving through the various transitions in motherhood. Check out my interview titled, Find Your Soul Style: Strategies for Knowing Yourself on the Inside in order to Dress with Purpose on the Outside to get some FREE expert styling advice, and see what each of the 20 experts had to say by following the link on the page.
besos xx jenny
photo via marisa erin photo
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Friends, Clients, Mama’s and Mama’s-to-be!
Please join me on Wednesday May 18th from 5pm – 8pm, alongside Yoko Shimada, founder of Mitera Collection and a few other inspiring women in an open and honest panel discussion on today’s working motherhood! As a new mama myself, I’m familiar with the challenges of balance, transitioning back to work and staying sane in the process. I know some of you can relate! I can’t wait to chat with you all more about it at the event.
Shopping and refreshments will be available all day from 12p – 8p, along with a complimentary fitting with Yoko herself. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointment in advance.
Further details here and below.
Please RSVP here if you will be attending. And I hope to see you there!
When Hey Mama approached me about contributing a personal essay on motherhood and same-sex parenting, I was eager to write my story but requested we put the offer on hold because I wasn’t ready to write it. I didn’t have the appropriate time to dedicate to something so personal. The conversation remained fresh in my mind though, and as life continued to settle down, I circled back with Hey Mama to see if they were still interested. Luckily they were and since Mother’s Day was coming up (first one for me!), we agreed it would be the perfect time. Nervous to put the proverbial pen to paper, the words poured out of me. I’ve written hundreds of blog posts, answered many interview questions, and contribute content to a bunch of different websites, but this essay, which is near and dear to my heart, is one that I’m super proud to share. Click on over to Hey Mama if you’d like to read…
photos via sari wynne ruff
I’m honored to have been chosen as the first Mom featured in Tribe Alive’s, ‘All Mom’s Matter’ Mother’s Day interview series. It’s my first year celebrating as a mother, and I loved having the opportunity to open up and share some of my experience. In the feature I discuss how Dina and I finally aligned on starting a family (it didn’t start out that way), co-parenting together and what motherhood means to each of us (yup – even Dina makes a cameo in this interview). A special thank you to Sari Wynne Photography for capturing these beautiful images that I will cherish forever. Click on over to Tribe Alive if you’d like to check out the interview.
images via sari wynne photography
Vida has been earth side for almost equal time that she was in my belly. Where does the time go, seriously? Her latest milestones include crawling, pulling herself up, basically saying, ‘mama’, waving hi, eating solid food, playing non-stop, following us around the apartment, engaging, connecting – it’s so beautiful to watch. Everyone says what a happy baby she is. And she really is. When I look into her eyes, I know she can really see me now. She looks deeply, and knows who I am to her. The bond and trust is undeniable. It’s a connectedness like none other – sacred, primal and pure. Learning this new motherhood-balance dance is still a work in progress, but I’m getting there, and wiping my sleepy eyes each morning to approach the day with flexibility and an openness that is necessary to sustain positivity on this incredibly wild ride. Vida is constantly changing, but my Type-A personality has adjusted. It feels really good to have accepted that every day brings something new, and I savor each developmental stage, even the hard ones, knowing they are short-lived. I hold on just tight enough to secure our attachment, but with enough room to allow for transitions and growth. Knowing that that each moment is a stepping stone into another one is what keeps me centered. This is how I stay balanced. Thank you mi Vida (Spanish translation: my life) for pushing my boundaries, becoming another mirror for me, pushing me outside my comfort zone, teaching me about my strength and capabilities and stretching me beyond anything I thought possible. Cheers to the best 9 months of my life, baby girl. You are magic. I love you to the moon, but further.