Thursday, October 22

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Here’s What You Should Know About IUD’s
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Here’s What You Should Know About IUD’s

Ahhh, yes. The intrauterine device or as it’s better known to the general public – the IUD. I often lovingly refer to this method of birth control in my own practice as a certified nurse midwife as “The Beyonce of Birth Control” and giiiiirl – I mean it! It’s not just me either – many people and providers are total cult followers and users – basking in the pure ease and freedom that it provides women when it comes to birth control. On the flip side, this increasingly popular method of birth control sounds scary and foreign to many and honestly freaks people out! In this article, let’s bust a few of the common scary myths and misconceptions about IUD’s. I’ll explain the two most popular types of IUD’s and discuss the risks and benefits. If you’ve ever t
How to Create Your Own Lane in Motherhood
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How to Create Your Own Lane in Motherhood

The beginning of fall always feels a bit like a new journey, but that’s especially true this year. When it comes to school, work, and childcare, families has been faced with some really tough decisions. Some of them may be leaving you feeling unsure and insecure as you see others making choices similar or very different from your own. As humans, we are conditioned to compare ourselves to others, and that can often feel amplified by social media. Well mamas, I’m here to tell you that there is no one size fits all! I’ve found that most women thrive in motherhood when they feel empowered by the choices they make. I’ve put together my 5 best practices for navigating uncertain times and creating your own lane for yourself and your family. Take what resonate
Effortlessly Slay Halloween With These One-Item Costumes –
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Effortlessly Slay Halloween With These One-Item Costumes –

We get it — between work, family stuff, rocking your side hustle, and everything in between, some of us simply don’t have the time to construct a jaw-dropping Halloween costume, especially since the holiday is in the middle of a pandemic this year. Never fear! We’ve got your back with these one-item costumes that will take dressing up to the next level without inducing a full-on panic attack. Scroll down to see just how easy this year’s costume can truly be… 1 of 10image via lauren conrad Woodland Animals What you’ll need: DIY Animal Ears Wear it with: A gown or dress and optional whisker makeup. Go the extra mile: Find a vintage fur coat or vest to feel oh-so-cuddly. 2 of 10image via she knows A Bat What you’ll need: DIY Bat Wings Wear it with: An all b
10 Black and White Homes That are the Epitome of Chic –
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10 Black and White Homes That are the Epitome of Chic –

Trick or treaters beware: a visit to one of these homes might prove fruitless. I imagine their inhabitants far from the front door with not a bowl of candy in sight, and instead, withdrawn into their beautiful spaces doing Halloween the designy way (drippy candles and red wine mandatory.) Sure, this timeless color combo makes these homes enviable all year round, but with interiors like these — black and white and eerie all over — we can’t help but picture them as the setting of a perfectly tame All Hallow’s Eve for grown ups. Scroll down for 10 colorless rooms that’ll make you want to stay in this Halloween. 1 of 10 A black and white bathroom by Gregory Mellor design. 2 of 10 Zara Fall ’19 editorial via Apartment 34. 3 of 10 A bathroom in Coqui Coqui via
The Cozy Immunity-Boosting Tea You Can Make Using Pantry Ingredients
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The Cozy Immunity-Boosting Tea You Can Make Using Pantry Ingredients

The immune system has gotten more air time ever before in the past few months. Aside from Covid-19, cold and flu season is upon us. And as chillier days set in, people are spending less time outside – which means less fresh air, exercise, and Vitamin D. Suffice it to say, our systems need some extra TLC. Sometimes, supporting our health can feel overwhelming and like another thing on our already long to-do list (not to mention pricey.) However, it truly doesn’t have to be! Enter this immunity boosting tea recipe… or as I like to call it, immuni-tea. It uses “kitchen medicine,” aka ingredients you can find right in your fridge or pantry. It boosts your immune system, fights colds, eases a sore throat and can help calm a cough! It’s super simple to mix up
What’s the Most Charming Thing Someone’s Ever Done for You?
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What’s the Most Charming Thing Someone’s Ever Done for You?

According to Webster, charm is to “delight greatly,” and I love that the meaning of this month’s editorial theme can apply to relationships, friendships, kind gestures to strangers or colleagues, and so much more. Show of hands for anyone that’s taken the 5 Love Languages Quiz? This is such a great way to keep relationship expectations open and clear. Plus, it feels good to know how your partner likes to give and receive love. For instance, I don’t love to receive gifts (for the most part.) But coming home to a super clean home with fresh linens and my favorite cold brew in the fridge after 2 weeks on the road warms my heart. According to this quiz (and me), the way I like to receive love toggles between Acts of Service and Quality Time, and the way I li
How to Stop Living Life on Autopilot
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How to Stop Living Life on Autopilot

When was the last time you questioned the factory settings on any single device or app that you use? In my quest to change my relationship to social media, I recently noticed that an artist friend of mine turned off the comments on all of his Instagram posts, and I was surprised. Yes, it’s election season and the amount of hate, trolling, and negativity is at an all-time high, but my pal’s Instagram feed is filled with nothing but beautiful images of his photography and often with little to no context in the caption. In my mind, it would be shocking for anyone to comment anything other than “wow,” “beautiful,” “you’re so talented,” etc. on these images. Then it hit me: he’s only allowing love in his online space. (This is where you’d insert the mind-blow
What Your Weirdest Dreams Really Mean
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What Your Weirdest Dreams Really Mean

Since we’ve been on the subject of sleep lately, it only seemed natural to take a closer look at what our minds are really doing while we rest. Dreams are something we talk about a lot in the office — it seems like every other day Chanel has some terrifying nightmare about Coco (her Pomeranian) or I have another prophetic vision of the apocalypse. Our dreams are all over the map, and the strangest ones leave us feeling unsettled and longing for explanation. Everyone on our team has some sort of recurring dream, and there’s even one specific dream that we’ve all had. So we called up Cabe Lindsay, a professional dream reader and counselor, to give us more insight into what these dreams really mean. Cabe is an artist who interprets the symbols he sees in dr
5 Parenting Books That Spark Delight in the Journey
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5 Parenting Books That Spark Delight in the Journey

Read all the parenting books, don’t read all the parenting books. There’s parenting advice out there about how you take your parenting advice, and while most of it is coming from a good place, the truth is — only you know what is best for you and your family. Something I have personally never been too keen on is ultra specific parenting books. From my experience, they leave little room for the grey areas that exist in most of parenting and have sometimes been overwhelming when it comes to addressing whatever issue I’m facing at the moment.  Naturally, this led me to swear off parenting books for some time, but eventually I came around to the idea that I shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Because there are some really great ones out there. T
How Model and Stylist Beth Hitchcock Breaks the Rules Every Day
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How Model and Stylist Beth Hitchcock Breaks the Rules Every Day

When you meet Austin-based stylist Beth Hitchcock, the first thing you notice (aside from the fact that she’s jaw-droppingly pretty and most likely wearing an awesome outfit) is her ear-to-ear grin, irrepressible giggle, and actual guffaw when someone says something truly funny. Comparisons to vintage Goldie Hawn (the ultimate fun-haver, IMHO) are almost too obvious. Beth’s unbridaled energy for everything she does — from her fashion styling work to her burgeoning modeling career to her body positivity activism — is downright contagious, and clear evidence that being a true multi-hyphenate is the way of life for today’s young creative. We spent the morning with Beth to get the goods on her must-have beauty products, essential AM rituals, and find out exa