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Liz | The Modern Mamanista

Shirts for People Who Really Do Care

Featured, life, Mom Life

The most difficult thing we do each day is leaving our children in someone else’s care. Thankfully, we know where they are. We know and trust the people caring for them. We know they will stop crying as soon as we leave. Most importantly, we know they know we’ll be back. Border security and immigration policy have incredibly complex challenges, which we are in no way qualified to solve. However, we have no doubt that separating children from their families…

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Friday Five

Mom Life

Our weekly round-up of Mamanista musts. 1. Must-See Sarah’s wedding dress! Sarah and Joe tied the knot Easter weekend, and we seriously can’t get enough of her boho bridal look. 2. Must-Watch Leslie Mann is our favorite movie mom, so we’re really excited about seeing Blockers in theaters this weekend. 3. Must-Pack We’ve packed this sunblock from Beautycounter in our pool and beach bags. It’s safe for grown-ups and kids, you can wear it on your face and body, it gives your…

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Friday Five

Mom Life

Our weekly round-up of Mamanista musts. 1. Must-Read With Sarah’s big move-in with her FIANCE, and our latest obsession with “A Simplified Life,” we are all taking another look at our closets. This Who What Wear article has some great tips for deciding what to keep or toss! 2. Must-See Britney Spears x Kenzo. To know me is to know my deep love for Ms. Spears, and I could not be more thrilled by this celeb-designer collaboration. As Lainey points…

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February Boxycharm: Am I a Unicorn?

Beauty, Reviews

I love my Boxycharm. At the beginning of every month, I eagerly check my email looking for the confirmation that my package is on its way. Once it ships, I stalk the mailbox – like Ralphie waiting to get his Little Orphan Annie decoder pin – until it arrives. And then I wait until my three-year-old is asleep before I even open the box, because I want to be able to enjoy exploring the different items uninterrupted. I’ve found some…

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5 Products to Keep Your Skin Hydrated All Winter

Beauty

Disclaimer: A few of the links below are affiliate links, which means that, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. By February, I’m over winter. The novelty of wearing boots and sweaters is long gone, I’m tired of all my outfits being hidden by coats, and my skin is drier than the Sahara. Literally. I dreamed the other night that I was trapped in a desert sand storm…

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Rose-Tinted #OOTD

Outfit of the Day, Style

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared some of my favorite Le Tote looks, so I’m excited to jump back in with this rosy outfit. Since it’s been awhile, I’ll catch y’all up on Le Tote … it’s a monthly subscription to rent clothes. I rent clothes from relatively unknown brands to more high-profile brands like BCBG, Free People and Vince Camuto. You can check out my full review for all the juicy details. With an unusually harsh winter here…

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I Tried ThirdLove – A Brutally Honest Review

Reviews, Style

Confession: The last bra I purchased was a nursing bra from Target. I bought it before Cate was born. She’s three. For me, bra shopping is more painful than swimsuit shopping. While my slim frame usually serves me well in the fashion department, I struggle to embrace my flat chest. I almost exclusively wear the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell bra. I’m a big fan of its well-padded, pillow-like cups that adds two cup sizes, but it has never fit well. So, I wear…

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5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Mini-Me (All Under $20!)

Let's Spend Some Money, Mom Life

I’m just going to say it: Valentine’s Day is stupid. I hate the idea of dedicating an entire day to forced romanticism and gift-giving. And why can’t Conversation Hearts just go away forever?! That being said, I do really like the bags of cherry-flavored Tootsie Roll pops (I mean, do we even need the other flavors?). And the chocolate sales on February 15. I also really enjoy surprising my daughter with little Valentine’s Day treats. So, I’ve rounded up a few…

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Our Favorite Looks from the Grammy’s Red Carpet

Mom Life, Style

With the very important, yet somber, conversations about #TimesUp and the #MeToo movements overshadowing the red carpets this awards season, we’ve refrained from sharing our best dressed. It just hasn’t felt appropriate. However, here at TMM, we are all hard-working, independent women with feminist beliefs. We whole-heartedly believe a woman can love – and talk about – beauty and fashion and also participate in more serious conversations. On that note (see what I did there?), here are our favorite looks…

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Working Mom Life Hacks: Pumping at Work

Mom Life

At our office, a few new mamas have recently returned to work, which always brings back memories of my emotional first weeks back from maternity leave. It’s been two years since returning to the office as a mom, and I’m still exhausted and trying to figure out how to be both an engaged mom and a valuable employee. However, after nine months of pumping at my desk, I did pick up a few tips that other new working moms may find helpful.…

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