On Breastfeeding Support & Daphne Oz’s Partnership with Bravado Designs & Medela…

Daphne Oz

The first few months after both my sons were born are a bit foggy but some moments are so significant, I recall them as vividly as if they happened this morning.

Breastfeeding was unexpectedly one the happiest times for me as a new mom. Even after forty weeks, birth felt so abrupt. How could my babies go from being inside, literally connected to me, to outside the womb, into other people’s arms, dressed in frilly clothes, and swaddled in their bassinets? Breastfeeding helped me continue that bodily connection to my sons and help ease them into life outside and off my body. I will always look back fondly on that brief time in our lives.

While breastfeeding is certainly natural, it isn’t always instinctual and can be challenging (or altogether impossible) for numerous reasons. Having support from my doctor, doula, the nurses in the hospital, and my husband and family, made all the difference in helping me get through the rough patches in my breastfeeding journey and stick with it. Having access to good information and comfortable, efficient breastfeeding tools like a hands-free breast pump and nursing wear, were also invaluable.

One of the few aspects I like about celebrity baby culture, is the candor with which so many celeb moms speak about their approach to parenthood and breastfeeding challenges. Motherhood is the great equalizer.

Daphne Oz, daughter of talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and co-host of The Chew, gave birth to her daughter Philomena seven months ago and has been open about her breastfeeding challenges and how much her support systems has meant to her. She’s always come across very down to Earth. I’ve watched her on The Chew and she’s very forthcoming about weight loss and appears to genuinely be striving to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle like the rest of us, which is pretty much the only celeb advice I tolerate.

Oz recently partnered with two of my favorite baby brands, Bravado Designs and Medela, to donate $128,500 worth of Bravado nursing bras and Medela breastpumps to the charity Baby Buggy to benefit mothers in need.

I’ve worked with Bravado and Baby Buggy on several occasions and the assistance they provide for hundreds of thousands of families is incredible. Together, they’ve provided over a million dollars in product donations.

Oz said that she loves being “able to play a role in giving that joy and support” to the moms the initiative is helping. I do too.

A Spooktacular Halloween {Giveaway}

Halloween is and will always be, one of my favorite celebrations of the year. I don’t see how it’s debatable but apparently you’re either a Halloween person or you’re not.

I was on the phone last night with one of my best friends telling her about the kids going “spooking” earlier this week and gushing about how much I love the season and she reiterated for like the 20th year in a row that she seriously dislikes Halloween and doesn’t understand the thrill. I don’t know how we’ve remained friends all these years but I guess “loving Halloween” wasn’t a measure I used to evaluate friendships in high school. Lesson learned. It’s now requisite.
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Mode Monday | Fall Warm-Up #SearsStyleFind


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Beauty Buzz | Skin Authority Retinopeptide Power DUO {Plus Giveaway}

Skin Authority Retinopeptide Power DUO

Skin Authority is a prestige skin care line beloved by beauty experts and celebrities for its skin care performance and anti-aging benefits. The complete line of multi-purpose “results-oriented” products and easy to use home care kits have simple routines, which is very attractive to us moms that have limited time to devote to our beauty routines.

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Mode Monday | Beautifall with CAbi

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You’re Invited | Caumsett Rocks, The Caumsett Foundation’s 17th Annual Benefit

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One of my favorite things to do out here in suburbia is run at Caumsett State Park. We often take the kids on weekends but I also steal away during the week for some alone time. If you follow me on Insta, you know it’s where I go to get up close and personal with local wildlife.

When I was asked to join this year’s benefit committee for the park’s annual fundraiser, I jumped at the chance help. Our efforts are coming to fruition this weekend at Caumsett Rocks, The Caumsett Foundation’s 17th Annual Benefit:

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Mode Monday | From Desk To Dinner #searsStyleFind


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You’re Invited | #searsStyleFind Transition to Fall Twitter Party 9/16


Transition your makeup & wardrobe from summer to fall seamlessly! Join me on Wednesday at 4 pm EST for the Transition to Fall #SearsStyleFind Twitter Party! We’ll be chatting about our favorite ways to transition clothes from summer to fall, dishing style tips, and swooning over what fall trends not to miss! We’re also giving away gift cards to help you ease into fall, in style.

DATE: Tuesday, September 16th
TIME: 4 p.m. EST
HASHTAG: #SearsStyleFind
HOST: @Glamamom
SPONSOR: @searsStyle
PRIZES: (4) $50 Sears Gift Cards

No RSVP necessary, just join in with the hashtag #SearsStyleFind. 


The hottest trends, celebrity style and fashion tips you can afford to try.

Pencil Perfect | Three Timeless Ways to Style Your Pencil Skirt

Versatility is a girl’s best friend- especially when it comes to pieces in her wardrobe. That’s why we think a great pencil skirt (or two, or three) is a must-have piece for any closet. Too often relegated to an 8-to-5 time slot, the pencil skirt is also one of your best after hour’s assets. Timeless, resourceful and classic-yet-cool; the pencil skirt works perfectly for daytime or date time. It’s no wonder why style icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Jacque Kennedy have donned this feminine silhouette for decades. We think they were on to something…

Wondering how to wear a pencil skirt? Try these simple styles for event-appropriate looks that wow:


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Alberto VO5’s Recommended 5-Step Process to Tame Frizzy Hair

I’ve had so much fun working with Alberto VO5 on its “National Frizz Month” campaign showing women how to prevent and manage frizzy hair during the hot summer months.

Humid weather causes frizzy hair for most women. In a recent survey, a whopping 87% percent of women say they suffer from frizz and use specialty products to manage it. Seventy-five percent of women check the weather forecast each day to plan their frizz fighting routines and 25% even admit to staying home on a bad hair day!

Here’s why we get frizzy hair in the first place and how to stop it before it starts.

If you’re having a particularly bad hair day, trying styling your hair up. Here’s my favorite simple summer up-do, a knotted bun tutorial, plus the products I use for styling.

For my last video in this series, I have the complete VO5 recommended 5-step process for preventing and managing frizz from pre-treatment through styling and the 5 products to tame frizzy hair:

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