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Join Motherly for our fall Postpartum Wellness Workshop!

You're invited for a morning of conversation & community-building with other new moms.

Join Motherly for our fall Postpartum Wellness Workshop!

Becoming a mother is a transformative time in a woman's life, and in that first year with baby, we all know you can use a little extra love and care.

During this experiential half-day event, we'll feature conversation and community-building, with programming tailored for new mothers (babies under 1 optional!). From a discussion on detoxing your #momlife to postpartum styling and mini-massages, this event is all about self-care for mama right when she needs it most.

Friday, September 20, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30pm
M.M. LaFleur
130 W 42nd St.
New York, New York 10036

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Limited tickets available.

*Babies under 1 welcome! Please note that stroller space will be limited, so carriers are suggested.

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*Our mini-massages will be CBD-optional, using topical application only. Please talk to your healthcare provider about any specific questions concerning CBD use during breastfeeding.

Event Lineup

10:30-11:30 am

Get a 15-minute postpartum style session (and $50 towards your purchase!) from M.M. LaFleur.

Indulge in CBD mini massages* with Equilibria.

Get fitted for the most comfortable intimates from Knix.

11:30 am -12:15 pm

Listen to expert advice on creating a cleaner lifestyle.
Sponsored by Weleda.

Featuring Dana Oliver of Yahoo Beauty @_danaoliver; Rachel Rothman of Good Housekeeping Institute @goodhousekeeping; Tina Clabbers Feigley of @wholefoodswholefoods; Deanne Zirker of @weleda_usa; Liz Tenety of @mother.ly.

12:15-1:30 pm

More postpartum style consultations with M.M. Lafleur; CBD mini massages with Equilibria; and fittings for Knix intimates.

Ongoing:

  • Light bites & drinks
  • Gift bags filled with mama + baby gear
  • Meet your new mom BFF
  • Take home a FREE baby carrier from born free.


Meet our speakers


Dana Oliver is the beauty director of branded content at Yahoo Lifestyle covering all things beauty, from the red carpet to the runway and the real streets. She has led engaging conversations with celebrities as a moderator for BUILD and discussed trending topics and pop culture as a beauty expert at SXSW, Beautycon New York City, as well as on Good Morning America and BBC's World Have Your Say. Dana recently launched her very own beauty, wellness and self-care blog called Beauty for Breakfast, where she writes about beauty from her perspective as a mostly plant-based new mom who inspects ingredient labels a little bit more carefully these days.


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Rachel is the chief technologist and director of engineering at the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she oversees testing methodology, implementation and reporting for all labs. She also manages GH's growing research division and the analysis of applicants for the Good Housekeeping Seal, the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, the GH Humanitarian Seal and the GH Innovation emblem. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. During her 10 years at Good Housekeeping, she has had the opportunity to evaluate thousands of products, including toys and cars for GH's annual Awards programs, and countless innovative breakthroughs in consumer tech and home improvement. Rachel is regularly called upon as guest expert for leading media outlets, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox Business and MSNBC, and frequently presents to large groups on technology and trends at conferences like CES, the Women in Innovation Forum and the World Science Festival. As a female engineer and the proud mother of two young daughters, it is Rachel's goal to create an encouraging, inspiring ecosystem for women of all ages to excel in STEM.

Tina Clabbers Feigley is the Consumer PR Director at Whole Foods Market and a certified health coach. Tina led PR campaigns at top NYC agencies for hospitality brands like Sam Adams and chefs like Michael Symon before joining Whole Foods Market in 2017. Tina leads the Consumer PR arm of the Whole Foods Market brand team and recently received a certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She lives in NJ with her husband and 1-year-old son, Declan, and loves to cook, grocery shop and work out in her (minimal!) free time.

Deanne Zirker is a wellness and skin care advisor at Weleda, with deep knowledge on how to care for the skin. With over 20 years in the natural products space, Deanne is passionate about the natural way of life and the benefits to raising children in a natural product focused environment. Her 16 year career at Weleda North America has given her the opportunity to travel the world and further her understanding of Weleda's unique gardening principles and the distinct benefits of wild crafted plants and flowers used in Weleda's products. She is considered a trusted expert not only on the products and their plant ingredients, but more importantly, on why caring about what we put on our skin (and baby's skin!) truly matters. Deanne resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her son, husband and 3 rescue dogs – she loves to garden, hike and spend time with her family and animals.


Liz Tenety is co-founder and Chief Digital Officer of Motherly. A former Washington Post editor, she's also a mom of 4.

By its very nature, motherhood requires some lifestyle adjustments: Instead of staying up late with friends, you get up early for snuggles with your baby. Instead of spontaneous date nights with your honey, you take afternoon family strolls with your little love. Instead of running out of the house with just your keys and phone, you only leave with a fully loaded diaper bag.

For breastfeeding or pumping mamas, there is an additional layer of consideration around when, how and how much your baby will eat. Thankfully, when it comes to effective solutions for nursing or bottle-feeding your baby, Dr. Brown's puts the considerations of mamas and their babies first with products that help with every step of the process—from comfortably adjusting to nursing your newborn to introducing a bottle to efficiently pumping.

With countless hours spent breastfeeding, pumping and bottle-feeding, the editors at Motherly know the secret to success is having dependable supplies that can help you feed your baby in a way that matches lifestyle.

Here are 9 breastfeeding and pumping products to help you no matter what the day holds.

Customflow™ Double Electric Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's electric pump

For efficient, productive pumping sessions, a double electric breast pump will help you get the job done as quickly as possible. Quiet for nighttime pumping sessions and compact for bringing along to work, this double pump puts you in control with fully adjustable settings.

$159.99

Hands-Free Pumping Bra

Dr. Brown''s hands free pumping bra

Especially in the early days, feeding your baby can feel like a pretty consuming task. A hands-free pumping bra will help you reclaim some of your precious time while pumping—and all mamas will know just how valuable more time can be!

$29.99

Manual Breast Pump with SoftShape™ Silicone Shield

Dr. Brown's manual breast pump

If you live a life that sometimes takes you away from electrical outlets (that's most of us!), then you'll absolutely want a manual breast pump in your arsenal. With two pumping modes to promote efficient milk expression and a comfort-fitted shield, a manual pump is simply the most convenient pump to take along and use. Although it may not get as much glory as an electric pump, we really appreciate how quick and easy this manual pump is to use—and how liberating it is not to stress about finding a power supply.

$29.99

Nipple Shields and Sterilization Case

Dr. Brown's nipple shields

There is a bit of a learning curve to breastfeeding—for both mamas and babies. Thankfully, even if there are some physical challenges (like inverted nipples or a baby's tongue tie) or nursing doesn't click right away, silicone nipple shields can be a huge help. With a convenient carry case that can be sterilized in the microwave, you don't have to worry about germs or bacteria either. 🙌

$9.99

Silicone One-Piece Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's silicone pump

When you are feeding your baby on one breast, the other can still experience milk letdown—which means it's a golden opportunity to save some additional milk. With a silent, hands-free silicone pump, you can easily collect milk while nursing.

$14.99

Breast to Bottle Pump & Store Feeding Set

After a lifetime of nursing from the breast, introducing a bottle can be a bit of a strange experience for babies. Dr. Brown's Options+™ and slow flow bottle nipples were designed with this in mind to make the introduction to bottles smooth and pleasant for parents and babies. As a set that seamlessly works together from pumping to storing milk to bottle feeding, you don't have to stress about having everything you need to keep your baby fed and happy either.

$24.99

Washable Breast Pads

washable breast pads

Mamas' bodies are amazingly made to help breast milk flow when it's in demand—but occasionally also at other times. Especially as your supply is establishing or your breasts are fuller as the length between feeding sessions increase, it's helpful to use washable nursing pads to prevent breast milk from leaking through your bra.

$8.99

Breast Milk Storage Bags

Dr. Brown's milk storage bags

The essential for mamas who do any pumping, breast milk storage bags allow you to easily and safely seal expressed milk in the refrigerator or freezer. Dr. Brown's™ Breast Milk Storage Bags take it even further with extra thick walls that block out scents from other food items and feature an ultra secure lock to prevent leaking.

$7.99


Watch one mama's review of the new Dr. Brown's breastfeeding line here:

This article was sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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Motherly editors’ 7 favorite hacks for organizing their diaper bags

Make frantically fishing around for a diaper a thing of the past!

As any parent knows, the term "diaper bag" only scratches the surface. In reality, this catchall holds so much more: a change of clothes, bottles, snacks, wipes and probably about a dozen more essential items.

Which makes finding the exact item you need, when you need it (read: A diaper when you're in public with a blowout on your hands) kind of tricky.

That's why organization is the name of the game when it comes to outings with your littles. We pooled the Motherly team of editors to learn some favorite hacks for organizing diaper bags. Here are our top tips.

1. Divide and conquer with small bags

Here's a tip we heard more than a few times: Use smaller storage bags to organize your stuff. Not only is this helpful for keeping related items together, but it can also help keep things from floating around in the expanse of the larger diaper bag. These bags don't have to be anything particularly fancy: an unused toiletry bag, pencil case or even plastic baggies will work.

2. Have an emergency changing kit

When you're dealing with a diaper blowout situation, it's not the time to go searching for a pack of wipes. Instead, assemble an emergency changing kit ahead of time by bundling a change of baby clothes, a fresh diaper, plenty of wipes and hand sanitizer in a bag you can quickly grab. We're partial to pop-top wipes that don't dry out or get dirty inside the diaper bag.

3. Simplify bottle prep

Organization isn't just being able to find what you need, but also having what you need. For formula-feeding on the go, keep an extra bottle with the formula you need measured out along with water to mix it up. You never know when your outing will take longer than expected—especially with a baby in the mix!

4. Get resealable snacks

When getting out with toddlers and older kids, snacks are the key to success. Still, it isn't fun to constantly dig crumbs out of the bottom of your diaper bag. Our editors love pouches with resealable caps and snacks that come in their own sealable containers. Travel-sized snacks like freeze-dried fruit crisps or meal-ready pouches can get an unfair reputation for being more expensive, but that isn't the case with the budget-friendly Comforts line.

5. Keep a carabiner on your keychain

You'll think a lot about what your child needs for an outing, but you can't forget this must-have: your keys. Add a carabiner to your keychain so you can hook them onto a loop inside your diaper bag. Trust us when we say it's a much better option than dumping out the bag's contents on your front step to find your house key!

6. Bundle your essentials

If your diaper bag doubles as your purse (and we bet it does) you're going to want easy access to your essentials, too. Dedicate a smaller storage bag of your diaper bag to items like your phone, wallet and lip balm. Then, when you're ready to transfer your items to a real purse, you don't have to look for them individually.

7. Keep wipes in an outer compartment

Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changes: They're also great for cleaning up messy faces, wiping off smudges, touching up your makeup and more. Since you'll be reaching for them time and time again, keep a container of sensitive baby wipes in an easily accessible outer compartment of your bag.

Another great tip? Shop the Comforts line on www.comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices. Or, follow @comfortsforbaby for more information!

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that supporting Motherly and mamas.

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Becoming a mother has been life-changing. It's been hard, tiring, gratifying, beautiful, challenging, scary and a thousand other things that only a parent would ever understand.

It is these life-changing experiences that have inspired me to draw my everyday life as a stay at home mom. Whether it's the mundane tasks like doing laundry or the exciting moments of James', my baby boy's, first steps, I want to put it down on paper so that I can better cherish these fleeting moments that are often overlooked.

Being a stay-at-home-mom can be incredibly lonely. I like to think that by drawing life's simple moments, I can connect with other mothers and help them feel less alone. By doing this, I feel less alone, too. It's a win-win situation and I have been able to connect with many lovely parents and fellow parent-illustrators through my Instagram account.

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