There's a lot of work that happens behind the scenes of Motherly's heartwarming videos and emotional essays—and an incredible team who brings Motherly's magic to life each day. ✨

Our remote team of almost 40 come from all over the country (and Portugal!) so while we stay in touch with video calls and messages, we gather for a Team Summit in person once a year. This week, we're in New York City reflecting on our growth from the past year and celebrating what's to come—all to ensure we're meeting #TeamMotherly exactly where you need us.

Here are some of our favorite products that made our summit a little more special this year:

1. Paravel backpacks + wash kits

Known as the most packable backpack ever (seriously, it zips completely flat!) this is great for everything from travel to having in the car as a catch-all. Those who flew in for summit especially appreciated it to bring back all of their extra goodies. Added bonus: The wash kit can hold all of your toiletries and cosmetics.


2. Wander eye masks

While our incredible operations manager had our coffee orders ready to go, these were a lifesaver. With most of our team being working mamas (and many flying red eyes from the West coast) these made our eyes a little less puffy and a little more brighter. Goodbye, dark circles!


3. Telltale bralette

When was the last time you treated yourself to a *beautiful* bra? Yeah, we can't remember either. Enter: This bralette. We adore the flirty lace and delicate straps, and loved wearing this under our #ThisIsMotherhood tee shirts during long days.


4. Soma nightshirt

Since most of our team flew in, this cozy sleepshirt was the perfect piece to lounge in at the hotel. Did we mention it's made from Cool Nights fabric that keeps your body at an ideal temperature all night long?


5. Beautycounter Countertime antioxidant cream

We're big fans of any product that plumps our skin and decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—and this cream does all that and more. After all, we needed a little extra hydration after drinking all of the coffee and tea.


6. Stasher bags

Our team loves these bags because they're plastic-free, dishwasher and microwave safe and keep all of our things in one place. Some tossed in extra phone cords, others stored their snacks for the plane in them.


7. CleanWell wipes

Life gets messy (literally) and since most of us have littles running around, having these wipes at your ready is a game changer. They kill germs botanically when soap and water isn't available for all those need-to-sanitize-hands-right-now moments. Bonus: The kid-friendly formula won't sting cuts.


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