In Conversation With MommaBear Founder Soraya Benitez

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and where you’re from? I was born and raised in Queens, New York, the oldest of three and child to two Colombian immigrants. Growing up, we didn’t have a lot. But we did have wonderful, caring parents who raised us with many of the botanic traditions common…

Nest Designs’ Fall/Winter 2021 Woodland Wonders Collection

As the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisp, we peek into the lives of cute rabbits, curious quails, and majestic deer. It’s the time when bears prepare for winter hibernation, and birdsong fills the sky. We watch as the leaves change colour, signalling the beginning of autumn. Nest Designs‘ Fall/Winter 2021 Woodland Wonders…

September 3rd.  

We celebrated my daughter’s first birthday on August 9th, but September 3rd also marks a big one in our experience: the day I was hospitalized for my postpartum depression and anxiety. I’ve spent time every day for the past year turning it over and over, trying to reconcile why this happened to me. What were…

Naetal Skincare

Clean, effective and free of harmful chemicals and toxins, their products are made with safe ingredients for you and your littles. Naetal was born out of necessity during Vivian’s first pregnancy when she suffered from a severe itchy pregnancy rash. Having her baby in mind, she wanted to use natural and safe products to help…

In Conversation With Muse Kimberley Byrom Founder of GOYA

What inspired your business, Goya? I started to wear menorquinas, the shoe that inspired GOYA, some years back when I was holidaying in Formentera and Ibiza, where I met my husband. I’d return to London, where I was living at the time, and feel that the sandal as it was didn’t feel right when I…

In Conversation With The Rose Company Founder, Mady Tan

What inspired your business, The Rose Company? Unfortunately, my sister and I lost our mom, Rose, six years ago after a long battle with cancer. She was an advocate for clean, organic products in the home, whether it was the food we ate or the products we used in the bathroom. She instilled in us…

In Conversation With Musician Kate Nauta

Kate Nauta is living proof of music’s power to transform intense heartbreak into hope. On her forthcoming full-length debut Love, Loss + Recovery—an album created soon after the death of her beloved older brother—the New York-based singer/songwriter brings her stunning vocals to a selection of songs both emotionally raw and beautifully nuanced. Built on her…

In Conversation With Actress Elysia Rotaru

How are you feeling? Well, it’s almost time for the birth, and, physically, I’m feeling top-notch—minus the cankles here and there on odd days! My body feels strong but relaxed, and, mentally, I’ve been focused on not only getting the house ready and settled for her arrival with my husband but also thinking about the…

Milk & Cookies

New motherhood teaches you a lot. I went into it uneducated. I swam with it and focused on the typical: eating super healthy, no travelling, small doses of exercise and calmness. I did no birthing or baby classes, simply went to my O.B. and worked up until I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (my…

Bravado Design: In Conversation With Full Spectrum Doula, Shania Lane

Can you tell me briefly about the work you do? What led you to become a doula?  I’m a full spectrum doula, meaning I am trained to care for people through all phases of conception, including abortion. Primarily I help people through birth and postpartum, though. I am just getting into more of the fertility…