"It is a misconception that offering unsolicited advice is harmless. Some of us biologically cannot carry a child to term, and some of us cannot even get pregnant. I wish more women would think about that and be more sensitive when discussing pregnancy and children."
We chatted with the founder of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns, about the impetus behind her advocacy and the maternal healthcare crisis the US is facing — and what she is doing to combat it.
Child bearing can be a beautiful choice, but also one that many women wrestle with. We recently sought the perspective of a 40-year-old friend who has chosen to not have children, today she shares her experience and offer insights to anyone curious about her decision.
We spoke with recording artist Shelby Earl to discuss all things personal transformation and personal style. With a baby on the way and a music career, Shelby shares her experiences with life pivots, taking risks, preparing to become a mother for the first time while also maintaining her career and identity as a musician.
Sometimes the perfect respite from life's unpredictability is a favorite spot in our homes. For Tiffany Wendel, a professional stylist and mother of twins, redesigning her home after a divorce sounded like the perfect form of self care. With deep, textured greens and airy blues comprising the design direction of each room, it seems every inch of Tiffany's home is meant to pay homage to calmness, balance and, the thing she loves most of all, the ocean.
"I wish there were more normal/not scary resources for women over 40. I live in LA and here it's not that unusual."
Contributor and musician Shelby Earle talks with Carrie Akre about career transitions, assumptions about motherhood in a male dominated industry, her 10 year hiatus making music and the thing that is bringing her back to the limelight.
Yes, it's important to embrace our kids' transformations as they come. But our motherhood editor, Raluca Slate, is trying to be a little more forward-thinking as her daughter's teenage years creep up, and she suggests a few meaningful ways we can do the same.