How friends can support special needs parents

As a first time mom of a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, I didn’t spend much time at playdates with other kids Jaxlee’s age. I preferred to hang out with my friends who didn’t have kids or friends whose kids were significantly older than mine.  Looking back, I realize this was an act of protection and […]

Special Needs

It’s 11:25 a.m. I just got off my Peloton bike. It was my hardest ride yet—30 min Tabata Ride with Ally Love.  I’m just shy of three months postpartum, but making time for a workout is already a huge priority for me. No, this isn’t because I feel social pressure to get my body back […]

Special Needs

Why and how I make time to workout as a working mom

Emily Barton Peleton

It’s 11:25 a.m. I just got off my Peloton bike. It was my hardest ride yet—30 min Tabata Ride with Ally Love.  I’m just shy of three months postpartum, but making time for a workout is already a huge priority for me. No, this isn’t because I feel social pressure to get my body back […]

Special Needs

Why and how I make time to workout as a working mom

Emily Barton Peleton

Prep for summer with Beautycounter sunscreen

It’s that time of year when you’re pulling out the beach bag and unearthing pool floaties. Maybe you’ll find a random pacifier and an old sunscreen stick wedged at the bottom of a pile of goggles and pool rings. If you’re in a rush, you’ll head out the door and hope the sunscreen you found […]

Clean Living

Beautycounter sun stick

Are you looking a little ghostly these days? Now that the sun is out and the weather is heating up, our skin tends to get some more color. Even though your skin tone may not change much because you don’t go a day without SPF on your face (wink, wink), it is time to update […]

Clean Beauty

Why you should switch to Beautycounter Twin Skin Foundation

Are you looking a little ghostly these days? Now that the sun is out and the weather is heating up, our skin tends to get some more color. Even though your skin tone may not change much because you don’t go a day without SPF on your face (wink, wink), it is time to update […]

Clean Beauty

Why you should switch to Beautycounter Twin Skin Foundation

Real talk: special needs parenting fears

A few weeks ago another special needs mom reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I would share about how we decided to have more kids after Jaxlee. My heart goes out to her and all the other mamas who are grappling with this same decision. Let me start by saying I have […]

Special Needs

Like so many of you, I start the new year with a bang. I gave my goals and lists and big ideas. Last January was no different. I had binged podcasts from Jenna Kutcher and Jasmine Star and even bought a course on how to create a course. But there was one area I had […]

Business, Clean Beauty

How I grew my business with email marketing

Like so many of you, I start the new year with a bang. I gave my goals and lists and big ideas. Last January was no different. I had binged podcasts from Jenna Kutcher and Jasmine Star and even bought a course on how to create a course. But there was one area I had […]

Business, Clean Beauty

How I grew my business with email marketing

How to grow your business: talk about it

When I first became a Beautycounter Consultant almost five years ago, my goal wasn’t to have a fun side hustle. We had a baby with special needs and Jonny was gone for days on end on his journey to become a firefighter. I couldn’t work my day job and my hair and makeup business and […]

Clean Beauty

I had it on my content calendar to write about hacks I’m learning as a mom of 3. But let’s be real here: I’m still figuring it out. I don’t have a few practical tips you can add to your day, but I can share what I am learning to do: pause and listen to […]

Family

How I’m managing three kids

I had it on my content calendar to write about hacks I’m learning as a mom of 3. But let’s be real here: I’m still figuring it out. I don’t have a few practical tips you can add to your day, but I can share what I am learning to do: pause and listen to […]

Family

How I’m managing three kids

What it’s like to not speak

I am proud to be a mother of a child with Cerebral Palsy. From our stint in the NICU when she was born, to learning how to communicate using her AAC device, and to her horse therapy, Jaxlee has moved mountains. I am constantly impressed by what she can do. And also… it’s hard. Every […]

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