Protect Like a Mother Installation Comes to Brooklyn

This post sharing details on the Protect Like a Mother exhibit in Brooklyn is sponsored by Lysol. Thank you for reading.

When my children were toddlers and had difficulty separating from me, a little storytelling ritual began.  I’d form the shape of a heart with my hands, and recite a made up story reminding them that our hearts and souls are connected forever.  The consistency seemed to calm all of our nerves, and years later I still find myself including that story in my parenting toolkit.  Motherhood continues to show me the absolute truth in that metaphorical heart.  Motherhood is hardwired to the very core of my being in the most profound and powerful ways.  I’m inextricably connected to my children and have learned to trust my gut, motivated by being my babies greatest protector and nurturer.


I was so excited to venture over to Brooklyn Bridge Park today with my family to check out Lysol’s “Protect Like a Mother” exhibit featuring a larger-than-life art installation of a trio of animals, honoring both human and animal mothers alike. On the heels of mother’s day weekend, it felt fitting to work with Lysol in celebration of a mother’s innate protective instinct.  After all, they help moms like me protect against germs in my home, in ways that mirror how animals defend their own babies.


The cool interactive installation features gargantuan sculptures of a golden eagle, a 24-foot-tall orangutan, and an octopus.  Amidst bubbles, kids are allowed to play on the large animals, and a fantastic photo booth captures great quality family photos.  There’s also a cool educational component with several facts about the animal mothers and ways in which they protect their offspring from predators. The protective instinct is a universal truth of motherhood – in both the animal kingdom and in our own. Different species demonstrate amazing feats to protect their young, including us human mothers, right?!


No one protects quite like a mom, and nothing helps mothers protect against germs like Lysol, a leader in germ killing for over 100 years, with products that kill 99.9% of germs to help moms protect their kids from passing germs and getting sick.  Lysol has created a fun analogy and expereince that families can certainly relate to and enjoy together during the weekend.  Best of all this free exhibit is still open to the public.  Check it out tomorrow, Sunday, May 21st from 9 am to 6 pm.  You may even leave feeling a bit more loved than ever:


“My mom protects me like a unicorn because she is magic.” – L.P – age nine. 



I Tried this Luxury Face Cream and Here’s What You Need to Know


The skincare regime of my thirties is different than the beauty routine of my twenties.  And while I still like to keep things streamlined and no fuss, I need my products to be efficient and show visible results.  When I was approached by Tresor Rare, to test out their skincare line just in time for Mother’s Day, I knew that I wanted to give it a whirl.  I’ve never used a luxury skincare cream with a whopping retail value of $399.00, and I wanted to see if their Ultimate Pearl Protecting and Defending Cream lived up to the hype.


If you’re a child of the 80s’ you may remember a certain (unrelated) commercial talking about the benefits of the pearl in ancient Chinese beauty. It turns out that pure pearl powder has been utilized for over 3,000 years as a Chinese beauty secret to brighten and beautify the skin.  With promises of defending, protecting, depolluting and nourishing my face, I was exciting and perhaps a bit skeptical of giving it a go.


The verdict?  After a few weeks of nightly (and sometimes morning like you’re supposed to do) applications, the cream is unlike any skincare that I’ve ever tried before. And I mean that it a good way.  It makes my (typically normal) skin feel remarkably softer and smoother and made a visible difference in the lines surrounding my eyes.  It even lightened two pesky old pimple spots that were beginning to take permanent residence on my face.  I avoided it on mornings that I headed to spinning class (it’s a bit too rich for that) but layered an ample amount on every single night since the fancy box arrived on my doorstep. I’ll for sure be sad when I someday scoop out the last dabs of this product.  If it’s in your price-point, Tresor Rare gets a double thumbs up. And if you’re looking for a gift to pamper and wow the hardworking mom this upcoming Mother’s Day, this cream is fit for your Queen.


Hello May + Printable Calendar


Welcome, May 2017! We’ve been waiting for you, and have another pretty, watercolor, free printable calendar to share.  May is a favorite month over here. We’re able to see summer on the horizon and have officially swapped the sweaters and coats for warm-weather options (which are so much easier for the kids!).  The Cherry Blossoms […]

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Meet Z Yang: American Girl’s Korean-American Filmmaker Doll + Giveaway


Introducing Z Yang: American Girl’s first Korean-American doll!  Z (short for Suzie) launched today as part of American Girl’s new line of contemporary characters – representing more diverse backgrounds and creative interests. This adorable doll is an imaginative young filmmaker from Seattle who loves to make stop-motion videos. She’s already racked up a ton of […]

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28 Positive Mindset Books For Kids

Self-awareness and self-esteem form at early ages in life and It’s so important for us to help our kids grow to develop an overall positive outlook.  Obstacles and challenges are a natural part of life, and luckily, we’ve been able to turn to children’s books with poignant and powerful messages to help reinforce and shape […]

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Hurry Up and Take Advantage of Minted’s Foil + Grad Event

silhouette foil art

Minted continues to be our go-to stop for invitations, holiday cards and more.  We recently added some of their photo gifts to our home and having my babies framed front-and-center brings special impact to walls that surround us on a daily basis.  And when it comes to paper products, their beautiful typography, one-of-a-kind designs and […]

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