MAMA STRONG: THE YEAR OF THE MOTHER

2020 Is The Year Of The Mother. We’ve had to learn how to balance the impossible without being able to safely leave our homes. Many days have felt nearly impossible since mamas never get a day off yet we’ve made it through. I designed this “Mama Strong” sweatshirt for all of the amazing mamas out there to wear as a BADGE OF HONOR this year and always. I’ll be donating 10% of the proceeds to March of Dimes’ ‘Mom and Baby COVID-19 Intervention And Support Fund.’ 

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A MATERNITY SHOOT

I planned on sharing our maternity photos before Sadie was born but since the past weeks have been such a blur, excited to finally share now! Better late than never! Naiya, Phil and myself had so much fun snapping these a few weeks back while we dreamed about what our family of four would be like. Throughout the shoot, I remember feeling like I was about to pop and wondered how much longer Sadie could possibly stay in my belly.  She was clearly running out of room in there and I couldn’t wait for her to come out! Looking back at these photos now, though, dare I say I actually already miss the bump?!  I had such a tough pregnancy where I was very sick and threw up every day and yet I still look back at this time missing it! Am I crazy?

TWO WAYS I’M DETOXING THIS YEAR

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle shares how she's detoxing and cleansing in 2019

Powering up for the rest of the week by cuddling my O.G. fluff baby, Winston and sipping some delicious tea before the day gets too crazy. Let’s face it: this pup needed some extra attention on le blog because Naiya has definitely been stealing his spotlight since she’s been born!  Dog mama’s: once you had babies, did you feel tons of guilt about not being able to cuddle with your pup as much? If so, I’m right there with you! Today, I’m sharing a couple of ways I’ve been detoxing over the past couple of weeks.  I was feeling like I was dragging after the holidays so part of my new year’s resolution was to try a couple of detoxes I’ve never tried before. From the most amazing juice cleanse to a detox tea you need to know about, I’m rounding up all the things for you below.

HOW TO SCORE YOUR FIRST JOB IN HOLLYWOOD

how to nail your first job in Hollywood

I had the privilege of speaking on a panel for Syracuse University recently and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in a long time.  I was able to chat with college juniors and seniors studying out here in LA for the semester as they geared up to apply for their first jobs. If these kids are any indication of our future, I left feeling like will be in great hands. They’re smart, they’re positive thinkers and they want to make a difference.  Since I haven’t shared too much about my work life outside of RELish with you here, this particular panel inspired me to open up a bit more about it.  So without further ado, today, I’m sharing my favorite secrets on how to nail your first job in Hollywood. If you read this and you do end up making it, I ask only that you continue to pay it forward, that you always stay humble and most importantly, that you hire Naiya as your assistant someday.

ULTIMATE CYBER MONDAY SALES GUIDE

Happy Cyber Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving! Since I spent the early morning trying to scour my favorite online shops for the best deals, I decided to round them all up for you in one place for easy holiday gift-buying access. Excited to share the below list with you today, as well as some of the gifts I’m eyeing for those closest to me this holiday season!  Of course I also added in a few special items for you too–in case you’re anything like me and you’re finding it extra tempting to treat yourself to some deals.