To Mother with Love

A celebration of mothers and daugthers

Hello friend,

As mothers of teen girls, we had so much fun putting this issue of the newsletter together to celebrate Mother’s Day. Three of our stories feature mother-daughter duos who have joined forces in business. At least one of the pairs started when the daughter was the same age as our girls! The magic that happens when the creativity and energy of youth come together with the knowledge and confidence of age, is truly awe-inspiring.  We were also stopped in our tracks by a poet who writes about motherhood and the complexity of emotion that comes with it. Finally, this issue stirred up memories of how our own mothers guided and inspired us to pursue our dreams as young women and how they continue to cheer us on to this day.  


Find out how this mother-daughter design duo makes the runway a provocative and beautiful walk through black history.

This cupcake recipe is for people who think they can’t bake cupcakes; it’s a sure thing courtesy of Tonia’s mom.

How a mother and her two teenage daughters began their company Nudestix, and how now their signature product sells one stick per minute globally.

How a mother and daughter set out to make a positive and sustainable change within the overly toxic candle industry, and succeeded!

Jessica Urlichs started writing poems about what she calls “the beautiful messy truth of motherhood,” when she had her first child. See if her words strike a chord with you, like they did for us.

Inspiring acts of kindness and wonder to start your day on a positive note.

A reminder to us all that love, empathy and kindness should always be our first move. This mother exemplifies that beautifully in this emotional clip.

This exceptional group of women are all adding something great to the world to make it a little kinder, yummier and more beautiful for all of us. We invite you to follow @greceghanem for fearless style; @thecooksatelier for a gorgeous mother-daughter cooking school in Burgundy ; @theteenhealthdoc for excellent practical tips for raising teens; @horty_et_mahaut for great casual style inspo from a French mom and her littles and @christinaglihaillustration for an incredibly talented illustrator whose clients include Vogue and Louis Vuitton. Click the image to head to Instagram and follow!

Do you have a stellar find? Or a heartwarmingly stellar story? Share with us at [email protected]

Did you miss last week’s newsletter? You can find it here.