Motherhood

Designing a Transitional Kids Room

Designing a Transitional Kids Room

Designing a nursery or kids room can be one of the most fun and exciting projects in a house.  After all, you get to let your inner child come out to play! It can also be confusing and jam-packed with questions. How long will my child be in a crib? Do I need a separate changing table with storage? How much play space will he/she need?  WHAT DO I PUT ON THE WALLS?

4 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day that aren't Brunch

4 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day that aren't Brunch

Everyone loves a good brunch AND it's a staple for Mother’s Day, but if you’re seeking an alternative, we’ve got 4.  You can do them anywhere and anytime, but clearly Mother’s Day Weekend is a great time to start:

Our Biz Philosophies

I recently learned through a new favorite podcast that people are increasingly working with and working for companies that represent their values. And vice versa- they’re NOT working with and for those that don’t. This got me thinking (while running in the POURING 2 days ago) what are our values and business philosophies? What does MaLa represent? WELL, here’s what I’ve got in the 3 areas that came to mind first:

How One Mama/Daughter Duo Take On the Art Scene (And Bond Over It)

My mom friend Diana and I recently chatted over drinks about kid-related city outings. I had just brought my girls (ages 4 and 2) to the Met’s Heavenly Bodies exhibit (ie the “Fancy Dress Show”). She had similarly brought her 5 year old there, though apparently Fiamma subsequently requested to see the decorative arts rooms, the Temple of Dendur, the Modern Art exhibit, and more. As it turns out, this is standard for Fiamma, and it’s because Diana has crafted artsy adventures for her and her mini since forever. Together they explore, obsess, and bond over artsy things throughout the 5 boroughs. It puts us all to shame/is totally inspiring. So here lies the first Q+A blog we’ve done to share how Diana leverages the city’s art scene to bond with, and instill a cultural appreciation in, her daughter.

My Top Tip for Work/Life "Balance" that I Didn't Discover on the Internet

I follow a ton of bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs on The Gram and happily admit that the micro influencer influences me. I read their tips for building a brand, swipe up to get recommended products and like pics about health and wellness that inspire me to embrace kale. That said, I've never read anything helpful about achieving a work/life balance ("taking time for yourself" is stale and irritating). BUT as a non mom or life expert, I'm excited to share my trick that I've realized is the key to my sanity:

A Few Ways to Dress Your Walls

A Few Ways to Dress Your Walls

Last week, we spent a morning with Farrow and Ball's color experts in their Flatiron showroom. These ladies are educated in color and their paint and wallcovering products are absolutely stunning. We're excited to be working on a fall collaboration with them (since nice walls and art are like  2 peas in a pod) BUT, before that's revealed, we're rounding up some simple ways to deal with your walls.