Interview with Four Moms About Life in Quarantine

Mom Jean Confessions: An Honest Q&A with Four Families in Quarantine

Three months ago, if you would have asked me what we’d be doing this weekend, I would have excitedly said “Celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary, and my best friend’s coming to visit from Chile!” We would have probably dropped the kids off for the weekend with family, and tried to sneak away for a mini staycation. See, this year was going to be a “redo” since we didn’t end up taking that trip to celebrate our 10 year anniversary last year (kicking myself now, but how would we have ever known). The following week was supposed to be spent planning a 2nd bday party for my friend Jamie’s little girl. Now all we’ll be lucky to do is a virtual WhatsApp call with “TheOG4” as we call ourselves aka my childhood best friends.

An Honest Q&A with 4 Moms About Life in Quarantine

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7 Days of Quarantine to Real World Outfits

How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Quarantine to Real World

It’s been 2 months since we fell into quarantine and it’s safe to say, I’ve forgotten how to do all the things. Seriously, it’s as if being confined to our home has put my body into survival mode, and my mind has chosen only the essential things to remember. Like a computer that’s been wiped clean after being infected with a virus (bad analogy, but you get the gist 😉). I realized the full severity of my selective memory, as I attempted to put three pieces of clothing together (that didn’t include elastic) to look “halfway decent” for Mother’s Day. After back to back failed attempts, I just gave up and threw on an old over-sized button down over top my “quarantine leggings” and called it a day.

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8 Lessons I Learned from Blogging

8 Life Lessons I Learned from Blogging

8 years ago today when I hit publish on my first blog post, I never could have imagined how much that choice would impact my life. I had just turned 30 and was at a crossroads in my career. A year prior, I’d made the extremely tough decision to leave an emotionally and physically draining career in digital media/advertising. Then after a little soul searching, I’d accepted a new role as the digital marketing manager at Los Angeles magazine. I felt at home. The people, the work, the bustling journalistic environment was everything I thought I wanted. Yet, there was still something missing.

8 Lessons I Learned from Blogging

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Indoor & Outdoor Activity Ideas to Keep Kids Busy from Razor

Quick Quarantine Tips for Parents

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I don’t think there’s been a time in my generation’s life where everyone, literally everyone, has been as affected by something as much as this virus. A virus that seemed to come out of nowhere, and yet now it’s everywhere. As much as it’s turned my life upside down, it’s my kids who I worry about the most. Yes, they’re resilient and won’t likely remember it quite the same way we will, but it still pains me to put them through this at such a young age. So many kids who won’t get the chance to finish an entire school year…the thought just kills me. Seniors missing out on their “lasts” with their childhood best friends. Elementary kids like my son, who absolutely adores his teacher and would rather go to school than most other places, are having to adjust to a new normal that we never asked for. 

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At Home with The Murrays

Mom Jean Confessions: Why I Needed Social Distancing

Well we survived week one of quarantine aka social distancing from the Coronavirus, and yet there’s still so much uncertainty happening all around us, all across the world. Instead of letting my anxiety get the best of me, I decided last week that I wanted to document our experience – as a family. For me, when life feels like it’s spiraling out of control, I try to just focus on the things that matter. As scary as the situation we’re in is, I’m trying to use it as a way to reconnect with the simple things in life. I created this video montage of our first week “At Home with The Murray’s,” to remind me, and all of us, that social distancing doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, in a lot of ways it’s just what I needed.

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How Cammeo Head to Styling Was Born

CH2T Styling: How I Found My Personal Style

It’s no secret, I have a true passion for styling. I think most everyone who’s been following along with my blog, whether you’re an OG from 8 years ago or a newbie, knows my brand is based on my love of all things style related. Fashion, beauty, home and even my kiddos have a flair for their own personal style. However, I realized that I’ve really never shared just how my love for styling was born, or why I even decided to start my styling service – Cammeo Head to Toe Styling. 

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Mom Jean Confessions: Why Two and a Half is PEAK Terrible Twos

Well it’s official – Cha Cha is in PEAK terrible twos mode. She’s been building up to it for a while now, but she just turned two and a half – and it’s like the game changed over night. I went from being down by 10 at the half, to trailing by 50 with 2 min left in the game and no timeouts left (please tell me someone appreciates my football humor ?)…I’m actually convinced for most children, “terrible twos” start at about the year and a half mark, and go well into three and four years old. I’ve even polled several of my mom friends and they agree – terrible twos might as well mean for two years straight the sweet little angel you once knew will take on the life of a deranged lunatic that makes you question your own sanity on a daily basis.

Why Two and a Half is PEAK Terrible Twos

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CH2T Beauty: Styling Barrettes For All Ages

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Can we talk about bangs for a second? I’ve had ’em. You’ve had ’em. We’ve all had ’em. Unless you’re like some, who swore off of ’em after the “permed bangs epidemic” of the ’90s. Even still, we’re drawn to ’em. Heck, there was nothing more I wanted than bangs as a kid but my dad had a strict “no bangs” rule, and funny enough, so does Grant (Sorry Cha Cha).

How to Style Grown Out Bangs

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Happy YOU Year

Mom Jean Confessions: Happy YOU Year

The last few months of the year were like a blur for us. Between work, holidays, birthdays, and kid’s school activities out the wazoo – it honestly felt like a nonstop merry-go-round that left us all a bit dizzy at the end. The hubs and I finally sat down on the couch New Year’s Day, and realized it literally was the first time we’d had absolutely nothing to do, no where to go, no one to entertain since before the holidays. And it felt damn good. Felt good to be lazy. To not care what was going on outside the walls of our home. But like they say – all good things must come to an end ?

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CH2T Styling: Holiday Looks with an Edge

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What’s more fun than styling looks for the holidays? Styling looks for the holidays with a friend! I was so excited when my girl Stephanie, (aka my Italian sistah from anotha mistah ?), agreed to shoot a styling video with me! You may remember her from some of the sessions I styled for our friend Hattie’s jewelry line. She loves fashion as much as I do and we have similar taste – a lot of black, with edgy pieces & killer shoes. So for this video we decided to style 6 different looks using similar top & bottom combos, but wanted to show y’all how we put our own twist on each look. Watch below or on my IGTV channel!

Styling Video: 6 Looks to Rock the Holidays

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