I Got It From My Mama

Written by Janeca Cua. Edited by Mara Strobel-Lanka. Where do I even begin? My mother is such a wonderful, selfless human being that I'm blessed to have in my life. If it weren't for her I wouldn't be the person I am today. With her guidance and knowledge, I am molded into a successful, young… Continue reading I Got It From My Mama

Renaissance Woman

At first glance the Renaissance woman has been a romanticized figure in history. The porcelain paintings of upper class damsels sum up her original role quite well: to be seen, not to be heard, not to be louder than the grandiose men of her time. Rare queens gave the Renaissance woman images of power and… Continue reading Renaissance Woman

Better Together

Last week, family and friends gathered to honor the life of my great aunt Elaine, who died at age 89 after a long illness. I showed up just a few minutes before the service began, as is my way, and settled in next to my little sister, Betsey. Displayed on the dais of the funeral… Continue reading Better Together

Momni Summer Writing Contest

As big as our Momni community is now, it's important to remember that it started with just two special people: Joy Lee and her mother, Mary. Eight years after the pair first started their business, the family business has grown along with its aspirations. From in-shop events, to buzz word fashion shows, to our everyday… Continue reading Momni Summer Writing Contest

Self Care Benders

Grey light brushed my eyes on a Tuesday morning with soft severity. An exhausted snooze button met my hand for the sixth time, and I rolled over a dark mass of pillows to find my round tabby cat, Pumpkin, staring at me with an exceptionally annoyed look. I know that seeing, "Get up you lazy… Continue reading Self Care Benders

Model Citizen

When I was offered a spot as a model in my favorite boutique’s second annual fashion show, it was like receiving my letter from Hogwarts. But as the day of the show approached, I became nervous, palpably so. I felt like I hadn’t prepared at all. The outfits had been chosen, sure. But was I… Continue reading Model Citizen