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086: Ali Levine — Taking Risks + Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Today I’m excited to feature a guest who is a known risk-taker and prides herself on living by her own terms. Ali Levine.

Celebrity stylist and motherhood/fashion/lifestyle expert Ali Levine believes that no matter where you roam, from the laundry room to the red carpet, authenticity is your superpower and “confidence is your best accessory.” Raised in the high-velocity fashion culture of New York City, a natural gift for style led Levine to opportunities working with international designers like Coach, Talbots, and the opening of New York’s flagship Target location. A transition to television/film took her to Hollywood, where she founded the Ali Levine Design headquarters, quickly establishing herself as LA’s “it” girl of celebrity styling with a star-studded portfolio that includes top names like Jesse McCartney, Arianny Celeste, Holly Robinson Peete, Joey King, Gretchen Rossi, Lisa Vanderpump and more. She rose to reality stardom with her Bravo show Stipped, which had exposed couple’s relationships wilee stripping them of everything they own – clothing, furniture, money, coveted possessions, to uncover what truly matters most.

After the arrival of her first child, daughter Amelia Rei, Levine wholeheartedly embraced the role of mompreneur/mommy influencer. She is now a mama of two and shares her real raw truth of motherhood. She is a sought-after motherhood style/lifestyle expert covered by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, and LA Times, with design ideas featured on national network television and in print/online media outlets such as Real Simple, PopSugar, and FabFitFun. She is also one of Yahoo’s “Top Influencers to Watch and Follow in 2020.” The Ali Levine blog – which shares the unfiltered moment-to-moment evolution that is #MomLife, along with everyday style inspiration – earned a spot among the top 100 personal stylist blogs and has been named one of the top 40 LA fashion blogs. On the “Everything with Ali Levine” podcast, the New York hotshot-turned-Hollywood style maven delivers a real, raw look at her own motherhood journey amid the treasures she’s uncovered in the universal search for authenticity, spiritual wholeness, and happiness.

Follow along at AliLevine.com and on Instagram @AliLevineDesign. Discover true-life inspirational interviews with some of Levine’s fellow A-list moms in the 5-star rated “Everything with Ali Levine” podcast on iTunes.

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Galit Laibow, Greg Fleishman, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, Foodstirs on That's Total Mom Sense with Kanika Chadda-Gupta

045: Galit Laibow, Greg Fleishman, and Sarah Michelle Gellar — Stirring the Pot with Junk-Free Sweet Treats

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045: Galit Laibow, Greg Fleishman, and Sarah Michelle Gellar — Stirring the Pot with Junk-Free Sweet Treats

Today’s episode is with the founders of Foodstirs. Foodstirs is an American cooking and lifestyle company that produces baking kits, mixes and grab and go sweet snacks for sale online, by subscription, and in select stores like Whole Foods. All products are organic, non-GMO ingredients and are intended to be “kid-friendly” to prepare.

Foodstirs Junk-Free Bakery was founded by Galit Laibow, Greg Fleishman, and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Santa Monica, California in 2014. Galit first came up with the idea and showed her baking kits to other parents (including Sarah Michelle) at her children’s school, which spurred her to become a co-founder. The two then presented the idea to Greg, which encouraged him to join as Co-founder and Co-CEO.

These three parents are determined to challenge the status quo and create better food experiences for everyone and are reinventing the multibillion dollar fresh baked goods food category. Over the years, Galit and the team have increased Foodstirs’ sales by more than 10 times and has successfully landed the brand’s USDA Organic baking mixes in more than 7,500 natural, conventional and big box retailers across the U.S. They say, “If you can’t pronounce it, we’re not making it. Because the only place for junk is in the drawer. When ingredients are awesome and steps are simple, we can create sweet experiences. Together we can all be Foodstirs.”

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025: Hitha Palepu — Mastering the Art of Traveling with Kids

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A friend of mine once said, traveling with your partner or friends is a vacation. Traveling with kids is a trip. But it doesn’t have to be! You can still have fun when traveling with your kids and today I’m joined by just the expert who can teach us how!

Hitha Palepu is an entrepreneur, investor, and writer. Her blog, Hitha On The Go, reached hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide and became known for its travel and productivity content. Her first book, How To Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip was published by Clarkson Potter in 2017. It has been released worldwide, translated into German and Italian, and is currently in its 3rd printing with 50,000 copies in circulation. Hitha and the book were featured by the New York Times, People, Travel+Leisure, and Elle. She is also the creator of #5SmartReads, a daily curation of the 5 must-read stories that reaches over 30,000 readers. Through her work and lifestyle content, she aims to provide simple solutions for women to live their best lives.

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  • 01:12 – Introduction to Hitha Palepu
  • 02:54 – Hitha’s manifesto — pack faster, learn smarter, learn more, look and feel your best, live graciously, and live your best life.
  • 05:45 – Hitha’s mentor
  • 08:40 – The book’s dedication
  • 10:47 – Story behind Hitha On The Go
  • 15:00 – Helping women save time and energy (and money) so they have more time to do the things they want to do
  • 20:20 – WanderBeauty
  • 20:36 – Motherhood
  • 25:00Mom Sense moments
  • 30:43 – ‘A Packing Timeline’
  • 36:50 – Top tips for traveling with kids
  • 39:44 – Travel/packing hacks (GET OFF INSTAGRAM)
  • 49:49 – Mom Haul
  • 52:54 – Makeup
  • 53:00 – Other Products

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