Can I Be a Good Mother and a Successful Professional?

Can I Be a Good Mother and a Successful Professional?

August 24, 2018

Every morning I start my day by getting breakfast started while my kids brush their teeth. Once they are settled and satiated, I sit down to start my work day. Because I work from home, it is vital for me to pre-plan my day to best maximize my efficiency and avoid burnout. The biggest part of that plan always seems to be “stay flexible.” Sometimes I even write on my to-do list as a reminder to myself throughout the day. Between two kids and a new business, there are a lot of fires to be put out, issues vying for my attention, and constant interruptions (the greatest understatement). There are days when I can’t seem to get anything accomplished, but at least I’ll always be sure to check one thing of my list: stay flexible.

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why sunscreen is your new bff this summer

Why Sunscreen is Your New BFF

July 06, 2018

Move over, Spring! I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be happier to welcome summer. Maybe it’s the Dominican blood in me, but I just love the summer season! I’ll take the heat and humidity any day for the chance to go to the beach with my daughters, go swimming, play tennis, go for an afternoon family stroll, and play at the park.

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Why You Should Visit Provence in June

Why You Should Visit Provence in June

June 15, 2018

I’m excited to take a break from skincare this week to talk about travel, which is such a passion of mine. I believe that traveling to new countries and experiencing new cultures firsthand is one of the most profound ways to learn and grow as an individual. You may remember me talking about our ...

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Meet Jessy Furniel the Founder and Organic Cosmetic Formulator of Adelie Skin Care

How Motherhood and Marriage Have Empowered Me to Create My Brand

May 27, 2018 2 Comments

If you had asked me a couple years ago if this journey would be in my future, I would not have guessed it in my wildest dreams. Now, I can’t imagine it any other way. I’m still in the middle of finishing the last pending aspects for our brand launch, and unexpected challenges keep creeping up. Something I’ve learned along the way is to focus on my tasks and accomplishments one day at a time. Just like parenting, this is the birth of a new baby, and it shouldn’t be rushed.

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Adelie facial serums are formulated by the founder by hand

Behind the Brand: How I Hope Adélie Will Transform the Way Women Care for Their Skin

May 03, 2018

Confession: I’m a minimalist. There are only three products on my bathroom counter that I use to care for my skin daily. I believe in efficiency, not clutter. I can get a little overwhelmed by multi-step, product-intensive beauty regimes. As a solopreneur and work-from-home mother of two, I certainly don’t have time for it. Even if I did have time, like in a fantasy world where I could have 30 minutes of uninterrupted time in the bathroom, I still wouldn’t choose to follow a routine with too many steps or products. I just don’t think it’s necessary.

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Jessy Furniel: My Journey Into Creating Adelie Skin Care

Jessy Furniel: My Journey into Creating Adélie

April 20, 2018 5 Comments

It’s 9 AM, and I’m drinking my dark french-press coffee. My two daughters are chattering away in the next room, the dog is vying for my attention, and I have a to-do list a mile long (like any mother, entrepreneur or not). I’m not a morning person at all—I can practically hear my husband and kids saying...

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