Lauren Conrad On So Mini Ways, Yahoo Life’s Parenting Series

The Hills captured a 20-something Lauren Conrad at a crossroads in terms of her career and personal relationships. More than a decade later, the former MTV star has found her footing as a married mom of two, fashion designer, author and all-around lifestyle influencer. And while Conrad has left the drama of reality TV behind, there’s no shortage of wild moments for the Laguna Beach vet, thanks to the sons she shares with husband William Tell.

“The biggest challenge of having two little boys is that things get wild in my house, which I’m learning to adjust to,” Conrad, mom to Liam, 5, and Charlie, 2 1/2, tells Yahoo Life’s So Mini Ways. “I already knew that I couldn’t really own nice things because everything gets destroyed in my home, but it’s fine; I was, like, ready for that. But yeah, things are getting really wild. It’s still fun and playful, but they’re doing laps around my house, they’re trying to ride bikes in there.”

Conrad has learned to roll with the punches. She credits motherhood — and the chaos that can come with it — for helping her be “a little more relaxed about things.”

“I think I’ve learned to kind of let go and — not go with the flow, because I’m not that chill — just be a little more laidback and understand you can’t plan everything,” she says. “Like, you kind of have to figure things out as you go.”

One thing Conrad doesn’t really sweat is meal time. The designer counts herself lucky that her boys enjoy fruits and vegetables and aren’t overly picky; “I never had to force them into eating vegetables,” she says. But it also helps to draw on a fellow mom’s advice that “as long as you can get one really solid, healthy meal into them during the day, you don’t have to stress about the other meals.” For Conrad, that’s meant making her sons breakfast smoothies that are loaded with vegetables. And because her household is dairy-free, she swaps out oat milk.

“I’ve always just used it as an alternative to regular milk,” says Conrad, who has contributed a series of recipes in partnership with Planet Oat Oatmilk and its Taste Exploration Summer Sampling Tour. “When I’m baking, I always use it. My kids drink it from the glass.”

While the former Teen Vogue intern’s latest pieces from her long-running LC Lauren Conrad womenswear collection for Kohl’s include smart citrus-print short suits and ruffled sundresses, she says a combination of mom life and working from home has made her own day-to-day style more “casual” lately. “I’m not wearing a lot of dry-clean-only pieces,” she says.

While she’s no longer sharing her life on the small screen, Conrad enjoys connecting with others on social media. She’s careful to find a balance when it comes to posting about her sons, but notes, “your kids become your life and that’s my life, so I do want to share tidbits of it.”

The only crying she does these days comes courtesy of her boys — in a good way. Conrad recalls tearing up after recently overhearing Liam console his younger brother.

“He was just being so sweet and that got me,” the proud mom says. “Their love is so special.”

As she savors the experience of raising her sons, Conrad leans on other mom friends for support and advice. She credits that network for helping her feel more confident as a parent and more forgiving of herself if things aren’t going smoothly.

“I feel like moms are really hard on themselves,” she says. “Just the fact that you’re worrying shows that you care. So I think like, just do your best.”

Source: Yahoo.com


Lauren Conrad’s Guide to a Stress-Free Friendsgiving

E! Holiday Guest Editor Lauren Conrad shares her helpful insights, shopping tips, and more.

We interviewed Lauren Conrad because we think you’ll like her picks. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our links. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!.

It seems like holiday preparation starts earlier and earlier every year. It can be easy to get caught up in creating a picture-perfect holiday celebration and sometimes that can get a bit stressful. Thankfully, we have an expert on hand, ready to impart all of her knowledge about hosting, gifting, decorating, and everything in between. The one and only Lauren Conrad is our E! Holiday Guest Editor through December.

Lauren is the editor-in-chief of her lifestyle website, where she curates the best fashion, home decor, beauty, food content, and more. She has an ever-growing brand at Kohl’s, LC Lauren Conrad, which has size-inclusive apparel for women, children’s clothes, jewelry, accessories, footwear, and bedding among its many products. Lauren has also used her platform to empower others, specifically through The Little Market, which is a nonprofit marketplace with a goal to connect shoppers with artisans from around the world. The Little Market just launched a new eco-conscious collection of gift wrap and accessories that have been hand-dyed in India.

In the coming weeks, Lauren will share her recommendations for all things holiday, starting with her editor’s letter and Friendsgiving tips below.

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Lauren Conrad Is Taking Her Mission to Empower Women Next Level

Lauren Conrad was on the Tamron Hall Show On March 2, 2021. Lauren stopped by with her business partner Hannah Skvarla to talk about The Little Market, a nonprofit fair-trade shop that allows artisans from around the world to sell their products. She also dishes on Lauren Conrad Beauty, motherhood, and more.


Lauren Conrad On Whitney Port’s podcast ‘With Whit’

Last week Lauren Conrad was interviewed by Whitney Port on Whitney’s podcast show With Whit. After years and years the two finally sat together (sort of) and chatted about everything EVERYONE ever wanted to know.
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Lauren Conrad on Holiday Hosting, Traditions, and Her Plans for Christmas

Lauren Conrad is the queen of throwing fun and festive soirées, so it makes sense that she’s on theme and on trend during the holidays. This year, she plans to make things extra special now that her one-year-old son Liam is “a little more aware of the [Christmas] holiday.”

But instead of hosting a grand party (like the ones we’d always see on The Hills), Conrad’s Christmas morning is a lot more laid-back than we imagined. Over the phone, the lifestyle and fashion designer told HelloGiggles the mini-tradition she and her family always do this time of year.

“We do Christmas morning at my in-laws’ house and my mother-in-law gets us all matching pajamas, which is really sweet. I think that’s one of the things about starting your own family, is that you create your own traditions.”

While she doesn’t know exactly what those traditions will entail with her husband William Tell and their son, she confessed they plan to “figure it out in the next couple of years.” One thing is certain, though. Now that her son is a bit older, she revealed Santa will be making a stop at their house (wink, wink).

“We’ll do Santa for the first time this year, or should I say, Santa will visit us, which is really exciting.”

For Conrad, it seems like things have come full circle. Last year, she created the Baby’s First Christmas ornament at Kohl’s, and this year she brought it back for her holiday décor collection. “We did one last year because last year was my baby’s first Christmas,” she said. “People really liked it, so we did a new version this year.”

On the topic of Christmas, Conrad also told us how she de-stresses during the holidays—especially after hosting a get-together. “I try not to make plans afterward. I think it’s important to block off some time for yourself so that you can actually enjoy all of the events,” she said. Compared to her old days of throwing parties on The Hills, she feels like she has mastered the art of hosting.

“I think I’m a little more organized as a host now. I think that with anyone, after years of entertaining, you sort of learn. Even just calculating how much food and how many beverages you want to have for guests, I think those kinds of things and little details make a big difference.”

Her best advice when entertaining guests? “A really important lesson is to know what you’re good at and what you’re not good at.”

“The ultimate goal of any event is to make sure everyone has a good time, and that you’re not stressed during your event. Because if you’re running around trying to do last-minute things and you’re stressed out about everything, I think your guests don’t have as much fun, so you want to be able to enjoy your own parties.”

If you don’t feel like hosting (and hey, we don’t blame you), but you still want to get into the festive spirit, Conrad shared the best way she makes her home “smell like the holidays.”

“One of the things about Christmas is the way your home smells. In the past, when I’ve done parties around the holidays, I usually do a bit pot of cider, which is basically apple juice with some cinnamon sticks and cloves, a couple of orange slices, but you simmer it for a couple of hours and your whole house smells like the holidays, which always helps to set the mood.”

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before Conrad shares her matching pajama sets from her mother-in-law and her son’s first Santa experience. As for us? We’ll be taking note of her hosting and décor tips.

Source: HelloGiggles


Lauren Conrad Jokes About How Son Liam Has Begun Walking

Amid her growing fashion empire, Lauren Conrad is also excited to watch her son William “Liam” James continue to grow up.

“He is walking. He gets into everything and he started walking around a lot,” the mother of one tells PEOPLE about her 13-month-old child’s latest milestone.

“He started really [walking] a month and a half ago,” says Conrad, 32, who redesigned her LC Lauren Conrad Denim collection for Kohl’s.

“Now he is running, which is scary because they’re like little drunk men,” The Hills alum jokes, adding, “They’re just constantly falling over and you’re like, ‘Oh my God!’ ”

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Lauren Conrad’s Business Is Empowering Women Around The World

The former star of MTV’s “The Hills” has created a full lifestyle brand, from clothing lines to books. Now Lauren and her best friend Hannah Skvarla have cofounded The Little Market, an online nonprofit shop featuring products made by female artisans from around the world. As they prepare to open their first brick-and-mortar store, Fast Company met up with Lauren to discuss the company’s goals and how she takes big leaps in life.

In the intervening years, Lauren Conrad has had a hand in everything from clothing lines to books, cultivating a uniform aesthetic along the way. More recently, she has focused on the nonprofit she founded with best friend Hannah Skvarla, The Little Market. The women-empowering company works with female artisans all over the world, especially in areas where women have more restricted rights, to help them sell their wares, which range from handbags and accessories to home goods and baby gear. It’s a business model Conrad could better appreciate after hitting a recent milestone in life.

“We’ve, in the last few years, become mothers and that’s only motivated us more,” Conrad says, referring to herself and Skvarla. “Because when we’re talking to women, their number one is always ‘Take care of my children,’ ‘Send my children to school,’ ‘I want only good things for my children,’ and I think we just understand that so much more now.”

Source: FastCompany