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About Jordan Reid
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Jordan Reid grew up in New York City, studied cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University, and worked as an actress for over a decade before turning her focus to her true passions - fashion, beauty, entertaining, home décor, and DIY - by creating the lifestyle website RamshackleGlam.com. She is the author of Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom's Haphazard Guide To (Almost) Having It All, Carrying On: Style, Decor and More For The Nervous New Mom, both from Perseus Books, and The Big Fat Activity Book For Pregnant People, cowritten with Erin Williams and coming from Penguin Random House in Spring 2017.
Reid has been called "a star of the post-expertise how-to landscape" by The New York Observer, and Ramshackle Glam (www.ramshackleglam.com) has been deemed a "survival guide for those who don't have a clue how to be domestic" by the Daily Beast. In a feature on Ramshackle Glam, Time Magazine wrote, "Of all the changes wrought by social media, few underscore the reach of the individual like the rise of Reid."
Reid has conceptualized, styled and executed national campaigns for companies including Dove, TJ Maxx, DKNY, Simple Skincare, and Ecco Domani, and has appeared in a wide variety of publications and websites, including InStyle, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and The Nest. She has spoken at fashion and beauty events around the country, hosted two seasons of the Meredith Video Studios-produced home decor show Jordan In The House, and hosted two series of a beauty-focused show for Allure Magazine.
Reid presently lives in the Bay Area with her husband, their two children, and their two dogs.
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When you find out that you're pregnant, you might be nervous. I certainly was, mostly because I didn't know anything, and I wanted to know it all. Right now.”
In Carrying On, lifestyle blogger Jordan Reid weaves real-world fashion, beauty, home décor, and entertaining advice into a candid account of what pregnancy (and new parenthood) is really like. Fearlessly taking on topics that every mom-to-be wrestles with, including judgment from peers (and total strangers), relationship upheavals, intimacy issues, and the greatest worry of allcan you ever truly be ready” for a change as big as a baby?Carrying On is a must-read for any woman looking for a humorous (and sometimes heartbreaking) account of what life is like when you're waiting for your new one to start.
Ramshackle Glam creator Jordan Reid was a little nervous about becoming a mother. In my experience,” she writes, you know what happens when you hold babies? They cry. And it immediately becomes clear to all present that you have terrible parental instincts and should never be allowed to come into contact with childrenever.”
But in October 2011 Reid became a mother herself, and over the first year of her son's life the writer and media personality not only figured out a thing or two about parenting, but also learned how to navigate an entirely new lifestyle while still maintaining a sense of self.
Part memoir, part commiseration, and part how-to guide on fashion, beauty, home décor and entertaining for the new mom, Ramshackle Glam offers something fresh for the mommy” bookshelf: concrete advice on how to care for yourself in the post-partum days, weeks, and months. A deeply personal exploration of the realities of modern-day parenthood (Reid covers topics ranging from post-partum depression and marital struggles to pets who immediately transform from your beloved best friends into Those Things That Wake Up Your Child), Ramshackle Glamis also filled with straightforward, fun, and easy lifestyle tips, including how to dress for your post-partum shape, tricks for rearranging your home so it works with an infant as well as your tastes, and strategies for getting your makeup done in five minutes flat with one hand while keeping that bouncy chair going with the other.
Reid's spot-on advice combined with her trademark intimacy, wit, and (often aching) honesty make Ramshackle Glam a must-read for any woman in search of a candid account of how to handle enormous life changes with humor, grace . . . and a little bit of glam.