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Jan Livingston Mokhtari
Los Angeles, California
I’M A MOTHER, WRITER, AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR LIVING IN LOS ANGELES.
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. Lila | Posing in photobooth at Nana Kathy's 70th Birthday party, she was in charge of the 'T'. Stella | In the gold remnants of Nana Kathy's 70th birthday party decorations. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Butter
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. Lila | Helping me decorate for Nana Kathy's 70th Birthday party. Lost in gold. Stella | Her 4th Birthday at the happiest place on earth dresses as Queen Elsa. Fireworks are exploding behind her head.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Butter
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. Stella | Happy 4th Birthday to my Sweet Stella Bella! Lila | In Princess Anna gear, at Disneyland for Stella's 4th Birthday. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Butter
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. Stella | Dressing up like Irish Rapunzel with child. She said, 'Mommy, I need some cake medicine.' Me, 'why?' Her, 'Cause cake always makes me feel better.' Amen sister. Lila | Lila playing checkers with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Butter
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. Lila | She's always looking up to the sky, what's up there Lila? Lila: 'Everything.' Stella | Ruling the playground. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Butter
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Your family history can help determine how high your risk is for Ovarian Cancer. One in 67 women (1-2%) will develop Ovarian Cancer in her lifetime. The lifetime risk for women who have a family history of Ovarian Cancer, but no known genetic mutation, is 4-7%, and the risk for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Butter
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Your family history can help determine how high your risk is for breast and ovarian cancer. One in eight women (12%) will develop Breast Cancer in her lifetime. The lifetime risk for women who have a family history of breast cancer, but no genetic mutation, is 20-30%. The risk for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Butter
For St. Patrick's Day, an Irish singer and songwriter. James Vincent McMorrow was on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning and his melodic voice reminds me of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. His new album, Post Tropical is avail now. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Butter
'Let It Go' from Frozen has become the soundtrack to many of our lives the past two months. The level of passion from Stella and Lila when they sing these songs has surpassed any amount of excitement I have seen from them in the short time they have been on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Butter
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. Stella | Showing me she made it through the prickly plants with no scrapes. Lila | Running through the water Tongva Park, so happy. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Butter
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VSCO, which stands for Visual Supply Co has quickly emerged as the premier mobile photography app. Emily Nathan, our photograher on the Target Baby campaign this year introduced me to it. Thank you Emily. The app bundles in a variety of tremendously good filters (which VSCO prefers to call "Presets"),... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Butter
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This French trio is beloved for their vin-tage synth pop sound. I love the pairing of girlie vocals with grown-up instrumentation. It reminds me of my crush on Robyn. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Butter
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Truly, Madly, Deeply | 03 (from left to right) One, Zara Coral Crochet Dress Two, Finn Rose Gold Knot Ring. Three, Minted Nursery Art Prints. Four, Isa Tapia Juanita Scalloped Flat Sandals. Five, Kelly Green and Cream Block Pillow by Jillian Rene Decor Etsy. Six, Ombre Clutches Mama Bleu Designs... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Butter
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Photos of other young women's breast reconstructions are incredibly helpful during the preventative mastectomy decision making process, not just as research for your own surgery , but also as emotional therapy that everything is going to be alright. Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is the place to start.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Butter
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How to Give Your Boobs a Proper Send-off By Jan Livingston Mokhtari As a healthy 37-year-old mother, I like most women in the world have my insecurities, my skin is too white, my thighs too big, but my breasts always made my list of favorites. Not that they’re large or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Butter
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Crabtree | Written and Illustrated by Jon and Tucker Nichols | Mcsweeneys This book is fantastic in every way. Witty and weird. 'Alfred Crabtree has lost his false teeth. But don’t worry, he’ll find them if he can just get his things organized! Alfred’s world is cluttered with surprising objects.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Butter
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Everyone should have a millennial in their lives, only a few of us get to have the sage Alex Spott in our universe. She is my young yoda and she teaches me things every day. Now, I'm going to share them with you. You're Welcome. My Millennial Lesson #1: 'Absolve... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Butter
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Instagram is my new Facebook. I use it to keep up with friends, and share my life. But a frustrating bug in Instagram has always been it impossible to save high resolution verions of your images. Now there's a simple, free way to retrieve all your Instagram images. Instaport.me is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Butter
Hi Lillian, Thank you for your note, the comment section on this post was hidden and I just discovered it. I'm so happy you found this post before your surgery and it brought you some peace of mind. How was your surgery? How are you doing? Let me know, Jan
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Dude has made so many people and dogs in the world happy since he graced us with his presence 10 years ago. He has introduced us to new friends, made three houses feel like homes, and helped nuture our two daughters. He taught us to have fun every day, be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Butter
Little Dragon are a Swedish trip hop band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1996. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Butter
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. #the52project Lila | In Marsh's glasses. Trouble. Stella | My star. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Butter
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In 2014 I'm going to take part in The52Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week. Her's my 2013 practice. #the52project Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Butter
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. #the52project Stella | Gazing at the whale on our whale watcing trip. Lila| Basking in the sun, celebrating 79 degrees in January. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Butter
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The 52 Project. A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014. #the52project Stella | Zee artist at a birthday party. Lila | Flying high at Disneyland. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Butter