Stacey Bendet

CEO and Creative Director of Alice+Olivia


Shame on mom-shamers. Experienced their wrath? Share your story.

I went back to work one week after having c-sections with each of my babies! I would carry them in a Bjorn and breastfeed at the office! I was beyond shamed! Basically attacked for not staying home! Every mom adapts to motherhood differently! For me incorporating my daughters into my world, being able to have them with me at work was perhaps unique but what worked for me! 

If any line of work needs inspo, it's motherhood. What type of mothers inspire you

I’ve always been inspired by women and mothers who raise great daughters! Some of them worked some didn’t! One of my all time idols is Esther Wojcicki! She raised three of the most successful women of our time while becoming a world renowned journalism teacher and author! 

Sometimes we're all BAD MUTHAs (as we should be). When did you go against traditional advice? 

All of the time! My oldest daughter has a pacifier until she was 5 my youngest daughter still sleeps in our bed and she’s 4....I don’t believe in one way of parenting I believe in parenting the child you have.... Everyone was crazy when I decided on a vegetarian diet for my children—-but it was something I believed in....! Again, I believe in parenting the child not a parenting norm...!