October Breast Cancer Awareness

I lost my mom to breast cancer.

When my mom passed away from breast cancer 7 years ago, my whole world turned upside down. My youngest son, Wyatt, was only 11 months old when it happened.

Somehow, I was supposed to hold it all together. I am a stay at home mom with a husband who has a busy schedule, so I had to be strong and care for my son. The depression took over my life like a 2-year-old tantrum that never stops.

How would I be able to grieve this horrible loss while caring for an innocent, beautiful child plus deal with raging hormones since I also just found out I was pregnant with my second son?

The guilt sank in entirely, and I lost myself. My poor husband, Karl, had to deal with most of the heartache. I honestly don’t think I would have been able to get out of bed, if it wasn’t for him.

"Being a mother, without a mother, is the hardest, most heartbreaking challenge. There isn't a day that goes by where I didn't wish I could tell her that she was a perfect mom now that I’m raising children of my own.  I admire everything she was and hope I can be as good of a mother as she was to my sister and me." - Corinne Braunwarth, Owner of Oh La Lari

The reason why I started Oh La Lari® is all because of her. She was compassionate and selfless, and she loved every person she came in contact with. With her inspiration in mind, my goal is to give back to moms as my mom did for me. Whether you're dealing with postpartum depression or not, it is easy to get lost in motherhood.

Oh La Lari® believes feeling sexy can help you regain your whole self again. When I wear my sexy bralette, I feel a deep sense of power and confidence. After building that confidence back, my marriage has thrived and we became a connected family again. I hope I can bring this to all moms everywhere.

When my mother was diagnosed with her first battle of breast cancer, I was working for a company called Chan Luu, and we collaborated with Breastcancer.org. At the time, the founder Marissa Weiss called my mother and provided her with so much support to help her get through this horrible disease.

So for the month of October, I will donate 10% of all sales to breastcancer.org.  

I want to give back to every women and the loved ones who have or had breast cancer.