Mollie Chen on changing careers, maintaining a balance, all things FOOD, and lazy girl skincare.


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We are back from San Francisco and off to Philly + DC next week! This week we’re joined by our friend Mollie Chen! She’s a brand consultant (and one of the Co-Founders of Birchbox!), a beauty guru, a mom, and a serious foodie. We talk about everything from knowing when it’s time to change careers to skincare for lazy people to the perfect day of eating in NYC. She also shares some great advice for new moms and maintaining a balance in your life.

Products Mentioned:

Pregnancy Pillow from Amazon

The Politician on Netflix

M.M. Lafleur trench coat

Philz Coffee

Garlic Press from Amazon

Mollie’s product recs (so many we made it it’s own doc!)

Instagram Obsessions:



Books Mentioned:

Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham

How Could She by Lauren Mechling (October book club pick)

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acebedo

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Mollie’s Medium posts - Leaving a Company You Started and A Type-A Guide to Time Off


Night Pillow: Go to and enter Code BOP20 for 20% off.

Birchbox: Go to and enter code BOP and get $5 off your first box!

Nicely Noted: Go to and receive $5 off your first month subscription with offer code: BOP5.

Check out tickets to our Fall live shows in DC, Philly, Atlanta, New York City and Dallas.

Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more!

Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.

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