Jena Malone’s Newborn Baby Is Already the Biggest Fan of Her Music
Jena Malone has been one busy lady as of late — between your typical new mom duties (she gave birth to son Ode Mountain just this May) and recent roles in both Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Neon Demon, the actress has also been scouting for new tunes with which to lull Ode to sleep (or wake him up, depending)!
As it turns out, she didn’t have to look very far, however: Ode’s favorite? Jena’s own album, released just over a year ago.
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My band #theshoe is on Apple Music. As a new mom , being able to have so much music at my finger tips is amazing. I've been discovering so many new bands that soothe and excite my son. I just played him our album " I'm okay" and his eyes lit up and he started laughing. Pretty much made my whole year. Take a listen. Take off your coat. Do your dishes with a smile on your face. Sending you lots of love Xx @theshoeperforms Photo by @neilkrug
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Posting this dreamy album cover to Instagram, Jena writes, “My band, #theshoe, is on Apple Music. As a new mom, being able to have so much music at my fingertips is amazing. I’ve been discovering so many bands that soothe and excite my son. I just played him our album I’m Okay and his eyes lit up and he started laughing. Pretty much made my whole year.”
Awwww, that’s so cute, it would probably make our year too!
Jena went on to invite us all to check out the album as well, saying, “Take a listen. Take off your coat. Do your dishes with a smile on your face. Sending you lots of love. XX.”
Um, BRB — we’re busy downloading some tunes!
What do you think of Jena’s music? Share with us over @BritandCo!
(Photos via Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty + Neil Krug)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!