Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Parasol Co. Feature

Do you ever find out about a baby product or company way late in life and wish you knew about it sooner? This is how I feel about Parasol Co. I wish I knew about these diapers when Eloise was born because we are obsessed. 

Parasol Co. makes ultra-soft, fluffy diapers using an innovative top sheet layer that reimagines the inside of the diaper, making it feel so soft and comforting to your baby. They are soft and fluffy, but also thinner than most diapers which makes it easy to put clothes over or just wear by themselves. 

"We’ve spent years developing the first American diaper with an ultra-soft top sheet layer that comforts your child unlike any other, but still uses less wood pulp. The fact is safe and eco-conscious diapers don’t have to be rough and bulky."

Monday, June 12, 2017

Let's Be Honest Mamas: Technology with Kids

Happy Monday friends! Today I am joining a group of amazing bloggers for a post all about technology and kids. My friend Hannah (find her blog here + IG here) puts these group posts together once a month. I think it's really fun to read other mama's opinions on subjects we all talk so much about. I linked everybody else participating at the bottom of this post so be sure to check them all out!
I recently talked about technology habits with Eloise over on IG and how I was feeling like a bad mom and a little self conscious so I challenged myself to set aside timed un-plugged time each day. I set my timer on my phone and don't grab it until the time goes off. If we make it past the timed amount, then I set it for longer the next day. I want to memorize the little details about Eloise that nobody else could possible know. I want to be more present and aware of every minute in our days. If you're struggling to find the time to unplug, start small and add 2 minutes each day. I think we all want to be present with our children but technology makes that so hard. I am challenging you, with no judgment of how much un-pligged time you get, because I truly think any time is enough.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Self Care

"It only takes a few small steps to make a big difference in your life. Once you start making these little changes, it gets easier to make yourself a priority too. Learning to connect with yourself and cater to your own needs only helps you be a better mother, wife and friend." -- Holly Rust, HuffPost

I am a huge advocate for self care. I know it looks differently for each of us, but I wanted to share with you some of the ways I stay sane through this crazy journey called motherhood. Of course I love my little tribe, I love spending time with Eloise and I wouldn't trade being a stay-at-home-mom for anything in the world. I do think it's so important that we take the time we need in order to be a better wife, mom, friend and overall good person in society. :)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tchoup Industries Feature

I think everybody has that one "thing" that they wish they could wear without being judged. For me-- that is fanny packs and mom jeans. Am I the only one who has been obsessed with fanny packs for years and afraid to wear them? I'm finally at the point in life where I don't really care what others think of my style. I've decided that I'm going to own it with confidence because it makes me happy. Before Eloise, I would drool over fancy purses at Nordstrom and dream of having a closet full of designer clothes, bags and shoes. But as I get older, I realize that I value well made, practical products way more than a big brand name. As a mom, a product that allows me to be 100% handsfree AND is really well made from an amazing small company is exactly what I obsess over these days. Because let's be real, I have a stage-five-clinger-19-month-old-daughter who rarely lets me put her down in public, so I usually look like a hot mess trying to hold a wiggly toddler, my diaper bag and pay for my iced coffee all at once. Let's just say, the fanny pack changed my life.

SO let me introduce you to Tchoup Industries and remind you that you should wear what makes you comfortable... don't let judgments or trends make you who you are. Be you and don't worry about the rest.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Toddler Meals with Re-Play Recycled

Eloise has always been a good eater, but she goes through a lot of food phases so I'm constantly guessing on what she currently likes. Yesterday, she hated peanut-butter toast but today she kept asking for more after eating an entire piece. Now that she's getting better at communicating, we try to give her  more food options so she can tell us yes or no. But I feel like I'm constantly on Pinterest looking for new ideas and recipes for toddler food, so if you have any good ideas please leave me a comment! E is loving avocados and berries still (honestly, she probably eats her entire body weight in fruit each week). She loves turkey wraps for lunch and will specifically ask for "cheese please" all day. She also loves ice-cream. We give her "bites" when we have it in the house and she says "a bite?! a bite?!" over and over.. it's the cutest thing.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Capsule Wardrobe | Jewelry

I don't wear a lot of jewelry, and my "collection" consists of pieces that go with any outfit. Some people have sets for certain outfits and I'm just not one of those people. I'm not really into the big, colored necklaces or matchy-gaudy earrings. There's nothing wrong with that style, it's just not mine :). I like to keep it simple and neutral.