Something that I will tell every new mom – the hardest part does not happen in the hospital. No no, by far the most difficult part of being a new mom is successfully taking care of a newborn in a zombie-like, sleepless state with craziest hormones you’ve ever experienced. It’s a wild ride especially after going weeks with two middle of the night feedings and no REM sleep. There are a lot of moments of helplessness and loneliness, and I often felt discouraged and overwhelmed. Will I ever sleep again? I wasn’t sure how it was going to happen, but I was determined to get sleep as a new mom. It took educating myself and a little mom intuition to get there, but we made it happy before Benentt hit three months old. See how we were able to get Bennett sleeping through the night with the newborn sleep tips in the full post.
July 4th is only a few weeks away and even if you don’t have any concrete plans at the moment, you can always get those outfits ready. From updated stripes to florals prints, below are some festive outfit ideas you can try during the holiday, and continue to wear all summer long. Personally, I’m a fan of the classic red, white, and blue color palette, but you can’t go wrong with less cliché options that function as a swimsuit cover up. Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram for more summer-inspired looks and try-ons throughout the week!
What do you have planned for the 4th?
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I’m sure you know how important probiotics are for everyone, but did you know that they’re also important for babies? I’ve been learning how critical baby gut health is from birth through the first 6 months especially for proper immune and metabolic development. I honestly wasn’t super aware of baby probiotics until recently when I began researching formula and how different types can affect gas, fussiness and trouble sleeping. (We have been supplementing my low supply – we are now on our third kind trying to find one that agrees with Bennett’s tummy!) I wanted to put this post together to share some of the interesting things I’ve learned about using a baby probiotic as well as my experience with Evivo.
If you are interested in trying Evivo for your little one, they are offering a few discounts!
It’s hard to pick up a fashion magazine or look at your favorite blogs without seeing this summer’s big NEON color obsession. There’s no denying that neon is back, but if you’re like me, you’re probably apprehensive about how to wear it. I tend to lean into rosy hues that compliment my complexion, so while I’m likely not going to rock a full neon ensemble, there are ways to tie in those electric tones. One easy way to wear a neon lip color this summer is with a quick lipstick swap! On my recent visit to Mary Kay headquarters, we got a sneak peek of their new Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Matte Lipstick in Paparazzi Pink. Embracing a statement lip can be daunting, so I’m sharing how to incorporate it into a normal makeup routine with confidence in today’s full post!
For nine months, you get used to seeing your little bump grow right before your eyes… until suddenly the baby is out and that bump STILL remains. There was nothing that prepared me for how I’d feel looking at myself in the mirror the first two weeks postpartum. (And even still today two months out.) Hopeless, helpless and inside a stranger’s body looking back at me. You might remember from my 4th trimester blog post, that I wore a belly band to help jumpstart things. But even that isn’t enough to fully get back into normal jeans again. After my six week checkup and the okay to exercise again, I’ve been trying to remind myself of three post-baby health tips that I’m outlining in today’s post.