Most of my outfit blog posts focus on new trends or items worn outside of the house. But lately, I’ve been spending a lot more time INSIDE with Bennett. (Especially with this summer heat.) Jockey has quickly become one of my go-to brands for quality basics that are perfect for everyday loungewear and activewear. In fact, I wear them so often you’ve probably already seen most of the pieces in today’s blog post and you didn’t even know it… I wear my Jockey on IG Stories and sprinkled into blog posts all the time! Sharing a collage of the newest and best basics for summer, and I’m flashing back to a few of my favorite photos from the last six months that include Jockey!
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.
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.