Dressing the Bump: Week 29

I’ll be honest, I was not feeling these photos you guys. I just felt like my “look” wasn’t worthy of a post. That’s because, if I’m being honest, most days I’m wearing some version of this get-up. I guess you could call this my mom-iform. Get it? Like a mom uniform, I know I’m pretty clever. Then I realized how important it was for me to share this look because not every day to I get out the door with my hair done, make up on, or the perfectly put together outfit. This is just Exhibit A.

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Dressing the Bump: Week 27

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This is my last week in the second trimester, AH. This is getting really, really, really, real. My belly is for sure feeling nice and large and that’s why I was so excited to find out my favorite swimwear brand was releasing maternity swim bottoms. Living in Southern California and having a husband who practically has salt water in his veins means we end up at the beach pretty often. So that leaves me with two options, either throw on a bathing suit and enjoy myself or try to wear some sort of semi beach friendly outfit and end up being uncomfortable and sweaty. Yuck. Honestly, I’ve never been the biggest fan of swimsuits because of the whole people seeing me half naked thing, but since having Elouise my views on body image have changed drastically.

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10 Things You Should Have in Your Diaper Bag for a Toddler

Well, I’ve had a toddler now for almost six months and I can say that I’ve finally found the magic formula for how to pack my diaper bag. The transition from infant to toddler sort of crept up on me, and I suddenly realized that half of the stuff I carried in my bag wasn’t essential anymore. So, I re-evaluated and repacked everything based on what I’ve figured out we usually need on a day to day basis. I’ve put together a list of the 10 things you should have in your diaper bag for a toddler.

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#worldbreastfeedingweek

If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, you’ve probably read my post about our breastfeeding journey. I’ll sum it up in one sentence for you. It started out rocky and ended the best way possible. That’s only because I was able to surround myself with resources that encouraged me to not give up without a fight. This week is world breastfeeding week and it is something I think is so important, because it gets the conversation started about one of the most natural, yet taboo, things we do as mothers.

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Dressing the Bump: Week 24

Week 24 is just about over people, this is not a drill. I had a moment this week where everything became really real for me and suddenly the reality of having another baby just hit me right in the heart. Like, all aspects not just the sweet cuddles, but all of the bits and pieces. Good, difficult, sweet, and emotional. It really got me thinking about perspective. Perspective can change everything. Sometimes all we need is a different view to see the beauty in something. I once heard life compared to a tapestry and it kind of made everything make sense to me. Okay bear with me here, I know it doesn’t sound very relevant, but have you ever seen a tapestry being made? It’s a delicate and painstaking process and requires attention to detail and skill. Even one tiny piece out of place can disrupt the complex and intricate design.

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