Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 2/26 - 3/4


       I'm just a tad behind on this weeks blogging schedule, obviously since my goal for these weekly posts is to put them up on Monday. Ah, you can forgive me, right? :) I feel like I'm constantly saying this exact sentence, but I cannot believe February is almost over already. January lasted a literal eternity (okay, not literal, but you know), and now we're about to be in March in just a few short days. Not to mention Ezra will be turning 8 months old - now THAT I literally cannot believe! It's so strange how time seems to move faster and faster as the months and years go on. I remember when I felt like my high-school years lasted an eternity, then college went by a little quicker, and the clock keeps on ticking. Anyway, I came up with some yummy breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas this week as we leave February behind.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The New Mama's Guide To Breastfeeding (50 Resources & FREE Checklist!)


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       I definitely want to start making these New Mama's Guides a regular thing on the blog. As a new mom, there was so much information I was gathering AFTER the fact - I wish I would have had a comprehensive guideline to refer back to, before I was in the midst of the struggle, frantically researching online. I am obviously a new mom with only one child, so needless to say I don't know EVERY thing or have EVERY resource. But I wanted to create these in hopes of providing some helpful information to other new moms who might be feeling lost or unsure. The New Mama's Guide to Breastfeeding includes a list of 40+ online breastfeeding resources of all types (including anecdotal posts by other moms), plus a checklist of items that you'll want to have on hand from the get-go.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 2/19 - 2/25

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      I took a little break from the weekly meal plan last week & asked you guys on Instagram if you'd rather read the weekly meal plan posts on the blog, or have them directly delivered to your inbox. The majority of you said you'd rather read them on the blog, so here it is! Not going to lie, I worry that these posts are redundant, so I try to spruce them up by adding in some different topics here and there - next month I have a series planned focusing on weekly meal plans for different budgets. So, stay tuned for that! Also, for those of you that DO wish you had something delivered right to your inbox, click the link in the sidebar to sign up for my newsletter! It's so much more than an RSS feed...I have so many fun & exclusive things to share only with my subscribers, you don't want to miss out.

How To Survive Your 9-5 As A Work-At-Home-Mom

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How To Survive Your 9-5 As A Work At Home Mom #wahm #homeoffice 

     A while back, a reader requested I do a "day in the life" type post about what I do on an average day as a work-at-home mom. As most of you probably know, blogging is not a full-time gig for me - more like my favorite hobby! I work 30 hours/week from home while also being Ezra's sole caretaker during that time. Today I wanted to walk through my day with you, and share some of my organizational and time management tips for balancing work life and mom life at the same time.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentines Day Recipe: Delicious Strawberry & Cream Cheese Crepes


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Today on the blog, I am so happy to welcome a long-time friend of mine Danielle! Danielle is a wife and mother of 3 & blogger/owner of Simply Splendid, a food blog dedicated to sharing delicious recipes, from sweet to savory and everything in between. For more of Danielle's recipes, make sure you check out her blog!
www.simplysplendidblog.com


       I know it’s SO cliché, but when I think of Valentine’s day I think of romance, and when I think romance I think Paris. So what better way to start the most romantic day of the year than with some crepes?  The truth is, I’ll find any excuse to make this amazing recipe! I mentioned that you could start your day with these crepes, but they don’t just make a great breakfast, you can have them for dessert as well. If we’re being completely honest, I’ve even eaten them for dinner a time or two, because #adulting! And I KNOW crepes can seem kind of intimidating to make. Believe me, I’ve only just recently discovered how easy it actually is! Trust me, as long has you have a good nonstick pan anyone can make crepes, and I’m here to walk you through it step-by-step! So let’s get started.

Friday, February 9, 2018

5 Must-Have Skincare Items for Mama & Baby

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       Today I wanted to give you guys my top FIVE skincare must-haves for mama and baby! Whether you're a mom or not, it's safe to say that all of us have some skincare staples that we swear by. Hormones are a crazy thing for women (and men!), and during pregnancy and postpartum they only get crazier. It's so important to be consistent with a good skincare regimen in order to match wits with your skin when it seems to have a mind of its own. I am lucky to have never struggled with acne or any other skin condition other than hormonal breakouts, but I still wanted to find the best possible products to combat these while I was pregnant and even during my postpartum period. Pregnancy changes every part of your body - including your skin! If you've read any other post of mine on the blog, you know that I try my best to find gentle, natural and non-toxic products to use on my own body - and I am committed to the same standard for products I use on Ezra as well!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan 2/5 - 2/11 + FREE Meal Planning Printables!

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     Another Monday, another weekly meal plan for you today on the blog! Are you still in a junk-food induced coma after yesterday's Super Bowl festivities? Thankfully Jack and I didn't indulge too much, except for some spinach artichoke dip, but I am more than ready to start fresh today with a new week of healthy meals! It's so cliche to say, but I truly do feel so recharged at the beginning of a new week - if I failed in some way over the weekend, whether it be eating too much junk food or not meeting a specific goal, I always feel like Monday always brings a clean slate and a chance for me to get back on track and moving forward. Does anyone else feel that way?

Friday, February 2, 2018

The New Mama's Guide to Diaper Bag Must-Haves (+ Free Checklist!)

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       It is FRIDAY, YA'LL, finally. I am so guilty of being that person who works for the weekend - I definitely need to work on slowing down and not wishing the work-week would hurry up and move a little faster. Although, as a mom I already feel like time is moving way faster than it should. Ezra turned 7 months old yesterday! It's so cliche to say, but time has literally flown by, I thought he was just a newborn like, last week. I shared a video on my Facebook page (follow me here!) which expressed the sentiment that "the nights are long, but the years are short", and it's SO true. Although I may be guilty of wishing time would move faster, I will NEVER wish the same for Ezra's babyhood. I struggled so much in the beginning as a new mom, which made it easy to say things like "ugh I can't wait until 'blank' ", whether that'd be getting a full night's sleep, or something like being able to go out in public without Ezra getting too fussy. But now looking back, I wish I would have cherished that newborn stage a little bit more.