Friday, May 25, 2018

How I Stopped Using Traditional Deodorant & What I'm Doing Instead

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     If you've been following me or reading the blog for any length of time, you might know that I've recently been passionate about finding more natural options for things like household cleaning products, makeup and body products. I've shared a few of my favorites on the blog, and more recently I've been talking about some things like my favorite BB cream on my Instagram story (follow me there if you're not already!) I've been meaning to write this post for a while, because I've been keeping a bit of a secret: the fact that I detoxed my armpits and went without deodorant for the last 9 months before finding a natural solution I felt comfortable with. I wanted to share the process here, and hopefully encourage some of you to consider making the same change!

Monday, May 21, 2018

The New Mama's Guide to Baby Wearing: Safety & Basics

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    Baby-wearing was one of those things I never really gave much thought to, until I was pregnant with my son. In fact, there's a LOT of things I didn't give any thought to until I became a parent (but that's a whole other post, haha). I knew baby carriers existed, but the only type I'd ever seen was the big backpack style with the metal frames, and when I found out I was pregnant, I knew the LAST thing I wanted to do was wear my baby if it meant having a big metal contraption strapped to me all day long. It wasn't until a friend of mine tagged me in an Instagram giveaway on the Solly Baby page, that I realize baby-wearing was actually SO much more than just convenience and frame backpacks. In today's post, I wanted to create a guide for new moms, addressing not only the different types of carrier and their uses, but also the maternal (and infant) benefits that come from wearing your baby. I have two types of carrier myself, and I plan on writing a follow-up post on each of those specifically, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

SPRING UPDATE: Where Have I Been?

     Hey, Stranger! It's no real secret I've taken quite the hiatus from blogging over the last two-and-a-half months, but I'm making my way back here to say that I'm picking up right where I left off, and moving full-steam ahead! There are a few changes coming to the blog and my social media that I think will be more beneficial for me, as a person, and help me connect more with my "audience" - although honestly, I hate that word. One of my new, main goals for the blog and my social media in general is to make real connections with those of you that follow me and read the blog. I hope to engage more with you all one-on-one, instead of letting my voice echo throughout the internet, wondering if anyone can hear. In a day and age full of "social media influencers" and celebrities, I realize that for most, I will be just another face in the crowd, and that's fine by me. BUT, my original purpose of the blog stays the same: to foster community among other new moms who are navigating some of the same waters that I am in right now.