Recently I had someone ask me..."why do you do this?" Why do I share my life so openly, why do I share my journey of motherhood, why I blog and Instagram. For a second it threw me off guard because I was in a time where the haters and the lack of support and negativity were at a high, and my initial thought was "yah why the heck am I doing this?" Then I sat back and the clarity set it in.Read More
The wait for spring seems to have been a daunting one. But this past week has proven that Spring has officially sprung and damn does it feel good to see that sun. I always love the transition from fall/winter to spring/summer, but who doesn't right? More warmth, more outdoor time and the cute AF clothing that comes with it. I started taking out some of that spring/summer wear this past weekend, as well as got some peeks to some super cute SS18 lines coming out. So Mama's....time to get your online shopping carts filled, I'm sharing some of our favorite Spring fashion below.Read More
I've never been a big essential oil user and never quite understood the hype but was constantly hearing of people living by them regularly and incorporating them into their lives in many different ways. I decided to give them a try with some pure high quality oils for myself and my family. This transition happened for us shortly after Q was diagnosed with asthma a few months back. I received a lot of feedback from my followers and co-workers regarding the use of essential oils to manage asthma and was very curious about this natural approach.
With lots of education and knowledge shared by experts and people who have seen significant improvements in their health with the use of them, we started incorporating them into our life. We haven't taken the full pledge of diffusing and rolling every day, but we're down that path.Read More
The holiday season is upon us and I couldn't be more excited. For me, this time about family and oooing and ahhhing over all the beautiful Christmas sparkle and decor.
When it comes to gift giving, my family hasn't always observed this traditoin, though over the last few years, we've incorporated it into our morning. We typically set limits and its a fun activity and way to show appreciation for each other as we don't do gifts any other time of the year.
Some find it tough to buy gifts for babies, toddlers and even mama's not knowing where to start. So I'm rounding up my favorite items from some of my favorite local shops. I love supporting local shops and seeing the passion and love that goes into the products/services they have to offer, and the best part, you can beat the mall rushes and shop online!!!Read More
We live in a world where social media rules communication, sharing experiences and providing a new age of community. Social media has a lot to offer; an awesome platform to express your thoughts and connect with like-minded people that you may not have met otherwise. These platforms have helped me navigate through pregnancy and the different stages of motherhood from getting advice to receiving unbelievable support on my good days and my not so good days. But with every good, there is a nasty right? You would hope not, especially when it came to motherhood and I totally thought this would not apply to this topic, because in all honesty, how many of us actually know what we're doing to a tee? My life in general, and especially as a mom, is far from perfect. It amazes me to see how a platform that can be so inspiring and positive can also bring out such negativity, judgement and competitiveness. Sometimes I read comments mom's receive and just want to shout out, "WHERE IS THE LOVE PEOPLE?"Read More
Have you ever listened to something and instantly felt chills and butterflies? This is exactly the feeling I got when I heard the sounds of my beautiful friend Jess Schellenberg's new EP "Grow Your Heart." Jess is the owner and creative mind behind Chorus and Clouds and she just released her new album that she's been working on for a number of years. The wait was long to finally hear the magic, but boy was it worth it. The music and songs are perfection and what I like best is that it's an indie folk genre, which is unique for children's music. I listen to it even when Q is not around, so it's really made for the love of everyone!Read More
I was introduced to Chorus and Clouds by a fellow mama who I attended a music class with at the Mount Pleasant Community Center. Her exact words, "you've never heard of Chorus and Clouds....you have to come today at 1:30 for Meet Ups!"
This angelic space is creative, bright, full of natural light and a mama and baby's dream! The owner, Jess was welcoming before I could even step foot into the room. She came out to show me where and how to park my stroller for the easiest access and took time to get to know me and Qaayam on a personal level. She took the time to explain what the purpose of the space is and it was so nice to see her welcoming each mama and child as they walked in.Read More