WHY I BLOG

WHY I BLOG

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.  

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STYLEZ: SPRING FASHION

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. 

 

 

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1. Haven Kids Clothing

Haven Kids clothing is one of my new favorite local shops and their spring line is so darn adorable.  The neutral and minimal color scheme is just up my ally.  My favorite spring item that I can't wait to get Q into are the overalls.  The drop crotch style can be perfectly paired with a long or short sleeve tee for the cooler spring days, and will be an awesome transition to those hot summer days where he won't need to wear any shirt underneath.  They have a 3 button holes allowing for just the right fit when adjusting.  This is sure to be on repeat for us.

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Jax & Lennon

Jax & Lennon's Desert Collection had me in all kinds of a craze, so I'm super pumped now that the SS18 Palm Oasis line has dropped.  We're talking light neutrals, florals and little something for the Mama's. 

For our transition we've gotten Q already jumping around in his Black Pocket Romper and pair it with a soft hoodie or bomber over it till the tempretures gets a little warmer.  My favorite thing about Jax & Lennon is their minimalist vibe.  It's simple, yet always has people asking where I got "so and so item from."  The wooden buttons on the romper and their tee's make for such a 

FAVORITES: MODERN MAMA ESSENTIAL OILS

FAVORITES: MODERN MAMA ESSENTIAL OILS

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. 

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SHOP LOCAL: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

SHOP LOCAL: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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!!!

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WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS

WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS

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?"

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FAVORITES: GROW YOUR HEART

FAVORITES: GROW YOUR HEART

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!

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FAVORITES: CHORUS & CLOUDS

FAVORITES: CHORUS & CLOUDS

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.  

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