Baby #2 Gender Reveal! It’s A….

Today we went to lunch for my husband’s birthday with our whole family, and planned to reveal the gender to everyone at the restaurant. I ended up grabbing some balloons and an empty moving box to do a “balloon pop-up” reveal, which turned out great as a last minute DIY! The family votes were half for a boy, half for a girl — and on Instagram, the majority of you voted for team girl!

Now that we are finally sharing with everyone, I can finally say that I couldn’t be happier with what the outcome is of who is in my belly! ❤ Becaaaaaause it’s….. Continue reading

The Best Non Maternity Clothing To Wear During Pregnancy

Maternity clothing that checks off all the boxes: actually stylish, flattering, fits well, AND can be worn throughout your entire pregnancy? That’s hard to come by! Finding stylish and flattering clothing to wear during the majority of your pregnancy is possible – you just have to think outside the box and hunt for those perfect versatile pieces!

I’ve rounded up some of the best non-maternity clothing to wear during pregnancy that are flattering, at great price points, and are versatile to wear before/during/and after pregnancy! I own many of these items (or similar ones) myself. A lot of you have been asking to see some maternity fashion over here, so I’m hoping to show more how I dress the bump the further along we get 🙂


^ wrap maxi dress from Brickyard Buffalo: bump + nursing friendly

What’s important to know before shopping non-maternity clothing

While you’re pregnant – depending on your body  – your size will most likely change (sometimes drastically). And if it does, you will have to modify your clothing size to accommodate your growing bump. Normally, I am a pant size 2/size small in tops, but with both pregnancies I’ve gone up about 3-4 sizes in my bust, hips, and waist.

So mama-to-be, don’t get discouraged when “nothing fits” from your pre-pregnancy closet anymore. Remember that your body is doing an amazing and intense thing by growing a tiny human! And after your baby is out, it will take some time for your body to adjust and shrink down. Just breathe, learn to acclimate, and embrace your new mom bod! ❤ PS: Totally preaching this to myself, too!

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Why This Woman’s Watch Has Turned Into My Ultimate Accessory

this post is in collaboration with Jord Watches. All opinions are honest, authentic, and my own. ❤  

If there’s something I wish I had more of, it’s time. I never really felt the weight of “time being a thief” until I became a mother! After that, I quickly realized how fast our little ones grow up and how hard it is to stay present minded with them. Everything became more simple and more focused on making the most of my hours spent at home + and my hours spent on work.

what makes this watch different

It’s so easy to lose track of how much time we spend plugged into tech. As much as I can, I want to not reach for my phone to tell me something as simple as the time – because it’s easy to check it, and then stay on it from getting distracted by my apps and notifications. That said, I was so excited when Jord Watches reached out to me for a partnership! Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guide | The New Mama

When I was pregnant with my first baby, there were so many items that were gifted to me or that I had purchased for myself to make life a bit more easier after baby came home with us. I rounded up the best gifts for the new mama that won’t cost you an arm and a leg below! These are perfect for mothers of any number of kiddos, whether it be their first baby or 5th.

Bringing home a new baby is a joyful adventure and every new mama will greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness you’re bringing with one of these cozy and intentional gifts. So make a list and check it twice – and gift that new mama something super nice! 😉 This list includes items from $3-$50, which makes it easy to pick and choose what to gift according to your budget.

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What You Should Make Instead of a To Do List

I have this love/hate relationship with creating To-Do lists. I love the idea of goal setting and crossing off completed items. I’m very much a list person! But ever since my baby became a toddler, it’s like a flip switched with my ability to keep up with my To-Do lists. I suddenly had to devote more time and resources in keeping up with her growing ambition to explore and do (which I love!)…but it made me feel discouraged at the end of the day for not completing everything I had made a list “to do.”

In fact, feeling like that at the end of the day is the reason I stopped making To-Do lists altogether. Recently, I heard an amazing talk by Meg Johnson where she said to “STOP making a ‘TO-DO’ list at the beginning of the day. What we really should be doing is at the END of the day, look back and see everything you DID do and call it your “TA-DA” list.’ Mind blown!

As an entrepreneur mama of a young toddler who works from home, I love this idea. There have been so many days where I’ve felt defeated by the chaos of my day and didn’t have a chance or the time (let alone energy or brain power) to complete the To-Do list I made for myself that morning. Heck, I’ve even had To-Do lists go unchecked off for as long as a month.

Most days I’m able to just give myself grace and move on. Other days however Continue reading