5 Quick and Healthy Snacks for Pregnant Moms

Now you definitely don’t have to be pregnant (or a mom) to enjoy these quick and healthy snacks. But, when you are expecting a baby or on the road to preparing your body for one, it’s necessary to evaluate what you’re eating and drinking, how often, and if you’re covering all the bases of balanced and proportional meals. Since I’m pregnant again, I knew it would be a smart idea to re-evaluate my food intake and figure out a healthy eating plan that my future self (and our new baby!) will thank me for.

Now meal planning for breakfast/lunch/dinner is one thing, but what about the times during the day where you’re in between meals and feel yourself getting prangry? *Prangry: pregnant + hangry! Not a good combo, says my husband haha* To keep your preggo tummy happy and fed, you will need to have some quick and healthy snack options up your sleeve to make during those times of craving crises.

I’ve rounded together some of my favorite clean-eating snacks that take no time at all to make, that keep my energy levels high in between meals, and taste good too! Here are my go-to top 5 favorites to make: Continue reading

Second Trimester Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

This post is sponsored by Pink Blush. All opinions and content are honest and my own. ❤

THE MINI APARTMENT - second trimester workouts you can do anywhere - sponsored by Pink Blush maternity clothes

Now that I’m in my second trimester (I’m 22 weeks now!), I’ve been devoting more time to working out and staying active. Whether it be going on walks outdoors or following fitness videos on YouTube, getting my sweat on is important to me to stay fit and healthy throughout this second pregnancy.

Only thing is, I was in desperate need of updating my active wear with pieces that actually fit. I’m growing a lot faster this time around, and my previous workout clothes from being pregnant with izzy were a bit snug and constricting, making it hard to get motivated to workout.

So when Pink Blush reached out to me to do a collaboration on dressing the bump, I was so excited to see what I could put together from their selection of trendy maternity clothes! I decided to go with maternity fitness clothing since it’s been a real struggle for me to find quality workout pieces that fit properly, were flattering, and stayed put while working out.

Continue reading

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

Baby Number Two

mom dad and baby at the beach

We already shared our big announcement last week with friends and family, just in time for Halloween  — so in case you missed it on social media, SURPRISE! We’re expecting our second baby, due in May 2019!!! We want to have three kids total, maaaaaybe four depending on what genders we get. John jokingly told me he’s afraid of being outnumbered if we have another girl, but that secretly he really enjoys being a girl dad and wouldn’t mind another daughter. 😉

We’ve had this idea for a long time that we wanted at least two of our kids to be close in age so they could grow up together as best friends and have someone to play with. When our next one is born, they will be 22 months apart! We can’t wait to meet him/her…and to find out if our baby is a him or a her!

The announcement: how we revealed our second pregnancy

I would have done something a bit more elaborate for our pregnancy announcement, but Continue reading

How to Create a Nursing Friendly Spring Capsule Wardrobe

“Finding clothes that fit my pregnant/nursing/postpartum body is ______.” What is your blank? My blank would’ve been all over the place a year ago…from impossible, to attainable, to I-don’t-want-to-talk-about-it, to manageable-but-meh. After I had Izzy, I felt like nothing I tried on was really working for my postpartum body shape. I was shrinking in some places, yet staying the same in other places, it was very hard to find clothes that fit. I was on the hunt for clothes that:

  • were classic and flattering
  • I could easily nurse in
  • I could grow a bump into for baby number two
  • I would still want to keep around heading into my 30’s which is only a year away.

After really searching high and low outside of my normal go-to stores, I finally have found some timeless, fun pieces at a great price that work well for a classic capsule postpartum wardrobe heading into spring and summer! They’re all nursing friendly, great to work a bump into later on, and styles that I can add a pop of color to with an accessory, patterned or textured bag or shoe, a bold lip color, or fun hairstyle.

A capsule collection should be versatile, transitional, and functional for every season. Pick a few core pieces you truly love for your body, add in your favorite accessories to create texture and vibrancy, and embrace a more simplistic timeless wardrobe!
-the mini apartment

Continue reading