Browsing Tag

Maternity

Lifestyle

The Truth About Having It All

I was prepared to write a review on Fashion Week, but instead I’ve decided to address something that was brought up A LOT yesterday. As I mentioned earlier this week, I scaled down my Fashion Week attendance to one day this season. For reference, my new mantras are: Comparison is the thief of joy. Fuck Yes or No. The something that was brought up a lot yesterday was this: “Wow, you’re doing it all / you have it all.” To…

Read More »

Lifestyle

My Breastfeeding Journey

August is National Breastfeeding Month and today marks the end of National Breastfeeding week. In the spirit of this year’s theme, Charting The Course Together, I’m sharing my own breastfeeding journey. It’s pretty much impossible to discuss how my foray into breastfeeding began without disclosing a deeply painful personal story that began the night my first son Bear was born. It was the Fourth of July, and when he entered the outside world, the East River fireworks were the only sound…

Read More »

Shopping

Top 5 Nursing Wardrobe Essentials

Rosie Pope Women's Nursing Slip, Wrap & Baby Gown Set

One thing I was not prepared for when I began my journey of Motherhood was the effect nursing would have on my wardrobe. There are certain styles that I could not wear until further notice, and it took me a few tries before I found a wireless bra with clip-down cups that didn’t make me want burn the bra industry to the ground. Over time, I was able to find some things that work for me and my lifestyle of…

Read More »

Beauty

5 Best Breastfeeding Beauty Buys

August is national breastfeeding month, so this week I’m sharing some of nursing experience and essentials. Nursing comes with some new skin challenges (um, nipple cream!?) and requires avoiding a list of chemicals and ingredients commonly found on beauty counters. Throughout my two breastfeeding experiences, I’ve tested a lot of beauty products and these are my absolute essentials. In my opinion, these are the 5 best breastfeeding beauty buys.…

Read More »

What I'm Wearing

10 Best Maternity Outfits

Free People Queen Tee

Since today is the last full day of my second pregnancy (!!!), I figured it’s about that time to share a roundup of my favorite outfits and pieces I wore while carrying this babe. I felt much more tired and nauseous during this pregnancy and had a toddler to take care of so I definitely tended toward comfort driven pieces more than last time.  Click on any of the photos to be taken to the original posts with outfit details.…

Read More »

Lifestyle

10 Things That Will Be In My Hospital Bag The Second Time Around

Now that I’ve had a baby, I know exactly what I should pack in my hospital bag the second time around. Just kidding, I’m still no expert but I thought I would share some insight into what I’m bringing in addition to all of these and my makeup bag now that I know what I know. Things are a little different this time, because after a less than ideal birth with my first son, I elected to have a scheduled…

Read More »

Beauty

The 5 Best Drugstore Beauty Buys For The New Mom

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Some of the best beauty booty you should add to your arsenal in your third trimester to help you through your final stretch and keep you comfortable in the hospital and post partum period can be found at a steal at your local pharmacy. I kid you not when I say one of the things that helped me most during labor with my first baby was a pack of wipes I bought for myself at CVS. These are also the…

Read More »