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How to Style a Family Photo Shoot

It may not feel like it in here in San Diego, but it is FALL! Fall and winter seem to be an extra popular times for family photo shoots, and I’m definitely on that bandwagon. With my own family & maternity photo shoot coming up, I’ve been working on styling our outfits and thought I’d share a few tips! This isn’t the easiest task…especially with toddlers and husbands involved. So check out these tips to make it a little easier on you, mama! Pick your outfit first! Trust me, it’s a lot easier to find complementary pieces for the kiddos and dad than it is to do it the other way around. Pick what YOU want to wear and then...

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How to Dress for Success + Confidence as a New Mom

Heads up, mamas! This week’s blog post is a little different…you ready for it?! I’m spilling 5 SECRETS to feeling AMAZING in your postpartum bod! In REAL LIFE! Well…by real life, I mean by video. J I was super lucky for Ailana J. to be a vendor partner for a virtual baby shower event last month for military mamas. This was a paid ticketed event that came with a TON of amazing resources – and I shared these 5 SECRETS with them for the event!   Now, since we’re all mama besties here, I want to share the video with you too! Our bodies deserve ALL the kudos in the world for birthing and breastfeeding our tiny humans. But I...

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3 Secrets to Stress-Free Road Trips with Littles

Traveling with littles can feel EXHAUSTING. If I said there isn’t a part of me that misses traveling pre-baby, I’d be a liar. It was obviously so much easier to pack up and go when it was just me and my husband. I remember the first time we decided to drive from San Diego to San Francisco with Mason when he was about 2.5 months old. I’m pretty sure I packed for a week straight...and basically brought our entire house with us. Not practical. Clearly...especially when I was trying to nurse him in the car on the way and navigate through all of our stuff and our dog. Not easy. Well, we’ve taken countless road trips since that very first...

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How to Get Dressed in 5 Minutes or Less

Are your mornings HECTIC? If you are a mama with littles, my best guess is the answer is YES. Because you’re trying to get everyone out of the house looking somewhat presentable. And you’re usually the last one to get dressed. Because, if you get yourself dressed first, you’ll end up with spit up on your shirt...or maybe something worse. Now you’re rushing to get dressed and you throw on the first thing that looks clean, so you have a shot at leaving the house on time...but now you look like you got dressed in the dark. Sound about right? I’d say so! I literally left the house for work without shoes recently...this is a real story (thank you, pregnant...

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One Hack to Make You FEEL GOOD Postpartum

They don’t call the newborn/postpartum period the 4th trimester for nothin’. It is not easy. One thing (other than the massive sleep deprivation) that was particularly hard for me was all the bodily changes I experienced. The biggest thing that caught me off guard was postpartum BO! It is something super normal that SO many mamas experience, but NO ONE talks about. Feeling stinky, frumpy, and just an overall hot mess was NOT my jam. And that feeling took a toll. As someone who loves to dress well, I couldn’t get over the fact that all I could wear that made breastfeeding easy and that I felt comfortable in was either jammies or active wear. BUT I DID NOT WANT...

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