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How to Look Put Together in 10 Minutes or Less: Hair + Makeup Edition

  Today kicks off the FIRST day of March Mama Month - a month-long collaboration with Rachel DuPree, clean beauty guru, lifestyle blogger, and mama of 2! You're going to get our BEST beauty and style secrets for moms all month long as we swap posts on each other's blogs. There's also going to be some AMAZING opportunities to hang out with us LIVE and get FREE STUFF! Without further ado, Rachel is going to tell you all about how to do your hair + makeup in 10 minutes or less because busy mamas need to look cute QUICK. Head over to www.rachdupree.com for my post, sharing styling tips to get dressed in 10 minutes or less! _______________  Whether you’re a mama or not,...

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Spectra S1 Breast Pump: a Real Mama's Honest Review

Recently, I’ve gotten a TON of questions about which breast pump I used and what made me “love” it so much. I say “love” because, while I did not LOVE pumping, I did love my pump for making something I did not love to do a little more enjoyable! (P.S. I don't know who needs to hear this, but pumping IS breastfeeding and it was HARDER than nursing for me!) First of all, let me recommend to utilize your insurance to get your breast pump. The Affordable Care Act requires most health insurance plans to cover breastfeeding support and supplies, which includes pumps! There are so many websites that will do the legwork for you to check with your insurance...

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3 Tips to Get Your Mind Right as a Mama

You’re 15 pounds heavier than you used to be. Your boobs no longer belong to you. Your hips are wider. Your hair is shedding by the pound. And you’ve turned into a MEAN GIRL. Yup, you are the ultimate Regina George. You are SO freakin’ mean. To yourself. You are MEAN to yourself. You’re telling yourself that you’re fat, ugly, gross. I’m guilty of it every other day! But those toxic thoughts need to GO. We have some major thought work to do! In order to be the BEST mama for your little, you need to be the BEST version of YOU! And YOU are amazing. So here are 3 ways to change up that negative mindset and get your...

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The 5 Vital Nutrients for Breastfeeding + Postpartum Recovery

We spend a lot of time fueling our bodies with goodness while we're pregnant to make sure we grow the healthiest little human. Then we give birth and everyone becomes laser focused on that little human! But we can't forget about the mama who just spent 9 months growing said human and then countless hours in labor or endured major abdominal surgery in order to birth that human! And THEN your body starts making food for your little human! Today, we are SO lucky to have Allegra Gast, RDN, IBCLC, founder of Aloha Nutrition, AND breastfeeding mama here with us to talk about the VITAL nutrients we should incorporate into our diets in order to promote postpartum recovery + breastfeeding.  -------- Postpartum...

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Baby Gear Must-Haves for Your Nursery

This past weekend, I shared 4 of my nursery must-haves to make the newborn and infant phase SO much easier on Instagram with the promise of the FULL round-up on the blog! AND HERE IT IS. These items are perfect for your registry or your nesting shopping list! I promise that this list is packed with the ESSENTIALS – only things you TRULY need and NOTHING that you don’t. Plus, absolutely none of this is sponsored. This is just straight from my nursery to yours. If you missed my Instagram post, no worries…I’ll go over those 4 first with some added information that was NOT featured in the caption:  Rocking chair or glider:If you are breastfeeding, make sure you have a...

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