Friday, May 22, 2015

Sales this Weekend

Mommies, it's the long Memorial day weekend! With it come family get togethers, barbeques, beach weather, white pants, messed up sleep schedules, that long-waited-for glass of wine and many other anxieties. If you happen to find yourself at a computer at any point, here is a quick list of all the sales happening online. Shop away and enjoy!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Mom Club

Wearing - the ultimate quick, easy & comfortable mommy outfit:

Jumpsuit: Eight Sixty (old), see similar below
Asos jacket
Rebecca Minkoff Purse 
Asos Pearl Ring & Lulu's Necklace
Spitfire Sunglasses

EN: Becoming a mom has all sorts of perks. You get priority seating on public transportation. You get to go the park, swing on swings, ride the slide and be a bit of a kid with your little one. You can wear sneakers and throw your hair in a bun. You acquire a stroller, which has this awesome space on the bottom for carrying a million things you might possibly need. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, there is always a natural explanation to why you ate a whole cake. If you have accidentally drop the TV remote for the 15th time and it breaks, you can always say the baby did it. And if dinner isn't ready when the husband gets home, well, it's because you are busy with the child!

But one thing I sincerely appreciate is the bond you grow with other women. We've all been there, done that; we understand each other; we know how it is and that it can be tough. I've made new friends and got to know old friends better because of it. Whenever I needed help or advice I can always find a "veteran mom" to give me both. 

I met catty girls in high school and knew so many competitive women in the work force and in college, but women helping each other out is new to me and it is truly a beautiful thing. Motherhood really brings out the best in us ladies and I love how it brings us closer. Whenever I pass another mom with a stroller on the street I always give her a smile and most of the times, she smiles back. I'd like to believe that that little bond makes both of our days better, even if just for a second.


Monday, May 11, 2015

How to Make Breast Milk Lotion

EN: Now that Nicky is six months old, I have pumped milk in the freezer that is about to expire (breast milk is good frozen for up to six months. For more breast milk storage info check the Good To Know tab in this blog!) I would hate for it to go to waste, so this Mother's Day I cooked up a little treat for my skin. 
Breast milk lotion is great for treating burns, eczema, dry skin, irritation and acne. It's simple to make. 

Here is what you will need:


Monday, May 4, 2015

Newborn Parenting Nightmares that End by 6 Months

EN: Nicholas is 6 months old today!!! I can't quite process this fact. The time went by too quickly. He's got three teeth, he sits, he stands, he crawls, he reaches for everything, he is curious about the whole world and he's a totally different baby than he was just a few months ago.

When you have a newborn, you are sleep-deprived and clueless. As you try to figure out this new world you've landed yourself in, everyone will tell you it will get better soon. They just don't say how soon, exactly. 

While some issues go away on their own, others you will have to work on. And, as you hold a crying newborn in your arms for three hours without being able to put him or her to sleep, remember - this is the most precious time you get with your baby. These are the easy days! Your job as a parent will only get more difficult as they get older (everyone told me this but I didn't believe it until Nicky became mobile!)

Here are some things that will get easier and change by the time the baby is half a year old.

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