Milkmakers Lactation Cookies + a Giveaway!

Milkmakers Lactation Cookies + a Giveaway!

I am fully aware that not every problem in life can be solved with a snack, but the team at Milkmakers lactation cookies know that to a nursing mom — sometimes, a cookie is all we need (and one lucky reader will win some by entering the giveaway below)! But these aren’t just any cookies — they’re yummy lactation cookies that are all-natural, organic, preservative free, dairy free AND fenugreek free. Click here for info on exactly how they’re made and how they work! Milkmakers cookies and tea are really delicious — even taste test approved by some of the ladies in my mom group! One thing we…

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August 21, 2016
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Baby Essentials: Nested Bean Zen Sack + $450 Giveaway!

Baby Essentials: Nested Bean Zen Sack + $450 Giveaway!

As Arya quickly reaches the 6 month mark, we’ve graduated from the Nested Bean Zen Swaddles to the Nested Bean Zen Sack — and I’m happy to report that it’s still a complete game-changer for Arya’s bedtime! It still combines the medically proven benefits of touch with swaddling, but I love that the sack is designed to grow with her. PLUS: I am SO excited to announce that we are participating in a First Year Mommy Necessity Giveaway hosted by @NestedBean — details below! Now that I understand more about how babies change sleep patterns quite a few times during their first year, it’s made it so much easier to…

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August 18, 2016
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DIY Braided Pacifier Clips

DIY Braided Pacifier Clips

It’s been a while since I’ve jumped into a good DIY project, but today we’re making something I have been wanting for months — braided pacifier clips! If I had to pick up and wash another paci after being projectile ejected from Arya’s sweet little mouth, I was going to LOSE IT. They say necessity is the mother of invention though — and that’s true for me in the sense that since I was refusing to buy a pacifier clip, eventually I decided to just make my own! (Bonus points that I did it in 15 minutes while Arya was…

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July 13, 2016
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Baby Essentials: Nested Bean Zen Swaddles

Baby Essentials: Nested Bean Zen Swaddles

True life: this is the sleep diary of Arya London Brann. Ha, just kidding — instead I’m sharing all about Nested Bean Zen Swaddles, another baby essential that’s been a nighttime game changer for our little girl! From the moment we brought her home, Arya HATED being blanket swaddled. With a passion! And it’s a little bit of a sore subject for me, simply because I put in SO much effort to figure out how to properly swaddle in the first place. My swaddle skills and dreams were quickly thrown out the window by one wiggly, unruly newborn baby. Gah!… It’s…

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July 7, 2016
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Baby Essentials: Happy Baby Wraps

Baby Essentials: Happy Baby Wraps

Whether it’s a cool online shop or a favorite baby essential (like today’s Happy Baby Wraps), I enjoy being able to share the things that I love with all of you each week! Double points if it’s something I love that also makes my life easier, and the wrap that Arya and I are sporting is a babywearing, warm weather dwelling, mommy-on-the-go’s absolute dream! I decided pretty early on into pregnancy that I was going to be all about wearing my baby. So when she finally arrived, you better believe I already had the perfect one picked out and ready for her…

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June 29, 2016
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My Newborn Essentials

My Newborn Essentials

Details: Nursing Tank | SwaddlePods | Brewer’s Yeast | Lansinoh | Nursing Pillow | Boppy Weekender Bag | Car Seat Travel System | Relaxed Tank Epsom Salt Bath | Matte Makeup | Witch Hazel Pads | Prenatals Baby Wrap | Wubbanub | Boppy Lounger | Coconut Oil | Body Creme Soothie Pacifiers | Cocoa Butter | Natural Deodorant | Mini Cot Jersey Maxi Dress | Romper | Footie Pajamas Travel Changing Station | Baby Detergent | Free & Clear Wipes | Travel Water Bottle  Before Arya was born, I remember being completely stressed out about exactly what we’d need at home…

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April 13, 2016
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