Mommy's Night Outfit with Loyal Hana

Mommy's Night Outfit with Loyal Hana

Happy Friday — celebrating the weekend with a Mommy’s Night Out tonight, wearing a mommy’s night outfit from Loyal Hana! If there’s one thing I look forward to these days, it’s those few Friday or Saturday evenings when daddy stays home with the babe, and I head out for dinner / drinks BY MYSELF. It’s amazing, the concept of going out by yourself with friends once you become a parent! But me getting ready to go out looks like this: stand in closet staring at clothes I can’t breastfeed in, put on the milk stained stretchy tank, take off tank because I want to wear real…

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September 23, 2016
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Nursing Necessities: Bravado Nursing Bras

Nursing Necessities: Bravado Nursing Bras

I literally never thought I’d ever type this sentence, but my boobs and I are SO excited to have finally found “the one” – I am obsessed with Bravado nursing bras! After striking out with nursing bras from almost every store that sells them, I had basically given up and have been wearing an unlined, overstretched nursing sports bra for months! Not the exact same one everyday, but pretty close to it (which is just depressing, no?). The worst thing about nursing bras, besides being uncomfortable, is that most of the unwired ones give you uni-boob. Yes, we want easy…

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September 22, 2016
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Fit Friday: 21 Day Fun Run Challenge

Fit Friday: 21 Day Fun Run Challenge

Taking back my health and fitness has been one of the most empowering things I’ve done in a long while, and next up on my list for fall is tackling what I’m calling the “Fall Fun Run Challenge”! Old me would scoff and ask why the words “fun” and “run” were in the same sentence — but healthy me is actually excited about trying something new. I really enjoy doing 21 Day Fix workouts with my challenge groups each month, but I also think it’s SO important to diversify your workouts and stretch your muscles in more ways than one! So in order to do just…

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September 9, 2016
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Weekend Wardrobe: Denim on Denim

Weekend Wardrobe: Denim on Denim

Outfit Details: Old Navy Denim Shirt, (on sale, $32) Old Navy Denim Cut-off Shorts, (TONS on sale) Banana Republic Jasmine Heel, (navy) Marc Jacobs Tote Stila Liquid Lipstick, (fiery) Since becoming a mom, my weekend wardrobe is one of the biggest changes I’ve made to my style routine and you’ll find me in easy combos like this denim on denim look more often than not! The weekends are just about the only time that Rob, Arya and I have to spend all together as a little family of three, but getting our to-do list accomplished is never easy when there’s a…

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September 8, 2016
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Arya & Me: Our 6 Month Breastfeeding Journey

Arya & Me: Our 6 Month Breastfeeding Journey

We briefly celebrated Arya turning 6 months old on the 25th of last month, but instead of posting my usual baby update, I wanted to share an update on our 6 month breastfeeding journey. And mainly, I just want to celebrate the fact that we’ve made it this far — especially with a fun giveaway below! For some strange reason, the moment I found out I was pregnant with Arya, I just knew that I was going to try to breastfeed. I knew nothing about it, let alone how challenging it can be — but I was just curious enough…

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September 7, 2016
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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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So…What's a Challenge Group?

So…What's a Challenge Group?

If you’ve been following my postpartum fitness journey, you’ve seen me sharing about my passion for wellness coaching and leading fitness challenge groups! I receive tons of curious questions every day, but if there’s one question I get more frequently than others, it’s this — WHAT exactly is a fitness challenge group?! WHAT: It’s simple really — every month I coach groups of women who are all taking charge of their health & fitness, with the support of a custom Beachbody workout program and nutrition. As a community, we keep each other on track every day through the power of accountability and as a…

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August 16, 2016
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BR Fall Fave: Lace Tops

BR Fall Fave: Lace Tops

I know the weather in Florida is confusing, but it’s officially time to start thinking about building a fall wardrobe and I’m starting with lace tops! With simple feminine detailing, this BR lace top feels like the perfect transitional piece to style with a pair of jeans and block heel sandals. Banana Republic has a TON of lace detail tops to choose from right now, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re all going to be 40% off! This one sold out quick, but check out my other faves below! I’m finally fitting comfortably into my pre-baby jeans again (hallelujah!), but I…

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August 8, 2016
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Simple Knit Dress

Simple Knit Dress

Today I’m wearing two of my favorite things from two of my favorite places — a simple knit dress via Old Navy, and a pair of block heeled sandals from Banana Republic! If this outfit doesn’t prove that I’m a creature of habit when it comes to shopping, I don’t know what will. I may as well be an Old Navy & Banana Republic walking billboard, but these two stores just work for me, every time! I’m still going strong with nursing Arya, and this stretchy shift dress is functional, but still makes it easy to feel like I’m put together!…

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July 29, 2016
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