HOW TO SURVIVE ROAD TRIPS WITH YOUR TODDLER

After we had Naiya, we went from seeing our families a few times a year to so many times a year, it’s become increasingly difficult to keep track!  All of this extra family time has really upped our travel game recently–especially since Phil and I are both east coast transplants and we want to make sure we are able to visit everyone.  This weekend, we took a road trip from LA to Phoenix and back to see Phil’s family for a total of almost 6 hours each way.  In prepping for the trip, while I initially couldn’t help but picture a baby crying fest and anxiety overload, we lived to tell the tale! Today, I’m rounding up our favorites tips in case you have family road trips with your baby or toddler planned in the near future too. I should add that many of these tips were recommendations I received from readers on Instagram! A big thank you to those who helped us out–you guys are lifesavers!

15 MONTHS IN: MOM AND BABY STYLE

I can’t believe how quickly December is flying by and that Naiya is officially 15 months old!  She just made it through her first ear infection this week so we’ve been laying low.  For the girl who almost always sleeps on schedule, putting her to bed this week was a million times harder! I’d put her in her crib half asleep and she’d wake right up and cry her eyes out while she clinged to me for dear life.  Now that she’s on the mend, I’m excited to finally be able to sleep tonight without staring at the baby monitor every five minutes (new mamas, you know what I mean!). Sharing our latest outfit post with you today featuring one of my favorite skirts of the moment and the cutest hand-embroidered blue and white dress on Naiya. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a 15 month baby update too.

MUST-HAVE DIAPER BACKPACK FOR NEW MOMS

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle shares her favorite diaper backpack

Happy Monday, Everyone! Since Naiya was born, I feel like I’ve been on a constant quest to find the perfect diaper bag. Do any new mamas out there have the same problem? It’s one of the hardest things to find! I’ve been searching for something functional, lightweight, durable and cute for months now.  While numerous bags I’ve tried have checked two or three of these boxes, it’s been almost impossible to find a bag that kills it on all of the above.  With that said, I’m so excited to share one of my all-time favorite diaper bags with you today because I think I’ve found the holy grail.  Along with today’s mom and baby outfit post, I’m sharing where to snag this bag, what makes it so unique and why you need it in your life too.

ULTIMATE CYBER MONDAY SALES GUIDE

Happy Cyber Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving! Since I spent the early morning trying to scour my favorite online shops for the best deals, I decided to round them all up for you in one place for easy holiday gift-buying access. Excited to share the below list with you today, as well as some of the gifts I’m eyeing for those closest to me this holiday season!  Of course I also added in a few special items for you too–in case you’re anything like me and you’re finding it extra tempting to treat yourself to some deals.