Let’s face it: whether you own a business or whether you’re someone who dabbles in social media for fun, in today’s crazy world, we have all become our own brands. While it’s up to each of us to decide whether we want to grow our individual brands or whether we want to stay as private as possible, at the end of the day, many of us are living life out loud whether we like it or not. Over the past couple of months, I’ve received a bunch of messages from people asking me how to grow their brands on social media from the ground up. Since I’ve enjoyed connecting with them so much individually, I’ve decided to put together an article today honing in on the ‘Top 5 Ways To Build Your Brand’ this year too.
How is Naiya already 11 months old today? When she was born, and people told me that the days would be long but the years would be short, they seriously weren’t kidding. I’m still in awe of this whole mom-ing thing. When we go out now and I see babies 0-3 months old, I can’t believe how giant Naiya has become next to them in such a short amount of time. Sharing an 11 month baby and mom update with you today as well as some of our latest Naiya photos because we just can’t stop snapping away.
I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend! This was the hottest weekend I can remember since living in Los Angeles for over a decade. It was 115 degrees on Saturday in the valley and we felt like we were basically living on the sun. Thankfully, we spent the 4th cooling off at a friend’s beautiful pool. After that, though, Naiya and I ended up getting sick. This was Naiya’s second horrible cold and my first time being sick at the same time as she was. By Sunday, I could barely peel myself out of bed, let alone change dirty diapers and nurse her. Needless to say, it was kind of the worst. In better news, sharing some photos of a must-have boho top I’m loving for summer from before I was down for the count.
Now that I’m a mom, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’d tell my younger self if I could go back in time. There are so many experiences I’ve been through that I’m seeing differently now–especially in raising a little girl who I’m hoping will grow up to become a #girllboss who truly knows her worth. I don’t ever want Naiya to be under the impression that there is a glass ceiling keeping her away from reaching any of the goals she sets out to accomplish. While glass ceilings still seem to exist in so many industries, my fingers are crossed that Naiya’s generation will help set out to change that.
Naiya turned 10-months old on June 30th! I know I must sound like a broken record but we really can’t believe how quickly time is flying. Naiya went from a tiny newborn to a 21-pound baby who is walking around, going up stairs on her own, crushing it in swim class and gobbling up solids like a champ. Excited to share our latest mom and baby update today as well as some of our favorite recent outfit photos.