5 HACKS FOR SURVIVING YOUR FIRST YEAR OF MOTHERHOOD

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle shares how to survive your first year of motherhood

Since Naiya is about to turn one year old later this week, I’ve been feeling overly nostalgic recently (I’m not crying storing her 6-12 month old clothing in the attic–you’re crying!). Hands down, this has been the most incredible, meaningful, pivotal and exhausting year of my life. I’ve never felt such extreme highs and lows in the same hour, let alone in the same week as I have this year. I’ve also never felt so happy, terrified and also so fulfilled all at the same time. 

CARRIE BRADSHAW-INSPIRED TULLE SKIRT

Pink Tulle Skirt

I’m such a big fan of HBO’s ‘Sex And The City’ that whenever I’m craving fashion inspo, I still find myself gravitating towards outfits that remind me of the series.  Especially in this crazy world we’re living in, there’s something so comforting and nostalgic about the show and even years later, the outfits feel like such an aspirational escape.  

FALL MINIMALIST

Just over seven weeks into parenthood, we are doing our very best to settle into a routine. That said, it’s very hard to nail one down because whenever we think we’ve found one, Naiya switches everything up and surprises us big time. I guess she’s helping us to learn our first big lesson in parenthood–new babies are almost always unpredictable so you have to go with the flow! This is not easy for type-A planners like us but we’re getting more used to it and she’s teaching us so much along the way.