9.5 MONTHS WITH SADIE

How is quarantine time moving by even quicker than normal time? I keep blinking and Sadie and Naiya keep growing another month older and I can’t keep up.  Still working so hard to find the perfect balance between working remotely from home and mom-ing without any breathers and it’s definitely not easy! I’m sure all mamas are feeling the grind this year of all years so I know we’re all in it together.  Thankfully, we have found our new normal and sticking to a daily routine is what’s getting us all through. With all of that said, sharing some of my favorite recent snapshots of Sadie who is dressed in full-out watermelon madness today. She’s officially 9.5 months old and since this was a big month for milestones and firsts, I’m excited to share all the things.

QUARANTINE LIFE HACK: BABY FOOD DELIVERY

Mamas with babies who are eating solids (or are about to start!), this post is for you. Sadie is obsessing over these Square Baby food puree meals that are delivered right to our door–fresh, delish and ready to go. Today, I’m sharing a review of the brand below as well as  some of our favorite snaps of Sadie and Naiya digging in. Let’s just say this shoot was messy (and wearing white probably wasn’t the best idea).

12 TODDLER BOOKS WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

One of my first loves was for children’s books. As a kid, I vividly remember looking forward to bedtime every night because I’d get to listen to my parents narrate my favorite stories (in all the voices!). In doing so, they helped to instill in me a lifelong love for reading, writing and learning. Naturally, I’ve been trying to inspire Naiya and Sadie in a similar way.  

A BABY CARRIER YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Los Angeles mom and style blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears white booties by marc fisher and a white everlane cashmere sweater

At a time when everything seems so uncertain, I’ve found myself snuggling my girls even tighter than ever (with clean hands!). Naturally, I can’t get enough of this Lillebaby carrier right now because it allows me to do just that.  We snapped these pictures before we were quarantined to our homes here in Los Angeles pre-coronavirus. That said, I’ve been wearing this carrier on repeat at home for days now and I’m loving that it allows me to be hands-free for conference calls.  Excited to team up with the Lillebaby team today to gift one RELish reader a carrier of their own. Scroll down to read how to enter!

CORONAVIRUS: HOW ANXIOUS SHOULD WE BE?

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle wears a striped sweater and black vintage jeans from made well

We snapped these photos a few weeks ago when Sadie and I had a date at the beautiful Beverly Hills Hotel. It was a couple of days before I went back to work from maternity leave and I remember feeling so nervous!  At that point, I hadn’t been away from Sadie for more than an hour or two here and there and I was trying to wrap my head around what our new normal might look like. Looking back, it’s crazy that at this point, coronavirus was not yet a household name and that so much has changed in just a few short weeks. Likewise, along with rounding up our outfit details today, I’m sharing some ways our family is protecting ourselves against this scary virus in case this info helps any other anxious mamas out there.