A LOOK BACK: SIX MONTHS IN WITH SADIE

It’s hard to believe Sadie is already over six months old (and at least 21 pounds)! The rolls on top of rolls on our little marshmallow are the cutest EVER. I’m loving this stage so much–especially since it’s my second time around and I know how fleeting it is. Sharing a mom and baby update with you today as well as some of our favorite unpublished photos of our family from when Sadie was just five days old. We snapped these shots two days after I came home from the hospital. It’s a wonder I was able to get out of bed because I remember being in so much pain but I’m so happy we have these to look back at. It’s hard to believe so much time has already passed!

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.  

1 WEEK IN: QUARANTINE UPDATE

One week into our coronavirus quarantine, I’m not even sure what day it is!  Between conference calls, screaming kids and my increasing anxiety about all of this uncertainty, it hasn’t been easy. My heart goes out to you because I can only imagine you’re all feeling the same way. In addition to today’s outfit post, I’m sharing an update today about of how it’s been going on our end. I hope these photos take your mind off of all the crazy–even if just for a few minutes!

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!

5 TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS

Truthfully, I’m not sure where to begin this blog post. Since coronavirus has broken out all over the world, many of us have found ourselves quarantined to our homes. Millions are expected to become extremely ill, freedom as we knew it feels like it has vanished overnight and everything else has quickly started to feel so trivial. But, in the spirit of trying to inspire and keep our minds in as positive a place as possible, I’ve been trying to think of some ways I may be able to help in even the smallest of ways.  So, as someone who has always emoted through writing and through creating, I’m excited to share tips for working from home today while you have kids in tow.