NORDSTROM HALF-YEARLY SALE PICKS

Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale runs now through June 6th! This sale features limited-time discounts of up to 50% off women’s, men’s, kids + home products–aka ALL the things. I’m especially loving this sale right now because my closet feels like it needs a refresh after quarantine. That said, I’m all about an AFFORDABLE refresh with a lot of basics. From Levis and Ray Ban to Adidas and Madewell, here are some of my fave sales picks (all clickable above!).

GIFTS NEW MAMAS REALLY WANT

LA mom and style blogger, RELish By Arielle shares gifts new moms really want

When most -people think about gifts to buy new mamas, they usually gravitate towards generous gifts for her new baby. While these are ALWAYS appreciated, I’ve learned it’s also important to brainstorm gifts for new mamas to enjoy during the postpartum period and beyond. After having Naiya, a friend gifted me the most beautiful “Naiya” necklace and to this day, I literally never take it off.  It was one of the most thoughtful, special gifts and it left such a lasting impact. So today, I’m rounding up gifts for new mamas (clickable below) to enjoy in case you’re racking your brain for what to buy them.

4 TIPS FOR GOING BACK TO WORK AFTER BABY

As my maternity leave with Sadie officially comes to a close, I’m feeling all the feels! Sadie will soon be three months old (cue the  uncontrollable new mama tears!). I find myself counting down the minutes we have left in our little bubble before I head back to work because this time together has been truly priceless. Excited to share four ways I’m preparing for the transition back to work with you today as well as some of my favorite newborn photos of Sadie.

18 OUTFIT IDEAS FOR NURSING MAMAS

Naiya turned 9-months old this past week! She also hit a few new milestones that Phil and I couldn’t be more excited about:  she’s standing up unassisted, she’s doing a “kissy face” and she’s starting to repeat words like “mama” and “dada.” Naiya also took her first few steps this week (girl, slow down)! On top of it all, I can’t believe Naiya and I are also 9-months into our nursing journey. I never thought I’d get this far (more about my rough start here). Since I’m always trying out nursing outfits that are work and weekend-appropriate, I’m rounding up some of my latest finds for all of you new mamas out there today.

THE TRUTH ABOUT NURSING

Over the past eleven weeks, I’ve learned so much more from nursing (or at least trying to nurse!) than I ever could have imagined. Nursing has taught me more about patience, perseverance and how best to combat and endure pain than almost anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. Prior to Naiya’s birth, I don’t think I ever realized just how incredibly challenging it is for so many women to nurse their babies.  I assumed the baby comes out and voila, they learn to eat. For this reason, I figured I’d share my own nursing story in hopes that it might help other moms and moms-to-be know they’re not alone if they’re struggling too.