THE SAFER WAY TO CLEAN PRODUCE YOU NEVER KNEW

Give Naiya, Sadie and I ALL the fruits and veggies but make them clean! Until recently, I never focused on the fact that SO many harmful chemicals live on the skin of produce even AFTER they’ve been washed in water. Excited to partner with Vege Aqua today to share an all-natural spray that has changed our family’s healthy eating game.  Loving that this company also has an all-natural spray for safely cleaning baby products too–from Sadie’s pacifiers and bottles to toys.

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).

20 TODDLER ACTIVITIES (FOR YOUR QUARANTINE SANITY)

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle, shares quarantine activities for toddlers

Throughout the quarantine so far, I’ve kept a running list of the toys and crafts that have kept Naiya happy and entertained (and me sane!). Most days, I’m literally not sure what I’d do without them. Sharing our top 20 picks out of everything we’ve tried so far. It’s our hope that your toddlers will love them too (and that you’ll get at least five extra minutes of “me” time while they’re busy playing)! All of the product images below are clickable and I’m linking to everything at the bottom of this post too. Hope you’re all safe, healthy and hanging in there!

THE MINIMALIST LOOK YOU NEED IN YOUR CLOSET

Over maternity leave, I went full Marie Kondo. I’ll blame it on the fourth trimester–a time when I was on a constant quest to find a sense of normalcy in my sleep deprived, laundry-heavy, baby snuggling days. One day while Sadie was napping, I felt such an urge to organize. I threw all of my clothes into one big heap on my bed and kept only the items that brought me the most joy. Everything else HAD to go and lets just say, I ended up donating a lot! With two pregnancies so close together, it felt liberating to finally clean out my closet to make room for new looks that actually fit.

HOW TO COMBAT SIBLING RIVALRY WITH A NEW BABY

How to combat sibling rivalry with a new baby

Naiya has officially fallen in love with her baby sister, Sadie. The only problem? Sometimes, she loves her TOO much. Naiya has a tendency of leaning into Sadie to give her big hugs and kisses but within seconds, she ends up getting too aggressive.  I end up having to watch Sadie like a hawk because even though she doesn’t know her own strength, I know Naiya could accidentally hurt Sadie. Naiya loves going in for her face and head (cue the new mama heart palpitations!). Figuring out how to get through to Naiya in a constructive way has been a big learning curve for us but we’re getting closer! For other mamas and mamas-to-be in the same boat, I’m rounding up a few ways we’ve been combatting sibling rivalry that have worked for us so far.