I originally drafted today’s post a lifetime ago when I was uber-prego with Sadie and the world was still “normal.” I remember having such bad morning sickness sorting through all of these grocery store photos, I couldn’t bring myself to press publish so I hit ‘archive.’ Thankful to have rediscovered these shots this week because they have so much more meaning now. Naiya and I took these photos for a branded shoot and today, I’m finding comfort in seeing a snapshot of what life was like before COVID-19. Remember grocery shopping without a mask or without waiting in line six feet apart to get in?! Sharing these photos with you today as well as a family update. Spoiler alert: COVID-19 has really hit home for our family and life over the past few weeks has been a lot.
2020 Is The Year Of The Mother. We’ve had to learn how to balance the impossible without being able to safely leave our homes. Many days have felt nearly impossible since mamas never get a day off yet we’ve made it through. I designed this “Mama Strong” sweatshirt for all of the amazing mamas out there to wear as a BADGE OF HONOR this year and always. I’ll be donating 10% of the proceeds to March of Dimes’ ‘Mom and Baby COVID-19 Intervention And Support Fund.’
As Los Angeles continues to open up today after three months of quarantine, I’m anxiously awaiting what this will mean for us all. What will our new normal of social distancing look like post-lockdown and will we be able to keep COVID numbers down? We snapped these photos just outside of our home to commemorate this crazy time.
Sadie turned 6 months old this weekend. I know every mom says that time flies when it comes to her babies growing up but it zooms by in an especially crazy way when you’re stuck at home in quarantine. We celebrated Sadie with a sweet little unicorn party. Naiya helped me to set up a cake, unicorn cupcakes and she invited her favorite dolls. Sharing a look with you today that I wore for the occasion.
I can’t think of a better time for Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ to have come out other than during this quarantine. Have you watched it yet? We’re big fans over here (OMG, Joe Exotic’s music kills me), so naturally, our outfits have been reflecting just that. Sharing the cutest leopard onesie Sadie’s been living in the past few weeks as well as a comfy outfit I’ve been loving that feels like sweats but looks more put together.