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.
I usually fill this space with light, family-driven style content. However, the events we’ve all witnessed over the past week with the murder of George Floyd have moved me to tears. Amidst a sea of thoughtful, moving, gut-wrenching posts which have flooded social media, I’ve tried drafting a number of blog posts that simply couldn’t do all that is happening right now justice. I’ve come to realize it’s time for me to simply listen and continue to educate myself and my children.
And just like that, Sadie is 7-months old. Thanks to the quarantine and social distancing, I’ve blinked and here we are–more than halfway to one year with our sweet marshmallow. Sharing the latest and greatest on the Sadie front along with some Naiya highlights with you today.
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.
I’m just over 7-months prego but I’ve officially surpassed the size I was when Naiya was born. It’s hard to believe I have over two months to go! Either I’m carrying a ten pounder in here or my body has decided to pop to the max for baby #2. Getting dressed these days feels like a total body workout–let alone putting on any makeup. To save myself the hassle of wearing makeup (especially in this crazy summer heat!), I’ve turned to some natural skincare products that have helped me to feel confident going bare-faced. Sharing one of my favorites today, how I’ve been using it and where you can snag it. Scroll down for a special discount code that you can use at checkout too!