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.

GOLDEN GOOSE SNEAKER REVIEW

When it comes to accessories, I’m a shoe girl all the way.  I don’t often splurge on them but when I do, I love doing some digging to make sure they are truly worth the cost beforehand. If I’m going to spend the money, I always want to make sure that they’ll last for years to come.  I’ve had my eye on Golden Goose sneakers for a few years now because they’re so versatile and I’d heard they’re incredibly comfortable. That said, I didn’t pull the trigger on buying them because they come with such a high price tag.

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.

SADIE AMELIE’S BIRTH STORY

Just over two weeks into welcoming Sadie Amelie into our lives, I still can’t believe I’m a mom to another daughter! My heart has expanded further than I ever could have imagined and I feel like the luckiest mama alive!  Excited to share Sadie’s birth story with you today as well as some of our favorite photos from the first few minutes she came into the world.  Phil and I will savor these shots forever and we’re so grateful they’ll help us to relive one of the most incredible moments of our lives for years to come.

PREPPING NAIYA TO BECOME A BIG SISTER (ISN’T EASY!)

I’m officially 33 weeks pregnant today and I’m already bigger than I was when I delivered Naiya. Needless to say, I feel like a giant whale who is ready to pop at any moment (but somehow, I still have so much more time to go)! Since it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post an update for you, sharing the latest and greatest with on my pregnancy journey, family life and how we’re prepping Naiya to become a big sister.