TOP 10 MASKS THAT PREVENT “MASKNE”

2020 brought us many unexpected circumstances–including the unfortunate gift of “maskne.” Maskne is skin irritation and breakouts brought on by the friction of your mask rubbing against your skin and trapping moisture. Thankfully, my maskne hasn’t been TOO bad overall but the more I wear a mask, the more I’ve noticed small pimples popping up around my chin.  For anyone else who may be in the same boat, I’m rounding up ten masks at different price points that are helping to keep my skin as clear and healthy as possible. After all, not all mask materials are created equally!

LITTLE SPOON: BABY AND TODDLER FOOD REVIEW

We have two VERY different eaters in our house.  Naiya is the PICKIEST eater ever and Sadie eats EVERYTHING. Thankful to have found a company that makes fresh baby and toddler foods that BOTH of our girls love. If you’re in the market for fresh, yummy, healthy food for your baby or toddler too, look no further than Little Spoon. Sharing a review of this amazing brand with you today. The best part? It’s delivered right to your door, ready to eat. Topping today’s post off with a discount code for 30% off your first order with Little Spoon too. Enjoy!

HELLO SAWYER: VIRTUAL CLASSES WE’RE LOVING

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m truly not sure how it’s already December but here we are! As we’re all experiencing this second big wave of COVID-19 and many of our cities are locking down again, virtual learning continues to be our go-to. Amidst a sea of SO many virtual classes to choose from for our little ones, I’m so happy our family found Hello Sawyer.  Today, I’m  sharing more intel about why we’re so obsessed and we’re letting you in on a special sale the company is offering right now for a limited time before the holidays.

REMEMBER SHOPPING WITHOUT A MASK?

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.

FIVE SECRETS TO BECOMING A (MOSTLY) ZEN MAMA

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle shares how she meditates during the global pandemic

For the past few months, I’ve been on a mission to find a little slice of zen amidst the CRAZIEST YEAR EVER.  Since it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do so, sharing some tips below that have been working for me.  All of these ideas may sound rather simple but I’ve found them to be extremely helpful during this social distancing time. I can only hope that they help you too!