One working mama's journey to leading a happy and stylish life with little ones

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Squeeze The Day

Squeeze The Day

  For the longest time, I’ve been a full-blown juice cleanse nay sayer. I thought it was the worst thing you could do for your body. But I’ve changed my mind slightly. Juicing, on its own, isn’t bad, it’s those 6 day juice cleanse the world […]

Go For The Glow

Go For The Glow

Bodhi is currently napping, it’s Friday and I’m so grateful for these few minutes to myself to get ready. After what seems like a very long week it’s nice to spend a little time taking care of myself and my skin. As the leaves start […]

Playing With All The Colors

Playing With All The Colors

With autumn at our doorstep it’s hard not to start thinking about sweater weather. I’ve already done a major change over in my closet. But of course it’s natural to want to bring new pieces into your wardrobe. For me the name of the game is budgeting, so instead of going ham on all things fall (my normal protocol) I’ve decided to shop smart this season. This year I grabbed a little inspiration from mother nature herself. My color palette is normally all over the board but for those few pieces I’ll be adding I’ve drifting into a more “changing leaves” kinda vibe.
Reds, Olives, Nudes and Silvers are on my mind and I’m looking for the right pieces to help translate that into everyday fashion. I love playing with colors and budgeting has made that interesting. Instead of looking to the seasons “it” color aka dusty rose and mauve I’m looking for something that will last and colors I now I’ll always love. Don’t get me wrong I love a trending color but once you have kids, pets, or any other thing in your life that DRAINS your bank account, you have to start getting savvy with your spending.  I’ve decided to stick with sweaters, because well I mean do I have to explain that one. From summer sweaters to chunky winter knits I’m a sweater fanatic!
-Ruby Reds-
-The Greens-
 
-Silver Lining-
 
-Nudes-

 

Happily In Style Does Snacktime!

Happily In Style Does Snacktime!

Oh wow hey there September, where did you come from? I must admit I enjoyed my month off. I dubbed August as the month of self love. If you hadn’t guessed I turned my month of self love into a vacation from writing. Even though […]

The Sale of All Sales

The Sale of All Sales

You didn’t think I forgot about it did you? No I didn’t forget that the best sale, the sale of all sales, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is happening right NOW! Sadly this is the last weekend of this glorious Nordstrom Anniversary sale but don’t fret […]

A Happy Home is A Google Home

A Happy Home is A Google Home

I remember when we were preparing for Gunnar’s birth. I was so scared and excited, I was nervous but ready. I had all these questions going through my head, “How much does a newborn eat?” or “How do I swaddle my baby?” “What the heck is swaddling all about anyway?!” We read and forgot almost everything those baby books had in them. The first few days seemed like a blur. The day we left the hospital I thought to myself, “I cannot believe they’re letting me leave with this baby.”, “Aren’t they supposed to prep us or ask us questions?” No test, not even a concerned look, nothing.  Just a congrats and a list of numbers to call if we had any questions, a list that of course I lost within two minutes of receiving. When we got home things were of course hectic, but although those first days were filled with little sleep, they were also filled with heart warming memories.

But something else was there to guide me, Google. We googled everything for those first few years and even now. As most new parents of my generation know, the term “I’ll Google it!” is a familiar one. We’ve all been there, it’s 3am the doctor’s office isn’t opened and your question isn’t important enough to be considered a medical emergency. It’s also still too early to bug your parents who are most likely asleep. You’re too delirious and the baby is scream in your arms so you can’t exactly flip through that baby book or type it in on your keyboard. So what are you to do?

As we prepared for Bodhi those same questions were still stirring around in my head. But recently I upped my game and have gotten a little extra help. Google Home, a voice-activated speaker ready to help thanks to Google Assistant. When you buy Google Home you don’t just get

– What comes with your package –

  1. Home – A voice-activated speaker by Google.
  2. A how-to manual for setting up your Google Home.
  3. Instructions on how Google Home will help new parents including key questions you can ask your Google Home that are geared towards your little one. Literally  the instruction book is the cutest, it mimics a children’s hardback book but or the electronic copy please click the link for the full experience! ( g.co/Home/Experiences )

Even if you’ve spent months preparing for parenthood, there will be plenty of times when you need help ASAP. And you don’t have five minutes to spend typing “How do you warm up a baby’s bottle?” into your phone with one hand. Thankfully, Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, can answer the most common baby care questions, keeping your hands free so you can hold your little one anddd mix the bottle with one hand. Even more exciting, if you are available there is a Parenting Masterclass being held by Fatherly at approximately 3pm est. I’ve supplied the link here —> (Fatherly – Parenting Masterclass)

Personally I love our Google Home. I wish we had this when we first had Gunnar and Bodhi. Thankfully we still have loadss of questions concerning our little boys so it will not go to waste!

Links & Things

Links & Things

Okay so ALL of my July posts have been delayed. I’m so sorry to all of my readers but to be honest I was just enjoying July. No excuses, no real reason, well actually there were two pint size reasons. Those reasons just so happen […]

Toddler Survival Kit : The Fourth Of July

Toddler Survival Kit : The Fourth Of July

Let’s be real, those summer time holidays aren’t as fun with little ones. Of course they have their moments and everything is special because maybe it’s their first Independence Day or they’re big fans of fireworks.  But it gets to a point where all you […]

Saved By The Bell

Saved By The Bell

If you follow my Instagram account for the blog than you know, I’m taking a much-needed break from social media aka Instagram and Facebook. The break is truly for my sanity, and to be perfectly honest I’m really battling with my postpartum anxiety again. To be even more honest, for a while now I’ve felt it was creeping towards depression. I got very scared. And in feeling this way I felt that the best way to deal with it was by completely and utterly ignoring the problem.

“Coffee, outfit, snap, post, hashtag,  repeat.”

“Coffee, outfit, snap, post, hashtag,  repeat.”

“Coffee, outfit, snap, post, hashtag,  repeat.”

This was my life, I was pulling a Jessie Spano only instead of diet pills it was coffee and Instagram. I could feel the walls closing in on me and it wasn’t good. At the same time I hadn’t told anyone what I was going through or how I was feeling. Although I’m sure at times my friends and family could feel my energy. But they know me if I want to talk about it I’ll talk about it. So mum would be the word until I finally cracked and shared with the group what was going on.

And then something happened it was almost like an alarm going off in my head. Yesterday was my best friend Stacey’s baby shower and it was an amazing day I got to see so many friends and celebrate my beautiful best friend and my little nephew to be. It was truly something I needed. As the day wound down a group of us decided to head back to her house and hang out a little longer. As we were reminiscing on our past adventures and talking about life in general, Stacey mentioned that she had taken the Facebook app off her phone. This is something she does regularly, her way of stepping away from it all and just finding her center.

Then I started to think about it, I’ve literally never done this. It was as if a loud alarm went off in my head. I’ve never actually stayed away from Instagram or Facebook for a long period of time. Now I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “What does social media have to do with your postpartum issues Meg?” Nothing, it doesn’t spark anything or create any stress for me. I wasn’t overwhelmed by jealous or sadden because of looking at other accounts. I’ve got enough going on I don’t need or want someone else’s life. I was simply using it as a mask for problems I didn’t want to face. So now for the realization part of this little rant.

-REMINDERS-

  1. I do deserve my amazing husband and beautiful little boys.
  2. I am worthy of having love.
  3. I’m allowed to laugh, and laugh hard.
  4. It is okay if the old me is dead and gone. (We don’t really want her back anyway, she was a little too crazy for our blood.)
  5. There is a new me and I have to get to know her.
  6. I’m not always going to be happy, life is filled with moments, they may be good or bad but they are moments so I have to learn to appreciate them all.
  7. Stop dwelling on things I can’t change.
  8. I am perfectly imperfect and that is beautiful.
  9. It is okay to need a break I’m not wonder woman but I am wonderful.
  10. Save your sanity, eat a f**king donut now and then.
Made In The Shade

Made In The Shade

As we start a new week I’m already thinking of the weekend but not for the reason you might think. A weekly tradition of ours is walking to our local farmers market on Friday. The morning always starts out the same, a quick protein pancake […]

Real Talk: I Bring My Kids to Work With Me and It Ain’t So Glamourous

Real Talk: I Bring My Kids to Work With Me and It Ain’t So Glamourous

Joanna Gaines did it, Lucille Ball, Julia Roberts and countless other women before me have done it. They brought their children to office with them every day. I mean just stick a pack-n-play right next to you and hustle kinda deal. I know a lot of […]