“Enjoy every minute! They grow fast!”
How many times did you hear this when you were expecting? I think I heard it every hour, on the hour, and it got really annoying. Because I got it. I knew the days would go by quickly, blah blah blah.
The joke was on me, apparently, because I had no idea the warp speed with which my children would grow and change. It’s mindblowing! Continue reading
Hey, I know you.
You’re that mom who saw those 2 little pink lines and wanted to change the whole world. It started small, with a healthy diet and more exercise. Maybe you stopped wearing perfume and using harsh cleaning products. Then you started changing everything from your beauty products to the containers you store your food in. By the time your baby arrived, you wanted nothing more than to wrap them in the cleanest little bubble you could find and keep them there forever.
I recognize you because your story is so much like mine. As moms, we only want the best for our babies, and that desire to make their little worlds perfect can really take over. In my case, I eventually realized that the pursuit of perfection and that unattainable “purity” just isn’t possible. So, we prioritize.
When we were planning for our first child, I made exceptions on some things, but the one baby purchase I absolutely wouldn’t budge on was our crib mattress. It was the one place my baby would be spending the most time, and the one product they’d be putting their face on for hours. I did my research on natural, organic options, and there was no choice for us but Naturepedic. Continue reading
After watching my daughter go through countless baby items that either: 1. Don’t get used, or 2. Only get used for a month until she outgrows them, I’m ready to shout from the rooftops when I find something that can last and be loved throughout the entire birth–toddler period.
Brace yourself: I’m about to start SHOUTING!
We’ve discovered the TinyLove Magical Night 3-in-1 Mobile! Continue reading
My kids really are my motivation for everything these days…they’re the reason I get up in the morning, the reason I smile, the reason I work so hard every day at establishing a new business.
They’re also the reason I have a flabby belly AND the reason I CAN’T GET ANYTHING DONE!
OK, sorry…#endrant. But seriously, It’s flippin’ hard to even brush my hair these days, and you want me to exercise? Ok, I know…YOU don’t care if I exercise. It’s ME that wants me to exercise. But this is real life with real kids that don’t just go away when I want to go for a run…so there are some days, when I don’t have any help, that I just have to bag it and skip the workout.
Until now! Erica Ziel, I owe you one, lady. First you bring us the effective and encouraging prenatal Knocked Up Fitness DVDs, and now there’s a postpartum set, too! Woohoo! I liked the first ones, so I knew I’d like these, too. Continue reading