As many of you know, I hosted my first sponsored event on Saturday! It was an intimate “Moms and Mimosas” get together with NightLight Pediatrics! I was anxious about how it would go, since it was my first event and all. For a rookie blogger, I think it went pretty well! I learned a lot of lessons about how to be a proper hostess, which I’ll go over in a later post. I want to dedicate this post to talking about NightLight Pediatrics and WHY I was honored to host this sponsored event!
I’m not going to lie, some days I truly feel like I’ve given up on humanity. These past couple of months have been brutal on my heart, soul, mental health, etc. After dealing with Hurricane Harvey personally, then watching others deal with Hurricane Irma, I felt this knot in my stomach. After the awful attack in Las Vegas, I felt even more sick and frustrated. I want to give up on people every single day. When I look at my babies, I think about how I have to fight to make this world better for THEM! So, instead of retreating, I’m going to stand up, show up, and fight for humanity. I’m listing some ways to help below!
First off, I want to say a huge thank you to Covered Goods for providing me and Baby J with an awesome nursing cover. Second, I want to thank you for reading and supporting the brands that support my blog!
Breastfeeding in public can be an anxious event! With Baby E, it definitely was for me. The first time that we went out, just the two of us, I went and hid in the restroom when it was time to nurse her. Not because I was ashamed, I was honestly just nervous. I was nervous of being judged or being told that I couldn’t do it in that moment. I was a first time mom still learning to navigate all of the ins and outs of motherhood. Now, with Baby J, I still feel nerves when I had to nurse him publicly but way more confidence than 2 years ago. Today, I want to share what has helped me feel confident and in control when breastfeeding in public.
Today’s post has tons of cool tips, a product review of the Lillebaby carrier, and a few affiliate links! Head over to the disclosures page if you want to know more about the links. Thanks for reading and supporting the brands that keep this little blog on the web!
For approximately 4 months, I had two babies under the age of 2! It could have been an extremely wild time (it was only moderately wild, haha!) but I was fortunate enough to have my husband there with me for the entire 4 months. On the few days that I was solo, I found ways to make my mom life more feasible. I’m sharing the top 5 items here with you today!
This post is sponsored by Artifact Uprising but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
As I lay in bed, ready to be awaken for what feels like the millionth time, I long for the future. You know, that distant future when your baby is no longer a baby- that future when your child sleeps through the night. As I drag my sleep-deprived body across the dark room to retrieve my baby boy, I feel weak. My brain feels foggy. I am exhausted. Once I get to his crib, he smiles at me. Mamas, you know that smile… that bright-eyed, toothless, ear-to-ear grin. My goodness, it honestly melts your heart. After a smile like that, the weakness shifts. My brain feels adequately charged. I’m still exhausted by Y’ALL, my heart is full.
(I say it all the time but man, parenthood is weird!)
My heart is so incredibly full that I, not only, forget about my previous ailments but begin to feel remorse for my behavior. I begin to ask myself, “why- why are you praying for this season to speed by you? Why aren’t you able to grasp the beauty of it?” There in that moment, it really hit me how beautiful the first year of life is for the family.