GROWING UP WITH PLUM ORGANICS

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Time is a beast, no? I seriously can’t believe Lillie Sol is 6 months. At her last well visit, her pediatrician and I discussed the introduction of solids and it was bittersweet to say the least. With Lucas I was always excited and ready for the next milestone. This time around I am desperately trying to find a way to make time slow down. Any mom out there with the secret? No, seriously.

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About a week after Lillie’s appointment I received an email from Plum Organics and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. They recently introduced a new line of Grow Well pouches with a focus on giving your baby a delicious meal full of nutrients using organic ingredients to address additional functional needs for baby.

While some moms may scoff at pouches, I have always been a big fan. They were the perfect solution for Lucas when we were on the go and I most definitely plan on using them with Lillie while we are out and about in the city. Plum Organics has changed the pouch game with their new pouches. The line is made up of four pouches: DHA, Tummy, Muscle, and Bone. All important and vital for our growing babes. As a mom, I couldn’t ask for anything more. If you’d like to try these for your own little one, Plum Organics has provided a coupon code for $1 off your purchase. Score!

Cheers to growing babes and keeping them healthy and happy. Thank you Plum Organics for making this mama’s life a bit easier!

This post was sponsored by Plum Organics through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write about their Grow Well products, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I love and trust! 

BUGABOO X DIESEL COLLECTION | II

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The best part of being part of the Bugaboo Diesel campaign? Being able to adventure in my own backyard with my little loves and one of my favorite mamas ever – Mary Grace. Last week we headed out with the kids for some much needed mama/girl time and coffee. Mary captured my babes and I strolling around with our denim Buffalo..pretty much the sweetest stroller. Lillie is a certified princess in her ride and knocks out almost instantly in her bassinet (thank you Bugaboo!). Lucas loves his comfort board and it makes my life SO much easier when traveling around the city with both kids.

I can’t wait to share more snaps of our Bugaboo adventures..make sure to continue following along on Instagram. You can find tons of amazing family and stroller shots using the hashtag #BugabooDiesel.

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A FAMILY SESSION | PT II

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A day at home with my tribe. My people. My family. My loves. These images were shot and edited by the wonderful Danila Mednikov (you can see part I of our “story” here). My daughter. My son. My fiancé. Sometimes I have to pinch myself. Life can be hard sometimes. The roller coaster of motherhood is real and raw. But damn, life can be so very good. I look at these images and I’m reminded of my beautiful blessings and what a lucky woman I am. Word of the day: thankful.

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I can’t believe we are at week 52. I’m so thankful for this project – how amazing will it be to look back on these weekly portraits and see the tiny changes in my babies that can sometimes go overlooked on a day to day. I’m planning to continue in 2016 although I’m trying to decide if I will do a weekly family portrait as opposed to individual photos. I guess I have a few days to decide 😉

Cheers to a year of growth, our baby girl, tales of pre-k, and celebrating life with my other half. 2016 – we are ready for you!

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Lucas: Four so far is SO good! Christmas this year is proving to be the best yet – you are so ready for Santa to come and have been asking questions about the elves and his reindeer. The best question so far has been: “how is Santa going to get in? we don’t have a chimney.”

Lillie: That smile..when you wake up from your naps you greet me with a happy, toothless grin that melts me every time.

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50:5250:52(lillie)“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

Lucas: Somebody please tell me how 2015 is almost over? Last week you had an epic meltdown where you told me that I broke your heart (I discussed the fact that you love using this line nowadays in last weeks portrait post..). I let you know that it was in fact NOT broken. You then turned around, looked me straight in the eye, and told me “IT’S ALREADY BROKEN”. Just stop it right now kid.

Lillie: We had a well visit 2 weeks ago and we are already discussing the introduction to solids. How did we get here this fast?! Slow down baby girl!

EVERLANE MINI

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My go-to brand for the perfect (and I mean perfect) tee just launched a new collection just for the kids. Everlane Mini is an 11 piece collection that includes yummy cashmere hoodies, beanies, and classic tees. The color pallet is muted and modern and it’s intended to match seamlessly with your own wardrobe. Their motto? Dress your kids the same way you dress yourself. Needless to say I’m in love.

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Did I mention that my Lucas León is that adorable model you see up there? Yep. I’m a very proud mama bear. I know i’m biased but I think Lucas totally rocked this campaign! A very big thank you to Everlane for choosing my boy to represent this incredibly swoon worthy collection for the kids. PS – check out this article featuring more on this new move from Everlane in VOGUE!

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49:52 49:52(lillie)“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

Lucas: You are my strong-willed, emotional, sensitive boy. Your new favorite thing to tell Daddy and I when you are upset is “you’re breaking my heart”. You say this with a scrunched up, pouty face and it’s all we can do to not smile and/or laugh (this usually happens when you’re in trouble..).

Lillie: I gave you a tiny taste of peppermint (from my fingers) this week and the look on your face was priceless! You began licking your lips looking for more. I am so excited to introduce you to solids in a month or two. Homemade apple sauce, here we come!

A SAPLING CHILD KIND OF LOVE

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I have fallen in love with a children’s clothing company. It’s true! Sapling Child has stolen this mamas heart. Made from 100% organic cotton and designed in Australia, each piece is whimsical yet timeless. Comfortable yet beautiful.

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I love that I can shop their online store for both Lillie and Lucas. The fabrics are incredibly soft and my kiddos just look SO SO cute dressed up in Sapling. Did I mention the founder/designer Peta is a mama herself and I have had the pleasure of meeting her in person. Pure sweetness. I love when the face of a company is just as amazing off screen. It truly allows you to connect and feel good about every purchase made. Peta is extra wonderful and has decided to offer my readers a 30% discount! Use the code ‘LL4SAPLING‘ while checking out (it can be used world wide). Happy shopping!

You can also check out more images and styles over on Babiekins.

BABY ESSENTIALS | OWLET BABY MONITOR

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Motherhood is amazing. The best job in the world in my humble opinion. But it also the culprit of anxiety and lots of sleepless nights – especially with newborns. When we brought Lucas home I was constantly checking on him, making sure he was breathing and all was well. This time around with Lillie has proven to be no different.

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When I first learned about the Owlet Baby Monitor I knew it was a baby/mama must have. Unlike a traditional monitor, this is a smart sock..SAY WHAT?! The sock comes in three sizes and uses pulse oximetry to monitor heart rate and oxygen levels while your little one sleeps. Instead of constantly checking a screen (which would drive any mama crazy), the monitor is connected to an independent base and will alert your phone should their be an issue or your baby stops breathing, allowing you to react quickly and efficiently.

Thank you Owlet for allowing this mama to sleep a bit easier at night! I highly recommend this amazing device to any new or seasoned mom. Our babies health and well being is top priority and Owlet checks one thing off the long list of things us mamas have to worry about. Again, THANK YOU!

This post was in partnership with Owlet. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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