motherhood

Our Parenting Principles

Parenting is, hands down, the toughest job in the world. Both Scott and I know that being an engaged parent is no small task and that there is no one right way to do it. But after three kids (and making many mistakes and learning along the way), we have discovered a few things that work for our family, most of the time. These are by no means the last word on parenting; the fact is, parenting is such an individualized thing that what works for one family will not necessarily work for another. Even so, I wanted to share a few ideas with you in hopes that what helped us might help your family too.

Our Parenting Principles

Back To School With Maisonette

Call me one of “those moms” but I’m starting to think my kids have a better wardrobe than I do. My online shopping addiction is real and I’m placing the blame on Maisonette. It’s basically the chic Net-A-Porter for kids.The site was founded by former Vogue directors, Sylvana Ward Durrett and Luisiana Mendoza Roccia, who curate clothing and items from around the world, all in one place. I’ve also found it’s a great tool to discover some little-known brands you haven’t heard of. Since I’m in total back-to-school mode, I’ve been on the site almost daily. 

Back To School With Maisonette

My Back To School Essentials For Fall 2017

Today, on YouTube, I'm sharing my favorite back to school essentials for this fall. Whether you are shopping for pre-school or elementary, there are some great items for both!

My Back To School Essentials For Fall 2017

Real Talk About Body After Baby With Jen Chae

Watch: Real Talk About Body After Baby With Jen Chae. Your life isn't the only thing that changes after pregnancy. Your body definitely goes through some major changes, too. I'm so excited to be finally filming with the adorable #supermomma, Jen Chae from From Head To Toe.

Real Talk About Body After Baby With Jen Chae

#MOMGOALS: Dinnertime Tips For Kids With Catherine McCord

#MOMGOALS: Dinnertime Tips For Kids With Catherine McCord. I consider myself lucky. My kids LOVE to eat! Especially my little "chunky monkey" Scarlett. That girl can double fist a chicken tender like no one's business! Dinnertime can still be a hassle though. Can anyone else relate!?

#MOMGOALS: Dinnertime Tips For Kids With Catherine McCord

What To REALLY Expect From A C-Section

Watch: What To REALLY Expect From A C-Section. I'm SO excited to have the hilarious Sharzad Kiadeh on my YouTube channel today. We're talking about a topic we both know all too well: a c-section. Click on the video below to hear our experiences and what you should expect! It's about to get REAL!

What To REALLY Expect From A C-Section

#MOMGOALS: 10 Tips For Balancing Work & Motherhood

#MOMGOALS: 10 Tips For Balancing Work & Motherhood. Starting today, I'll be interviewing some pretty influential mommas on different topics every month. Here are Christina and Galyn's, who founded the affordable and essential children's clothing brand, Primary, 10 tips on how they balance it all.

#MOMGOALS: 10 Tips For Balancing Work & Motherhood

Watch: My Newborn Must Haves

There are a lot of baby products on the market these days. You don't need everything, but it's hard to decide which products you'll really use and which ones you won't. That's why I decided to share my newborn must-haves with you!

Watch: My Newborn Must Haves

10 Breastfeeding Tips From My Lactation Specialist, Linda Hanna

10 Breastfeeding Tips From My Lactation Specialist, Linda Hanna. My lactation specialist (or guru, as I call her) Linda Hanna has been an absolute godsend to me. Her tips have made me feel comfortable, less anxious, and most importantly...they have worked. Since I don’t want to keep all her breastfeeding knowledge to myself, I asked Linda to share her top 10 tips to help all you new mommas out.

10 Breastfeeding Tips From My Lactation Specialist, Linda Hanna

My Breastfeeding Must-Haves

If you're about to give birth and plan on nursing, here are the breastfeeding must-haves to stock up on.

My Breastfeeding Must-Haves

The Benefits Of Placenta Post-Partum

The Benefits of Placenta Post Partum. When I became interested in the possibility of using my placenta, I was referred to a postpartum doula by Lori Bregman. reached out to Ida Reid who is a postpartum doula here in Los Angeles. She's been working in this field extensively for years and has helped me through the process. Since the topic of placenta is still relatively new, I thought it would be a great opportunity for Ida to share her insight with you, too.

The Benefits Of Placenta Post-Partum

Mommy Must Have: The Snoo

Mommy Must Have : The Snoo. Have you heard of "The Happiest Baby On The Block?" a.k.a the book that has saved new mommas everywhere? Yeah, that's Dr. Harvey Karp. When I found out he invented a bassinet that's aimed to comfort and help babies sleep more soundly, I knew I had to try it out.

Mommy Must Have: The Snoo

Meet Baby Grey!

Watch: Meet Baby Grey! We are so excited that Baby Grey Douglas Stuber is finally here! Today on my Youtube channel, I'm introducing him and sharing my labor and delivery story!

Meet Baby Grey!

Lori Bregman's Post Birth Healing Pads

Lori Bregman's Post Birth Healing Pads. Lori Bregman's Post Birth Healing Pads. These healing pads are full of ingredients that reduce inflammation/swelling and help speed up the healing process. These are super simple and can be whipped up pre-delivery so you can have them on hand when you arrive home!

Lori Bregman's Post Birth Healing Pads

10 Books To Help Ease You Into Motherhood

10 Books To Help Ease You Into Motherhood. These days, we are lucky. There are so many trusted books out there that help ease our anxiety and give us the answers we need...when we need it. Here are 10 books I've read over the years that I recommend to every new mom.

10 Books To Help Ease You Into Motherhood

A Delicious Smoothie For Post Delivery

A Delicious Smoothie For Post Delivery. I'd like to introduce you to my fabulous nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque (aka Be Well By Kelly). She's already been prepping me for my post-baby nutrition plan and has given me this AMAZING recipe I'd like to share with any mommas that just gave birth or about to. It helps heal, replenish, and tastes delicious...even if you didn't just have a baby!

A Delicious Smoothie For Post Delivery

Holiday Gift Guide For Little Boys

Holiday Gift Guide For Little Boys. Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a little boy in your life? Here are my top picks!

Holiday Gift Guide For Little Boys

Pregnancy Facts No One Tells You With Chriselle Lim

Watch: Pregnancy Facts No One Tells You With Chriselle Lim. #Supermomma and blogger, Chriselle Lim recently stopped by my YouTube channel to discuss all of those facts about pregnancy we DEFINITELY weren't prepared for. Watch the video to find out!

Pregnancy Facts No One Tells You With Chriselle Lim