parenting

Inner Work For Supermommas

As parents, we are always learning and adapting as our kids get older, change, and develop different needs. As women, professionals, wives, mothers, and friends, our needs are always changing too. Below are a few of the big issues that I find myself constantly navigating, some of which you might be navigating too. They are ongoing, and I’m doing my very best, but some days, some weeks— maybe even some years— are better than others.

Inner Work For Supermommas

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

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

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

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

Momma Must Have: One Potato

Introducing...One Potato. It’s basically the only fresh-to-your-door meal kit that can feed the entire family. All ingredients are organic and come pre-chopped and prepped in a refrigerated box. All you need to do is throw in the pot or oven.

Momma Must Have: One Potato

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

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

My 10 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Their New Sibling

Here's what has helped us and what can help prepare your child for their new sibling, too!

My 10 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Their New Sibling

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

Why You Should Embrace The Mealtime Mess

Why You Should Embrace The Mealtime Mess. Instead of fighting the messes, I've learned to embrace them. No, this isn’t just a defense mechanism to save my sanity. Believe it or not—studies have shown that allowing your kids to be messy at mealtimes can be highly beneficial.

Why You Should Embrace The Mealtime Mess

Cute DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Little Ones

Cute DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Little Ones. I love a good DIY--especially around the holidays. This Halloween, we definitely have options. Here's what we created.

Cute DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Little Ones

3-Step Banana Bread Skulls

3-Step Banana Bread Skulls. For all the mommas who hate to cook... You'll LOVE this banana bread recipe. It's gluten-free, delicious, and only takes 3 steps. What could be better!?

3-Step Banana Bread Skulls

5 Tips To Feel Well-Rested (Even If You're A Mom)!

5 Tips To Feel Well-Rested (Even If You're A Mom)!I never knew the true definition of exhaustion until I became a mom. Here are some tips and tricks I've learned to help myself look and feel more well-rested.

5 Tips To Feel Well-Rested (Even If You're A Mom)!

How To Decorate Halloween Cookies Like A Pro

Watch: How To Decorate Halloween Cookies Like A Pro. Jessica Vargas from Little Sparks Cookies in Los Angeles stopped by my YouTube channel to us how to decorate cookies that will WOW at any party!

How To Decorate Halloween Cookies Like A Pro

D.I.Y. Monster Trick-Or-Treat Bags

In our house, we take our trick-or-treating very seriously. Here's a fun DIY we did to prepare for the festivities.

D.I.Y. Monster Trick-Or-Treat Bags

How To Make Homemade + Healthy Baby Food

I've been making homemade baby food since Brooks was born. It's easy, delicious, and extremely cost efficient.

How To Make Homemade + Healthy Baby Food