Mom's Deserve the Gift of Comfort!

Mom's Deserve the Gift of Comfort!

With Thanksgiving over, Christmas is right around the corner! I like to do all of my holiday shopping pretty early so I don’t have to worry about it at the last minute. It’s nice to be able to wrap everything up and just enjoy the holiday season! So with the season of giving here, it’s always a good reminder of what I’m thankful for and it’s nice to give something to those people who mean a lot to me.

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Fall Toddler Clothes

Fall Toddler Clothes

I wanted to round up some super cute kids clothes for you guys, boys and girls! I have been shopping a lot for the girls lately because 1. they are outgrowing everything and 2. they need fall clothes! So here are my top picks! P.S. I’ll be filming a fall clothing haul with all their new stuff very soon!

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Self Care Tips: Wellness, Fitness, Diet

Self Care Tips: Wellness, Fitness, Diet

Today I wanted to share some thoughts on personal wellness. No matter how busy our lives get, I think it's so important to squeeze in a little me-time every now and then. I've always been a believer in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I think that fitness, self-care and diet all go hand-in-hand. Treat your body well and you'll reap the benefits in so many ways.

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6 Year Anniversary in Palm Springs

6 Year Anniversary in Palm Springs

Andrew and I just celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary. Even though we have been together for about 13 years, 6 years married still seems like a long time! I always love looking back on our past year together and see how things have changed. We both were saying how we feel like we are just in a good place right now. Our girls are at a really fun age, we have finished all our big projects in our home and there are so many possibilities for our future. 

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Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap

This weekend felt so full of events! We are trying to get the girls out of the house more. It's so easy to just stay at home with them, but I know they need to be OUT (and so do I)! They are getting to be such a fun age and they truly entertain us all day long. I love seeing them interact more and more every day and become two little besties. Sometimes they are in their own world and just wander around the house together with random objects. It's my most favorite thing ever.

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Birthday Weekend

Birthday Weekend

My birthday was on Sunday, but Andrew was going to be gone most the day so on Saturday he watched the girls and sent me to the spa for a massage and facial. It was amazing. I cherish alone time these days. It honestly feels pretty weird to be somewhere alone for longer than an hour. Usually when I leave to house to run errands I'm not gone for longer than an hour.

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Diaper Up with Comforts

Diaper Up with Comforts

Our girls are super busy and always on the move so their diapers have to keep up with them. These fit them really well so no matter how active they are, the diapers stay snug. Keeping an eye on two crawling babies is pretty exhausting and the last thing I need to worry about is a leaking diaper.

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Babies First Foods

Hey guys! Today I wanted to talk about introducing foods to babies. My twins are now 4 months old and I just started thinking about my plan for feeding them. It's crazy to think that time is almost here! As of now I am still breastfeeding and giving them formula before bed and sometimes one other time during the day. I also am pumping about 2-3 times a day to up my supply and get some milk for them to have on hand if they won't nurse. For this post I have partnered up with Stonyfield Organic to show you some more options when it comes to healthy baby food. Their YoBaby line, which is the #1 pediatrician recommended yogurt for ages 6 months-2 years, recently added a new strain of probiotics, BB-12. Probiotics are super beneficial for your gut. And your gut health is the foundation for overall good health.

It's recommended that you wait to feed solids to your baby until they are 4-6 months old. You also want them to be able to sit upright and hold their head up. Our girls have good head control but still can't sit up so I'm going to wait until they can. I am starting to notice they get easily distracted when nursing these days. If I start to talk to someone, they will turn their head toward me and start to smile and coo. It's pretty cute, but can sometimes be frustrating when I want them to eat!

It is a bit overwhelming figuring out what to feed your babies once they are done breastfeeding yet to young for cow's milk. But dairy is packed with nutrients like calcium and vitamin D which are both super nutritious for growing babies. The nice thing is, even if your babies are still breastfeeding, they can have yogurt at 6 months. These yogurts are a great option and made with organic whole milk.

So what other foods am I going to introduce to our girls first? Egg yolks are at the top of my list. They are packed with beneficial fatty acids and provide cholesterol needed for the optimal development of the nervous system. I'd love to know your thoughts on baby cereal. I've heard to pour some breast milk into it to help your baby get used to it. I'm just wondering if it has many nutritional benefits. I'd also like to introduce avocado around six months. They are packed with essential fats, vitamins and minerals. To prepare, I'm going to mush it up and add breast milk to thin it out. The other two things I'd like to introduce early on are bananas and sweet potatoes (both packed with vitamin A, C and folate).

There are so many things to consider when being a mom to two littles, but I just try to trust my instincts and do my best! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Thanks to Stonyfield Organic for sponsoring this post.