I had the best shopping experience at @tworiverstreads yesterday! I needed to replace my Vivobarefoot shoes that I’ve had for 1.5 years since they’ve ripped. In several places 🤦🏻♀️ I wanted another pair of zero drop shoes but with a little more cushion. Deon presented me with this beautiful pair of @topoathletic and that was that! 😍I highly recommend a trip out there if you’re looking for minimalist shoes. . Also, turns out I was wearing the wrong shoe size. From pregnancy (so they say) and developing stronger feet, I’m a size 8! I was a 6.5 back in high school. . Shoutout to @beastcoastperform for being my WV chaperone and watching my kids. You’re the best, Uncle Garrett!
This child was up all night. Why is it so much harder to be up all night with a baby when you are in your 30’s versus when you’re in your 20’s? I mean, I know the answer to this, I’m asking in my whiniest 12-year-old voice: “Why?”😩 Thank the good Lord I have an amazing husband who took the tough shift while I slept off my migraine from not enough sleep yesterday. (Self-induced. Related: literary friends, you might enjoy The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. It’s on Netflix.) . . Anyway, it’s just a stuffy nose and fever, no biggie. Girlfriend is just mad she can't breathe. Fair complaint, I think. . . We diffused a little lavender essential oil, but it took me ‘till 4:15 to remember we had these homeopathic “calming tablets” for babies 6 months & up. That’s chamomile for the win. And now it’s 4:45am and she’s asleep and both mom & Dad are awake. 🙄 . . I wasn't into learning about herbs when I had my first, but God was gracious and gave him to me when I was 22 and spunkier. When he was a baby, I would have gone straight for the Tylenol and all its chemicals. I started delving into learning about herbs last summer, when I was giant and pregnant with this sweet little lady as part of #motherculture and also because I felt overwhelmed and unhealthy. I barely know anything, but what I have learned has helped, and given me better options besides pharmaceuticals. . . Everyone in the family wins when Mom get more skilled or more knowledgeable about almost anything: food, healing, exercise, learning, gardening, painting, you name it. There’s so much to this Stay at Home Mom thing that threatens to smother your identity as an individual with interests of your own. But when you seize the chances to learn and grow while you’re helping your children learn and grow, everybody gains.
Halfway through the week, you guys...! 🙌🏼 Showing you 3 ways to style my favorite closet staple that you’ve probably been sleeping on: the bodysuit. I know you’re probably a little weirded out by the idea of a bodysuit- maybe it reminds you of a baby onesie or you’re confused about the public restroom experience. Please just give me a chance to change your mind and expand your style horizons! 🙏🏻 These versatile pieces are the ones I get the most play out of in my closet- I wore this exact same one twice last weekend. Come on over with me to the wild side of smoothed out silhouettes and snapped crotches! 😂😘