Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family

December 11, 2019

Stocking stuffers have always been my favorite element of gift giving this time of year, which I have my mom to thank for. She has always gone above and beyond to pack our stockings with small gifts we’d love rather than knick knacks we’d never use (and still does). This year I picked up everything you see below from Cost Plus World Market and I’m so happy with how they came together. I always loved shopping there when we lived in Phoenix, but since we moved to New York there aren’t as many locations so it had been awhile since I browsed their shop. I did all my shopping online and it couldn’t have been easier. In previous years I have purchased items from multiple stores and it was so nice to get everything we needed in one place.

Of course these stocking stuffers are personal to our family, but I figured they might help inspire some ideas for those of you who still have some shopping left to do! Find links all the items in each stocking below each image. Happy holidays you guys!

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Nursing-Friendly & Postpartum Approved Fashion with Everlane

November 26, 2019

Just over a year ago I shared a post about celebrating differences in friendship, life and style with Leah (my same pal you see here). At that time I was Owen’s mom, June was just an exciting idea, neither of us were expecting either of these babies and our bodies looked a little different than they do now. We sported Everlane and as my due date with June approached this summer I found myself daydreaming a bit about slipping back into those threads again and again. I knew it was unrealistic to pack them in my hospital bag (duh!), but on more realistic days those daydreams probably looked a little something like this.

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Baked Chai Apple Cider Doughnuts

October 24, 2019

Apple cider doughnuts were not part of my west coast childhood and I am genuinely jealous that Owen and June get to enjoy this fall treat forever. We’ve taken two trips upstate in the last month to pick apples and I finally decided it was time to try making apple cider doughnuts at home. I came across the New York Times recipe this season and had to try it. I ended up making a few modifications, even added some chai and they were unbelievably tasty! Find the recipe (and the original below).

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Meet Chrissy Powers + Learn How Motherhood Transformed Her Career Path

October 3, 2019

Chrissy Powers and I connected back when I was pregnant with Owen and she was pregnant with her second son Zeeke. At that time we were both fairly new to blogging and the whole Instagram world and more than anything she was another mom I could connect with considering I was the first in my local friend circle to have a baby. Flash forward almost four years later and we have both started our own podcasts, have grown our blogs to be full-time businesses, by the time this goes live we will have each given birth to baby girls (writing this in my final weeks of pregnancy with June!) and have built an almost co-worker esc relationship where we can bounce whatever is happening work wise off of each other. Chrissy is a true jack-of-all-traders and I am thrilled to share her greatness here with you! So let’s get to it.

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Nursing Approved Super Food Bowl

October 1, 2019

It’s been so fun to dig through the Household archives and find posts like this one from my early days of motherhood with Owen. Since fingers crossed June has made her arrival at this point and we’re working on the mechanics of breastfeeding, I thought sharing some of my old breastfeeding friendly recipes would not only be helpful for me, but maybe some of you who are right there too.

Original post: October 19, 2015.

I started researching foods that support lactation towards the end of my pregnancy. Not only is this bowl packed with nutrients that increase lactation, but as long as you aren’t making this for your entire family for dinner, it is something you can store and eat over the course of a few days while you’re busy at home breastfeeding. Key ingredients in this dish that support healthy lactation: ginger, carrots, sesame seeds, garlic, flaxseed & quinoa.

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Meet Em Morrice + Discover How Modesty and Family Travel Can Co-Exist

September 26, 2019

A little behind the scenes note: as I am editing, uploading and scheduling all of these wonderful mother interviews more often than not I am finding myself in tears, especially as I near the end of my maternity leave for a couple of reasons. 1. I am beyond grateful to each and every woman who has taken time out of their busy lives to chat with me. 2. The theme here is overwhelming: we can’t do it all and that’s okay. Repeat after me, we can’t do it all and that’s okay. So here is another conversation with another woman I admire, Em Morrice. Em, Thank you!

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Ten Details to Complete Owen & June’s Shared Brooklyn Bedroom

September 25, 2019

This post was sponsored by Crate and Kids. 

Just before June made her arrival we spruced up her and Owen’s shared bedroom in our Brooklyn apartment. It was important to us that the space was broken up in a way that gives each kiddo their own corner, while still encouraging play together. We felt we had separated it nicely, but that there were still a few details / some additional play accessories we wanted to bring in, especially now that June is officially here! 

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Chocolate Chip Oat Lactation Cookies

September 24, 2019

This post was originally shared almost four years ago right after I had given birth to Owen – crazy to see how Amy’s photos, my writing style and recipe development has changed, right?! I do remember these cookies being ultra tasty though and intend on making them for myself again now that I’m breastfeeding little June. More below!

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Meet Rachael Desztich + Learn the Beauty of Healthy Prioritizing

September 19, 2019

Without a doubt, Rachael is the person I have formed the closest bond with without ever actually meeting in person. We “met” online when we were both pregnant with our boys over four years ago, formed a lasting friendship, worked together for a bit a few years ago and over the years have had the chance to connect on everything from business to motherhood and marriage and everything in between. It’s been awhile since we’ve caught up, so this interview is particularly special to me. Enjoy!

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