Top 5 Favorite Postpartum Shapewear Items

Hi friends! I’m shredding my layers for this post (literally) and having some real talk about my bod. At times it may look like I’ve snapped back, but I can assure you it’s probably shapewear. Let’s be honest, it can be incredibly frustrating putting together a postpartum wardrobe. Essentially, you’re choosing from ALL your clothes: pre-pregnancy clothes that probably still don’t fit, maternity clothes that also probably don’t fit as well anymore and the clothes purchased FOR postpartum. It’s basically three separate wardrobes and it’s exhausting! Shapewear is something I always invest in though. In this post I’m sharing the top 5 items of shapewear I utilize for postpartum. Setting aside superficial…

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Postpartum Series: Soothing a Newborn

I cannot believe little Cal is already 2 months old – wow does the time fly the second time around! He’s already growing so quickly and the newborn phase is going to be gone in the blink of an eye. However, that does not mean it doesn’t feel like a LONG time when you are in the thick of it. Soothing a newborn can be one of the toughest parts of newborn mom-hood. Every baby is different and just when you think you have it figured out, all of a sudden that doesn’t work anymore. We thought we’d be in the clear with Calvin because we’ve DONE it before with…

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Recipe: 10 minute Pesto Pasta Salad

We just celebrated National Night Out in our neighborhood and we were tasked with bringing a dish to share. I whipped up my favorite, super easy, pesto pasta salad to bring! My mom has been making this for years and it’s a staple in our family. It’s so simple and so delicious. I made a separate batch for us to munch on all week. Madeline loves it as well so it’s toddler approved! Ingredients: (1) box of bowtie noodles (1) jar of pesto (1) container of shredded parmesan cheese (1) packet of pine nuts Directions: Step 1: Boil pasta and drain Step 2: Add in pesto & mix thourougly Step…

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Postpartum Series: Top Ten Essentials For New Baby

Hi there! I’m continuing with my postpartum series with a round up of my top ten favorite items for new baby when you get home from the hospital and are on your own (eek!). I’ve included a few that worked wonders for both babies and a few that are new and specific to Cal. As you know, every baby is different, so some of these items may work for you and others may not. Babies tend to keep you on your toes that way! Mamaroo. Both of my babies loved this at different times. Cal has loved it from the beginning whereas Madeline started liking it more towards the 2…

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Postpartum Series: Essentials for Mom

The birth of both Madeline & Calvin has been, hands down, the two greatest moments in my life. The amount of love I felt for both of my kids instantaneously is something I can hardly put into words. The crazy part is that it just keeps getting stronger and stronger too with each passing day. Carrying my babies for 9 months and then witnessing the miraculous little people they are when they arrive is so powerful. Our bodies are amazing, aren’t they?! That is why you also have to focus on YOU when the baby arrives! It’s easy to put all focus on the new baby because let’s be real, it’s…

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Postpartum Series: What I’m Wearing & Recent Buys

Hi everyone! As you may have have noticed, I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging the past few months. The combination of moving, pregnancy and work took over, but I’m back! Baby Calvin joined us on June 3rd and as I’m home with him, it’s inspired me to write (type) again. That being said, I’ll be doing a postpartum series as it’s recent in my life and I actually feel like I learned a ton the second time around that I want to share. For the first post in the series I’m sharing all of the items of clothing I recently bought for postpartum aka the fourth trimester.…

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Home Office Inspiration with Plum & Post

Full disclosure: life as a working mom can be tough. Sometimes it’s hard to find enough hours in the day to tackle my office life, mom life and blog life. I have made it a goal to truly respect all areas of my life. When I’m at the office, I’m all in and when I’m at home, I’m all in. This typically means that after I leave work, I’m home and focusing on my baby [and husband & cat] until she goes to sleep. It also means that there are mornings I wake up early to work or blog and nights I plug in after Madeline is asleep. I’ve never been afraid…

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