Things are starting to slow down a little as summer is coming to an end. I’ve been keeping myself busy with getting ready for baby #2 and trying to get lots of rest to prepare for the sleepless days ahead. Read more…

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I can’t believe that our sweet new baby will be here in one month! I’ve been thinking a lot these days on how to help Porter with the transition and make it as smooth as it can be on all of us. Here is a short list of some things I thought might really help her and myself, adjust to the baby. We obviously haven’t tested them yet but, I’ll let you guys know how it goes once our little babe is here!

1. Making the transition to a big kid bed. 

Depending of your set-up and child’s age, you may or may not be moving your toddler to a twin/toddler sized bed. Porter and the new baby will be sharing a room, so we bought her this toddler bed because we felt like she was ready and didn’t want to have to buy Read more…

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I’m always looking for a good book to read in the summer. For road trips and beach days, I love an easy read that’s entertaining and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Whether you are looking for a more informal self-help type book or just want a good laugh here are a few of my favorite picks for summer reading.

Grain Brain / #GirlBoss / What Would Audrey Do? / The Giver / Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? / The Chaperone / The One & Only / The Opposite of Loneliness

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The older I get the more sunscreen is a big part of my daily beauty regimen. Growing up at the beach, I can already see the effects of sun damage, and am determined to protect my skin from any further negative effects. I want to protect Jet from damaging rays as much as possible this summer too. I’ve been searching the shelves and sampling different sunscreens for the both of us. I tend to lean towards more natural, mineral based options that have fewer harmful chemicals… especially for Jet. I love the Honest companies sunscreen, and am super excited to see they recently released a spray option as well! Here are a few more of my favorites.

For Mommy

(Above) 1. SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50 2. Sum Bum SPF 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen 3. Supergoop Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen 4. L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen 5. Sun.Ceuticals Lotion 6. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen



For Baby

7. California Baby Sunscreen 8. Mustela Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen 9. Honest Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen Spray 10. Dolphin Organics Do Natural Mineral Sunscreen 11. Elemental Herbs Kids Clear Zinc Sunscreen 12. Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen

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