So recently I asked on my Instagram stories what topics regarding motherhood were you guys most interested in me writing about. And honestly, I got a lot of HOW DO INFLUENCERS DO IT ALL? or HOW ARE YOU MANAGING WORKING AND MAMAHOOD?! And as I sit here with Poppy on my lap, smashing my keyboard, clicking my mouse and just generally causing chaos, I’m going to spill all. the. beans. on how I manage both motherhood and running my business full-time. Okay so, what’s the secret to all these mama influencers who run a business, do their wifely duties and be a mama without missing a beat? Well, honestly… A nanny lol. But, no really, that’s usually the secret that they don’t want to tell you. And although I have nothing against a little help, I wanted to share how I stay productive (hint: it’s not a nanny). Scroll below to read how I manage motherhood while working full-time. How I Manage Motherhood While Working Full-time: Spilling ALL the Beans!: 1. Pay for services that save you time I know that I may get a little slack for this but if you are in a position to pay for services to save you time, then do it! What’s changed my life as a mama and a business owner has been grocery delivery and having a cleaner come and clean my entire home bi-weekly. Prior to paying for these services, I used to spend hours a week on cleaning and a…
Okay, so Poppy will be 9 months on June 5th. And as the saying goes, time truly does fly once your baby is earthside. I honestly felt like 9 months pregnant felt like an eternity. Now I’m 9 months into motherhood and oddly enough felt like reflecting at Poppy’s 9 month mark. Reflecting on my past 9 months as a mother, Poppy’s past 9 months as a baby and reflecting on things I wish I knew or things I wish I was told. Which is why I wanted to write a blog post hoping that another new mama would stumble upon it to help prepare her for what motherhood is actually like besides what you see when scrolling on Instagram. Skirt: Revolve | Top: Aritzia | Sandals: Zara | Hat: Lack of Colour (via FigJam.TO) 9 Things I Wish I Knew About Motherhood 9 Months Ago: 1. Postpartum is a slow and hard journey Let’s start at the birth of your baby and the birth of a mama, literally. Postpartum is no joke. And even though you hear about how hard it is, I’m not sure if anything can prepare you for what to expect. For me, I thought I’d bounce back, HAHA! And not bounce back like get my body back. No, I already gave myself 6 months postpartum to “bounce back” (spoiler, I’m 9 months pp and still haven’t lost all the baby weight so the joke is truly on my pre-mama me). But I meant bounce…
If you’re anything like me, moving probably has always been something you’ve loathed pre-baby. Then add a baby into the mix and honestly it sounds like a complete nightmare and a situation you wish you could avoid all together. I just moved a bit over a month ago and I definitely learned a thing or two about moving with a baby. Poppy was just shy of 6 months at the time and moving us during as pandemic was less then ideal. Which is why I wanted to share 7 tips for moving with a baby which will help it feel just a little less stressful on the big day!
Some of Poppy’s favourite toys are her wooden Lovevery toys which comes in their monthly subscription boxes. Every once in awhile I share Poppy playing over on my stories and always get asked for links for her Lovevery toys. I also get asked for a coupon code, that I sadly don’y have. But, I do have some “dupes” if you’re looking for Montessori style toys but aren’t interested in subscribing to Lovevery.
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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a home update on my blog. Mainly because I’ve moved and have slowly been styling my home room by room.
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Winter is fully here where I live and I’m keeping Poppy cozy through this chilly season with a few stroller must haves! All items can be found on Amazon and make great gifts too. Scroll below for my Winter stroller must haves and you can choose to splurge or save!
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Winter is literally right around the corner. And as much as I dislike the cold, I love dressing my little Poppy! So I thought I’d share a few pieces I’ve already gotten for her plus items I have in the cart. I also included boy pieces because H&M truly has such an amazing selection for both baby boy and baby girl. Some items were sold out by the time I finished this post, but, the majority are still available! 🙂 Baby girl: 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. (sold out) // 6. // 7. // 8.(I forgot to add 8 lol) // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. (sold out) // 15. // 16. // 17. // 18. // 19. // 20. // 21. // 22. // 23. // 24. // 25. // 26. Baby boy (Canadian Links): 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17. // 18. // 19. // 20. // 21. xo Lauren
Christmas is just around the corner! I like the next girl, I love myself some Christmas decor shopping and I love it even more when I can prime it. Which inspired me to find some chic boho Christmas decor from Amazon. Scroll below to shop my favourite finds. 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. Have you started shopping for your Christmas decor? xo Lauren
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Finally sharing my birth story almost 2 months after my sweet Poppy was born! It was the craziest 39.5 hours of my life but I’d do it over again in a heartbeat. Sharing all the details, including my code pink scare, in the video below. Enjoy! xo Lauren
One of my most asked for blog posts is finally here! My hospital bag checklist (what you actually need) has been much requested since I gave birth to Poppy last month. I have a Youtube video with what I packed, which you can watch here, and I can now honestly say I overpacked!