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7 Tips for Going to the Beach with a Baby

Because Summer is in full swing, Qais and I like to hit the beach weekly and soak up this short lived season. Before having Poppy you could honestly find us at the beach multiple times of week. Although we don’t hit the beach as often anymore, we still like to get sand in our toes and enjoy the beach as much as we can.

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9 Things I Wish I Knew About Motherhood 9 Months Ago!

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…

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Moving with a Baby? Read These 7 Tips:

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!

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10 Wooden Lovevery Dupe Toys

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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Winter Stroller Must Haves: Splurge or Save!

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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H&M Winter Baby Finds: For Both Boy & Girl

  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

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My Birth Story

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

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