Things I Bought & Liked (July 2020)

One of the things that kiiiiilllllssss me about influencers is that they’re always pushing products on you - many of which they’ve gotten for free or haven’t even tried at all. That’s why I’m starting this series of my top hits for each month that I actually spent my cold hard cash on and actually loved.
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My Favorite Healthy Food Swaps

I’m currently trying to lose the baby weight without totally sacrificing all of my favorite foods. And because it’s 2020 and cauliflower can literally be anything, it isn’t as hard as you’d think to swap out your favorite indulgences for healthier alternatives. In my world, you can have your faux-Nutella and eat it too.
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What I Wish I Knew The First Weeks of Becoming a Mom

Three months after having my first baby boy, here are all of the things that I wish I knew before giving birth and what I've learned over the past 12 weeks as a first time mom.
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How to Handle The Stress of Quarantine

The pressure that lockdown has put on everyone has been immense. Whether it’s financial stress from losing a job, or the stress of being alone while you quarantine yourself in a tiny apartment hundreds of miles away from family, we’re all feeling it to some degree. And there isn’t a “right” way to handle all of this. Instead of pretending to be an expert on dealing with the new anxieties and stresses that come along with a pandemic, I’m turning to an expert. I met Rebecca on birthright and we instantly clicked. Since then, she’s started her private practice and let’s just say there’s a reason that there's a waitlist to ‘see’ her. I asked her to give me the full rundown on how to deal with mental health during this chaotic time - read on for her tips.
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UPDATED: My COVID-19 Hospital Bag Packing List

Since giving birth during a pandemic is totally new, I’ve been at a total loss with how to adjust to some of the new policies - specifically, with what to pack in my hospital bag. Here’s what I ended up packing in my pandemic pregnancy hospital bag in hopes of helping someone else pack their bag during this time. Truly the bare minimum here as we won’t have any visitors, and will hopefully be discharged within 24-48 hours.
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