Popping in today to share a few things I’m currently loving. None of them are fitness related, but who’s really surprised? I think it’s still going to be a bit longer before I get myself back into a solid workout routine, or like I mentioned yesterday, at least until the sun is out longer at night and Adeline and I can start taking nightly walks or jogs! So for now, I’m enjoying hibernating and being productive in other areas of life. I’ve shared several of these things in one way or another, but thought I’d wrap them all together in one happy little post!
Here are my current fun finds and obsessions:
I stumbled upon these on Instagram a while back, and finally ordered one for Adeline recently. They are handmade, and I love the look of them. I also love that since they aren’t fabric, I’m thinking they won’t harbor as many germs. I ordered the basic tan one, but am already thinking about ordering one in grey and light pink! Just call Adeline a baby hipster because that’s totally how she looks when she uses it.
Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Be still my heart!!! I’m really not sure why I’m just now coming around to trying these, but Adam brought them home one night from the store and I’ve been hooked ever since! If it weren’t for the price, I would buy ALL THE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS IN THE LAND. They are amazing. Way better than Reese’s, AND organic, AND dark chocolate.
I recently had a good friend share Beautycounter products with me for the first time. I’m obsessed, and genuinely support this amazing new company! They have banned more than 1,500 ingredients that are either known toxins or linked to all sorts of health problems. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I eat to better fuel my body and to help Adeline grow big and strong, so it’s about time I start thinking more about what I put on my skin, since what goes on my skin, inevitably ends up on Adeline! They also have a kids line that I’m excited to try! If you’ve never heard of the EWG, you should go to ewg.org and enter in a few of your daily products. You might be surprised at how terrible they actually are!
I also found out about these through Instagram – and I am wishing I’d found them sooner! They are made of a cool stretchy, also meshy fabric that “grows with your child.” I love the look of headwraps, and Adeline is finally big enough to rock them. I ordered these three basic colors to test them out, and I have a feeling I’ll be ordering more, and gifting them to fellow mom friends!
The New Mother Syndrome
My mom let me borrow this book that a friend gifted her in the 80’s after she had my brother and I. I think I’ve been pretty open and honest about how hard of a time I’ve had since having Adeline. Aside from a difficult physical recovery, I know I’ve had a really hard time feeling emotional “right” and just really, feeling crazy more than I expected. Even though people warned me about the Baby Blues and PPD, I still think it’s something that’s not talked about enough. I genuinely think I’ve hung onto the Baby Blues way longer than I ever imagined, and even though I know I’m certainly not dealing with PPD, I do think postpartum stress and anxiety is a real thing, and can be so exhausting. Anyways, I’ve already read the first few chapters in this and I’m excited to really dive in and more than anything just have my feelings validated and know that it’s normal to still feel slightly out-of-whack, especially since I’m still nursing.
I know I’ve mentioned this several times on Instagram, but I LOVE my Day Designer! It has been a lifesaver for this new working mom! My brain is for sure still mush, so being able to easily outline my day and have a clear space for my to-do list has been fantastic!!
I died laughing when this came across my FB feed the other day. I don’t share these ridiculous memes and infographics often, but this one was spot on. Also, who doesn’t love an extra reason to look at Leo?
What are you currently loving??