Yay! First mom monday since I have returned from maternity leave. So excited to be back at it. Let’s talk about a few of my favorite things. These are things I truly can’t live without, and ended up being some of my all time favorite baby things for miss Greyson. What are your favorite things? Am I missing out on something amazing?
Let’s talk diapers…the honest diapers are amazing and I LOVE that I get to choose from all those fun patterns. Seriously its the little things, right!? Also, you know how shoes for babies are pretty much a joke? I mean let’s be real, they just fall right off sometimes before you even leave the room. Well these Toms have a velcro strap that you can use to tighten them, and they stay on amazingly well, plus they are super adorable and they come in matching adult sizes too! That swan head for Greyson’s nursery is the perfect finishing touch. The stroller is amazing…she sleeps in it wherever we go. Plus it’s light weight for a full blown stroller, and it’s cute! Lastly the bamboo Aden + Anais swaddle blankets. Truth be told I don’t use them to swaddle her, but they make the perfect blankets. Also they double as a scarf and then perfect to breastfeed discreetly if that’s your thing. Enjoy!!
**this is not a sponsored post. all items are just truly my faves.
Well I am just getting back in the swing of things, returning from 3 months of maternity leave. There are such mixed feelings about going back to work especially as a business owner, since Wiley Valentine is my other baby. But most of all I am super grateful to have the flexibility to work in the office some days, at home others, and bring Greyson with me when I am in the office. As I flood my camera with photos of my two princesses, as well as healthy recipes and all things kids and family, I decided to start a new instagram account, PiperGreyLife, for those that wanted a bit more of that. You can follow along here.
Today’s inspiration to-go image is the cover of the latest Maker Quarterly from Mohawk paper. The colors and pattern are so perfect. It’s a great issue too, you should check it out. Also I thought I would throw in some Halloween inspired fun as we get ready for Halloween next week!!
So I know it’s not a Mom Monday but I just had to share. Yesterday I dropped Piper off for her first day of Kindergarten. Wow was that emotional. We pulled up to school playing Katy Perry’s Firework, to get her pumped up and we all sang at the top of our lungs. Cue the tears. To make the day special for her we let her pick out her first day of school outfit from her/my favorite store, Cotton On. We also made a special breakfast which consisted of buckwheat pancakes and energy Chocolate Peanut Butter smoothies. Overall it was a success. She loves her new class and her new teacher so far, which makes it way easier. But how is she getting so big so fast!?
When talking healthy food with other moms, the constant question I get is, “but what about the sweets? I can’t give that up. It’s too difficult and my child just loves sugar.” Well here are some great ideas for sweets for your kid, refined sugar free…I can’t wait to try some of these. Let me know if you try them!!
For those of you with picky eaters, this is such a great option for lunch or dinner. The fact that you are giving them options and control over their dinner really seems to resonate with little ones. Plus it’s super easy. Make sure to use a variety of vegetables as your “dippers” in a range of colors, for a rainbow effect. For the bean dip I just mixed beans with plain yogurt and garlic powder and voila! Let me know if you give it a try. It will even work for adults, for nice hors d’ouevres!
Just a few things I have been obsessing over as of late…
So my new favorite snack are these roasted chickpeas. Bonus, they are kid approved, Piper loves them too. They are super easy and so yummy. Great to whip up if you are doing some last minute entertaining, or if you need a snack. The fun thing about these is you can really make any flavor combo you like. This just happens to be our household favorite. Try parmesan and rosemary or garlic and cayenne for a kick.
Ditch the flavored yogurt and make your own, packed with superfood goodness. Your kids will love this and so will you…promise! This is my new favorite thing. To make it fun for the kids, offer them small bowls of the optional toppings and let them personalize their own yogurt bowl for a delicious and healthy breakfast!
Ok so I know I have mentioned Tutu du Monde before, but I just went over to check their collection out the other day and about fell over. They have expanded their collection significantly and if I could wear these clothes all day everyday I would. There I said it…But I mean come on…how adorable are these costume inspired outfits for your little one!?