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Countdown to Baby: Q + A, Tips For Getting Ready and Pregnancy Must-Have’s

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Today I am 36 weeks pregnant which means I’m finally in the home stretch of this pregnancy! I’m so ready at this point for him to be here that I’m not even that nervous like I remember being with Ariah. We’re just excited to meet him and bring him home to our family!

I asked everyone that follows me on Instagram to send me all their pregnancy and parenting questions, so today’s posts will focus on some of those! Thanks so much to everyone that reached out!

Pregnancy Q+A

Q: Did You—And Will You—Get an Epidural?
I did with Ariah when I was about 6cm because that’s when the pain was starting to become unbearable for me. I’ve never been against it and definitely plan on getting one this time around, too.

Major props to all the badass moms out there that go natural—my mom included, both times!! You are the strongest women but for me, I’m all for it… anything to ease the pain!

Q: What Is Your Favorite Christmas Tradition As a Kid That You’ll Continue With Your Kids?

My favorite tradition as a kid was my brother and I waking up super early in the morning to go see the living room completely transformed. It would go from a couple of gifts under the tree the night before to ALL the gifts that Santa brought while we were sleeping!

Seeing his cookies eaten on the table and the red water from Rudolph dipping his nose in it overnight. I know it sounds so cheesy but I want my kids to believe in Santa for as long as possible. I think it’s so cute and really makes Christmas that much more fun when you have kids!

Q: How Many Kids Do You Want?

I’ve always said I want two kids, a boy and a girl just like my mom. Lucky me, I have a bonus daughter, so I think our family will feel complete when baby boy arrives! If it happens later on and we decide for another we will… but for now, we are done and totally happy with it!

Q: What Helps You When You’re Tired But Still Have So Much to Get Done?

This has been a big struggle lately because I feel like I’m barely hanging on by a thread by 3-4 PM—and could honestly go to bed for the whole night! But, of course, I know I still have to get up and get through the evening.

I find that exercising… or should I say walking in the mornings… has really helped me stay energized and productive throughout the day. I also think that sitting down when I need to, eating the right foods, and drinking tons of water are really the only things getting me through. It truly is a struggle but some things just have to be done, right?

Q: How Did You Adjust to Being a Stepmom? Was It Hard?

Becoming a stepmom just became a natural part of my life. I knew Mike had a daughter before we ever started dating so I knew what I was getting myself into from the beginning. That said, I didn’t know the first thing about having a child, that’s for sure. I feel like it came naturally and I’ve been a part of her life since she was one-year-old so she’s pretty much grown up knowing me her whole life… and I love it!

Q: Could You Tell the Gender of the Baby Based On What Your Body Was Telling You?

They say you’re soooo sick with girls… which I was sick with Ariah… but omg, this time around with a boy I was even sicker!! It was awful. I couldn’t even go out to eat anywhere because I couldn’t stand the smell of food or see other people eating. It was crazy! So I just came to the conclusion that my body, no matter if it’s a boy or a girl, is going to be sick and nauseous.

I also feel like I’m carrying baby boy the same way as I did with Ariah. So if you ask me, it’s not about the gender of the baby that decides if you’ll be sick or not… just the woman’s body.

Q: How Are You Feeling? Any Different From Your First Pregnancy?

I’m actually feeling great right now! Now that I’m over the nausea I feel like my pregnancies are very similar: major heartburn, at the point of getting uncomfortable and I’ve gained about the same amount of weight. Well, maybe a little more this time around so we will see how they compare in size when he’s born.

Q: Do You Have Stretch Marks?

I do not have any stretch marks… YET, at least. As of right now with about four weeks left I don’t have any. I try to stay moisturized at all times and really think this helps. Some women don’t get them until like the last week—or even during labor—so who knows.

Hopefully I don’t get any but if I do I’ll be ok with that as long as my baby is happy and healthy.

Tips For Getting Ready For Baby!

Whether you’re getting ready for a new baby like me… or just getting ready to welcome a new year (Hello, 2020!)… here are some helpful tips to consider:

  1. Get all the random tasks accomplished that have been bothering you or you’ve been putting off—especially if it involves leaving the house!
  2. Get your sleep now!
  3. Get carpets and sofas cleaned.
  4. Declutter your space (especially before all the new baby gifts arrive!)
  5. Take some time for yourself.
  6. Spend as much time with your other kids as possible.
  7. Get your baby sleeping area/ room set up.
  8. Arrange for any help you’re going to need (and you will!)
  9. Wash newborn clothes/swaddles/blankets.
  10. Install car seat.
  11. And don’t forget to pack your hospital bag.

Pregnancy Must-Haves!

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Ariah Turns 3: A Gift Guide For Young Kids

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I can’t believe that in a few days from now (Nov 30) my sweet baby girl will turn 3 years old!!! I feel like time is flying by and she’s just growing up sooooo fast!!

Probably even more so to this emotional mama since I’m pregnant—and there’s about to be a lot of change coming her way as she welcomes her baby brother!! I’m so excited but also a little sad because it’s not going to be just her and I anymore… and that means she’s going to have to adjust to being a big sister, too!

I already know that as soon as baby boy is here it’s going to feel like she grew up overnight!! That’s exactly how it felt with Mackenzie when Ariah was born!

But where do I even begin with this girl?! She’s so smart and sassy and super outgoing. She’s like my best friend, my right hand, my little shadow. That’s really the best part about having a girl… she’s a mini-me—and I love every moment of it.

It’s so cute… until she starts getting in her little moods and her attitude starts to come out. Hmmm, I wonder where she gets that from?! Yes, also me. Haha!

She loves watching all of her Disney princess movies and insists on being a different one 10 times a day (because she loves not one but ALL of them!) It’s impossible to keep an actual outfit on her right now because she’s always dressing up as one of the princesses.

One minute she’s Ariel and the next she’s begging to be Elsa. You never know who you’re going to get. She actually made Halloween pretty easy because I knew we could just pick down the line of different princesses. (It also made Christmas shopping a breeze since she’ll love anything Disney princess!!)

If you’ve read my update blogs on her before, then you might not be surprised to learn she’s still a very picky eater. Typically she sticks to what she knows but thankfully lately she has been venturing out to trying a couple of new snacks. Some of her favorite things are still Mac and Cheese and Rice and Beans.

As a lot of you may already know, Ariah travels a lot for a 3-year-old. She’s been flying since she was about 3 months (WOW!) but this was a big travel year for her as she got her first passport and got to travel on her first-ever overseas trip, which was amazing.

I was so happy that we got to take her to Paris and London (which you can read all about here, and get tips on flying with a toddler here) and she still tells people to this day all about the Eiffel Tower and how big it is.

I’m trying to prepare her more to do the things I know she can do by herself—such as putting things away, going to the potty by herself, etc.—because even though I’m happy to be there to help, I want to teach her she can do it. Especially for when the baby comes, she’ll know how to do things and can be Mommy’s helper a little bit!!

I have actually recently taken her out of “school” as well because there were just too many sicknesses going around—which I knew was a risk putting her in there in the first place. Still, I didn’t expect it THIS MUCH. I swear our family has never been so sick, catching different bugs going around since August, which rarely happens for us. It was frustrating and hard to watch your baby being sick all the time… on top of the fact that I’m pregnant so it was awful when I would get sick. Even Mike got sick in the beginning of the season which I had never seen before.

I’m glad I gave “school” a try because she loved it, so I know that when she goes back, she will have a great time again. When that is, I don’t know but I do know it will be when the time is right for us as a family. Since she’s only just now turning three, we can make this decision since it’s not mandatory for her to be there. Plus, I don’t want her bringing home those nasty germs until the baby gets a little older.

Right now I’m just soaking in every moment with her before baby brother comes.

I could go on and on about this little girl. She makes me the happiest mama in the world and I feel so blessed to have her as mine. I cant wait to see what’s in store for her this next year and I can’t believe how fast time flies, so I really am trying to take in every moment now. You better believe I’ll be here soaking in all my hugs and kisses and snuggles while I can!!

Her Schedule:

8:30-9 AM WAKE UP

10 AM BREAKFAST

10:30-1 GET DRESSED/ PLAY/ OR RUN ERRANDS WITH MAMA

1 PM LUNCH

1:30-3 PLAY/LEARN/ACTIVITIES

3 PM NAP

5 PM WAKE UP/ PLAY/ DINNER

6:30 PM BATH TIME

8-9 PM PRAYERS/BEDTIME

To celebrate, I put together a gift guide for all our littles. I think these gifts would be great for any kiddos 2-5 years old. Check them out below!

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Holiday Gift Guide For Him 2019

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her 2019

Find the perfect gift for any woman in your life with my holiday gift guide for her.

Check out my ultimate gift guide for HER!

There’s something for anyone on your list: mom, wife, girlfriend, sister, best friend—or yourself!

A little bit of everything…

A focus on fashion…

Jewelry…

Beauty + Makeup…

Now for a little extra holiday cheer…

I had a lot of fun doing my giveaway last month and with the giving season upon us, I wanted to do one again this month for the holidays! I thought it would be a great way for me to give back to everyone who has supported me and my blog!

This month will be another gift card… but this time to Nordstrom! There will be TWO WINNERS who will receive a $250 E-gift card to Nordstrom each! It’s the perfect way to either treat yourself this holiday season or shop for your loved ones. Either way, Nordstrom has some really incredible gifts and items to shop this time of year!

Here’s How to Enter:
(PS: It’s simple… but you have to do EVERY step!)

  1. Make Sure You’re Following Me on IG
  2. Subscribe to My Blog Newsletter (Check the Column On the Right-Hand Side!)
  3. Leave a comment on THIS blog post with another gift idea you want this year.
  4. Drop a comment on my latest IG post and tag a friend you think would love my blog, too.

The Fine Print…

**Winners will be announced on Saturday 11/23 at 12 PM EST. Winners will receive a DM from me on Instagram, as well as a shout out in my IG stories. Please note that your page must be public in order to win.**

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Easy Homemade Apple Pie

Friends, if you enjoyed the pumpkin cheesecake from a few weeks ago… well you’re going to love this apple pie today.

It’s easy. Like all in one bowl and pan kind of easy—which is perfect for the holidays.

Let’s get started…

First, pick your favorite pie apple. Some people love the taste of tart green apples like Granny Smith… while others (like me) love a sweet red apple. Popular reds include Pink Lady, Braeburn, and Honeycrisp.

TIP: Macintosh apples are sweet BUT tend to lose their shape too much when baked.

Next, peel, core and slice your apples before tossing them in the lemon juice and 3/4 cup of sugar.

Don’t skip this step! Two tablespoons of lemon juice may seem unnecessary but this is what helps the apples to start releasing their juices.

Toss to coat entirely while you heat up your butter over medium-high heat in a skillet. A quick tip about butter: there are measurements on the side of each stick to help you so don’t just rip off the wrapper before measuring out your butter.

Baking tips for your holiday apple pie.

Once the butter is melted, add the apples and cook until the sugar dissolves and the apples begin to soften, about two minutes.

Strain the apples and return the juice to the pan to reduce for another 5-7 minutes or until thickened.

Once the juices have thickened, add back to the apples and add the remaining spices. Toss to coat and allow the filling to cool.

Now it’s dough time. This is entirely up to you, however, I choose to keep it SIMPLE. I buy pre-made pie crust and it’s always incredible. If you want to make it yourself, then do so but make sure the dough is cold but not frozen at this point. Grab your pie dish and dough…

When your filling is cool, add the first layer of the pie crust to the pie dish and then pour in the apple filling.

Homemade apple pie recipe.

Now you have a few options with your top layer of crust. You can get as creative as you’d like. Some prefer to simply cover entirely… others like to basketweave… or you can make a design with a few cutouts. No matter what you do just make sure you pierce the dough to allow for air to escape.

If you want to find beautiful pie designs to try, check these out. When you’re ready, lay your top layer on the filling and seal with a fork along the edges.

Easy homemade apple pie recipe.

Beat one large egg and brush the top lightly, then sprinkle with sugar.

Place your pie in a preheated 375-degree oven until golden brown, approximately 45-55 minutes.

Then wait…

Easy homemade apple pie recipe.

It will be hard but try to let it cool slightly before slicing. Don’t worry, this gives you time to grab the ice cream.

Savor EVERY bite.

Down to the very last one…


Get (and pin) the full recipe below!

Easy homemade apple pie recipe.
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Our Trip to Paris & London

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We just got back from London not too long ago. We actually flew into Paris for a few days then took the train to London for the next few days to adventure, and of course, watch Mike’s game, which is why we were there in the first place! I had an amazing time with my family and so glad I got to experience an overseas trip with them!

First Stop… Paris!

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The flight from Texas to Paris was about 8 and a half hours and it honestly wasn’t too bad. I have a post up already all about the travel and how I did it pregnant + with a toddler which you can read, here.

We stayed in Paris for about three days at the Castille Paris which I loved! The hotel was fantastic, but personally I enjoyed it even more so because we were right next door to Chanel and lots of the other shopping!

Of course, I had a look around at all the stores but truly didn’t find anything I “had to have“. Surprise surprise, I know!! Just going in and looking around at how big and beautiful the actual stores are—and the specific pieces they carry—was pretty cool to see!!

I will admit I’m not huge on venturing out of my comfort zone when it comes to food—especially when pregnant. I like what I like and it’s hard for me to try new things, especially in a different country. So if I’m being honest, I don’t have any specific places I recommend this time around but I did go back to a couple of the places I reviewed before in my last Paris travel diary.

The first place we went to was the Eiffel Tower! No matter how many times you see it, it is truly breathtaking and so unbelievable to see in person.

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I feel so blessed to have been able to take our daughter there at such a young age and I can’t wait to share these photos and memories with her in the future. She loved it there and told everyone she saw “THE Eiffel Tower.”

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She also loved saying “Bonjour” and “Merci” the whole trip! So cute!!

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She actually woke up the other morning and was looking out of the window and said, “I miss Paris“—which I thought was the cutest thing!!

While in Paris we also visited the Palace of Versailles which is, again, amazing to see in person.

Just the detail of the architecture and the history behind it all was a beautiful experience.

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Then we visited the Basilique Du Sacre Coeur De Montmartre which is a beautiful, famous church. There are stunning paintings and architecture inside and right outside, they have a market with plenty to walk around, see and enjoy: chocolate, sandwiches, tea, caricature drawings and more.

Plus it was on top of a huge hill that overlooked almost the whole city of Paris!! Stunning.

We ended one of our evenings with a beautiful river cruise that took us past the sparkling Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and some other great historical monuments!

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We used Chabé Limousines for our transportation the whole time we were in Paris. They were really helpful and got us everywhere safely and efficiently… plus it was super helpful because I didn’t have to travel with a car seat for this trip since they provided one the whole time. That in itself made getting around with a toddler super convenient

Next Stop… London!

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We rode the train to London which was a cool experience—for everyone! Believe it or not, it was the first time we’d ever been on a train. Ariah loved it and I was surprised by how quickly we got from Paris to London. I highly suggest it to anyone who’s looking to do the same.

We got to London and stayed at the St. James Hotel & Club. Similar to where we stayed in Paris, this hotel was fairly close to everything—like walking distance to Buckingham Palace, a must-see in London—and we very much enjoyed staying there!

At Buckingham Palace, we saw the Changing of the Guards, which is a huge ceremony every day at 11 AM (10 AM on Sundays), when a new set of the Queen’s soldiers switch out shifts. It’s a VERY a big deal to see so it was exciting to see with my whole family… even my brother!

The Queen was not there at the time we visited but a couple of days after we left we heard she was in her carriage for a parade in London! We so wish we could have seen that!

Thankfully, Ariah got to see all the carriages over the centuries/decades at the palace which was her favorite part because, of course, she’s obsessed with anything to do with queens and princesses right now!!

We also visited the British Museum, another must-see on our list!!

Finally, we got to watch the Bucs play the Carolina Panthers which did not end up great for our team but was definitely a fun experience. I’m glad we got to go and enjoy the game as a family in a new way!!

If we had more time in London I would have loved to have:

  • Had tea at the RITZ
  • Visited the London Eye
  • Seen Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross
  • And, ride a double-decker bus

You can bet these are all on my bucket list to experience next time in London.

Overall, we had the best time. I’m so happy I got to take my baby girl on her first overseas trip, plus I’ll always remember being pregnant with our baby boy during this time.

Once again, another unforgettable adventure!!

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Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

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It’s the time of year when everyone starts looking forward to the holiday meals and treats. Thanksgiving and Christmas offer opportunities to enjoy family, focus on what’s important, and yes, absolutely indulge in some of our favorite foods.

Like Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Just in case you’re looking for a holiday dessert recipe to impress your family and friends with this year, I’m sharing my easy Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe with you today.

Now let’s start baking!

Start by assembling your ingredients…

While it’s ultimately up to you, I always think quality ingredients make the biggest difference when baking.

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Beat the cream cheese until soft…

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Then add the pumpkin puree, sour cream, eggs, and spices and blend until smooth. Next, add the flour and vanilla, and again, beat until smooth.

Getting close…

Listen, you can make your crust if you want—and here’s a great recipe if so—but as a busy mama and wife, I’ll take a #bakinghack when I can get one.

Pour your batter into your pie crust.

Bake the pie in a preheated 350-degree oven for one hour. When the center is firm, remove and let cool for 15-20 minutes.

If you can’t wait, go ahead and grab a fork (and maybe some whipped cream!) Otherwise, refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. And then, ENJOY!

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Save + pin the full recipe here!

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Fly Like a Pro While Pregnant + Airport Tips For Flying With Kids

Happy Wednesday once again everyone!

As you all know, we recently flew to London for a game. Flying these days—pregnant and with a toddler—is all about being practical. But of course it doesn’t hurt to throw in a little style + comfort.

Today I’m sharing my go-to look for traveling on long flights (or any flight to be honest!) The goal is simple: be as comfortable as possible when flying, especially while pregnant and traveling with a little one!

I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for loungewear and ALSO my go-to flying tips so your next trip to the airport can be comfortable, effortless, and maybe even a little fun—especially with kids!

The set I love the most is a maternity set from ASOS. It’s perfect for travel, to wear around the house or during school drop off—and I’m thinking it would be perfect for my postpartum time, as well!

Plus it’s all black… and that’s my go-to always because you can never go wrong in black! I also have this in mauve, which I actually wore flying back from London.

You can check out the maternity OR the regular set here:

Regular or Maternity

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And now my tips for flying pregnant and/ or with kids…

Tips For Flying While Pregnant

  1. ALWAYS Consult With Your Doctor First (And Bring All Medical Forms Necessary)
    I believe you’re supposed to stop flying around 34-36 weeks pregnant, so this will basically be one of my last trips before having baby #2. To make sure I was doing everything the safest way possible, I got the green light to fly before leaving but since it was such a long flight—and I was going out of the country—they did recommend bringing a doctor’s note and all medical forms in my carry on bag to have handy just in case.
  2. Pack Compression Socks
    My doctor also recommended I wear compression socks the whole duration of the flight and take baby aspirin for precautionary reasons. Are they the hottest trend right now? NOPE. But they can absolutely help to keep circulation flowing and reduce blood clots, so I’ll take that over looking cute any day. For the baby aspirin, talk with your doctor for optimal dosages for your situation.
  3. Pack Lots of Snacks and Water
    Of course being pregnant you need to stay hydrated at all times but I always find that on airplanes you need to even more so! Keeps plenty of water handy or bring a water bottle to fill up after security. Don’t forget to have lots of snacks in case you get hungry on your flights or begin to feel nauseous. I keep little snacks to nibble on in my bag at all times. And hey, you may not always like what they have on flight, so why chance it?
  4. Bring Any Necessary Medication
    Like I said, my doctor recommended baby aspirin but I also made sure to bring my heartburn and nausea meds, as well. If you’re on prescription medicines, DO NOT FORGET THESE! They will be a lot harder to get at your destination than Tylenol or generic over-the-counter meds.
  5. Aim For an Aisle Seat and Don’t Be Embarrassed to Get Up to Walk
    HELLO! I know I’m not the only pregnant woman that has to pee all.the.time—and I have no plans on getting stuck by the window when I have to get up every two seconds (especially with the baby bump!)

    If you feel like you need to move around a bit, there’s nothing wrong with getting up to walk around. In fact, my doctor recommended I try to walk the aisle every hour if possible.

    (BONUS TIP: If you sit in the aisle, you can get to know the flight attendants better in case you need them at any point!)
  6. Learn More About TSA Scanners
    Do your research, talk to your doctor (are you seeing a pattern here?) and ask questions at TSA. From everything I’ve been told, it’s safe to go through all TSA scanners and metal detectors but obviously always ask when concerned.
  7. Listen to Your Body!
    At the end of the day, it always comes down to listening to your intuition. I always listen to my body and if I feel like something is a bad idea or I shouldn’t be doing it, I simply just won’t. First baby… or fifth… you’ll always have that “mother’s intuition” deep inside. Need to get up to use the bathroom? Go! Feel something’s wrong? Call your doctor. Need to take a rest? DO IT!

Tips For Flying With Children

  1. Always Get There With Enough Time to Not Rush
    I really don’t like rushing around with the stroller, through security and gate to gate. I’m a big believer that if we feel stress, then OUR KIDS feel stress and that’s no way to start a flight. So get there ahead of time so it’s smooth sailing from start to finish.
  2. Get Your Kids Excited
    Especially for younger kids, it helps to get them pumped up for your adventures by letting them know what you’re about to do together—and what you have planned for them during the flight or after.

    I love to talk Ariah up about how we’re getting on the airplane, where we’re going and who we’re going to see. We also talk about how she can be a good girl for mommy and on the plane and this usually gets her pretty ready for the plane ride.
  3. Check As Many Bags As Possible
    Trust me, you’ll want to be hands-free as much as possible when chasing kids around the airport!

    I usually only need one backpack or big tote with me after checking my bags and that helps when I’m already pushing the stroller around.
  4. Always Do a Pre-Flight Bathroom Stop
    Make time to hit the restroom so your child can go and/ or has a clean pull up/diaper before boarding the flight. Hopefully this can prevent having to take them on a sometimes nasty airplane bathroom.
  5. Don’t Try to Bring Drinks Through Security
    You already know this. You can’t take liquids through security BUT you can bring an empty water bottle with you to fill once you’re through. I usually just recommend buying drinks after going through security and always having that water bottle (or a spill-proof cup) on hand to fill.
  6. Again—Stock Up On Snacks!
    Ariah eats snacks throughout almost the entire flight until she (sometimes) falls asleep, so I bring lots from home to have on hand and buy more if needed.
  7. Bring Entertainment
    This one is major! It’s hard enough for me to sit still on the plane, so I can’t imagine how hard it is for a toddler. I always have the iPad fully charged with movies already downloaded and ready to go… but dont forget their headphones (especially because the plane ones typically don’t fit their little ears!!) I also bring a little coloring book or a small grab and go activity for her to do if it’s a long flight. Bottom line: Just be prepared to entertain them!
  8. Have a Change of Clothes
    From bathroom accidents to spills, you never know when you’ll need clothes when traveling. So while you pack everything else in your checked bags, keep one full outfit, a clean pair of underwear and extra diapers/ pull-ups in your carry-on bag.
  9. Check Your Stroller at the Gate
    It’s so much easier to push them through the airport than trying to chase them or force them to stay with you on the way to your gate. Plus you get to store your bags in or on the stroller when necessary. Every airline will let you check it right there at the gate and then you can pick it up there when you deplane. SUCH a lifesaver!
  10. Pack Strategically
    Like I said before, being super prepared is the key to success. Have everything you’ll need handy and accessible such as your phone, ID, passports, snacks, wallet, etc. Try not to be the crazy person scrambling through their bags in a pinch.
  11. Stay Calm, Breathe, and Give Yourself Some Credit
    I used to get very nervous and stressed out when flying with Ariah but what I’ve learned is that it’s best to just stay calm and go with the flow. By planning ahead and giving yourself time without rushing around, you’ll feel so much better before your next flight.

    I alway empathize with anyone flying with kids but guess what?! It will probably go A LOT smoother than you expect. You’ve got this!

Want even more traveling tips?

Don’t miss this past post!

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Obsessed With Leopard Prints This Season

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Hey everyone! I’m coming to you all from Paris right now (and having a great time!) but wanted to get a fashion post up since it’s been so long.

PLUS… this time of year it’s all about the leopard—so you know I’m all in.

It’s crazy popular right now and I’m obsessed!

I want leopard everything all the time—and on EVERYTHING. So today I rounded up all my favorite leopard pieces at the moment so you can find and wear pieces you’ll love, too!

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Leopard Pieces You’ll Want to Wear (And Where to Buy Them!)

Do you have a leopard print I need to know about? Drop it in a comment below!