Thursday, June 7, 2018

5 Easy Ways to Combat Post Partum Hair Loss


 

1.     Don’t wash hair daily.  Instead try to only wash your hair when it truly needs it, be sure to use a conditioning shampoo or co-wash.

2.     Try Garlic Shampoo. Garlic shampoo has specific properties that help aid the scalp with hair loss. Try this one that I scooped up on Amazon, it really helped me in Month 4 when the hair fall out was the absolute worst.

3.     Limit combing and styling.  I stuck with 2 Dutch braids for about 3 weeks just braiding and re-braiding because I saw less hair fall out daily as my hair was protected in the braids.

4.     Double up on Leave-in conditioner. I don’t think it matters what conditioner you use, I used Redken and Shea Moisture products, but try to give your hair a little help with conditioning products as hair seems to get really dry during the post-partum period.

5.     Keep taking prenatal vitamins.  I know things have gotten a little busier in life, but try to keep up your vitamins, if not prenatals, try at least to take some B vitamins and they will give you that extra boost of energy that you will need with an infant who may not be snoozing all night just yet.





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Friday, February 23, 2018

What’s in My Diaper Bag

Since November, my diaper bag has been like a third child that I drag around, I thought it only appropriate to mention what I have in this bag. I love this bag, it’s a Marc Jacobs bag that I got from Nordstrom and have had for 4 years. It’s durable and easy to wipe down when needed. I simply stick my wallet in the bag and keep it moving. I don’t get a lot of compliments on the style of the bag, but only I know how great and easy it is to move around with.

Bag essentials:                                

Diapers
Wipes
Pacifier
Extra clothes
Gum
Nipple butter/cream
Alcohol spray
Lysol spray (travel size)
Extra t-shirt for mom
Snacks for my 4-year-old
Extra fork and spoon for 4-year-old snacks on the go
Bottle of water
Gauze blanket (for nursing and napping)
Diaper bag - http://bit.ly/2FwJWT6
Marc Jacobs diaper bag (Nordstrom)


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Valentine's Fun: Toddler/Baby fun ideas

I can truly say that I have never had the same Valentine’s Day twice, every year is different. This year is no exception and with a new born, I wanted to celebrate all the love in my life with all my favorite boys. First things first though, my son’s school asked all for preschoolers to bring in a decorated tissue box and they were going to have a fun celebration in the classroom.  So, I went to work on the tissue box, I’m not the craftiest girl, so I swung by Michael’s in the hopes I could get some inspiration. Jackpot, Michael's had some great kit, so I bought one and took it home and added my little touches, just some stickers that we got out of McDonald's happy meal after wrapping the box using the inside cover of wrapping paper.

Tissue Box decorated with Michael's box kit and stickers from McDonald's

Tiny rose bush, an excellent teacher Valentine

My son's Montessori guide decorated for Valentine's Day and it was so adorable

Valentine’s Day fell on a Wednesday this year, so getting a sitter would have been challenging in addition to the flu season raging and having a newborn, I figured staying at home would be easiest to have a little fun, baked a heart shaped cake and allowed my 4-year old to add some fun sprinkles to the cake. I also had a small gift (Mr. Potato Head left over from Xmas) for my 4-year-old. I lit a candle as we ate dinner and truly had a simple enjoyable evening.
My son had fun add sprinkles to our heart shaped cake

A small gift for my son and candlelight for me and Dad made our family Valentine's Day complete

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Maternity Leave

It's so funny, I think most people think of maternity leave as being a time of rest and watching Netflix...well that was maternity leave for me when I had my first son, not so much for the second one. I end up doing a LOT of work around the house and also giving a lot of hugs to my boys. I think my 4 year old is glad for me to not be rushing off to work constantly and giving him extra attention and making cookies and his favorite snacks...here's a quick look at my maternity leave so far, 10 weeks in.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Special Stork Delivery - New Baby Boy

I delivered my son in November of 2017 and its turned my days upside down, but I am enjoying every minute...check out my birth story.


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