some of my favorite rugs from rugs usa

One of my go-to spots for affordable rugs is Rugs USA. This post is not sponsored — I  just get asked a lot about rugs in our home, so thought I’d do a dedicated post about different rugs we have and others I love! Anyway, Rugs USA is my usual go-to because you really can’t beat the quality for the price. In the phase of life we’re in, I  don’t want to spend a ton of money on expensive rugs from overpriced places like West Elm or CB2 and worry about them getting ruined. With kids and a dog, we spend a lot of time […]

20 Black-owned Shops Making and/or Selling Face Masks

20 Black-owned Shops Making and/or Selling Face Masks

I recently shared a blog post with tips for helping kids wear face masks, and wanted to follow up and share some Black-owned shops making and/or selling kids masks! One of the tips I shared was to let your child pick out a few masks on their own. well, here you go! There’s a ton of great options listed here, whether your child likes Disney characters or fun patterns or plain colors or tie-dye or anything in between. And as a gentle reminder, how and where we spend our money is a reflection of our values and shopping from Black-owned businesses is just one way […]

8 tips for helping kids wear face masks

8 tips for helping kids wear face masks

a few months ago, Lucy would cry and get scared when she saw someone wearing a mask. getting her to wear one felt impossible. but here she is — rocking her mask the entire trip without complaining. so proud of her! 🥳 for the longest time, I  thought we would never be able to convince her to wear a mask, but she has really adapted so well to the pandemic and this strange year. we still don’t take her inside a lot of places, but she knows that when we are inside or around people in a public place, she needs to do her best […]

i’m proud of the mom

i’m proud of the mom

I’m proud of the mom who, in a postpartum haze, booked herself a counseling appointment. who loaded up the car with an overstuffed diaper bag and a one-month-old baby and walked into the session to get help. I’m proud of the mom who trusted her instincts. who didn’t follow one way of “doing things” but did what felt right for her and her family. who accepted who she was and who she wasn’t — that she isn’t a “make your own baby food” kinda mom and that’s perfectly okay. I’m proud of the mom who started grad school with a three month old baby. who did […]

the best amazon workout clothing

the best amazon workout clothing

Hey friends! After sharing on Instagram about an Amazon dupe of the Lululemon Align tank and seeing how much you guys also love the Amazon version, wanted to share a few more tried and true workout clothes from Amazon. My sister Katie compiled all of these, and owns every single one. She is very particular about workout clothing, and works in fitness and recreation, so she knows the good stuff. She put together this list of eight workout clothes from Amazon she loves – three leggings, four tops, and one workout set – and she owns multiple colors of almost every single one! I’ve included […]

shared nursery tour on mother mag

shared nursery tour on mother mag

I’m so excited to share that our girls’ shared room was featured in a home tour on MOTHER earlier this week! I’m chatting about my motherhood journey, our kids room decor, my work/life juggle, life raising two daughters, how I’m trying to stay engaged and active during such a challenging, important year (PSA — triple check to make sure you’re registered to vote! 🗳) and lots more! I’ve been reading MOTHER for years and always love their thoughtful interviews and I’m so grateful to be included in this one in partnership with Breathable Baby. It was so fun to style their mesh convertible crib and […]