All in Mom Life
From getting day old raspberry stains out of my son’s khaki shorts to freshening up his pooped-stained white onesies as good as new & even cleaning our fresh fruit & washing our hands daily... this stuff literally does it all! And it does it all without compromising our health or taking hours of extra elbow grease just to get results!
If it sounds too good to be true, I hear ya! I was skeptical at first, too! But every time I try Branch Basics on a new mess, it’s never ceases to deliver amazing results!
I first created this concept when I was pregnant with my son and didn’t have a whole lot of money to spend on an entire new maternity wardrobe. I invested in a few great basics and then learned how to mix and match those pieces within my closet to create endless outfit options that kept me feeling energized and inspired to get dressed everyday without spending tons of time getting ready.
It takes so much disciple and sacrifice, but every second is absolutely worth it. Anyone who tells you otherwise, either has never breastfed or just doesn’t remember correctly! It’s definitely a commitment. But if your able and willing, I think it’s one of the best gifts you can give to yourself and your baby. The special bond. The amazing health benefits for both mama and baby. And the extra time spent together is absolutely more than worth every late night pumping session, sore nipple, milk blister, or millionth nursing bra you try on! …
Or your toddler smeared raspberries all over his khaki shorts you were planning to use for family pictures next week? True story.
I’ve been there countless times + sometimes even the thought of trying to get some stains out was enough to make me want to cry. I may have been a little too attached to my baby’s clothes, but what can I say? They’re adorable + motherhood has made me all kinds of sentimental.
From soaking them in the sink for days, to using bleach on anything white, and even throwing them in the wash asap, nothing seemed to work well enough! And after 6 months of spraying + scrubbing + soaking his little clothes with every kind of soap, bleach, or stain spray imaginable, I finally found the magic!
Hey, there! I hope you’re having a wonderful start to the month of June!
Pajamas are one of my favorite baby clothes to buy. They’re just so cute + snuggly and there’s really nothing better than putting a freshly washed babe in bedtime jammies. Now that it’s summer, I’ve been on the hunt for some new short jammies for my little guy. He already sweats like crazy in his sleep, so getting a few more pairs of short sleeves + shorts pajamas was a must for summer!
It breaks my heart watching my little guy in teething pain + grasping at anything and everything he can get his hands on to bite on for some relief. I remember days when he would go through 3+ drool bibs because he was teething so bad. Teething stages come and go, but over the past year I’ve found some of the best baby teethers for each stage that really helped my little guy (and his mama) get through some tough teething days! Hopefully, some of our favorites will become some of your favorites too + help your teething little babe feel better!
They say you change a baby’s diaper an average of 7 times per day for the first year.... I can remember some days at least double that when my little guy was a newborn! That’s a lot of diaper changing!
When you do something that often, you quickly find that some things work (& others don’t). Here are my tried + true 7 diaper changing essentials that I recommend to any new mommy and daddy out there!
Early this week I shared 3 Non-Maternity Pieces to Wear During Pregnancy (+ Postpartum), so I thought I should also share the 1 Non-Maternity piece that I DON'T recommend wearing. I know because I tried & it didn't work out so well.. but it did make for a funny story! Read on to find out...
I noticed some of my all-time maternity + nursing favs are on sale this week at the Gap, (40% off everything through April 4 w/code: SOGOOD) so I wanted to share them below. These are great foundational basic tees + tops to build your maternity wardrobe with non-maternity pieces you already have! If you ever have any sizing/fit questions, find me over on Instagram and ask away!
#1 Flannels + Chambray
tie around waist to accentuate your bump during pregnancy
tie around waist to accentuate your waist (or camouflage any postpartum bloating)
The baseball hat has been a long-time fav accessory of mine. I love the effortless vibe it brings to an outfit, the way it elevates an otherwise simple look, and how it gives me an extra few days in between hair washes. Yes, please!
Sometimes it’s tricky knowing how to style your hair with a baseball hat so you end up looking more effortlessly chic and less grungy mess. Here’s three fool proof ways to do it! [each with their own unique vibe]