Here is another great one for parents and caregivers of young kids! As parents, it is easy to fall into a default mode of worrying about our kids. I’ve viewed worrying about Sonny as a form of protection. If I worry then it means I am being attentive of what is going on around him, therefore protecting him. I am so glad that I got connected with Einat Nathan as she opened my eyes to a new perspective about this.
When I was pregnant with Sonny, we were lucky to get connected with so many amazing professionals that help guide us with what we needed (and didn’t). As I am sure you have started to experience, it can be really overwhelming with ALL of the baby products out there! And if you are are first time mom, I am sure you are scared too! You want to make sure you are completely prepared so you have one less thing to worry about once you bring your new babe home. Well, I don’t have too much advice on this, so I bought Diane Boden to the site to help you minimize your registry! She has some great tips.
As promised, here is my gift guide for kids!! It has a good mix of toys you both will love, books with beautiful messages, fun fashion finds and just cute stuff! Right now, Sonny is in the “PLAY WITH ME!” phase, so I chose gifts that we both could enjoy! The stars on his ceiling are the best art project for you ever! So therapeutic. Hopefully these ideas will help you find those last minute gifts you need for the kids in your life! I promise they will love any of this! Well, maybe not the clothes, but, everything else.
It feels like overnight all of our lives changed drastically. Quarantine was definitely a shock to our family’s system. We went through many phases of coping. The beginning was filled with so much anxiety fueled by fear of the virus, uncertainty and feeling trapped at home. Before too long, we quickly realized we needed to start truly taking care of ourselves – mentally and physically.
I am obsessed with Sonny’s hair. Cutest curls in the world. I hope they NEVER go away. A lot of you are always asking me how I manage them. When he had extremely long hair it wasn’t easy. He used to hate having his hair washed because it would get SO tangly. His hair is much shorter now and thankfully he doesn’t mind having it detangled. He gets a head massage! Who doesn’t love that? I hope he grows up to love his hair as much as I do.
It’s Saturday!!! Hallelujah! AND I can’t believe it is already August. Wild. I am going to do my very best to chill hard this weekend. We will see how it goes!! If you plan on spending a lot of time on the couch (like I do) and want to do some online shopping, here are links to everything I wore, used and loved this week!
Our country is in turmoil right now. One of the most important things…if not THE most important thing we can do long term is to educate ourselves and our children about racism. The looming question I know other white parents are facing is “is my child too young to start talking to them about race issues?” The short answer is NO. Timmy and I started by buying lots of books for Sonny that support conversations on race, racism and resistance. You can see the first batch we got in my BLACK LIVES MATTER highlight on Instagram.
During this week’s episode of WITH WHIT, my younger sister and guest, Paige, shared all of the details of being a new mom during Covid-19. We are back with some of her must-have product recommendations: things to have in the house and nursery, diaper bag and other mom essentials!
I hope you all are continuing to stay safe and healthy. I am still taking this all one day at a time. I have found myself experiencing several good days before getting hit with a bad one that knocks me on my a**. That bad one always makes me feel deflated and anxious.
This week, my younger sister, Paige, joined me on my podcast, WITH WHIT! She is a brand new mom and shared her experience of life in quarantine with a newborn. Moms or soon to be moms…I highly recommend you listen! She gives some amazing insight that I hope will help you with any anxiety you might be having.