Why you need the HALO Bassinet

Thank you HALO for sending the swivel bassinet for me to try! This post contains affiliate links.

When my family was preparing for our third baby girl to arrive, we had a lot going on in our home – from moving around most of our major rooms and trying to figure out what new products to buy, we knew by now that babies don’t really need much.

But she would need a place to sleep.

We used a normal bassinet with my first two that worked fine, but I had hastily given it away to a painter when he was telling me he was getting ready to have his first.

But, it turns out it was a blessing in disguise because I always heard about the HALO Bassinets from mom friends and was thrilled to give the swivel model a try.

Spoiler alert – it’s amazing. I’m only sad I didn’t have it from the very start.

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The one place you need to shop online as a mom

Thank you Pink Blush for sending me some clothes to review – all opinions are my own.

I see it every day in mom Facebook groups- where do you shop online? How do I dress my post partum body? Where can I find comfy, cute clothes that actually fit?

Enter Pink Blush to the rescue.

I’ve been shopping here for years, and they’re always my go-to pieces for date nights, everyday lounging, or casual yet stylish looks. Why? Because the fit is amazing, I always feel great wearing their clothes, and I know I’ll be comfortable- the perfect trifecta of mom fashion.

What’s even better is that they offer tons of nursing friendly options and everything is made with a woman’s body in mind. You can shop here all the way from pregnancy, post partum, when you’re nursing, and beyond – it’s not JUST for moms, but their stylish, comfortable fit makes it perfect for mommas.

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Indoor Activities for Kids

Photo credit: Ashley Summers Photography

It’s colder than Antarctica in Chicago today; you better believe the kiddos and I are cooped up in jammies and robes all day. Whether you and your kids are feeling stir crazy in the icy winter months or don’t want to brave the rain, snow, or summer heat, it’s best to have an arsenal of fun indoor activities for kids.

Check out these mom and kid-approved activities for when you’re stuck up inside with your toddlers or preschool kiddos.

Marshmallow tinker toys

All you need is a bag of thin pretzel sticks and marshmallows to build a tee pee, house, or other fun, puffy creations. Simply show your child how to poke the marshmallow on the end of the pretzel to start creating masterpieces – feel free to bring in toy figurines to join in the fun.

Tee pee playtime

Adventure awaits as imaginations run free during tee pee playtime. My girls use their teepee as a reading nook, for puppet shows, and endless pretend play – we often have lions, dinosaurs, or lava running wild in our basement, our teepee offering the only protection from the dangers.

Be sure to throw in some comfy pillows and blankets to make it super cozy.

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