Things for New Mom to Keep Handy

Things for New Mom to Keep Handy

Things For New Mom To Keep Handy So you’ve just had a baby and you have been cooped up in the house for weeks. Now’s the time to get out and enjoy the summer, but you realize you don’t want to leave the house without the absolute necessities for your newborn. Spend a little time strategizing what to bring and how you will carry everything. Figuring out what is necessary can take practice. Here are some tips for making the process a whole lot easier for new moms: Diapers and wipes If you are a first time mom, you may underestimate the number of times a newborn will need to be changed. Newborns on average need diaper changes 10 times per day. Packing diapers and wipes are a necessity when leaving the house for any amount of time. Also, consider that wipes can be used for multiple reasons. You can use them to wipe dirty hands and feet, a baby’s face, or icky surfaces. If you will be out for an extended period of time, consider investing in a diaper bag or book bag that will hold several disposable (or cloth) diapers at once. You might be surprised at how much space they take up in a simple bag. Bottles and formula (if applicable) Whether you are a breastfeeding mom (with expressed milk) or a formula feeding mother, you will need baby bottles while on the go. You don’t want to have to run around the grocery store buying additional bottles and formula. You can even prepare several bottles with dry formula that stay in your diaper bag(s) so...
Business Trip Travel Essentials

Business Trip Travel Essentials

Business Trip Travel Essentials: The Ultimate List When taking a business trip, it’s much better to be over prepared than under prepared. Having the right items are key to both looking and feeling business-ready. After all, we know that when you look good, you feel good. If you’re unsure of what to pack for your next trip, we can help. Here’s a list of clothing essentials necessary for every business trip that comes your way. Neutral Colored Blouse: Having a blouse in tan, white, beige or any other neutral color is critical. Not only do these colors go with most other colors, they are simple, yet professional. Blazer: A blazer is a must have for any professional situation. In the more-likely-than-not-situation that you spill food or coffee on yourself, a blazer is a great way to hide those slip ups. A blazer is also a fitted garment, which gives your outfit structure . Next trip, let your colleagues know you mean business by bringing that blazer. Sweater: More often than not, large conference rooms or even offices are quite chilly. Being cold during a meeting will be obvious to all of those around you, which is not the way you want to be noticed. However, lugging around a giant sweater isn’t the best image to portray either. Better to carry a lightweight cardigan, or even one that folds away into its own attached compact, water-repellent pocket, like The Poppet. Professional Dress: When in doubt, go with the professional dress. A business-ready dress is tastefully cut and the hemline is not too short. Appropriate Shoes: Heels can look great in...
Summertime Grilled Peaches  (Recipe & Giveaway!)

Summertime Grilled Peaches (Recipe & Giveaway!)

There are few things that feel more “American” than apple pie, baseball and summertime BBQs. Fresh off a decadent holiday weekend you might be looking for some healthy alternatives for dessert. (I know I am!) It just doesn’t feel right to end a delicious meal (or weekend!) without something special. So keep the grill hot, and follow our instructions for Grilled Peaches. A juicy, satisfying dish that will please your guests and your bikini body 🙂 (There’s also a “Made in America” giveaway including a very special guest brand!) It’s simple to make Grilled Peaches: Chefs Tips: Top with some plain Greek Yogurt and cinnamon and you’ll impress both your guests and taste buds. Use coconut oil or avocado oil, because it has a high smoke point. Try with other fruit! Pineapple works just as well 🙂 Feeling patriotic? Enter the giveaway below and you could win clothing Made in America from Pocket Poppet and our good friend, Kuhf’s. Kuhf’s add style to your boots, jeans, leggings, workout pants and capris. Packing Kuhf’s and a Pocket Poppet when traveling this summer allows you to easily transition a day outfit into a brand new nighttime fashion! a Rafflecopter giveaway   Interested in more clean eating tips? Visit my personal blog at...