THE GO-GETTER'S GUIDE TO MOM LIFE

HAPPY EASTER! WE ARE CELEBRATING STACY'S BIRTHDAY IN San Francisco THIS WEEKEND. IT'S OUR FIRST TIME TRAVELING AS A FAMILY OF SIX. (EVIE 7, ELLIE 7, OWEN 6, STORY 8 WEEKS) SINCE OUR ON THE GO AGENDA HAS NOT CHANGED SINCE STORY WAS BORN, I'VE QUICKLY TRANSITIONED TO LIFE WITH A NEW BABY.

READ OUR ADOPTION STORY HERE.

HERE'S WHAT I KNOW:

I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

1. THE DOONA STROLLER: THIS PIECE GETS US STOPPED ALMOST AS MUCH AS THE BABY. IF YOU WANT A TRADITIONAL INFANT TRAVEL SYSTEM, I ALSO HAVE THE EVENFLO PIVOT TRAVEL SYSTEM.

2. HAIR EXTENSIONS: LONG GONE ARE THE DAYS OF HAVING ANY SORT OF UNINTERRUPTED TIME TO STYLE MY HAIR. SINCE I WEAR HAIR EXTENSIONS, MY HAIR USUALLY LOOKS RUNWAY READY WITH MINIMAL EFFORT.

CLICK HERE TO READ ALL 8 REASONS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT HAIR EXTENSIONS.

3. THE BUTTERSCOTCH BRAID BAG BY FRANKIE CAMERON.

THE PERFECT EVERYTHING BAG FOR WORK, TRAVEL, BABY, AND BEYOND.

FEEDING

TO AVOID EXTRA HAIR WASHES AND OUTFIT CHANGES FOR MYSELF, I THROW ON A NURSING COVER AND TOSS MY HAIR IN A SCRUNCHIE WHILE I AM PREPARING STORY'S BOTTLE IN THE BABY BREEZA FORMULA PRO. THE BABY BREEZA WAS A LIFE CHANGER FOR ALL THOSE LATE NIGHT FEEDINGS. I BOUGHT ONE ON LET GO FOR FIFTY DOLLARS (NORMALLY $179) FROM A NEW MOM WHO HAD ONLY USED IT FOR 2 MONTHS. I USE DR. BROWN’S AND PHILLIPS ADVENT NATURAL BABY BOTTLES. FOR OUR ADVENTURES OUT, I USE THESE INEXPENSIVE GERBER BOTTLES. FOR THOSE SPIT UP STAINS, I SWEAR BY AWESOME CLEANER.

DIAPERING

BEING A MINIMALIST AND ALREADY HAVING THREE OTHER KIDS IN THE HOUSE, I OPTED OUT OF A BULKY CHANGING TABLE. MY DAYS ARE BUSY, AND I AM ALWAYS MULTI-TASKING. INSTEAD, I HAVE TWO DIAPER CADDIES. I KEEP ONE IN MY BEDROOM AND ONE IN THE LIVING ROOM. EACH IS FILLED WITH AMAZON ELEMENTS DIAPERS, SENSITIVE BABY WIPES AND ORGANIC DIAPER BALM. I STASH EMERGENCY SOOTHIE PACIFIERS AND MAGNETIC ONSIES HERE TOO.

BATHING

I GOT THE BOON NAKED BABY BATHTUB AND I LOVE THAT IT FULLY COLLAPSES FOR OUT OF SIGHT STORAGE. I USE EARTH MAMA ORGANICS NATURAL NON-SCENTS BABY WASH AND CALMING LAVENDER BABY LOTION FOR STORY'S FAIR SKIN.

SLEEPING

YOU WILL NEED: SWADDLES, WUBBANUBS, AND THE BABY SHUSHER.

SWADDLES

LOVE TO DREAM SWADDLE UP ORIGINAL

SWADDLE ME ORIGINAL SWADDLE

MIRACLE BLANKET SWADDLE

NUROO THE SWADDLE

THE OLLIE SWADDLE

ORIGINAL WOOMBIE

WUBBANUBS

GIRAFFE

TABBY KITTEN

HIPPO

DAYTIME

STORY LOVES TO NAP IN THE BOPPY LOUNGER AND THE DOCK A TOT.

NIGHTTIME

ALL HAIL THE ROCK N’ PLAY SLEEPER. ALTHOUGH HIDEOUSLY UNATTRACTIVE, THIS MAGICAL DEVICE HAS GIVEN ME SOME OF MY LONGEST SLEEP STRETCHES. BEFORE STORY WAS BORN I SWORE I WOULD NEVER OWN ONE OF THESE UNSIGHTLY THINGS. MY WIFE, WHO ALREADY HAD 3 INFANTS AT ONCE, CHUCKLED AT ME KNOWING AFTER ONE TOO MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS I WOULD BREAK DOWN AND "BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE". SHE WAS RIGHT, I DID. THIS GEM NOW RESIDES RIGHT NEXT TO MY BED. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I HAVE FOUND THAT IS ESTHETICALLY PLEASING: JONATHON ADLER ROCK N' PLAY SLEEPER.

STORY IS TWO MONTHS OLD TODAY, SO WE ARE OFF TO THE MUESUM OF ICE CREAM TO LIVE IT UP!

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