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A Few Must Have Baby/Kid Items To Buy From the Nordstrom Sale

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There are some pretty big splurge items on sale in the kids/baby section of the Anniversary sale so i thought I would share 9 of them that I love and/or would recommend.
1. Nuna Mixx stroller – We did not get this stroller but looking back think we should have because we bought all of our car seats from Nuna. Having the matching stroller that allowed for the infant car seat to attach would have been great. I have heard great things about this stroller from a few friends of mine who have it.
2. Hooded towel – I buy Miles so many hooded towels because we use one every night after the bath and have since he was an infant. I just grabbed this one during the sale.
3. Sweatshirt and sweatpants set – The boys clothing selection wasn’t as great as I would have hoped, but this set was one of my favorites. I like buying Miles full outfits because it makes getting him dressed so much easier.
4. High top sneakers – These leather high top converse sneakers are the coolest things ever!
5. Adidas set – Miles has a cute Nike sweatsuit that I bought him and he wears it a ton especially in the cooler months. This Adidas set is just as adorable.
6. Faux leather diaper backpack – I bought a backpack from Zara last year and it’s the only thing I really ever use when I go out with Miles. This diaper bag backpack looks like a great option to carry all the things and be hands free.
7. Nuna Pipa car seat – We used this car seat when Miles was an infant and loved it. It’s very lightweight and easy to carry.
8. Converse sneakers – I have these for Miles and they are perfect to wear with casual outfits or when we are going somewhere a smidge nicer and I want him to look put together.
9. Nuna Rava car seat – We graduated from the Pipa car seat to this Rava after much research. It came highly recommended to us and I bought this exact one from the Anniversary sale. We needed a second car seat for my mom’s car and this was a great deal!

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Mother’s Day with Miles + How I’ve Changed As a Mother

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Maree: Dress (more sizes here) | Wedges | Bag | Sunglasses | Necklace

I laugh so much looking at these pictures because it is a miracle we got any good ones with how fast Miles moves these days. I even contemplated not taking any pictures to celebrate Mother’s Day simply because Miles is at the age where he never wants to stand still, but I cherish all the photos we have already and knew it would be worth it. Stan has become quite the master at capturing Miles in the moment and we all ended up having so much fun together. 
This is my second Mother’s Day with Miles and I feel so grateful to be his mom. I look back over the past 18 months and am amazed at how much he has grown and turned into his own little person. I’ve shared before how hard my c-section recovery was and how I really struggled with postpartum mood swings for nearly a year after so I’m happy things are finally beginning to balance out and I feel more like myself again. Finding a routine gets easier each day and I’m much more confident now as a mom. I knew I always wanted to have children but wasn’t really a “kid person” if I’m being honest. I didn’t spend a lot of time around kids and had only changed one diaper before having Miles. While I do believe that maternal instincts kick in after having a child, I was still so nervous when he first arrived. I was scared to take him out by myself and do things alone. I started slow and would take him to a store, put his car seat in the shopping cart, walk around the store for 10 minutes and then leave. Believe it or not, these sorts of trips really helped me gain confidence. I learned how to handle him in public, how to get him in and out of the car/stroller easily and what to do if he started to get upset. 
Fast forward to today and I regularly take him everywhere by myself. My favorite thing to do is take him to dinner on the weekends – just the two of us (Stan is normally working) and it’s such a delight. Spending time with him is my absolute favorite thing to do and I can hardly remember what it was like before I had him. Don’t get my wrong, I really enjoyed my single life, then my married with no kids life to the fullest, and this is a new chapter that I love just as much. I was always a bit worried that after I had a child, I wouldn’t feel like myself anymore or would feel pressure to be a certain type of mom. Thankfully that has not been the case and in some ways, I still feel like that vivacious gal from NYC who now has a fun little sidekick. I’m confident in my role as a mother and love that I have found other women with kids who accept me as I am. Miles has already taught me so much about myself and continues to do so each day. I’m grateful for those lessons (no matter how difficult they may be at times), and that he came into our lives because it has brought more joy then I could have ever imagined.  

Past Posts

Miles 17 Month Update + Schedule

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              Maree outfit details: Jacket | Shirt | Jeans | Bag | Sneakers (similar) | Sunglasses (similar) Miles outfit details: Vest

Favorite Toddler Toys

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We are in full toddler mode now with Miles and I thought I would share some of his favorite toys and ones that we will continue to

Holiday Pajamas For Me and Miles

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Maree – Pajama top | Pajama bottoms | Hat Miles – Pajamas (c/o) Tree linked here I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving if you celebrated! Things

My Top 20 First Year Baby Essentials

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Maree’s outfit: Sweater | Jeans | Boots | Sunglasses Miles’ outfit: Hat | Sweatshirt (c/o) | Sweatpants (c/o) | Shoes | Silver Cross Jet Stroller (c/o) Thank

The Toys Miles Loves the Most (9 Month Update)

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Miles’ outfit – same print here (c/o) | Miles’ bandana It’s been a few months since I have done a Miles update, so I thought I would share

My First Mother’s Day + My Favorite Things About Miles

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Dress (old from Tibi) | Miles’ outfit | Miles’ shoe I just look at these photos and can hear Miles giggling. It’s so amazing to be able

The Toys and Gear We Use the Most With Miles (6 Month Update)

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Miles outfit (c/o) | Blanket (c/o) | Foam mats | Boppy Find someone that looks at you the way Miles looks at Sophie. LOL It’s been a

Miles’ Nursery

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My outfit: Sweatshirt | Jeans Miles outfit: Onesie (c/o) | Shoes Crib area Crib | Gray pillow | Multi-color pillow | Bedding | Crib skirt | Onesie

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