5 Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

Believe it or not, I was never a morning person. I used to scream at my sister while half asleep every single morning when she tried to wake me up for school. I wouldn’t remember it when I woke up fully, but the poor thing had to endure so much just to get us out the door! 

I had no choice but to become a morning person once I had a baby. The first few months I was up with her every couple hours, so once she started sleeping through the night I didn’t really struggle with getting up early anymore. I think I was just thankful to be getting a full night of sleep. So if you want to be a morning person, have a baby!

Lol, jk. I really do have a couple of tips to help you get out of bed easier and enjoy your mornings! 

Leave time to relax with coffee or tea

Whether you work, are a stay at home mom, whatever… Leave some time for yourself in the morning if you can. I always have a cup of coffee in the same spot every single morning to start my day. This helps me transition into the day because I don’t have to get up and rush around right off the bat. I give myself 20 minutes or so to relax and just focus on myself. This has become a morning tradition that I really enjoy and look forward to when I wake up.

Pick up your house at night

Waking up and walking through a messy house makes me cranky. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I have a way higher chance of waking up in a good mood if my house looks decent. If I pick up the night before, I don’t have to worry about it in the morning and it’s less that I have to think about.

Go to bed earlier

This one is probably annoying because it’s a no brainer. I also probably just got Justin Bieber stuck in your head.. you’re welcome.

I feel like I don’t need to explain that if you go to bed earlier you’ll be able to wake up earlier/easier, but I know that some people have trouble falling asleep so it just isn’t a no brainer for them. I hear you guys! What helps me when I can’t fall asleep is reading. If I read for about 10 minutes, I’m out! I’ve heard focusing on something else is actually good for you if you can’t fall asleep. It’s best to get tired naturally instead of stressing about it.

Meditate first thing when you wake up

You could do this along with the first suggestion I listed (relaxing with coffee), or you could do it before you even get out of bed. There’s plenty of apps available for guided meditations, or you could find some on youtube. Starting your day out relaxed and in a positive mindset will definitely make your mornings less dreadful.

Have everything you need set out the night before

It’s easy to dislike mornings when you’re trying to find what to wear and gather your belongings all while being exhausted and stressed because you’re running late. If you pick out your outfit and gather everything you need and set it by the door the night before, you can sleep in longer and you’ll have a much less hectic morning!

 A lot of these tips are things we all already know, but sometimes we just don’t even consider these little things that actually make a big impact on how our day goes. It’s just nice to have a little reminder!

Holiday Gift Guide for Baby

I know how hard it can be to think of great Christmas gifts for friends or family, so I will be putting together a few gift guides this year for y’all! As a new momma to my 8 month old, I’m starting off with a gift guide for the little babes in your life because I have soooo many great gift ideas, and a whole bunch of things I’ve been planning on getting Ellie for Christmas.

So, without further ado…. here are the gifts I’ve picked out! 

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Target Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Are you hosting thanksgiving this year? If it’s your first time, you probably need some inspo for decoration ideas. Even if you’ve been hosting for years, it’s always a good idea to switch things up! I’ve actually never hosted before, and won’t be this year either, so this is strictly just my DREAM thanksgiving decor that I’m holding onto for the future. I love the warm and cozy vibes that come with the holiday season, so this is just fun for me! I’ve compiled a little gallery of everything from tableware to rugs, all from everyones fav (target). If you need some motivation to get going on planning your thanksgiving layout, then read on, friend.

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Best Diapering Products For Babies With Sensitive Skin

It can be so tricky to find diapers and wipes that won’t irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. When I first had Ellie, I was using pampers swaddlers which is a super common diaper for babies, so I wasn’t expecting her to have any reaction to them. I eventually noticed that she always had a rash. No matter how much cream I put on it, it never seemed to completely vanish. I tried switching to huggies, but nothing changed.

I came across a box of diapers that were more expensive than I’d like them to be, but decided to give them a try. That was it, you guys! The everlasting rash was gone in a couple of days! I’ve tried a few different diapers, wipes and creams on my little babes sensitive skin and figured I would share my top picks with y’all, rated in order!

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Amazon Fall Decor Roundup

This time of year is my absolute favorite. I know that it’s basically almost everyone’s favorite season, but for good reason! It’s no longer super hot and humid, the leaves are changing so it looks beautiful outside, pumpkin spice is BACK, and so many holidays are right around the corner! One of my favorite things about fall is the decorations. There’s something so warm and comforting about fall decor. I don’t know if it’s the colors or the glow of the candles, but whenever I walk into a beautifully fall-decorated room, I feel right at home. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite amazon decor picks for y’all!

(All of the images are clickable links!)

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5 Baby Items You Don’t Need But Might Want

I’ve noticed that there’s a lot of mom shaming going on lately with baby products. If you don’t necessarily need it and you buy it, you get so much hate… and it’s usually from other moms! I remember reading a comment in an online thread along the lines of “if you can’t handle using diaper cream on your finger then you shouldn’t have a baby” … ummmm lady what?! This was in reference to mommas using a diaper cream applicator and I just thought that was a little bit ridiculous. I mean, I use one of those, not because it grosses me out to use my finger, but because it’s so much easier and it spreads the cream evenly. And yeah, it’s nice to not get cream all over myself. Sue me!

(All of the images are clickable links!)

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