Hey, hey… mom life aint easy, but it is also fun!  Now I’m a fan of shopping, but I’m not a fan of spending money on things I don’t use and don’t love.  Today launches my new Monday series : Mommy must-haves!  I’ll feature a number of my mom favorites- some will be for mommy and some will be for the babe.  Enjoy!

Vilah Bloom Diaper Backpack

Diaper bags have come a long way even in the two years since I had my older daughter. When I had her, I was solely looking for something trendy and cute.  I loved my brand name bag, but I quickly learned how inconvenient the short straps were. It was not mom-friendly at all! So I stalked social media for cute backpack and stumbled upon Vilah Bloom.  This still is the Cafe Crossover.  I get compliments on it all the time.  It is super cute!  I love that it can be a backpack, or I can use the long strap, or I can use the two shorter straps. 

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So I really went back and forth on this item.  I opted to get it because:

1. I was planning to Co-Sleep with my toddler and newborn and couldn’t fathom how it would  work

2. I liked the idea of the breathable fabric

I will admit, my daughter doesn’t sleep in this all that often.  Why? She nurses to sleep with me 99% of the time and when she falls asleep she likes to be right next to me. However, when my husband does put her to sleep he can often transfer her to the Doc-a-tot.  I also like it for the early mornings when I wake up and need two seconds to go to the bathroom, lol. We plan to take it with us when we travel too!

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Stinkbug Naturals

I know.  You’re not a natural deodorant kinda girl.  I wasn’t either. But I couldn’t ignore all the articles I was reading on how terrible regular deodorant is for you.  You know, toxins, cancer, hormone disruptors, on and on. When you become a mom, you HAVE TO take care of yourself… you owe it to yourself and your baby to do so.  What finally convenienced me was my breastfeeding daughter being near my arm pit all day… aaaaaand truth be told she has a weird obsession with my arm pit too, so I knew I had to do something for her and for me. I love Stinkbug because it is a smaller company, and their deodorants are made with Organic, Aluminum-Free, Paraben Free and Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients.

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Bubba Cup

You know you should be drinking water. You should be drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water.  But I totally get it…Mom life is crazy!  If you’re breastfeeding you REALLY need to drink a lot of water!  Personally, I drink more when I have a straw cup.  I especially love this cup because it is huge… so if I get stuck to the couch while nursing… I have my water, lol. This cup is 48 ounces… so it’s easy for me to calculate how much I need to drink in once day using this cup =) Money Saving Tip: I use the free app My Water Balance to track my water intake

Probio 5

Soooo… you’ve heard all the buzz about probiotics right? It’d kind of a big deal. Gut health is EVERYTHING. Seriously.  Google it “gut health and ____(insert health goal or health concern)” and you’ll find tons of info! Probio5 helps keep intestinal yeast in balance, supports t a healthy intestinal tract, helps digestion, and helps improve your body’s response to imbalance. digestion.  Self care is hard as mommies, but it is so important so we can be the best mommies we can me!

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Alright mommies, tell me what your must haves are! More to come! Check out my post next week!