mothers day rest

The overwhelm of the past year (and young parenthood in general!) has left us feeling a need for less rather than more as we consider how to celebrate and honor ourselves on Mother’s Day this year. Rather than going big after a year of juggling so much, we have put together a list of ways to care for your mind, body, and soul (possibly alone?) with mild to minimal effort required.

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babywearing history

Mother and writer Olivia is the first mama in a new series on the Solly Blog featuring stories of mothers wearing their babies throughout history. Olivia shares with us her own journey wearing her son, and how her choice to baby wear fits into a larger story of her maternal ancestors wearing their babies. Olivia was previously featured in our Solly Silver Linings series in 2020, sharing about her experience having a baby during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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We’ve been lucky enough to have our friend and writer Ka’ala Byndon grace our blog in the past, and we’re honored to have her back today with a letter to her daughters that will tug at your heart strings. We could go on for ages about how beautiful her words are and how they make you feel all the things, but since she’s the real wordsmith, we should probably just let her take it from here.

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elle ss21 inspiration

The Inspiration for Spring / Summer 2021

English gardens are known to be a bit wild and overgrown—yet completely breathtaking and inspiring. As we designed our spring collection, they seemed like the perfect metaphor for those first weeks, months and year(s) postpartum, where well-manicured becomes a notion of the past and messy but growing (and even thriving!) becomes the new standard. There are weeds here and there and some bits askew, but it’s a beautiful mess of stretching toward the light, finding respite in the cool shade and wandering and wondering at the tiniest, most exquisite details and breathing in the sweet scent of it all.

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Natalie Kovarik is a modern-day rancher’s daughter turned ranch wife turned ranch mom. She and her husband Luke, along with their three sons (Tad, Jaks, and the newest addition Rue), ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, a beautifully captivating region in central Nebraska made up of mixed grass prairie on grass stabilized sand dunes. We recently caught up with her to learn more about life on the ranch—especially as a mama—and to find out if it’s all really as picturesque as her stunning Instagram feed lets on.

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Known mostly across the interwebs for her recent home remodel, Zoe Bleak (pronounced like ‘steak’) is a new mom and practicing renovator/designer. But to those close to her, she’s much more than just her beautiful home. She’s deep and thoughtful and empathetic. Zoe has a history of opening up about taboo topics—from the hard numbers of her home remodel to her real-time experience and agony of years of unexplained infertility. 

 The community, support and healing she found in speaking openly about the thoughts and feelings that accompanied her through her journey to motherhood opened her eyes to the (usually secret) widespread heartache and shared paths of so many others. Since then she’s vowed to always speak openly about her story, her deeper feelings, and her faith, in hopes of continuing to bring others together in what shouldn’t be our loneliest of times. We’re honored to share her story.

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