Postpartum incontinence might be common following pregnancy and childbirth, but it shouldn’t be the norm (or at least not for the long-term!). Before resigning yourself to a life of sneeze-induced leaks, take heart that strengthening and repairing your pelvic floor could be as easy as incorporating simple Kegel exercises into your daily routine. With a bit of pelvic floor education + dedication, postpartum incontinence can become a thing of the past—and you’ll be able to confidently jump for joy when it does.
BLACK LIVES MATTER. We’re all saying it, but now let’s talk about ways we can do the real work of learning and unlearning. Our social media feeds have been flooded with incredible resources for educating ourselves, talking to our children, supporting Black-owned businesses and donating to the cause. (And we hope yours have been, too!) We’ve decided to compile much of what we’ve found in one place, so it’s easy to keep track of and refer back to often. Please feel free to add any additional resources in the comments. We’ll be happy to continue updating our list.
When Jared and I were first married it was tempting to try to recreate every tradition we grew up with and a dozen other ones we heard about from friends. There’s something solidifying in a family about carrying out traditions, but it can easily get out of hand and add lots of unnecessary stress.
My husband grew up with the German “St. Nicholas” tradition of putting out his shoes at night to wake to them filled by an “elf” in the night. My mother-in-law took it to the next level by doing it all 24 days before Christmas starting December 1st, which is obviously amazing when you’re a kid, but so much to keep up with as the elf. I tried to keep this tradition alive for the first three years after kids, but felt downright exhausted by Christmas morning.
Friends, the Sollyween season is here, and it’s no secret that it’s our all-time favorite!!
This year all of our Sollyween dreams came true when we made Anne Geddes-inspired costumes with our loveliest Solly Baby products. If you’re searching for the most adorable (& simple!) costume, look no further, mama!
Below is a round-up of eight (yes, EIGHT) costumes you can easily make by using some of your fave Solly items. You guys, there is a baby gnome costume — need we say more?
To make life super simple, we’ve included a list of all the materials you’ll need for each outfit along with an inspiration photo of how we did it ourselves. We cannot wait to see you bring these costumes to life!
“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” —Susan Branch
Excited to share our new #motheryourself series where we’ll be exploring a new theme every month with practical ideas + tips that will hopefully inspire your motherhood. This month is ☁☀SUMMER SURVIVAL☀☁. What’s your best tip for really finding peace and enjoyment in what can be the craziness (i.e. lack of routine, travel, tired little ones, etc.🙃) that summer can bring?
“Imagine if you were so fully present during each experience of life that it was touching you to the depth of your being.” —Michael A. Singer
A new month means a new book, and this month’s pick The Untethered Soul is a step-by-step guide to living in the present and choosing happiness—two things that are sometimes so much harder than they should be, right? If you’re up for doing a little soul-searching with me this month, then buy, borrow or download the book so we can read and talk about it together! Can’t wait to hear what you think! #sollybabybookclub
“If you want happiness for an hour— take a nap. If you want happiness for a day— go fishing. If you want happiness for a year —inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime— help someone else.” -Chinese proverb
February’s Book Club book is The Book of Lykke. The Danes may be the happiest people in the world, but Wiking travels around the globe, finding the best ways to lead a contended, fulfilled life. This is the easiest book to pick up and get inspired by! Originally, I wanted to share Wiking’s other, more well-known book: The Book of Hygge, but after reading (+ loving them) both, this selection was the clear winner for our community. So many quick tips for increased happiness, with interesting stats accompanying every tip, but, beware- by the time it was over I made no less than five new life plans. I recommend buying the hard copy bc it’s darling and makes it an even quicker and more delightful read. Buy the book, bring a friend along, and download our guide below to discuss with your own book club (my favorite kind of me time, mamas)!