Posts Tagged ‘Babies + Kiddos’

Cold & Bold for Girls



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Sorry for my little hiatus. I came down with a nasty case of laryngitis. Feeling under the weather made me want to curl up in my bed, watch romantic 80′s movies and sip hot tea. Unfortunately, R + M have ensured that recovery days are a thing of the past. Still, the voice is making a slow and steady comeback and I now I my blogging voice back!

We are taking the kids to chilly weather in a month and I find myself spending hours upon hours searching for adorable outfits for the cold. Here’s a little mood board I created for Raya.

{1. Zara Sweater with shoulder detail / 2. Mini Boden fur vest / 3. Genuine Kids bow top / 4. Old Navy coated black jeans / 5. J.Crew wool gloves / 6. J.Crew wool hat / 7. Gap leopard jeans / 8. Gap metallic sherpa-lined sneakers / 9. Zara coat / 10. Old Navy grey booties}

xoxo,

Niki

Grandparents Day



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Last weekend with Grandparents Day. Did you celebrate? We toasted with veggie burgers, fries and vanilla shakes at our favorite burger join/Sunday evening tradition. It was epic.



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In honor of the big G-Day, our buddies at Land of Nod sent over a boatload of goodies for R + M to play with, alongside their grandparents. Did I mention we all work in the same building? It’s pretty awesome. Here are some pictures of our playdate and a link to Land of Nod’s post about it.



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My cleaning cart dreams came true. Hoping to instill a little of my own OCD into the kiddos at an early age.

 



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I highly recommend the Rainy Day Survival Kit. It is chock full of great crafts for kids big and small. A little play dough. A few great paper projects. It’s a party in a cute little suitcase and packs up nicely. R + M really enjoyed!

 



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Happy Grandparents Day!

xoxo,

Niki

We All Scream for Sunscreen



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Last month I read this NYTimes article that freaked me out beyond belief. Living in South Florida means constant exposure to the sun. Having kids in South Florida means constant guilt/worry over protecting against that sun. What’s a paranoid mother to do?

Step one is admitting I have a problem. That problem is using the wrong sunscreens. Step two is cleaning my medicine cabinet of the offensive products and replacing them with safer sunscreens.

I recommend looking through this list from the Environmental Working Group. They rate most of sunscreen brands using criteria such as UVA/UVB protection, UVA/UVB balance, sunscreen stability and health concerns. A score of 0-2 means low hazard, 3-6 indicates moderate hazard and 7-10 is high hazard. In order to make the list, a sunscreen must be free of oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate, must be broad spectrum {protect against both UVA and UVB rays}, not have an SPF above 50, be in the form of a spray, or be combined with bug repellent. The EWC even has an iPhone app that you can put right onto your smartphone for a quick lookup of your sunscreen and other recommended alternatives. The site lists the recommended low score products, but categorizes almost all sunscreens available on the market today.

It was eye opening to find out that almost none of the sunscreens I use on myself and the kids scored below a six.

Instead I’m investing in safer products now.

So far I really like The Honest Company’s Sunscreen / Badger Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 34 / Coola Plant UV Body SPF 30 Sunscreen

Stay sun safe this summer!

xoxo,

Niki



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