Mommy’s Favorites – July Edition

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Welcome to the first edition of Mommy’s Favorites where I write about some of my favorite things that I’ve found or used in the month. This includes things for myself, my kids, or my family. I plan to have this be a recurring post at the end of every month so that’s something you’ll have to look forward to! So let’s get started.

First thing on my list is this book, The Magic of Motherhood. It’s like Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul… compiled of stories and life lessons from different mothers but all so real and just speaks to your soul and pulls at your heart strings. This was an easy book to read because the text was set bigger and the chapters are short. When reading through this, I just couldn’t help but say out loud “Yes!!! Me too!” on every page. This is a great book to have in your collection and to give to another Mother. I’ll be rereading this book throughout the rest of my Motherhood.

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Second on my list is for my girls. I love shopping small shop via Instagram and have come to know and recognize some of these amazing Mothers who has got an entrepreneurial spirit. It so inspires me to be one of them myself. If only I was half as talented as them! One of these shops has really made a name for themselves- even being recognized and featured nationally by HGTV’s Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines. This shop is Alice & Ames. They make such adorable girl’s cloths but I especially love their twirl skirts. When it comes to fashion, sometimes you have to suffer to look good- but not with A&A. Their stuff looks good AND feels good! The fabric quality is so amazingly soft. It is a bit pricey when you buy retail but, find a FB resell group and buy from there like I do. It saves you money and you get these awesome clothes that look good and feel good for your daughter(s). Ruby hates wearing dresses but once I slip these on her, she doesn’t complain and she just runs around being her wild self. Plus, now that I have two daughters, when purchasing clothes I always ask myself if the quality matches the price and if it’ll make it to Molly’s closet. In the case of A&A, I feel like it would be going into Molly’s wardrobe as well so I don’t mind paying a bit more.

Alice & Ames Playa dress in strawberry stripe

Next on my list is a pacifier for Molly. You see, my two older kids hated pacifiers. They had issues with gagging on the long nipples. So, they never took it. They really didn’t like anything else to comfort them except for my boobs. Which took a toll on me physically and mentally. I was the human nuki and it was not fun! Between trying to ween a kid off the pacifier or a boob, I’d rather it be the nuki. So, when I found out about NaturSutten (through Instagram again) I wanted to try it really bad, even though paying $10 for a nuki seemed ridiculous at the time, I bought it anyway. So far, I have not been disappointed. Molly won’t suck on it long, she prefers to chew it, but she keeps it in her mouth and it helps calm her down. So, I’m happy with that! If your baby has “gagging” issues too, please try out the one that I got for Molly. It’s nipple is smaller than most pacifiers in the market so I think it’s perfect. Also, NaturSutten sells out fast and could take a couple months to restock (like anywhere). So, if you see it for sale- buy it then and there!


The last thing on my list is a company that I’ve written about before in one of my previous posts. I used to be into trends but realized how quickly money flew out the window at those quick and easy products. I am more focused on classic and timeless pieces that will last for awhile. That’s why I love Made by Mary pieces. They’re timeless and goes with everything in my closet. I have 3 necklaces and a ring from her collection and I’d have to say that I don’t go a day without wearing at least one of them.

Made by Mary Zola Disc necklace
Made by Mary skinny bar necklace


Do you like this kind of recurring posts? If so, please comment and let me know what sort of things you’d like to see in my next one.


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