Archives for May 2017

05.27.17

Waterfalls•and•swimmers by•KortniJeane


Today we ventured out of the house to do something out of the usual! We took a very scenic drive up to Oceola Wisconsin where tall trees and rocks line the winding roads. We took the girls to Cascade falls where the water was freezing but the sun was shining and it was just really fun and sweet. It’s days like these that make my heart full and feel like our purpose as parents is so dang special. Exploring new things with small eyes and such innocence is quite amazing. Our family is wearing Kortni Jean swim wear today and it couldn’t be any cuter in my opinion! As I’ve become a mother I feel it’s been harder to find cute swimwear that I feel comfortable in after having gone through two births. This swimwear feels like it covers me up in all the right places yet I still feel sexy and beautiful. They also make super rad swimmer shorts for men! I love how you can mix and match these swimsuits and it all looks so stylish and eclectic which is decently my family! Shop our suits using the link below: 

https://www.kortnijeane.com/
@kortnijeane



Daddy and his girls 🙂



Xoxo,

Sophia 

05.23.17

Summer•with•Sandgrens•Clogs


It’s been a little over five months that we settled into our new home and have slowly been making it our own. I’ve always longed for a back yard for our little girls to run around in and just be kids free and easy. This is our first year planting a garden, buying flowers, doing yard work and I could just scream it makes me heart so happy. Home is a such a special place to me. It respresents our spirit, our style, our safe haven where we will mess up, make mistakes, find adventure, cry, eat dinner together, watch the trees sway in the rain, and see our girls grow up right in front of our very own eyes. Home is really my heart and soul. 


This summer and still we plan on scaling back with what we have and simplifying life as much as possible. For me I’ve been getting rid of a lot of shoes I no longer wear and investing in shoes that will last and be comfortable for my busy feet. Sandgren clogs brings just that. Style, comfort, and a whole lotta love into these sweet hand made wooden clogs. To shop my nude Madrid clogs click this link below! 

https://sandgrensclogs.com/for-women/sandals-heels-wedges/madrid-low-heel/

“Have faith mama t-shirt” found at:

https://havefaithmama.com/

Here’s to summer! Here’s to green grass, blooms, gardens, clogs, and love for each other🌿🌸🌿

Xo,

Sophia 

05.04.17

Let’s be honest mama’s. All things sleep with aden + anais


Good morning beautiful mamas, today I am joining in on a blog post with “honest mamas” on all things sleep and teaming up with the lovely aden + anais. A big shout out to my friend @thehannahrenee for putting this together. You can find her personal blog here: http://www.hannahreneeblog.com/

Sleep is so important and essential to our health and overal mood as a mama, so I have answered a few questions with how our sweet Elouise sleeps/how we sleep trained her a couple months ago. I hope you enjoy!

How well does your babe(s) sleep?

Sleeping through the night? Elouise is now eight months old and finally sleeping very well during the night unless she is sick or we are traveling somewhere new. She usually wakes up once during the night between 3:30am and 4:30am for a bottle and than puts herself back to sleep till about 6:30am.

Taking good naps?

She is still on a two a day nap schedule, and sleeping for about an hour-two hours tops. Her morning nap starts around 9:30am and her afternoon one starts around 1:30pm.

Have you or are you planning to “sleep train”?

We started sleep training Elouise two months ago now after living off of zero to no sleep. It was incredibly difficult on the whole family, so we worked with The Cradle Coach that put together a gentle approach to sleep training that helped Elouise learn how to sleep and self soothe better. All in all it was a great experience and so needed.


How did you go about it?

We contacted the cradle coach and worked one on one with a baby sleep consultant that created a personalized plan for us and our daughter. We emailed back and forth for three days straight and communicated any good or bad emotions we were feeling. We used a gentle cry it out method where we would keep going into Elouise’s room every three minutes to make sure she knew we were there. After three days she was sleeping through the night except for waking a few times. Beforehand she was up every 45 minutes of the night and it was very difficult.

Describe your baby’s bedtime routine. Are there any products or methods you do to promote sleep?

The cradle coach encouraged us to use a sleeping bag at night time so we received this beautiful one pictured from aden + anais, and it’s just the right amount of softness and warmth for Elouise. Generally i love to rub diluted lavender oil on her after her tubby, and then rock her to sleep with her bottle. We have a sound machine in her room that plays the sound of rain and often times I have a diffuser in her room as well with essential oils.

To purchase this sleep sack visit: https://www.adenandanais.com/?gclid=CM2Yw7eT49MCFVu4wAodgXEIig

Did you try to create a “sleep schedule” or is it more flexible around your day?

I think her naps do depend on our day and what we’re doing since I have a four year old as well. But we try and plan things after her morning nap and after the afternoon nap. I’m also very flexible with her taking one of her naps in the car.

How do you feel about co-sleeping? If you do co-sleep, how and when do you plan to transition to a crib/bed?

I am totally ok with co sleeping! We did this with both girls until they were big enough to feel safe in the crib. As newborns I love the idea of having them as close to you as possible and being able to smell “mama.”

You can find more sleep posts from the other “Honest mamas” Blogs here:

Hannah Renee hannahreneeblog.com // Amanda Krovic amandakrovic.com // Sophia Johnson cultivatemotherhood.com // Mary Salas honeywild.co // Kacie Ellis elementsofellis.com // Victoria Schneider thesoutherntrunk.com // Amber Hill amberlately.com // Tanya Taylor hislittlelady.com // Carla Thompson curiousnatalia.com // Kymberly Janelle lifewithkymberlyjanelle.com // Emily Lindsey happilylindsey.com // Britt Havens britthavens.com // Stephanie Pollock koleimpressions.com //

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@thehannahrenee @honeywild @elementsofellis @happilylindsey @tanyajtaylor @lifewithkymberlyjanelle @govictoria @amberlatelyblog @thecuriousnatalia @amandakrovic @cultivatemotherhood @britthavens @steph__pollock