Meredith Tested: Favorite USA-Made Baby Items

*Hi friends, just a heads up that this post contains affiliate links and I might receive a small commission. Affiliate links are indicated with an asterisk. Time flies when you have a newborn to care for (and stare at, and play with, and snuggle!) We tried to stay minimal in terms of baby items but there’s no doubt about it: babies use a lot of … Continue reading Meredith Tested: Favorite USA-Made Baby Items

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New Mom Makeup

I can see the headline now… “New Mom Wears Full Face of Glamorous Makeup, Wins Award for Being Most Ridiculous Amazing Robot Woman Ever!” Hahahah. But seriously. Let’s talk about what (all natural, green/clean, non-toxic) makeup a REAL new mom would wear. Two words: skincare makeup. Two more words: SO TIRED. Okay, back to the makeup. 1. Pick a foundation and/or concealer that has some … Continue reading New Mom Makeup

Third Trimester Pregnancy Essentials

*This post contains affiliate links and I might receive a small commission. Home strrrrrretch! Wahhhoooooooooo! Yes, I think it’s totally okay if you turn into a woo girl at this point (minus the taking shots of vodka part, obvi.) I love the third trimester for lots of reasons not the least of which is that you probably actually look nice and pregnant at this point … Continue reading Third Trimester Pregnancy Essentials

“Inter-nesting” (aka my top websites for preparing for baby)

I’m officially coining the phrase “inter-nesting” (…Internet + nesting? Gosh I love it) … It’s how the nesting/preparing-for-baby instinct can manifest in the 21st century. Sure, you might fold blankets and get the crib ready, too, but hours spent online reading about baby gear and advice from other parents is awesome. And less messy than painting. Here are the sites I visited over and over … Continue reading “Inter-nesting” (aka my top websites for preparing for baby)

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Top 5 Second Trimester Pregnancy Essentials

*Hi friends, just a heads up that this post contains affiliate links, which are indicated with an asterisk like this* After lots of research … and trial and error, here are my top 5 tips for having a great second trimester. Keep in mind that I experienced months 4,5,6 in the middle of summer so some of these might change if you’re 5 months pregnant … Continue reading Top 5 Second Trimester Pregnancy Essentials

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Top 7 First Trimester Pregnancy Essentials

*Hi friends, just a heads up that this post contains affiliate links, which are indicated with an asterisk like this*I am so thrilled to be pregnant with my first baby! My husband and I can’t wait to meet her this fall. I had a pretty really rough first trimester and basically became a nauseated hermit. Morning sickness? Try all-day-all-night-all-the-time-omg sickness. Lovely. I know everyone is … Continue reading Top 7 First Trimester Pregnancy Essentials