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Contributor: Paulina Eaborn

 

Third pregnancy means relaxed comfort to me, and so I mix my wardrobe favourites with some maternity basics to finish the style. Having two boys to take care of means flat shoes to run around in and combining this with dresses to feel pretty and comfortable. Instead of the usual nappy bag, I’ll use my favorite handmade leather tote and store the essentials in a stylish way.

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Contributor: Jane Maynard

When it comes to taking dinners to families with new babies, ALL food is ALWAYS welcome. You could drop off a bag of potato chips and onion dip for dinner and I guarantee those sleep-deprived parents of a newborn will be happy! That said, there are small things you can do to make the meals you deliver to new parents extra wonderful and useful. Over the years, as people have brought meals to our family after we have had babies, I have picked up some great ideas and tips about what makes a delivered dinner really great.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan meals for the loved ones in your life who have just had a baby!

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Contributor Isobel Benesch

An afternoon spent wandering the streets of downtown Carlsbad, exploring tiny shops, grabbing green smoothies, and watching the train run through the middle of it all with my two boys is what our summer days are made up of. And our afternoon is happy, seamless, and carefree thanks to babywearing.

Instead of having to navigate a stroller in and out of narrow doorways, through groups of people, and around tables filled with hungry diners, I can go about my afternoon freely with two extra hands, something I consider vitally important now that I have two children versus one.

Baby Gray is kept intimately close so I can quickly assess and attend to his needs and he is held up high where he has a good view of everything going on around him allowing him to best learn about and interact with his surrounding environment. I have two free hands for Holden that enable me to help him scale rocks, stop his smoothie from tipping over, tickle him in the grass, and hold hands to cross the street.

With Gray snugly bound across my chest, it feels as though he is an intimate part of it all while allowing me to fully engage with Holden who never seems to stop telling us stories. Babywearing allows me to feel as though I am there for both of my babies at the same time 100% of the time and able to freely enjoy my afternoon with both of them without any stress.

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While babywearing in the winter is warm and snuggly, babywearing in the summer can be equally as rewarding. Some of our happiest customers come from warmer climates, they love our lightweight fabric and minimal bulk, which keeps both baby and babywearer cool and happy. Our fabric is almost sheer and cool to the touch, maximizing breathability for both you and baby.

We believe babywearing should always be an enjoyable experience whether you’re snuggling inside on a rainy day or soaking in the sun, smelling the salt water and feeling the breeze on a beach in Hawaii.

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Contributor: Kristin Mittler

An ideal summer day for my little family begins by waking up with the sun to head out for an adventure. Now that I am eight months pregnant with our third babe, I plan to soak up as much activity as possible before our days are spent nestled in at home. So, on a typical day, with sun hats and baskets in tow, we find a new place to explore – like a local fruit farm. I stand with my hand on my belly, watching my sweet girl run from berry bush to cherry tree filling her basket with as many goodies as possible. Looking over at my darling boy, who is wrapped up tightly against my husband and feeding him sweet fruit, is guaranteed to put a smile on my face. Once we are home, I grab my recipe book and bake a cake using our fresh, fruity harvest. Nothing ends a summer day more perfectly than gathering around our table for some after supper blueberry cake … reflecting on the day, feeling thankful, and giggling our way to bedtime.

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Guest Contributor: Jessica Garvin

Jessica is mama to two adorable little girls with her third baby on the way. Her instagram feed is bright and fun and is a fun place to drop by for some adorable outfit inspiration for little girls. The moments she shares with her family are so lovely and full of light and laughter. We can’t wait to follow along with the stylings of her new little one due in just a couple weeks.
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Fathers Day_v2

1. Salt Surfboard //2. Solly Baby wrap //3.Everlane Button Up //4.“Sam Mcgee” Hudson Bay Axe //5. Forage Haberdashery Necktie //6.Ray Ban Sunglasses //7. Gel Pomade from Lone Flag //8.Nisolo Oxfords //9. Lord of the Rings Trilogy //10. Sons of Trade Backpack //11. iPhone Wallet Case

It’s not often that we get to feature our very own, Jared Rowley! He works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure the Solly Baby machine is running and we’re so excited to share with you some of his favorite gifts. Father’s Day is June 21 but there’s still time to pick up some goodies from this curated gift guide and Jared’s also sharing some fun tips to shop for that special dad in your life over on Glitter Guide.

Jared-and-Frances

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Guest Contributor: Bethany Menzel

“I just hit 29 weeks with baby girl #2 and these days I am living in anything flowy & stretchy. Poppy was born in January and I’m loving having a summer due date this time around because I find it so much easier to dress for pregnancy in summer clothing. My go to outfits are casual dresses or elastic waist shorts & swing tops like this look here.” – Bethany

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+ Photos by Kirsten Berlie

On Bethany
Shorts: Wonderland Honolulu
Blouse: Urban Outfitters
Sandals: Saltwater

On Poppy
Romper: Baby Gap (Similar one here)

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