With how transient most families are these days, finding a community as a mother is more important than ever. What’s been especially helpful for me is to think about community in three categories: one, my lifelong girlfriends from all different stages of life, two, my local, neighborhood community, and three, my online community that is brought together by common interests or life experience.

The lifelong friends are so important because they keep me in check, I can talk about the deep stuff and the little stuff and we don’t have to have the logistics of life get in the way.

My local community makes life happen. The carpools, meals when you have a new baby, park days, and the life experience of all different kinds of people that may live around you. It’s so important in the development of children and actually gives us as adults a huge sense of belonging as well, whether we recognize that or not.

The last category of community, the online community, can be the most enriching for what can be a sometimes isolating experience as a mom. When blogs were really in the spotlight ten years ago when I had my first, it was like a whole new world opened up to me. Solly Baby never would have happened had I not felt the energy behind the internet.

Now that we have so many platforms for connection for moms, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. As an entrepreneur, I am especially grateful for more segmented groups (heymama is my favorite!) that can really help me feel connected with other moms in the creative and business space. Especially since, with four kids, I don’t go out as much as I used to.”
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As moms, we can understand the most universal challenge of finding balance. While this comes differently to each of us, babywearing happily helps us juggle it all while keeping what matters most the very closest. If “physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness” (-Joseph Pilates), then instructor Jenny Redford of Jenny Redford Pilates is helping build a really happy you. Follow this special Solly Pilates series for her four top tips for healing and ultimately feeling strong after baby.

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Solly Spring Style

March 19, 2018

The thing I love about our wraps (okay, one of the many things I love about them) is that they never feel like a sartorial afterthought. They’re part of the outfit- heck, half the time they make the outfit! To prove it we asked stylist Sydney Liann to put together 16 different looks using 6 wraps from our current collection. As you search below for your own mom style inspiration, I think you’ll agree: babies really are the best accessory. #sollyspringstyle / All photography by: Nicki Sebastian

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“The important parenting work is done not only when we have serious, meaningful conversation with our kids, but just as often when we simply play with them, read to them, argue with them, joke with them, or just hang out together.” -The Yes Brain

March’s Book Club book is The Yes Brain. “The Yes Brain: a neurological state that helps children (and adults) approach the world with openness, resilience, empathy, and authenticity.” Yes please! This month’s pick offers just the right amount of research + realistic tools to help nurture your kids into the best version of themselves. The best part: You can apply the strategies to yourself, too! (Bc we could all use a little more “YES.”) Really excited to hear your thoughts on this one, mamas, so pick up a copy of the book or download the audio version, and read along with our downloadable guide below to discuss with your own book club.

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What you think really matters, so this mama’s honest opinion on the Solly Wrap (and why she switched from her beloved Moby Wrap) is just the best. Her trusted tips, favorite features, and how to wear it is such a helpful place to start. Our Solly mamas (and dads) really are the best part of this Solly Baby journey. Happy wrapping to each of you!

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“If you want happiness for an hour— take a nap. If you want happiness for a day— go fishing. If you want happiness for a year —inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime— help someone else.” -Chinese proverb

February’s Book Club book is The Book of Lykke. The Danes may be the happiest people in the world, but Wiking travels around the globe, finding the best ways to lead a contended, fulfilled life. This is the easiest book to pick up and get inspired by! Originally, I wanted to share Wiking’s other, more well-known book: The Book of Hygge, but after reading (+ loving them) both, this selection was the clear winner for our community. So many quick tips for increased happiness, with interesting stats accompanying every tip, but, beware- by the time it was over I made no less than five new life plans. I recommend buying the hard copy bc it’s darling and makes it an even quicker and more delightful read. Buy the book, bring a friend along, and download our guide below to discuss with your own book club (my favorite kind of me time, mamas)!

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