When Breezy Mama Beth got pregnant, she and her husband couldn’t have been happier. They had been waiting a long time for this, and they couldn’t be more excited to welcome their new addition. Their baby, was pretty excited too, because he arrived early, at 28 weeks, 2 days and weighing a mere 2 lbs 12 oz. Named Valen, he stayed in the NICU for the next three months, and grew stronger and stronger as each day passed. When Beth and her husband, Brandon, were finally able to bring Valen home, they settled into family life, and got to know one another, outside of the hospital. Happy, yet nervous of having their newborn home without nurses to help, Beth looks back and remembers some of her favorite must-have items that made life a whole lot easier. [Read more…] about Just for Expectant Moms and Newborns: A Few of My Favorite Things
Holiday Gift Guide: Something for Everyone on Etsy
Breezy Mama’s Etsy guru, Maria Mckeen, is back. This time, she spent countless hours on Etsy looking for that perfect gift for everyone on your list–including the pets! Best of all, Maria has secured a special Breezy Mama discount from each of the following vendors. What are you wating for? Read on to see the fabulous items she found. . .
I can’t believe the holidays are upon us . . . as a shopper, one of my favorite “seasons” of the year. There are so many deals out there and with alternative ways to shop, you barely have to get out of your pajamas! However, my favorite part of the holiday shopping hustle and bustle is sipping hot cocoa while chatting and watching family and friends scour different shops to find the best finds and original gifts for their loved ones. Hmmm . . . with “best finds” and “original” in mind, I really wanted to discover special things that highlighted Etsy’s values in authorship and provenance in original, organic, and handmade goods. Enjoy my gift guide and Happy Holidays!
Hers: I love bracelets and cuffs. I always have and would rather wear one (or three!) than a watch any time (pun intended)! So it was hard to ignore how stunningly [Read more…] about Holiday Gift Guide: Something for Everyone on Etsy
Super Cool Wooden Toys
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a dream–a dream where my house was filled with the coolest, vintage inspired, toys. They’d be wooden, and there wouldn’t be any plastic or super bright colors to be seen. Well, as mothers, we all know how this dream ends. I woke up. And realized, that it was almost impossible to have a house free of super bright colored plastic toys. But, we can strive to achieve this goal, starting with the five wooden toys you see below. . . –Alex
Forest Threading Tree
What caught my eye about this threading toy is that it’s so involved. I like how you thread all of the pieces together to make an entire “scene” rather than [Read more…] about Super Cool Wooden Toys