Kai Turns 2!!!

 
Lot801 baby and toddler organic pineapple henley romper
Lot801 baby and toddler organic pineapple henley romper
Lot801 baby and toddler organic pineapple henley romper
Lot801 baby and toddler organic pineapple henley romper
Lot801 baby and toddler organic pineapple henley romper
Lot801 baby and toddler organic pineapple henley romper

Kai just turned 2! It’s gone by so fast! I feel like I was just freaking out at the fact I was pregnant at 19! It has been such a blast being his momma. It obviously has some moments, I didn’t know I could have this much patience, and it’s getting better everyday.

I love watching him grow, learn and develop his personality. I always freak myself out on things, like he should be saying more words, or be able to drink from a cup and use a spoon by now, etc. and I really need to stop! Kids go at their own pace, not the pace of my friends kids and I have to remember that. He’s only 2 and he’s constantly learning!! I just need to focus on doing what I can do to help. 

I got him lots of books and learning toys for his birthday to help him continue to learn. But this time I am definitely hiding the books in a place he can’t get to them and rip them apart. His shelf is currently just pages of random cardboard books all stacked on top of each other.

I’ve started to teach him what chores are. He can help me clean his room and even knows where things go, he can wipe up messes he makes, or even we make! Who knew little things like that could be this exciting for us! Soon I’ll be taking him to preschool, and I just hope life slows down just a little bit.

Little man wearing our Pineapple Henley Romper HERE.

- Bri (make sure to follow Bri on Instagram HERE)

 

A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs

 
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
Lot801 A Product for Breastfeeding Mothers | The Baby Blanket - Boobs
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Introducing The Baby Blanket BOOBS for all the breastfeeding mothers out there.

When I had my first baby (Allie, now 5) it was super important for me to breastfeed. I'm not gunna lie, it was a struggle at first. 

But I remember the first time we brought the baby out of the house we went to eat at Cheesecake Factory. Finally, a day out! It was right around feeding time, the hostess was about to seat us and I turned to my husband and said, "can I feed her in a restaurant?" 

I'll never forget that feeling of just not knowing. 

We sat at our booth and I fed her anyway. I used a nursing cover someone bought me for my baby shower. All you nursing moms out there that ever tried covering your babes head when eating, you know how much it DOESN'T work. Funny, people don't like eating with blankets over their heads lol.

So I took it off and continued to feed my baby. Looking back now, I can't believe how ridiculous I was. The fact that I didn't even know if I could feed my baby when she was hungry was just blasphemy. 

Fast forward to just a few months ago. I recently had my second baby (Koda, now 6 months). We were at a wedding and of course he got hungry. Again, it was feeding time.

This time around I'm more comfortable feeding my baby in public. I go sit at our table in the corner, sit down and start feeding my little babe.

A woman walks over to me and says, "do you really think you should be feeding him here? This is a nice event. Maybe you should go to the bathroom dear."

Oh man, there were SO many things I wanted to say to this lady. But I just politely chuckled 'no thanks' and continued feeding little Koda.

It was THIS day that I got the idea for #dropthecover. This day that got my fire burning for a product for all the breastfeeding mothers out there. And now this product is finally here. 

Here's to all the women feeding in their cars, bathroom stalls and dressing rooms. Encouraging mothers everywhere to #dropthecover and feed your babe when and wherever they're hungry. Debuting our Boobs Baby Blanket. 

Empowering breastfeeding moms everywhere!

The Baby Blanket.

This blanket isn't just a blanket, it's a statement.  It's a reminder to all new breastfeeding mothers out there that you can (and should) feed your baby where and whenever they're hungry. And you don't need a cover to do it.

The Boobs print was the perfect print to debut our new blanket, making this a Lot801 x Gravel & Gold Collaboration.

Uses for this blanket: swaddling, carseat cover, changing mat, play mat, snuggling... basically, whatever the hell you want it to be. But it's NOT a nursing cover, unless YOU want it to be ;)

This blanket is made with 100% organic cotton and designed to swaddle your baby like a baby blanket boss. The left side is a bit longer than the right, in order to create that perfect bean burrito wrap around your little one, with our signature black sheep tag indicating the top fold. (see below)

Lot801 organic cotton swaddle blanket instructions

My hope is that no other mother ever sits and wonders if it's OKAY to feed her baby.

Boobs, everyone has 'em ;)

-Linds

 

A Bag of Snacks - Easy Snack Ideas

 
Lot801 grey suspenders - snack ideas
Lot801 grey suspenders - snack ideas
Lot801 grey suspenders - snack ideas
Lot801 grey suspenders - snack ideas
Lot801 grey suspenders - snack ideas
Lot801 grey suspenders - snack ideas

I’m a mom. My life is controlled by two little kiddos. They are my alarm clock, my daily
planners, my bosses. I’m their cook, housecleaner, referee, chauffeur, horsey... you get
the idea. In the beautiful business of being mom, it’s so easy to forget to think about
mom herself. I make sure my littles have snacks, fresh water, sunscreen, clean clothes
and brushed hair.

Then there’s mama... I finish what they don’t eat and call it lunch. And
let’s not even talk about clean clothes or brushed hair, cause there’s no such thing in
mom-world.


There’s something to be learned from kids. Well, there’s a heck-of-a-lot that they teach us, but here’s just one. Snack... and snack often. Naturally, we are meant to eat small, frequent meals. Little bites, keep the body and metabolism running efficiently. Not eating enough or eating meals that are too large will smother the metabolism. So, snacks are the answer. This leads us to the oh-so-popular problem: no time!


Seriously, who has time for anything “extra”? Truth is... we all do. Snacking doesn’t mean making a full meal. In most cases, you don’t have to mix, bake or cook a thing. Simply grab a handful of something healthy and chuck it in a baggie.

For those environmentalists (I’m with you), re-use the baggies over and over or use a tupperware. I recommend filling up a bunch of ready-to-go snack bags each week, so when you “don’t have time”, all you need to do is grab and go. Heck, with the delicious ideas I’m about to give you, you can just double or triple up on the baggies and share them with your kiddos.

Here’s a different snack bag idea for every single day of the month. Oh, and fill the bag with 1 serving.... Not the whole bag!

Trail Mix
Banana Chips (not the sugar-coated ones) and dark cocoa nibs/chips
Dried edamame
Carrots & Celery
Freeze dried fruit
Sunflower Seeds (shell or no shell... you pick)
Pretzels and peanuts
Granola clusters
Popcorn
Protein Powder (1 scoop, plus bring along a shaker cup to fill with water)
Jicama with chili powder and lime
Nuts & dark chocolate
Wheat thins & cheese
Pumpkin seeds
Apple & Nuts
Grapes

Celery & PB (I like the peanut butter that is in little cups. Just throw a cup in a bag with
some celery)
String Cheese & Cucumber Slices
Cherry Tomatoes & Pumpkin Seeds
Blueberries & Almonds
2 Hard-Boiled eggs
Rice Cake w/ nut butter
Peanut Butter pretzels
Beef or turkey jerky
Chocolate Graham - 1 graham cracker sheet, 1 square dark chocolate


** Warning... These ones take a little more effort:
Mini Sandwich: 1 slice of whole grain bread & a little nut butter
Hummus Roller - 1 small wheat tortilla topped with hummus & rolled up
Banana Coconut Balls (recipe below)
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Cinnamon Honey Chickpeas (recipe below)

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
2 cans chickpeas/garbanzo beans
1.5 TBSP coconut or olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
dash of salt
> Heat oven to 400. Place drained chickpeas in a large bowl and toss with all
ingredients. Spread on a baking sheet in an even layer. Bake 30-40 minutes (until
crispy). Makes 6 snack-size servings.
* To make Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas, swap all of the spices in above recipe for 2
tsp cinnamon & 1/2 TBSP honey.

Banana Coconut Balls
2C dry oats
1/4C flaxseed
1 ripe banana
1TBSP coconut oil
dash of cinnamon
> Mash banana well. Mix in all ingredients (using hands is easiest). Form into 18 small
balls and place in tupperware in fridge. Two balls are a snack-size serving.

This little babe wearing our Dark Grey Suspenders HERE.

-Elyse (make sure to follow Elyse on Instagram HERE)