The “Stuff” Solution: Choopie CityBucket

Happy Friday eve, friends! Hope you all had a lovely Fourth of July. We got together with friends, ate lots of BBQ, drank sparkling spiked lemonade, cooled off with patriotic popsicles and the kids splashed around in the sprinklers. No fireworks for this family… we were all in bed by dark. It was the best day! The only downside to a mid-week holiday is that it makes the rest of the week drag on f-o-r-e-v-e-r… But to combat the weekday blues, it’s giveaway time!

It’s the common scene for any parent toting around a child: you’re carrying an obscene amount of “stuff” either in your pockets or your purse or diaper bag or trying to juggle it all while holding your child on your hip. From diapers and wipes to toys and snacks and sunscreen and water, plus your wallet, keys, phone and of course, coffee, it seems that our hands are never free. I’ve migrated away from my giant diaper bag days and use this Madewell tote to carry most of our daily “stuff.” But when I’m pushing the stroller, I want to be “stuff” free and I’ve now found the ultimate solution for that.

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Getting Honest about Breastfeeding

L. Rose breastfeeding

Let me start this post by saying that this is a very personal look inside a topic that is near and dear to my heart and family. Up until now, I had not planned to share Morgan’s birth story and I still hope to keep nearly all of those details private. But when The Honest Co. reached out to see if I’d be open to sharing my breastfeeding journey, I realized it’s one worth sharing. Please note that I recognize breastfeeding is a very sensitive subject, and every parent has a different experience and story. Here’s mine.

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A Slice of City Life: Why the Heights is Perfect for Our Family

I’m a city girl. Having grown up in Houston and then living centrally in both West University and Montrose after college, I thrive in a bustling environment with all of my favorite things at my fingertips but still plenty of space to call my own, walk the dog and go for a drive. So when we started house hunting around town, the Heights immediately seemed like the most natural fit. A charming, dynamic and constantly evolving neighborhood with a range of traditional, Victorian-style and bungalow homes, new townhomes, walking and biking trails, trendy restaurants, dive bars, cute boutiques, city parks, and proximity to the Galleria, Downtown Houston, Upper Kirby, Washington Heights and Montrose (not to mention easy access to nearly all highways), the Heights combines a cool, young vibe with rich historic character and is the epitome of what makes Houston so magical.

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