Friday Favorites

Is it already Friday?  Wow, this week has flown by in our household.  There is a lot going on between my wrapping up the work year and the huz vigorously prepping for finals that start in two weeks (have I mentioned that he's in his first semester of law school?).  Meanwhile little R is a happy camper doing his part in growing like a little weed;)  I mentioned in last week's favorites that I'd have some great info to share this week for all the mamas & mamas-to-be since I didn't have much in that post.  This week I've spent a lot of time reflecting on pregnancy and labor.  I watched the 4 part series More Business of Being Born, which is a follow up to The Business of Being Born.  I highly recommend them both...to everyone.  Whether you are pregnant, thinking of having a baby, or simply interested in the birth experience, they are worth the watch.  One thing I love is how they interviewed several women our society sees as beautiful, sexy, talented: Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington-Burns, Gisele Bundchen, Alanis Morisette, and others.  What most of our society probably doesn't know is that each of these women gave birth naturally - unmedicated, not induced; some in the comfort of their home, all with a doula present - by choice.  They share their stories in such a beautiful and empowering way.  I highly recommend!  Anyhow, without further adieu, here's the rundown on favorites for the week... For little R (18wks)… playing with his toes;) visiting with his great aunts & uncles from VA drooling all over these colorful bibs (they work wonderfully!)

For myself... eyeing West Elm's Essex Ottoman in Lagoon sharing exciting business news for Magnolia Pair being inspired by Chanel's attention to detail, backyard dinner parties, & snowy France

For all the mamas & mamas-to-be... watching More Business of Being Born (the follow up to The Business of Being Born) loving this idea of a Dear Baby Book with letters & photos for baby reading When BabyWise Fails for encouragement on sleep issues pinning an awesome diy playhouse, cardi& bowtie set, & a fun playroom

Here's a preview from my birth experience documented by the lovely Britney Smith.  I'll share more images and my full birth story next month. Enjoy the weekend. xoxo...*holly

Friday Favorites & Our Trip to NYC!

The Baby Periodicals :: Greyson

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