Holistic Skincare Guru Mo Trezise
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I am super excited to have this incredible woman on the blog for you guys to get to know. Chances are you probably follow her on Instagram @heal.thy_goddess . I discovered Mo on Instagram and I fell in love with watching her skincare tutorials and her overall positive energy. Plus I love that she takes a holistic approach to skincare and practices that with her clients. So let's get right to it! I can't wait for you to read all that she is about to share!!

TMM: Introduce yourself:

Mo: Hi! My name is Mo, I’m from here in San Diego, I live in Ocean Beach where I am also opening up my own spa as I am a massage therapist, holistic esthetician, and holistic health practitioner.

TMM: When did you know you wanted to become an aesthetician?

Mo: I honestly just fell into it. I never intended on going to a traditional four year university. After high school I went to cosmetology school for makeup artistry and decided to study esthetics as well, ended up loving it and never turning back!

TMM: More importantly what triggered you to want to take a more holistic approach to skincare?

Mo: What triggered me was my “awakening”. I became more conscientious of the energetic properties of the foods I was putting in my body (eating solely organic/ vegan, and changing my relationship with food only eating to tonify my constitution) I became aware of all chemicals around me as well. Toxic chemicals lower your vibrational field and can calcify your third eye (blocking it energetically) so as I was removing chemicals from my life it was clearly apparent I had to ditch the toxic chemical laden skincare products I was using as well.

As I detoxed my life of chemicals I could feel my body become a clear channel for spirit to flow through me and thus live in my purpose.

TMM: How did you come up with your Instagram name and what’s the meaning behind it?

Mo: When I went to holistic school I had an amazing teacher, I was so enthralled by all of his lectures, constantly at the edge of my seat. He was a very literal man, and loved to break down words. Like disease. “Dis- ease”, when the body is not at ease. Anyways, one day he did the same with healthy self. “Heal- thy self”.

TMM: At what point in your life did you start to become more spiritual and has that always flowed into the work you do with your clients?

Mo: I became more spiritual when I went to massage school and began my self healing journey. This same teacher once said to me “ the healer is one who is on their own healing journey. You can only help others heal as far as you’ve healed.” I took that to heart and have been focusing on my personal spiritual growth as a prerequisite to helping my clients.

TMM: What do you think the biggest misconception is about the importance of getting facials?

Mo: That getting facials or taking care of yourself is a luxury- it’s a necessity!

TMM: Why are getting facials regularly so important?

Mo: Getting facials regularly is important physically, emotionally and spiritually. Getting facials help to remove the toxins that your body has been trying to release. This also cleans out your aura, releases toxic energies and stagnant energy building up in your emotional and auric field. Facials are detoxifying inside and out. It’s not just about refining your skin but detoxifying the internal organs, and facial reflexology.

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TMM: If you could offer everyone 3 pieces of advice or tips regarding their skin what would they be?

Mo:

1.Remember: The toxins your body can’t get rid of through normal processes (sneezing, coughing, urinating, etc)  it gets rid of using the largest organ. YOUR SKIN. What you eat matters. You are what you eat.

2. Makeup, facials, skincare products target the symptoms. Nutrition fixes the problem. Without proper nutrition these other skincare routines will only get you so far. It doesn’t matter how much you polish an apple if it is rotten inside.

3. Organic is important. Always make sure the products you are using are not using harsh chemicals, and are legitimately organic. Everything that is absorbed by the skin goes into your bloodstream. That means what you put on your skin still counts as nutrition. If you are putting all this effort eating clean but aren’t using clean products, you are being counterproductive.

TMM: What’s your take on face oils, are they worth the hype?

Mo: Face oils do wonders for your skin! I’m totally a fan- oils are so much more compatible with your skin’s natural oil lipid barrier than any moisturizer or cream, (which typically contain a wax base.) Choose oils that are compatible with your skin type. Squalene is great for mature skin, rose hips oil is great for acneic skin, and jojoba is great for just about everybody because it mimics the sebum on your skin.

TMM: I know this is a hard one, but what is your favorite cleanser, toner, oil, and serum?

Mo: This is way too hard! At the moment Just have a couple favorites to share- my favorite toner is a lavender hydrosol and my favorite oil is turmeric steeped in rosehip oil! (I don’t have any brand names to drop as these are things I’ve been making in my own apothecary)

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TMM: What is one skincare trend that you think is here to stay?

Mo: Trends are just that- Trends. One thing that will always be here to stay is taking care of your skin and looking at it as part of the bigger picture, taking care of your body and your overall health and well-being. This is what it means to be holistic.

TMM: What’s one skincare practice you wish people knew more about?

Mo: Facial massage. I wish people knew more about this as its just so underrated! There’s so much emphasis nowadays on crazy machines and chemicals that just promise hopes and dreams in a bottle. I believe facial massage done right is amazing for the whole body as facial reflexology can be applied and a detoxifying effect can then take place with internal organs.

TMM: Are you a red or white wine kinda girl?

Mo: Neither! I actually don’t drink alcohol as part of my lifestyle choices and spirituality. I believe alcohol lowers your vibration and so I like to maintain high vibrational frequency and so I don’t consume it.

TMM: What do you like to do for fun?

Mo: All my regular activities like yoga, cooking, being around my awesome clients and my awesome friends. My friends and I like to go rollerskating, bowling, and I attend lots of art shows. It may sound weird but I honestly think facials are fun.

TMM: What’s in your purse right now?

Mo: To be honest I don’t carry a purse, I carry my wallet/clutch around with me and anything extra (like chapstick) I stuff in my boyfriends pockets.

TMM: Favorite curse word?

Mo: All of them

TMM: Where can people book an appointment with you?

Mo: Through this link- https://healthygoddess.as.me/schedule.php or follow my instagram profile @heal.thy_goddess

TMM: Can you spill any deets on opening up your own SPA ???

Mo: Just a few! I’ve been working hard behind the scenes, curating products for my backbar and  for retail! In my own space I’ll be offering holistic esthetic services not found anywhere else here in San Diego. It will also be steps away from the beach ;)

Vegan S'mores Bars
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Hey Mama I am so excited to share this recipe with you because I love s’mores like I really love them. I love the crunch of the graham cracker with the gooeyness of the marshmallow and the richness of the chocolate. The reality of finding this sweet treat prepared vegan is scarce if you ask me. With that said, I am so thrilled to bring you this vegan version of baked s’mores bars!!

I feel like we haven’t chatted in a while because I have been so busy getting TMM Beauty off and running. If you are new to the blog I recently launched my own beauty brand The Modern Mamahood Beauty. FACE OIL is the first product in the line and I am absolutely obsessed and in love with it.

Between running a business, filling orders, being a full time stay at home mom (with no nanny), a husband, and teaching Stroller Strides my plate has been so full. I have definitely not been as consistent with sharing on the blog, which is a goal of mine.

Finding balance with a 2 year old is surely an oxymoron. So here’s a little update from me to you while Jack naps.

-Yesterday was Father’s Day which means we spent the day doing anything Stefan wanted. Luckily for me he likes doing what I like to do so it worked out. Although he did keep referring to it as his “special day” LOL.

-Jack’s been doing really good with potty training and he’s even started to walk over to his potty and go unprompted which is a light at the end of the tunnel. We have yet to tackle nighttime potty training but I am thinking next Monday I am going to start. I’ll keep you posted!!

-We are going to Hilton Head, SC in August any recommendations on what to see and where to eat?

Ok, let’s get right into the recipe shall we?

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Ingredients:

  • 2 non dairy chocolate bars
  • 1 ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 ¾ cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 ½ cup mini vegan marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp salt

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 pan with a little coconut oil.
  2. In medium size bowl mix until combined = coconut sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla.  
  3. In another bowl mix together the oat flour and graham crackers, and baking powder, and sea salt.
  4. Add 3 tbsp of water to the coconut sugar mix and then add that mix to the bowl with the oat flour and baking powder until everything is combined.
  5. Once combined take that mixture, which is your crust and press it evenly into the glass pan.
  6. Then layer your broken up chocolate bars on top of the crust.
  7. Then you will add your marshmallows on top and bake for 20 minutes or until the marshmallows are browned a little.

 

Store in fridge for 3 days or on counter for 1 day!!

 

Enjoy!

 

Xoxoxo

-Natalie

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DockATot Grand Review: The BEST Co-Sleeper
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Hey Mama today I am breaking down my full review of the DockATot Grand. I have received a lot of DMs and texts from friends about it. I think because Jack just turned 2 people were asking me what the heck does he do with it? Well, he absolutely loves it!!

*I just want to note that I received this DockATot compliments of DockATot and all opinions are my own this is not a sponsored post.

Initially I thought Jack may be interested in it for a few minutes and be over it ,but he uses it all the time.

We have been using the DockATot Grand for lounging in the house, naps in our bed, and we just took it on vacation with us to our 1 bedroom condo. This DockATot was so helpful when we had to put Jack down in our bed to go to sleep. Jack is still sleeping in a crib (he hasn’t figured out how to get out yet) so I was a little nervous that on vacation putting him to sleep in our bed in his DockATot would be a disaster, and it wasn’t.

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Jack went right to sleep and stayed snuggled up in the DockATot all night. Stefan and I slept on both sides of him and we had a huge bed and were able to sleep comfortably without a toddler rolling around jabbing us in the middle of the night, if you know, you know!

We are going on vacation again in August and we will definitely be bringing this DockATot with us for him to sleep in.

I also use it for nap time when Jack naps in our bed like the spoiled prince he is. I like that I can lay him in the DockATot and not worry about him rolling off the bed onto the floor. Which brings me to my next point of transitioning him soon to a toddler bed. This DockATot Grand is going to be so helpful for him transitioning out of his crib into his big boy bed!

Lastly we’ve been using the DockATot for lounging when he watches his Baby Einstein shows or when I want him to settle down I’ll lay it out on the floor for him with his blanky and he loves just chillin in there.

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Besides being fabulous and looking cute because let’s be real I didn’t choose the black and white marble print for nothing… The DockATot has really great features:

-Made in Europe, designed in Sweden.

- Tested for breathability

- OEKO-TEX certified

- All natural, 100% cotton

What more could a mom ask for? I want something that is cute, functional, and all natural and the DockATot Grand really was all of those things.

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I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something like this. I am so bummed I didn’t know about this company when Jack was a new baby or I would FOR SURE have gotten the DockATot Delux co-sleeper.

You can shop my exact DockATot HERE. 

xoxox

-Natalie 

Potty Training 101
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P-O-T-T-Y Training and all it’s glory and all it’s misery, the post is finally here. Let me first start by thanking Jamie Glowacki author of the book I followed “Oh Crap! Potty Training”. If there's a curse word in the title, I’m into it.

I picked up this book and read it all and then I picked my date and threw out diapers (some anyway, we’ll get to that). First and foremost I was ready, I was ready to be done with diapers and I was actually excited to help Jack tackle this new skill. I felt in my heart after reading this book that he too was ready.

I gave myself a week to process all the info from the book and to enjoy the diapered come and go as you please life, and then on a Monday when I could be home alone without my husband there, I took on potty training our 23 month old.

My first bit of advice if you’re a stay at home mom or a control freak like me, potty train alone. You ever here that saying “there’s too many cooks in the kitchen”, ya that will and did at times happen during potty training. I knew in my heart I needed to be alone with Jack to get this rolling. If you just lovey dovey your hubby so much you can’t wait to do this together, great, buy alcohol.

I really loved Jamie’s approach and her philosophy on potty training. She says in so many words that if your kid can put up a fight or throw and tantrum over something then he/she can be potty trained. This INSPIRED me and opened my eyes. As a first time mom you hear lot’s of “these are the signs your kids is ready to start potty training…”One of them being they can sing the ABC’s...this worried me because while Jack is starting to explode with language (a little late to the game), he’s not belting out the ABC’s. Pure crap, he potty trained fine, no songs required.

In the book Jamie lays out what she calls blocks which are your guide for progression in potty training your child.

Block ONE was naked from the waist down and that first day I went through a roll of paper towels, the second naked day was a little less.

Block TWO brought on clothes, pants that is or dresses or whatever, but I have a boy so we put on pants. We did two short trips out and I made sure to get a pee on the potty before we left.

Block THREE for us came at the fourth day of potty training and Jack did great. This is where you leave the house with pants on your child and stay out past 20 minutes. We did 1-2 hours and I brought my potty for him in the car incase.

Jack’s been potty trained/training for 2 weeks now going into the third week as I type this, and he’s been doing good with a few accidents here and there. But when I started crying or drinking wine at 3:30pm I was so thankful I had the book to reference about what could be going on.

Jamie does an incredible job at explaining every scenario and any question you may have she answers it in the book. I would highly recommend getting the book I’ve linked it here on Amazon.

This is not sponsored I just fell in love with this book.

Jack at the spunky age of 23 months has already figured out that he can stall at bedtime by saying he has to pee pee, but without fail he goes every time. I got annoyed with putting his nighttime diaper on after the SIXTH time he had to go “pee pee” before bed!  So I said ok tonight you are going without a diaper, he was dry in the morning 3 nights in a row! But then the following 3 nights he woke up wet. So we are going to follow the book’s advice and do nighttime training next week when we are back from vacation.

Laundry is a bitch these days and if I had a dollar for everytime I said pee pee these past two weeks I’d be rich.

But it’s worth it, it really is. I love seeing the excitement on his face when he goes in his potty and can’t wait to show me.

I do also want to say one last thing in closing about commiting and sticking with it. No matter how frustrated you get don’t go back to diapers, the book is SO HELPFUL for everything. It’s not easy and there were times I called my husband crying from frustration but it’s worth it to stick to it.

It was also a really cool bonding experience with Jack that I got to experience and teach him this new skill. Sunday night before we started potty training my husband and I bought him an easel with a chalkboard on one side and a place to paint or color on the other. We wrote him a sweet note congratulating him on becoming a big boy today and set it up so he would see it first thing in the morning.

I am soooo happy to answer any questions you have about my experience and GO BUY THAT BOOK NOW!!!

 

 

Xoxoxox

-Natalie

 

Your Skincare: The good, The bad, & The Disturbing
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Today I want to get serious and a little funny. Today I want to talk to you about skincare, yes that’s right skincare. As I am aging (cry face emoji) it’s more important to me than ever, and since I know you and I are in the same boat it’s bound to be important to you too.

Let me take you back to the days where I didn’t so much take care of my skin… I have never ever been one of those girls who just had flawless skin and rarely broke out, I was the exact opposite.

I can remember as early as middle school dealing with acne and such, and at the ripe age of 13 it’s completely embarrassing. I remember my mom taking me down to Macy’s and going to the Clinique counter to buy me a whole skincare line and a little powder because she wanted me to use high quality stuff.

Now, I don’t know for certain if that helped or hurt the situation but long story short I spent years in and out of the dermatologist office using harsh chemicals on my face as well as buying total shit products from Target *cough Clean and Clear … remember those days??

Anyway it wasn’t until I decided to go Vegan when I was living in Boston that I really got into researching products and their harmful ingredients. I was like most consumers, I’d buy something because the label said it was “clean” or “fragrance free”. I had no idea I couldn’t trust these companies that were selling us chemicals disguised as “all natural” products.

When I started to switch my products over it was a little more costly than whatever I could find at Target, but I grew up on the beach sans sunscreen bronzing my life away. I couldn’t afford not to invest in my skin.

As my plant-based diet started working wonders my face also began to clear once I eliminated dairy. Dairy causes so much inflammation in the body and that comes out of our pores in the form of nice cystic zits. GROSS.

In 2013 I really dove into ingredients not just in products but in food as well. I had began my own health coaching practice at this time and knew that the two were intertwined.

So let’s talk about ingredients shall we? Did you know “the European Union has spent the past two decades restricting or banning approximately 1,400 harmful chemicals and ingredients from personal care products. In Canada, the number of restricted ingredients is a little less than half that, at around 600.

The United States? 30.” This was not only disturbing to find out but it enraged me as well.

And did you know that when a product says in the ingredient list that it contains “fragrance” that is just an umbrella term that isn’t regulated and up to 700 chemicals can go under that one word, fragrance. What the heck?!!

Becoming a mother has given even more perspective on this topic because when you get pregnant you are limited on what you can and cannot use. When I was breastfeeding I was also concerned about what I was putting on my skin. I wanted to protect my sweet newborn when his cheeks were pressed against mine or he was sleeping on my chest.

This whole clean beauty movement inspired me to also research children’s products as well (you can read that post here).  

More and more companies are getting called out for their ingredients but not enough are stepping up to the plate and saying NO MORE. This is exactly why I started The Modern Mamahood Beauty line.

I wanted to create something a mama could feel confident using during all stages of her motherhood, whether she’s pregnant, breastfeeding, or has grown children.

This line was created for you. I want to empower women, moms in particular to take back control of their health. This is why I share my healthy lifestyle tips and plant-based recipes and now it’s why I am creating products to serve you.

We are raising the next generation of kind leaders and using clean products that are sustainably sourced like our FACE OIL does just that. It gives back and it protects.

I am thankful to all the fellow companies and advocates out there that make this topic their life’s work. Getting clean beauty in the hands of everyone should be as accessible as going to Target.

You can click here to check out TMM Beauty, and thanks so much for your support and for following along on this journey!

 

Till next time

Xoxoxo

Vegan French Toast
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Don’t you just love when you can make comfort food just a little bit healthier?! 

I used to love French toast when I was growing up but as you know we eat a plant-based diet, so it makes it a little tricky.

I’ve recently discovered how easy making a vegan version of French toast is so I have to share!

I wanted to make a special breakfast for Jack since he’s doing so good with potty training so I whipped us up this recipe. 

Vegan French Toast

 

The recipe is super easy to make and tastes just as good as “regular” French toast without the eggs and butter and cows milk.  

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Ingredients: 

  • Bread slices
  • 2 bananas
  • cinnamon  
  • 3/4 cup non dairy milk (I used the unsweetened vanilla milk from Ripple) 
  • syrup
  • fresh berries to garnish

 

Directions: 

  1. In a high powered blender blend your banana, non dairy milk, and a few dashes of cinnamon powder. Then pour mixture into a bowl big enough to dip your bread in. 
  2. Heat a skillet on medium heat with a tbsp of coconut oil.
  3. Take your bread slice and dip it in the "batter" making sure to coat both sides. 
  4. Place your coated bread on the hot skillet and cook each side until they're browned.
  5. Top with fresh fruit and syrup and enjoy!! 

 

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3 ways to show appreciation to your spouse post baby
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Hey mama, I’m just coming to you from my couch with an ice pack on my neck. I’m so annoyed for like the 80th day in a row to have a sore neck, like really though whhhhyy? It’s so frustrating so any advice on what to do is welcome.

Anyway, I’m totally just typing every thought running through my head as I savor nap time so I can bring you this blog post. Let’s talk spouses shall we?

Do you appreciate your spouse? Like really appreciate them?

I honestly feel like (please don’t barf or unfollow me) I hit the spouse lottery Stefan is pretty close to perfect in the partner in life and dad category. Do I feel that way all the time and repay him with lots of adventurous sex? No.

When you have children or in my case one child, things change a little. Sleep is something you look back on as a distant memory, and sometimes patience wears thin sooner than one would hope.

I’ve been very very guilty of not appreciating my spouse as much as I should. It’s easy to have blinders on when your main focus becomes your child.

But I challenge all of us to start appreciating a little more, and not in the obvious “Thanks for providing and letting me stay home…”. No, I’m talking about letting them know they did a good job when they swaddled the baby, or they did a good job washing the kiddos hair. Even though you may be like me, a total control freak and feel that no one will do as good a job as you… still show them that you appreciate them.

I’ve found that when I start doing this it comes back to me. There’s a lot more positive encouraging statements being exchanged instead of bitching. Nobody loves a good bitchfest more than me but there’s nothing good that comes of it.

Having children puts a different vibe on a relationship and if we’re not careful to nurture it with kindness things can get real sour real fast.

I am no relationship expert ( like at all)  but I have found through experience that our significant others want to know they’re doing a good job too.

These 3 things work best for me and may seem like no brainers.

If you have different ones please share!

 

1. Pick your battles: 

This is a hard one to actually stick to but it’s so worth it in terms of the longevity of your relationship. Ask yourself “Is this really that important to argue over?”

2. Let them know they’re doing a great job/encouragement:

With the kids/baby. Who doesn’t like a little confidence boost!? Usually they will defer to us so when we get a chance to praise them it really means a lot.

3. Ask yourself is this about them or about me?

Maybe you’ve had a long day at home alone with a crazy toddler and your patience are gone, but you notice right before your spouse gets home they left a dirty sock out. Do you start a fight because they deserve it or is it you just feeling frustrated from the day? I know in my relationship this takes practice for me :)


I hope that was helpful and served as a pleasant reminder that appreciation goes both ways!

Till next time!!

Xoxo

-Natalie 

Mother’s Day Giveaway
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Hello beautiful mama! I’ve teamed up with my favorite spa Smartface to gift one lucky mama a FREE Hydrafacial + 2 TMM roller bottles of your choice!

I absolutely LOVE Hydrafacials they’re so good for your skin! You can read all about my experience here. 

Here's a quick rundown of all the benefits of a Hydrafacial: 

  • Targets blackheads & whiteheads.
  • Wrinkles, fine lines, and dehydrated (very dry) skin.
  • Uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, and brown spots.
  • Enlarged pores, congested pores, acne or oily-prone skin.

I mean who doesn't want that?? Best part is at Smartface they really customize your facial to your skin type, it's not a one size fits all. PLUS it's super relaxing and how cute is their spa?

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HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:

Simply go to Instagram and follow:

@themodernmamahood

@t.m.m.beauty

@smartfacebrowsandskin

TAG 3 mamas and that's it!! Winner will be announced on Friday in IG stories!

Good Luck and happy Early Mother's Day.

 

xoxoxo

-Natalie 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Hey hey hey I’m just over here channeling my inner 1950’s wife with these vegan chocolate chip cookies. I literally had a veggie soup going on the stove (recipe is here) and I had baked fresh chocolate chip cookies all before my husband got home from work. Who am I?

I let Jack help with the baking which was a tad messy but so dang cute. He’s about to be 2 and he loves helping do anything so it was such a treat for him.

It was a rainy cold day in San Diego today so obviously soup and cookies were a necessity. I laugh because I am such a southern Californian, it’s like “Oh shit, it’s raining? I better put on a sweater and bake”... It’s a little sad I know, but we don’t get rainy days very often.

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On a MOM note I am getting ready in the next two weeks to potty train Jack and I’ve been reading the book “Oh, Crap Potty Training” by Jamie Glowacki and I LOVE her style and philosophy I highly recommend it.

I am actually super excited about potty training. What a cool experience for Jack to learn and something we get to do together. Being a mom is so rewarding even if your elbow deep in shit. There’s nothing like a smaller version of yourself casually saying, “ I poop” and walking away, it really brings ya down a peg or two lol.

Baking, potty training, and everything in between are memories I love creating with Jack.

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Now let’s dive into those cookies

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Ok, now I have a glass of Chardonnay, let’s get started, here’s what you need:

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut oil, make sure it’s solid not liquified
  • 1 and ¼ cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut milk from the can
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (vegan obvi)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Throw some foil down on a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla extract and stir good. Then add coconut milk and apple sauce and mix until combined and set to the side.

  3. In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt and chocolate chips.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine.

  5. The batter will be thick so keep working it, once you’re done scoop out a small ball of dough and place on baking sheet. *If you want flatter cookies press the ball in between your hands to flatten the dough.

  6. Bake about 8-10 minutes. My sweet spot was at 8 minutes, some ovens are hotter than others :)

Enjoy MAMA!! 

P.S. I am giving a Mother's Day special on all of my rollers, FREE SHIPPING with code: MAMALOVE click here to shop! 

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Mommy and Me Photoshoot SPECIAL
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Hey mama! I am so excited to share that for the second year in a row (you can see last year's shoot HERE) I got to work with the super talented Ernie & Fiona Photography. 

I love doing these mommy and me shoots becasue they are able to capture such special moments that I will be able to look back on forever. 

This year was a little different and Jack is almost 2 yrs old and running around like a crazy person. I'm sure you get where I'm going with this... I was super nervous about him being on his best behavior during the shoot, and he had a few mini meltdowns, he was a full diva LOL. I want to say this to you to bring you comfort and reassure you that if you're a mom to toddlers you will be FINE.

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Working with Ernie and Fiona is unlike any other shoot I've done because they have 2 kids with one baby girl on the way, so they get it. If I'm being totally honest I was a little worried that they even got the shots they needed of Jack and I...but as you can see the pictures turned out gorgeous!! I literally can't stop looking at them and crying, I am that happy with them.

I love the way they captured Jack's playful spirit and the close loving bond we share. Great, I am tearing up typing this, but it's true they are masters at what they do!!

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I know last year so many of you took advantage of the special offer they give to my friends and readers, and I loved seeing all of your beautiful photos. This year they are offering you the same exact deal which is insane!!! All you have to do is mention MODMOM in your inquiry on their website and you get a COMPLEMENTARY shoot including hair and makeup. You will also receive 10% off any print purchase you make.

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It's soooo nice to get your hair and makeup done and be pampered while getting your photo taken. These photos I will look back on and cherish forever, and it doesn't hurt that they make you look and feel so beautiful. 

For photoshoot inquiries click here. 

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