The Best Stroller For Travel

This post contains affiliate links.  There's simply no way to sugar coat it: becoming a parent means that you're going to be doing an awful lot of research. It pretty much comes with the territory and is essential because of how many baby products are on the market and the need to navigate towards what we are actually looking for and need for our littles. Well, I really hope that I'm able to take a load off your shoulders with all the research that I've done that has lead us to the gb Qbit LTE, seriously the best stroller for travel. (Yes, I'm giving one away, too!) First, you have already seen how we showed our love for the gb Lyfe Travel System - it's been amazing since the day we brought Blake home from the hospital. The stroller has been great for weekends away or when I travel into the city with Chris, but for times when I'm alone with the kids I needed to babywear to brave the NYC subways.  Since Blake has gotten so big (almost 19 pounds!), baby wearing started to kill by back, so I needed a stroller alternative that was lightweight and great for long trips strolling these city streets. Why gb Qbit LTE Is The Best Stroller For Travel For us, living in New York City means that I needed the best stroller for travel to be a part of my everyday. At this point in the game, if you're a parent, you know that gb is known for their Pockit, the worlds smallest stroller weighing in at only 9 pounds. This is a great umbrella stroller, but we opted for the Qbit … [Read more...]

Be Grateful, Be Calm: Sticky Be Socks #MomStyleMonday {Giveaway}

This post contains affiliate links.  In my attempt to not only start toning my body back up again after having this little babe, but also get out of the house more (buh-bye cabin fever!), I started doing Barre classed 1-2 times per week with some Flywheel also thrown in there at some point, too. (I've been doing this super inexpensively through Classpass, click here to join for $19 for the first month!) Anyways, because we use sticky bottom socks to do the Barre classes, I was introduced to Sticky Be Socks and am absolutely obsessed for so many reasons. Why We Love Sticky Be Socks First, you can see that they are great for your whole crew. No more slipping on the floor and as Blake starts pulling herself up on things, I don't have to worry about her slipping on the hardwood floors that run all the way through our apartment. Each pair of Sticky Be Socks for both adults, kids and babies has really cute sayings on the bottoms. I don't know about you, but sometimes I need that "be calm" reminder from time to time and this extra touch makes these socks extra special. They are also just plain fun to have on going from class back to mom mode! Each pair is super cozy and the baby versions are especially yummy. And I'm not gonna lie - I'm a sucker for anything that allows me to twin with my littles! So, we'll just be over here all calm, peaceful, grateful and hanging out in or favorite Sticky Be Socks on this glorious mom style Monday! If you missed last … [Read more...]

5 Things I’m Loving This March

This post contains affiliate links.  March is kinda weird month if you ask me. It's that time of year when you know that spring is on its way, but it's not really here yet and you can never really anticipate the weather everyday. It becomes a guessing game that includes lots of dressing in layers. So this month I'm sharing my favorite items that are great for pairing together, sometimes light enough to be worn on their own (when the sun is shining) and simply make your wardrobe look effortless. And of course, if you missed my February post, those items will still work during the transitional month of march, too (and I'm still crushing on this Rebecca Minkoff must-have bag!).  I'm also really excited to share that every single item in my favorites this month is UNDER $25! 1. Camo Jacket If you've been following from the beginning, you know that my hubbs is now reserve after being active duty military, so he's not too keen on my love for the camo trend since it pretty much goes against his green blooded beliefs. But, I've been secretly obsessing about it and finally bought a military jacket, which you can see in this #momstylemonday post here. They are super trendy, so I say don't spend much on them, and the one I have is seriously $20 from Romwe!  You won't find a better deal anywhere else and it's thin enough for layering underneath and has become my go-to jacket already. >SHOP NOW 2. Destroyed Legging I also shared my love for destroyed leggings in a … [Read more...]

Crafting With Wonderful Halos

  I really hope that you all followed along on my Instagram Stories this weekend, because we had the absolute best time crafting with Wonderful Halos at The Children's Museum of The Arts and I loved sharing our experience with you all! We have long been fans in our household of Wonderful Halos because they are such an awesome go-to, healthy snack for all of us (and I'm pretty sure I ate them by the bag while I was pregnant) that they are always in my shopping cart every grocery story order that I place. The fun thing about this event was that it took us quite a bit out of the box with our favorite halos and taught us fun ways to craft and snack - beyond just peeling and popping in your mouth (even though thats, still pretty awesome if you ask me). Branden is always looking for a creative outlet outside of his long school days, and I honestly never thought to turn to our refrigerator for some easy inspiration. Each child was given a box filed with craft supplies and encouraged to let their imaginations run wild. Pretty much every kids dream, if you ask me. Every single creation was unique and special.  And of course, the entire room smelled absolutely amazing because of all the Wonderful Halos hanging around every corner. Beyond the crafting, our senses were further enhanced with a beautiful spread of food that was nothing short of extraordinary. Seriously, even my picky little Branden filled his plate to the brim - twice, with his favorites and kept … [Read more...]

Everyday Yoga Wear For Mom and Baby #MomStyleMonday

This post contain affiliate links.  Ok mamas, give your hands a raise if you're wearing yoga pants right now? I got you, raising my hands over here, too. They are just so comfortable and have the amazing ability to somehow hide those problem areas and make us feel wonderful. It's a win/win: self esteem boost and look fab - what more could we want? Well, I'm excited to share an awesome brand today with you all in this week's mom style Monday that is great for both mom and babe: Boodywear.  I know that in pictures, especially over on Instagram, I might look like I'm pulled together all the time and perfectly styled from head to toe. But the truth is that I really do spend most of my days just like you all: in comfy, cozy yoga pants. I workout 4 days a week, juggle bus stop drop off and pickup each day and pretty much spend the rest of the time with my laptop on my lap writing. Translation: Boodywear has been a lifesaver for my lifestyle. Their pieces are seriously some of those most comfortable pieces of clothing that has ever touched our skin - and I even wore this outfit to Barre class last week! Each piece is seriously buttery soft, but the benefits don't end there. What's different about Boodywear? Every piece works to control any type of odor or germs (they are all both Anti-bacterial & Anti-fungal), are hypoallergenic and super breathable. Seriously, Blake smiles every single time we put this outfit on here. They are also moisture wicking - making it … [Read more...]

The Importance of Sleep For Families

**This post is sponsored by Reverie. Thanks for supporting Project Motherhood!** Our family is just like every family out there: our bed is pretty much the hub of the household. It's the glue that holds our family together. We hang out here, we watch movies together here and we even sometimes eat dinner here (oops). Our littles sometime crawl into bed with us, though are mostly pretty good about being in their own beds. Sometimes though, it seems like we're doing everything else here besides sleep (ya moms, I know you're feelin' me). So today, I'm sharing the importance of sleep for families everywhere, in an effort to remind myself and you all, just how important it really is. The Importance of Sleep Whether you are ready to admit it or not - sleep impacts every single part of your life and even your bodily functions. Want to lose weight? Have energy to hit Barre class three times a week? Run around at the park with your kids? Be able to stay awake for date night with your husband? The answer is sleep. It all comes down to sleep helping you always be the best version of yourselves. Take our life for instance - bringing a new baby home back in August totally rattled both my husband's and my sleep routines completely. We have since gotten back on track and found a routine with Blake that works best for us so that we can get the most out the hours when we do get to catch some Zzzzs, but without that we would be lost. Neither of us would be able to perform during … [Read more...]

Trendy Clothes For Moms #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  Ok mamas, today I'm sharing a super fun #momstylemonday featuring Romwe, which has uber trendy clothes for moms at ridiculously low prices (I'm talking like 70% off all the time.) First, if you haven't checked out last week's post, hop over here - I've got some trendy graphic tees for littles! Anyways, I have a huge guide that dissects style vs. trends (here), but simply put: trends are things that change quickly in fashion. Don't invest a ton of money in them because they are in and out like crazy - which is why Romwe is quickly becoming a goto for these pieces for me. I can add like 5 items (no joke) to my wardrobe for under $50. Trendy Clothes For Moms I am absolutely obsessed with these pieces (courtesy of Romwe) and have been wearing them like crazy. New York City weather has been a bit confused with spring lately, so they have been perfect for my functional mom wardrobe. // Jacket: Camo Print Drawstring Pockets Coat $20.89 // Pants: Black Ripped skinny Legging $12.99 // Shoes: Aldo Topper Sneaker $44 // Shades: Valentino $242 // We actually took these photos on Valentine's Day in Columbus Circle and it was kinda fun to do a shoot where I was amongst so much business. I typically photograph places where there are less people, but this is what NYC is all about! Anyways, I wanted to share some extra details about these trendy clothes for moms if you're interested in buying. The jacket isn't lined, so truly for style, not … [Read more...]

Score Cool Mom Points With Cheerily #MomStyleMonday {Giveaway}

  Let's face it: after having kids, a huge part of shopping and getting dressed becomes all about them and as long as they look good in public, thats all that matters. Well one of the biggest trends lately for both mamas and littles are graphic tees and I'm all in on this one because not only are they cute, but comfy, cozy and great for layering, too. My favorite tees for littles come from Cheerily.  Why We Love Cheerily They have a huge selection of the softest tees (most going up to 2t), but today I'm sharing a couple of our Blake's favorites and giving you all a chance to win a couple for your little ones, too. (Ahem, keep scrolling.) Our little tiny dancer loves pairing her Cheerily Tiny Dancer Tee with her favorite striped tutu for some modern day ballerina style and it puts a smile on both her face and ours, too. And of course, with so many cuddles coming her way from every direction, she totally lives the hug life in her Cheerily Hug Life Tee. We can't get enough of these tees for littles and I can't recommend having as many on hand as possible. Not only are they fun to dress up with tutus and sparkly kicks, but I love just throwing them on her with a pair of leggings and she's ready to tackle whatever is on our agenda each day.  Having Cheerily tees in your kiddos drawers definitely scores you some cool mom points. The Giveaway I'm so excited to partner with Cheerily again for a fun giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win 2 tees … [Read more...]

I Tried Welleco Super Elixir and Here’s What Happened

This post contains affiliate links.  Okay friends, if you can't tell, I've been working on some major self-improvement lately. I guess I've been feeling a bit of a shift since I turned 30 and had a new baby and something sorta awoke inside me, alerting me that I need take my daily wellness up a notch. I really do try my hardest to focus on beauty from the inside out, so as I mentioned before, this journey started with Whole30 and it's moving forward from there. I also recently joined ClassPass (I've been working for them since June, it's about time right?), to up my fitness game and get me out of the house. (You can click my link to try it for super cheap, too!) So now, I adding the Welleco Super Elixir to my daily wellness routine. Unless you've been living under a rock, you're well aware of the growing popularity of Welleco Super Elixir, so after seeing it pop up a million times in my Facebook newsfeed, I wanted to try it out for myself - and then share my feedback with you all. What is the Welleco Super Elixir? Wellco is a newerish company founded by supermodel Elle Macpherson and a team of experts that creates uber luxurious products for both adults and kids to make sure their in optimum health everyday. The Welleco Super Elixir is their most popular item and is free from synthetics and made using cold-pressed bio live ingredients. The alkalizing green mixture has 4 different probiotics and focuses on a healthy gut, plus 45 key ingredients (such as kelp, … [Read more...]

Crated With Love: The Ultimate Date Night At Home

  You guys: how hard is it to plan a date night once you become a parent? So hard! My Valentine and I haven't had a night out since my birthday back in October, so some alone time is truly in order. And while I love a little Netflix and chill, I've been yearning for some dedicated time just for us, so we tried out Crated With Love and are pretty obsessed with everything about it. For the ultimate date night at home... Crated With Love is the perfect date night and investment in your relationship - perfect to use after the kiddos go to bed (ahem...no babysitter required!). Crated With Love is a subscription box that contains everything you need for some fun with your partner. Each box has a fun theme and 4-5 activities that correlate with that theme, honing in on important relationship skills like communication, trust and teamwork - everything you ned to have a happy, healthy relationship. For us, we get so caught up in taking care of everything everyday that we often forget how important it is to make time for us, no kids included. Yes, family time is equally important in the Cooper household, but our relationship is the foundation of everything and if that's not strong then everything else crumbles. Honestly, I was so excited to get the opportunity to write about and experience something that was just for Chris and I. The health of our relationship is huge for us and we often neglect it because we get busy or tired or other things come … [Read more...]