Jennifer Pistor

 

wrap: c/o Beluga Baby, top: Barefoot Contessa, jeans: Yoga Jeans, boots: Aldo, hat: Hunnis  [Madelyn picked out her own outfit.  She went for a colourful but slightly sporty look while her twin sisters opted for stylish hand-me-downs.  That's real life kids wear;)  ]

“You sure have your hands full!”  If I had a nickel for every time I hear this when out with my little tribe, I would be…well not rich (the twins are only 5 months old), but I could probably buy myself something nice.  Yes, my hands are full indeed.  Two babies and a three year old make me in high demand in my house.  If I could grow another set of arms, believe me, I would.   Since I don’t plan on becoming an octopus anytime soon, next best is a beluga.  Well a Beluga Baby  Wrap that is.  These wraps have been one of my absolute favourite and most nessesary  items for helping me with my twins. When one baby is tired and the other hungry, I can rock one to sleep while in the wrap and hold the other for a feed.   My girls absolutely love being worn and it gives me the satisfaction of being able to take care of them both at the same time.

Motherhood is hella hard.  It’s an endless amount of worrying, second guessing, and trying to figure out the right way to do things.  On top of that you are the resident chef, therapist, house keeper, grocery buyer, bug killer (unless my husband is home), laundromat, stylist, butt wiper, nose wiper, tear wiper, boo boo fixer, chauffeur, cheerleader, lesson teacher, ref,  dream facilitator, dish washer, and the one who puts the toilet paper on the roll.  You are the first one up and the last one to bed.  So, is it all worth it?  You bet it is!  These three have my heart and every day I am in awe of how much I love them.  To all you amazing Mommas out there who’s hands are full, Happy Mother’s Day!  You’re killin’ it!

 

teething jewelry

I have always been a girl who loves some well appointed accessories.  I actually used to be an accessory buyer for a boutique I used to manage.  When baby (or babies, in my case) come along, we usually have to pass on hoop earrings, sparkly necklaces, and noisy bracelets with sharp bits on them.  So how does one accessorize?   I say keep it simple.  Choose one item that will amp up your style but not add any extra time to getting ready in the morning.  I have three favourites I rotate through my looks….you know, on my non-sweatpants days.  The first is so practical.  Teething jewelry has come a long way since I had my first.  The pieces now are items I actually want to wear.  This one is from Mama Gems, but her shop is currently closed to have a baby.  You may also want to check out Glitter & Spice and Lou Lou Lollipop.

neck kerchief scarf

Neatly tied neck scarves have made a real comeback this Spring.  This one is a vintage and was actually my grandmothers.  I adore the colours in it.  Goes with everything!  Scarves make a great alternative to necklaces and are soft for baby to rest against.  No scratches here!

head wrap

With warmer weather on it’s way, messy buns and top knots are inevitable.  To dress up your messy mane, opt for a cute head wrap.  It’s a great alternative to a hat but can still hide unwashed hair.  I wear mine all the time.

 

With so much of my time needing to be devoted to the babies lately, I jump at any opportunity I get to do something a little special for Madelyn.  This beautiful little book, called  Kingdom of You, is the latest personalized gift item from the creators of Lost My Name.   This colourful book is bursting with Madelyn’s favourite things and her name is everywhere in the story.  What makes this book so special is that you can choose your adventurer, your cast of characters, and even their favourite treat to be featured in the story.  You can also put a personal dedication at the beginning of the book making it the ultimate keepsake.  Needless to say, Maddie was pumped to receive a princess book with her as the leading lady.  I adore reading this book to her.  Her face lighting up when she opened it was pretty special too.

 

One thing I have been struggling with since having my twins is self care.  It is so difficult, with three small children, to carve out a bit of time in a day for myself.  It is something I have been working on.  Lately, I’ve been trying to take a little walk when I can.  Even if it’s just 15 minutes, it gets me out of the house and into the fresh air.  I also recently received this beautiful parcel in the mail from Oh Mother Care Kits.  It is full of lovely things just for me.  New boxes are released each season.  The Kits are available for a subscription, however you can buy an individual box if you’d like.  This would be such a great Mother’s Day gift or prezzie for a new mom.  Check out my video below for all the scoop on these amazing products and service.


 

hygge [hoo ga]: slowing down, getting cozy, and taking pleasure from the simple things in life

When I first heard this Danish word last year at an Etsy event, I thought it was a perfect word for the lifestyle I am working on having.  Fast forward a year and Hygge, or coziness, is exactly my life right  now. Being an at home mom means that my home is my everything.  It is my office, my sanctuary, my coffee shop, and the place I cuddle with my kids.   Switching gears to being a mom of three forces you to prioritize things a little differently.  My home will never grace the pages of a magazine, but we have a lovely house that is ours and taking time to appreciate that and other little things daily, makes for a happier life.  When it comes to being cozy, you often think of the winter months.  I think coziness can be achieved any season.  Here are my 10 ways I’m getting cozy this Spring…

1) Bringing the outdoors in with fresh cut flowers.
2) Burning fresh scented candles on the gloomy, rainy days.
3) Sweatshirts on repeat.  My go to with these cooler Spring days.
4) Throws & blanket scarves to wrap myself and my kids in.  Perfect to cuddle up in.
5) Books always make me so happy. I just never take the time to read them.  Trying to carve out a bit of time to read one now bit by bit.
6) My morning coffee routine is so important to start my day.  I’ve been trying to savour a bit of time each morning to sit and sip.
7) Afternoon tea not only helps keep me hydrated, but gives that mid-day cozy feel.
8 ) Soothing ambience in the house is so needed some days.  We often put on our Stingray nature or spa channels.  Love having the 4K ambience channel on too.  Ocean sounds and crackling fires?  Yes please!
9) We keep a dish of chocolate treats in our living room.  Enjoying a little something sweet makes any day better.
10) Opening up the windows on the warmer days.  Freshening up the house and enjoying a light breeze is so relaxing.

What little things do you do to acheive Hygge?

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