My friend Ruby started Almanac of Style, an amazing travel inspired online shop so when she told me she was expecting her second baby, we teamed up to scour LA for our favorite LA boutiques that feature a sweet array of baby and kids items! Instead of giving you a list of your big box baby stores, we rounded up smaller, local businesses that we love and want to support!
I felt stuck in the disbelief stage of grief. And that’s the biggest thing no one told me: that while you celebrate new life, a thing so exciting in the months leading up to it and as it’s happening and right afterward that it feels like Christmas morning as a kid mixed with your wedding day mixed with maybe winning an election, you are also very suddenly mourning the loss of your old life, nearly every single aspect of it.
All of a sudden, I got off my high horse and stood with every other mother that is just doing the absolute best they can for their babies with what they know and believe and have experienced. All of a sudden, there wasn’t just one way to do things.