Girl Power + My MoboVida

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Even though things might still be rocky these days, I love the continual emphasis of girl power. I love that ladies are aware of their power and strength and are passing that knowledge and confidence on to their daughters. I am the forever optimist and believe that we, together, will make a change. It may not be today or tomorrow, but we are still doing good. I beg you all to believe in this good and be the good.

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That’s why I decided to dress up my new MoboVida case with an Eleven sticker. She represents a lot to me, but mainly strength, sacrifice and MUTANT POWERS. Just kidding, but not really. I like having a strong female emblazoning something everyone that interacts with me gets to see – it’s always a conversation starter! So if you are looking for a way to make something otherwise utilitarian a little more geeky, my vote is for a sticker of one of your favorite characters or sayings. It will not only make your accessories more geek chic, but it will also be a visual reminder of something that makes you happy or inspires you.

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Life with Luna: Little Sleepy Head

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One of the scariest things when you are a mom is that something could happen to your baby. I remember not being able to sleep anywhere but right next to Luna in her Rock ‘n Play – and half of the time, I didn’t sleep – I just watched her to make sure she was breathing. I’d like to say a lot has changed since then, but I often find myself staring at the baby monitor like a crazy person to make sure her chest is rising and falling. Yes, I am an anxious mom, but I am so happy we have moved on to the phase in Luna’s life where she can sleep on a pillow and I do not fear for her life.

This cued for me that I had to begin the “cry it out” method. I know this isn’t for everyone, and I thought it wouldn’t be for me either (despite recommending it at my day job constantly to parents). One day, I was so sleep deprived and aggro, that I decided it was time. Luna cried for 23 minutes before she laid down and fell asleep. The following night, it was 11 minutes. The next, 8. The one after? ZERO. And what’s the best part? She has slept the entire night ever since. My husband and I feel refreshed and are starting to feel even normal at times.

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What has helped little Luna feel even more comfy in her crib are her Little Sleepy Head pillows. They are made in the USA by a small family company and are hypoallergenic, which is great news for all those with sensitive skin (basically all babies)! I also love that the company donates to The Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer with a percentage of each sale, and provides pillow donations as well for each child they help.

I have noticed that she loves to snuggle it and falls asleep quicker. She also really digs the dinosaur design we chose for her – you can see her pointing them out in the photo above! So if you are having some difficulties getting your little babes to sleep at night, or are going to introduce a sleep-related transition (whether it be cry it out or the move to a toddler bed), give one of these a try! Little Lu and I will be cheering all you mama’s + dada’s on with the help of a promo code – MYDEAL15. This will allow you to get 15% off of the whole collection. That includes both sized pillows and all of the pillowcases!

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And in case no one has told you recently, you are doing a GREAT job! ;)

 

 

 

Disclosure; Little Sleep Head gave me products in exchange for this blog post and review. However, all opinions are my own.

Life with Luna: Brave Girl Boutique

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In my continued search for awesome geeky baby threads, I often stumble on cute onesies, but it is so difficult to find nicer geeky items. When I visited Megacon Tampa Bay last month, I was completely floored to find exactly what I had been searching for. Brave Girl Boutique offers fandom-inspired dresses, skirts and accessories that are one of a kind, and I instantly fell in love. I purchased both a peasant-style dress and tank dress that were Doctor Who-inspired (of course), and I loved chatting with owner, Jesse. Her peasant style dresses are meant to be worn off-the-shoulder, but Luna had different plans. What I love the most is that she can grow into this style. As Jesse mentioned, as she gets older, the dress can be worn as a tunic top, so it is a special piece that will be part of her wardrobe for a long time.

 

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I can’t wait to continue shopping from this boutique and build Luna a fiercely feminine fandom wardrobe (say that 5 times quick!). With the holidays approaching, definitely check out Brave Girl Boutique for all the petite geeky ones in your life!

Headband; Cat + Jack for Target
Sneakers; Payless
Monster Flats; Baby Gap {no longer available}

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Disclosure; This post was not in collaboration with Brave Girl Boutique. I simply love their products and wanted to share with you all (I mean, can you blame me?).

MegaCon Tampa Bay 2016 Cosplays

I’ve shared all my outfit and cosplay posts from MegaCon Tampa Bay, but now it’s time for everyone else! There was seriously so many amazing cosplays at this con. At times, I would just park myself in a certain spot so I could check out everyone’s amazing work. Some made me gasp, some laugh and others wish I had a different skill set. Overall, I’m pretty stoked I attended this con, and good news! It’ll be back in Tampa next Sept. 29-Oct. 1st. Too early to start planning? Can David Tennant be invited again? Until next time, here are some of my favorite cosplays of the weekend!

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