You guys loved watching Addie eat oatmeal with a spoon the other day! Or.. just eat cause she wasn’t having it with her spoon 😂 Most of the time I give her oatmeal as is without adding anything in but sometimes I like to add ingredients for a more nutritious meal! ✨ Baby Led Weaning friendly Oatmeal recipe: - 1/2 C. Oatmeal - 1/4 C. Soymilk (or any milk) - Handful of blueberries - 1/4 of a smashed banana - 1 tsp. Chia seeds ✨ Swipe right to see her in action the #babyledweaning way! #healthyrecipeforkids #babyledweaningideas #babyledweaningrecipes
I’ve always attached my worth to how #girlboss I was. How much money I made. How proud I was to pursue my career as a woman. I thought I was out there in the world, making a difference. And when I became a stay at home/work from home mom, I didn’t know how to feel about myself. I didn’t know how to feel proud as a mom. I didn’t know how to lean into motherhood without looking back. 🧡 But after months of this, I realized how toxic this was to my mind and health. How this would affect my relationship with Addie and how I’m missing the point. So I’m turning it around. Be more mindful about what I’m thinking and strive for a healthier mom mindset. Because making a positive impact on the generations to come... isn’t that the point? 🧡 Comment below to let me know what kind of impact you want to leave on your kids. Go! #myhonestmotherhood #mommyandme
BABY LED WEANING Tip: This isn’t just an ordinary avocado toast. It’s avocado toast that Addie ate 😋I’ve been sharing our #babyledweaning journey on instastories and seems like you guys are enjoying watching it too! I thought I could start sharing more info and tips on what baby led weaning is, and ideas on what you can feed your little one. 🍞 For bread, make sure to toast it a little and cut into STRIPS (if you make it too small it will be a choking hazard) like this so your baby can grab it easily. Also the first time I gave Addie 🥑 toast, she didn’t like it and barely ate it. But today, she ate the whole toast and more. That’s what happens during baby led weaning. Your baby may refuse the first time, but the key is to try again. And to KEEP OFFERING at different times. You might be surprised they will eat it up one day! 🍞 Swipe to see Addie in action eating an avo toast! #babyledweaning #babyledweaningideas #addieledweaning
Mom Truth Tuesdays (is that even a thing?!) just shared one of my deepest confessions over on the stories. Something I struggle with every. single. day. I didn’t even know it got that bad until I realized I’ve been crying about this for months now. It felt so lonely and crippling to keep it inside that I had to share. If you’ve missed it, here’s what I shared: ✨ 1. How being proud of movements like #girlpower and #momboss really hurt me 2. How I’ve lost my sense of identity in motherhood 3. How I just need to do me and stop comparing ✨ Go check out my confession cam on the stories, and DM me or comment below if you’ve gone through or are going through the same thing. How did you get through it? Let a mama know! #confessionsofamom
Would it be dramatic to say that baby led weaning brought more joy into my life? It might be. But it’s the truth. I’d even go as far as to saying it’s improved my relationship with Addie. Not that we had a bad one, but among all the motherhood things, feeding Addie is one of the most enjoyable experiences for me. A lot of the times I feel like a clumsy and inadequate mom, but when it comes to feeding, I feel like I’m in my element. Thank you #babyledweaning for more fun in feeding, and to my sis in law @stacyannev for introducing this to me! 🍞 I’ve been sharing our baby led weaning journey in my instastories and thinking about incorporating this more into my feed and blog. What do you think? Any specific questions about baby led weaning? Do you want more recipes? Or more how to-s? Let me know by commenting below! 👇🏻
Me and my little sprout head loved visiting @alfredtea! When you come here, enjoy the cute interior, yummy teas with pastries! I had the iced matcha latte with soy milk, mm! 🍵 I know she’s too young to even know where these places are and won’t even remember after at this age. But do it anyway. Go places anyway.
10 months ago, after giving birth to Addie, I truly thought that I was never going to feel normal again. I stopped laughing and I didn’t think anything was funny anymore. I didn’t want to go out and I didn’t want to do anything. I wondered if I would ever feel better. That’s what postpartum anxiety does to you. 🧡 But today, we have a new normal and I feel like myself again. I laugh and think things are actually funny again. I want to go out and experience new things again. It took awhile to get to this point, but I did, and you will too, mama! 🧡 If this resonates with you, let me know your story in the comments below! Happy Tuesday! #myhonestmotherhood
A midday smile from Addie and I, to you 😊 Now that Addie’s shown she likes to be outside and I’m growing my confidence in getting out of the house with a baby, we’ve been exploring around LA a little more and want to know... what are baby friendly places or things we can do in LA? We would love to know! Please comment below, it would make my Saturday! #adelineairi #discoverla #travelwithkids
I’ve contemplated for SO long to post this or not. Why? Because I wondered what my friends would think. Because I wondered if people would be upset half my boobs are out. Because I’ve never posted something like this before and I was just scared. 🤱🏻 And then I thought... wtf, Hikari? This week is #nationalbreastfeedingweek. If I don’t voice my thoughts now, then when? So here it is. 🤱🏻 While I can go on and on about how breastfeeding has impacted me as a mom, my message today is this. Recently breastfeeding in public became legal in all states. (Sad that it was illegal in the first place). And while this is a positive move forward, legal and normal don’t mean the the same thing. More often than not, I wish breastfeeding in public was more NORMAL. And by public, I mean NOT having to run to the car to breastfeed. NOT having to breastfeed on top of a toilet because there’s no nursing rooms and the best you got is sitting on top of a toilet. NOT having to cover my baby under a nursing cover because I can tell my baby is uncomfortable under there. Not to mention it gets hot in there! Do you ever feel this way, mamas?? Comment below and share YOUR experiences! 🤱🏻 Honestly, I love WHY I’m breastfeeding, but it’s certainly NOT “easy” because of everything that comes along with it. 🤱🏻 I haven’t gotten the courage to breastfeed without having to cover, and when I see pics of moms doing this, I think “Go you!” My husband jokes around and says I should “just bust it out” - Welllll...maybe I will one day. 🤱🏻 #normalizebreastfeeding
What a 10 month smile looks like 😄 just for fun, here are 10 random things Addie loves right now: 1. When dad plays peek a boo with her 2. When she gets picked up 3. Moana 4. Fruits, especially watermelons & strawberries 5. Veggies, especially carrots, onions, and corn 6. Practice walking 7. Being outside 8. Pointing 9. Water and smoothies 10. Some of mom’s cooking Any random things your babies likes? Comment below and let me know!
I will never “judge” another mom, or at least make a conscious effort not to. I don’t think I ever meant to in a negative way, but looking back, I realize that I was making decisions based on what other moms were doing and not doing. Like, “if I were a mom, I’d totally do ____ like her” or “I know I‘d do____instead.” But when the time came to make decisions, sometimes you just gotta let it go. 🌻 Here are 3 things I said I wouldn’t do when we have a baby, but we do: 1. Co sleep with Addie. We have a crib and never use it, Haha! Also said we’d sleep train her.... yeah that hasn’t happened either. 2. Supplement with formula. For the first 6 weeks, we supplemented with formula. Breastfeeding was so hard for me for the first few weeks and I had a lot of anxiety around it. Even had hardcore cries because I didn’t want to endure the pain and I felt like a bad mom. Once we decided to supplement with formula for a few weeks, I got used to breastfeeding, and then grew more confident around breastfeeding. Then eventually stopped formula around 8 weeks. Now I’m EBF (exclusively breastfeeding). But there’s nothing wrong with formula. Fed is best. 3. Let her watch movies on the iPad in the car as a distraction. This girl hates car rides and most of the time, this is the only way to keep her from crying. Oh well! 🤷🏻♀️ If you’re a mom, please share some things that you thought you’d for sure do/not do, but ended up throwing your hands up and say F it, and went with the opposite 🤣 Comment below!👇🏻#myhonestmotherhood
Before I became a mom, I thought I would be able to go out still, do everything I want, but we would “just have a baby with us.” I knew it would be different, but didn’t understand how much life would change. Oh how naive I was. Having Addie changed the way we plan our days, our travels, our life adventures. Going out has a whole new meaning when you got a little one. I’m learning what it means to be a mom and that’s why I’m passionate about sharing my journey with you. Speaking of which, I hope you guys enjoyed our instastories of our day out in LA! You guys mostly see our everyday life, but I gave you a little sneak into how we get some content done for mommy blogging. Did you guys like it? Comment below and let me know!👇🏻
Are you a biz owner? Did you guys see the new Instagram stories feature where your followers can ask a question inside the stories itself? I love how Instagram comes up with new features all the time to make it more interesting to use their stories. In fact, using instastories dramatically changed the way I share my content and has helped my biz in so many ways. I’ll use IGTV too! Do you wanna know how? Head on over to my stories to ask me anything! I can answer mom questions or even behind the scenes of a makeup artist or blogger questions. I’ve been told that I’m a good listener so I’ll do my best to answer your questions. 😉 Story behind this pic: I can barely go shopping alone with Addie because she doesn’t like the stroller and wants to be picked up. I have to hold her a lot and of course right when I get to the fitting room... she gets fussy! This is in the middle of her fussiness and me trying to calm her down while taking a mirror pic. Didn’t even get to try on anything 🤷🏻♀️ oh, #momlife.
I’m getting there. The growing up, the growing into motherhood. Just because you pop out a baby, doesn’t mean you automatically feel like a mom or even know what you’re doing. You just have more responsibilities and you just gotta figure it out as you go. That’s me. That’s us. Right mamas? ✨ Addie babbles “moonmmm mommm mommmm” a lot and I don’t know whether or not she’s actually trying to say mom, but soon enough she eventually will and mean it. That... makes me nervous, eek! So let’s focus on today. Do you always feel like a mom if you are one? Comment below and let’s talk #honestmotherhood! 👇🏻
Our first 4th of July as a little family 👨👩👧Usually not one to celebrate holidays or make a big deal about it....until you have a kid 😂 Addie’s first time in a pool and you can catch her experience on the stories! Can’t say she loved it or hated it lol. If you’re wondering why she’s in her bathtub here, we wanted to rinse her off right away because she has extremely sensitive skin with eczema. When we put her in there, she ended up chillin in there for awhile and watching everyone. We love seeing her experience new things in life. Happy 4th!
For the past 9 months, with no babysitter, being a stay at home & work from home mom, taught me a lot about what it means to “balance” all these things. But let me tell you something. You gotta BAN the word “balance” because I feel that word implies you’re out wack and inadequate if you’re off balance. I’ve felt so frustrated that it seemed I couldn’t do both. But instead I decided to look at this way - there’s just A LOT of shifting your focus. Shifting when Addie needs me. And shifting to my business when I could. And being ok with some sacrifices that come with that. ✨ For a lot of us, Mondays = start of a new work week and I wrote 5 tips on working from home with a baby, for my work at home moms out there! ✨LINK IN BIO✨ 👉🏻P.s. If you’re interested in seeing where I got my outfit from, see my last IG post 😉