The Ultimate Gift For the Photo Lover in Your Life

Hi friends! I’ve had the most eventful weekend and can’t wait to share all the fun things I’ve been up to… but in the meantime, I decided that I’m going to start sharing some of my favorite purchases for the holidays as I discover them. I’m getting started early this year 🙂 As many of […]

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The Beauty Parlor: Your One Stop Shop for Everything Beauty & Glam in Westchester

I had the pleasure of meeting the team at The Beauty Parlor in Dobbs Ferry last week and was so blown away. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out. Big time. First things first, their salon has the most epic location in all of Westchester. It sits at the edge of the Hudson River, […]

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Eco-Living Made Simple: Shop Sustainably with EarthHero

Meet Earth Hero: the one-stop shop for everything sustainable. I have been so inspired by their mission to make online shopping an eco-friendly process and highly recommend you give them a try. They carry 120+ brands and I guarantee you’re familiar with a bunch of them already!

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5 Reasons Why I Love My Bamboo Bedding (And Why I’ll Never Go Back to Cotton!)

How well do you sleep? Since we switched our bedding and linens to bamboo a few weeks ago, we’ve been having the BEST SLEEP of our lives! Here are 5 reasons why you should up your bedding game. And trust me: you’ll never want to hear about cotton again.

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My Decluttering Journey: Introducing Sleek Socket

Mission: cut clutter and live more minimally. Hellooo everyone! So I’ve been crazy busy decluttering our house lately because it just feels so good to purge and live more simply. Don’t you agree? Based on your reactions on my latest Instagram post, it is clear that I am not alone on this journey! Therefore, I […]

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The Time Nyack: Celebrating Our Anniversary in Style

What do you remember most about a hotel getaway? Is it the view? The service and amenities? The continental breakfast? Personally, I’m a sucker for a cozy bed, fluffy pillows, and a “vibe” I can’t seem to shake. Joe and I decided that, for our five year wedding anniversary, we wanted to stay somewhere overnight. […]

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Charcoal Powder: Safe, Natural Teeth Whitening

I posted a natural teeth whitening giveaway on Instagram yesterday to celebrate nearing 10k followers, and I’ll be gifting one of my Instagram followers a complete Caregenia kit! It’s my favorite set to use because it’s made in the USA, cruelty-free, and vegan friendly. As someone who has used a variety of whitening kits in the […]

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Time Outs: How To Effectively Teach Your Child Self-Regulation & Personal Accountability

how to use time outs effectively

Our rule of thumb is this: time outs are not meant to stress out or upset a child even more. They should be a break from the current situation (for both the child and the parent) and teach the child that this behavior is not acceptable. Time outs are an opportunity to teach your child a valuable lesson. When Liam acts out, I always ask myself: what can be learned from this? How can I best teach my child this lesson? 

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I’m a Boy Mom, and I Wouldn’t Want It Any Other Way

“I’ll be a boy mom one day. I just know it.” Even in high school, I would always assure my friends that I’d be the one with the mini van full of soccer gear in the trunk. The one complaining about bedrooms reeking of dirty socks and too much Axe spray.  It wasn’t like I […]

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DIY Cake Smash Photoshoot From A to Z

As you all know from previous party blog posts I’ve done (like Liam’s western-themed 1st birthday, clubhouse-themed 2nd, or pirate-themed 3rd), we like to go big for our kids’ birthdays. When I say “we”, I really mean I. I do. I’m a crafty person who finds it therapeutic (and maybe a tiny bit stressful, not […]

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5 Clever Ways to Make the Most of a Small Space

The queen of home projects strikes again! No, but seriously… I have a bit of a problem when it comes to home projects. I only feel fulfilled when I have something going on! The plans, the ideas, the Pinteresting… It’s an obsession! I recently decided to renovate our tiny guest bedroom downstairs because the room […]

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Drunk Elephant: Worth the Hype?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years, you’ve without a doubt heard of the skincare brand Drunk Elephant. Their cohesive brand is appealing for sure, instantly recognizable on shelves thanks to fun, colorful packaging that makes it stand out among its competitors. But the Drunk Elephant difference is this: the brand […]

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Fall Sweater Roundup (on a Budget!)

So let’s just say I’m very picky when it comes to sweaters. Don’t get me wrong, they don’t have to be cashmere or designer (did I mention I’m the bargain queen?), but I just happen to go through a very elaborate checklist when I try on a sweater: Is it soft? Does it itch even […]

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6 Fall Trends That I’ve Been Wearing 24/7

Hello pretty ladies! I’ve been so busy lately, it’s not even okay. I am pretty proud to say, though, that in the past two weeks MamaNaturelle went from 400 something followers to a little under 1,650 on Instagram! If you’re not following along, please do 😉 Seems like something silly to jump up and down […]

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Styling Florals For Fall

Happy Sunday, everyone! I had SUCH a blast shooting outdoors yesterday, and was able to style a few pieces I’ve had in my closet for a little while now. I was bummed I didn’t have the opportunity to wear a few of my floral dresses this summer, and was wondering how to wear them comfortably […]

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My End of Summer Favorites

  Hey Mamas!  I feel like I dropped the ball these past few weeks. We were away for the whole month of August visiting my family in the Caribbean and it felt so good to disconnect for a bit. Nothing like family time and, of course, the ocean to recharge your batteries. It was so needed. […]

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8 Benefits of Soccer for Toddlers

Last spring, Liam joined Soccer Shots, a wonderful soccer program for little ones between the ages of 2-8. We chose Soccer Shots because of how professional they are (every coach must complete a comprehensive training program, are routinely evaluated, and are selected not only based on their soccer abilities, but also ability to engage and inspire […]

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