List some items that were/are essential to you.
My girls are polar opposites, so what worked for one absolutely did NOT work for the other, but my favourites for either/or were:
I wore my second baby constantly for the first 3 months of her life. I nursed and cooked and bathed my first and did everything with her in the sling, and then in the Ergo.
And when my babies started transitioning to solid food, I was terrified they would choke. This mesh feeder saved my sanity.
I rely on a great pair of jeans to make me feel sexy and dressed, even when I’m spending the day at my daughter’s preschool. I go to Jet Rag in Hollywood for great used jeans, or COS in Beverly Hills for really simple washes (why is denim still artificially faded and whiskered??) and flattering cuts.
I am usually so tired after putting my kids to bed, cleaning up, watering plants and working on my projects that I have little energy for washing my face. Witch’s Hazel + Rosewater toner has been my saving grace. A few swipes and my face is clean (enough) and I have this beautiful rose scent to lull me to sleep.
Photography by Layli Samimi