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Anklet Release !!!!!

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Peace and I decided to create one of our favorite things !! Anklets!!! We hand make these and we love to wear them with sandals & tennis shoes! We do recommend that moms who have young children WATCH them while wearing the anklet so that they do not rip off and put in their mouth. We created 4 different styles that can be found under the SHOP button above :) 

 

Bike riding in Venice with Peace was so fun! We literally rented a bike for only $9/ hr and she was in heaven! Waving at everyone, saying hi to the dogs, it was the cutest thing ever. It was nice to just take her out for the day and let her experience something new. Enjoy and don't forget to check out the store :))

Photography By: Chris Paul Thompson

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#BFFGoals 

Flower Child Chocker: $35

Flower Child Chocker: $35

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Mommy & Me 'Goldie Links' matching anklets $35 for set see SHOP for individual rates- 

Mommy & Me 'Goldie Links' matching anklets $35 for set see SHOP for individual rates- 

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Mommy & Me Feather charm anklet (Baby chain doesn't have charm for safety reasons) - $35 Set 

Mommy & Me Feather charm anklet (Baby chain doesn't have charm for safety reasons) - $35 Set 

'Hippie Baby' Anklets Stackable $7/ each OR 3 For $20

'Hippie Baby' Anklets Stackable $7/ each OR 3 For $20

'Heart' thin Gold chain Mommy & Me - $35 ( our favorite ) 

'Heart' thin Gold chain Mommy & Me - $35 ( our favorite ) 

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 'Goldie Links' baby anklet -

 'Goldie Links' baby anklet -

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#Mommy&MeGoals

XoXo- Fee 

Celsius + Empowering Workouts !

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Heyyyyy! So many of you have seen me post this new drink called Celsius on my instagram page before my workouts. I love this drink so much and I wanted to share it with everyone so you can get familiar with this product. I get asked a lot of questions so here goes all the answers. Before I do my own review, I want to share some brief details on it. 

"Celsius uses green tea and other natural ingredients to boost your metabolism by up to 12%* and speed up fat oxidation, that is, the process of converting fat into energy. This produces thermogenesis, making calorie burning more effective when you exercise. Best of all, Celsius is also a negative calorie beverage, so you get to put that little minus symbol on your calorie counting records. It’s perfect for those on weight loss programs as it helps break the barrier of the weight loss plateau. Even if you aren’t looking to lose weight, you’ll gain the energy you need to maintain the momentum in your healthy lifestyle" - Celsius

Now with all that good stuff being said, lets jump into my weight lose journey. Once I had the baby, I looked down and said " how am I going to lose this 60 lbs. that I gained!?" I was so  nervous but instead of hiding out, I started working out with my friends and they encouraged me to do it! I would do weekly workouts such as; Soul Cycle , Modo Yoga, Hot 8 Yoga, Hiking, Gym, circuit training and my latest obsession is running using my Nike App. (The nike app is really fun because you're keeping track of your run and always trying to beat your last record.) Ok so I lost 50lbs. but that last 10 was the hardest to get off! Thats when I started drinking celsius. I was meeting up to workout with my girlfriend Caroline and she asked me "have you tried this drink?" I saw it before but I didn't have the chance to pick one up yet. I follow Russell Simmons on instagram and I figured " well, we have similar lifestyles, I should give it a try" from then I fell in love lol. I lost my last 10lbs. of weight recently and I do think it has a lot to do with my eating lifestyle which is vegan as well as celsius, the balance of all these things put together. I have a lot more energy when working out and the 100 calories you burn from just drinking it before your workout is such a perk! I literally power through my workouts and I don't want to stop lol! Its funny actually lol! 

My girlfriends and I get together 1-2 times a week to workout, we drink our celsius and catch up before working out. I think having friends to encourage you and workout with you on a weight lose journey is such a blessing! My friend Mariah is a yoga instructor and runs, than Caroline is a beast with the workout classes and is an amazing actress. We always get together and make one another feel powerful with planting seeds of encouragement while staying fit and healthy. We keep one another on our toes in every area and work through the hard and celebrate the good. Always keeping Mind, Body, and spirit in alignment!! We will be doing " Empowerment workouts" for women soon so keep your eyes peeled :) I think everyone women should experience the bond we have when working towards greatness with women who have your back! 

We all enjoy wearing nike women clothing while working out. For moms, trying to lose their baby weight, I recommend using their high waisted pants because your workout will be a lot more comfortable. It will hold in your baby gut which takes time to disappear!!!

I hope this post encourages someone to get healthy and have fun doing so! Give Celsius a try and let me know what you think :) Also, tag @Celsiusoffical on instagram and help them recognize our post !!!! Here is a quick video on what my girls and I do when working out enjoy :) 

All video & Photography By: Chris Paul Thompson

 

Xo - Fee

M.I.N.D OFF, Ice Cream ON !

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Owwweeee I'm vibin while writing this post right now. Eryaku badu " Window Seat" causing my cranium to bob back and fourth. Her music does something to my soul. Oldie but goodie ( inserts prayer hands ) 

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Ok so I thought it would be appropriate to always start my entries with what I am going through followed by what Peace and I did for the day. I mean, I am still Fee but I am also a mom... Even though we were at the ice cream shop doesn't mean that I wasn't having my own personal thoughts as a human being. Moms have their lives too lol . People tend to forget that, especially the mamas that have independence burning at their core.

One thing about being a young"er" mom is that you are kind of forced to figure yourself out. Well not necessarily forced but if willing and open to change the shit comes super fast! Right when I thought I had it all figured out, I swear I found out I knew nothing lol. The journey of life has many emotions attached to it. Many trials, blessings, a mix of things. Having a child  forces me to look in the mirror and mold myself and my life how I would want it to be. What truly makes me happy? What are some things I can get rid of? What should I practice for balance? What are some childhood problems  I may still need to face now that I have my own child? Its all a journey and I am constantly reminded that. One thing I am learning is to be patient on this damn thing lol. Just being in the moment as much as possible. Doing lots of cool artsy stuff and just trying to get out of my own way! Lets do this together :) 

 

On this day Peace Bear and I went to one of my favorite ice cream spots! Sweet Rose Creamery While I was pregnant I ate here very often. Maybe too often lol. Shit, 60lbs later I started to roll my eyes at this place whenever I drove by lmbo. The evolution of a human is hard to wrap my mind around. One day Im feeding my baby ice cream through an umbilical cord, than 11 months later, I am feeding her the same ice cream from a spoon. Im a deep thinker if you haven't been able to tell ha!

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 Peace loved this place! So much to were her little butt got a brain freeze as you can see lol! The flavors are amazing! We had coconut flavor, so creamy and fresh! They make their own ice cream which is really cool. The setting is super cute, they are family friendly so it was nice to see Peace scream at the other kids trying to get their attention. So friendly lol! Great way to cool down being that LA has been insanely hot lately! Park across the street if you even want to just stroll after. Try as many samples as you want ( vegan options too ;)) Sometimes when Im in my mind too much getting away to get ice cream eases me. Pay attention to things that lower your stress levels and do more of that. Thank for swinging by :))

Xoxo - Fee

Photography : Chris Paul Thompson

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" Figuring out Me "

positvity, Baby, Mom, Health, OprahFelicia LaTour2 Comments

Hi Everyone!

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Man oh man, its been a minute, but it feels good to be inspired artistically and just open to create again. It took me a while to grasp motherhood but I'm learning and growing everyday. So much has happened since I've last blogged. I mean, to be honest with you, I wasn't inspired at all. I was in a funk, pretty much the whole year. Ya know, I was just trying to get it together after having a baby. It was very difficult for me mentally. I needed to just step away for a moment and figure out what I wanted out of life as well as what made me happy. I had to figure out who the heck this new woman was. Right when you think you have all the answers, you realize you actually don't. Funny how that seems to always happen lol. For the moms out there who are maybe going through an identity crisis and maybe uncomfortable in their own skin I am here to encourage you to hang on tight! Just know that whatever you're going through, in your journey, is always going to be ok. Don't go against the grain as I did for so long, embrace change. Keeping in the forefront of your mind that through every struggle a blessing is sure to come up! I have been creating some amazing things and I have to say it feels great but is also a little tough at times because I have the baby. Happy to be back and anxious to inspire those around me ! I'm not letting anything get in my way and even if you don't have a child, I encourage you to have the same attitude. 

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On this day, Peace and I decided we wanted to do a photo shoot at this cool temple in Malibu,California , sadly it was closed :( Being the optimistic person I am, I decided to stop at the beach on the way back to the city! Peace has never been and I was so anxious to see her reaction to the sand, water, and animals! Malibu is a great beach, very clean, I always see dolphins and wales which is the reason a sista only dips her feet in lol! I was wearing my super cool pants from Durban, South Africa that had a zipper in the front like a built in fanny pack! Love love these pants!  Peace was dressed in her cute little  dress from Mexico ( Thanks Tìo Ralph) we were all cultured lol! Being that I have been traveling a lot for work, I like to buy really cool clothes for Peace and I, I'm thinking about making a memory box for her filled with all the shirts I buy her from each city/state/country ! I've always wanted to travel so its a treat for me to be able to bring stuff back!!!! Enjoy our beach moment and thanks for visiting :) 

 

Photography By : Chris Paul Thompson

 

 

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FeeLove Merch Now Available!!!!

positvity, Mom, BabyFelicia LaTour1 Comment

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I am so so so excited about finally launching FeeLove Merchandise! I have been working on this for about a year and to see it finally happen makes me so happy! I love everyone who supports my Positvity/ healthy living/ mommy/ beauty movement! Words can't describe the amount of gratitude I have to those who inspire me to keep posting and tell me I help them with my relatability! 

In the Shop section of FeeLove, you will see lifestyle things that I use day to day. Things that are me and my genuine lifestyle. I didn't want to sell you guys products that didn't fit me so I made sure I stayed true to myself!

This first item we are releasing is the " mommy and me" #Positive Vibes Only Tee. This is a saying I've been using for a while now and I wanted to start with this because I love how inviting it is to all things GOOD! Making it known before you approach, " miss me with the negative vibes". The most important part is that the message is on the baby shirt! Sometimes as parents we can get caught up in day to day struggles and that quick glance at your little ones T might change your whole mood. A friendly reminder to be optimistic. As they say, our children are our biggest teachers so let's keep that in mind!

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Peace and I have both put in so much work with this collection and I am thankful for the strength to fight for it until it finally came to life. Finding designers to create my vision was a hassle, I've never ran a retail store before so I had to learn a lot! Now that everything is set in stone I'm just grateful ! Share with a friend! Please! Hashtag #FeeLove #PositiveVibesOnly also so we can see what you're working with!  

Thank you for all your support again!  

Xo- Fee & Peace-Marie ... 

Perseverance ... In ALL You Do !

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Well well well, 

This is a topic that I have been working with in my own life and I realize its a necessity to reach the goals you want out of life. Perseverance in my relationships, being a mother, the best one I can be at that. Perseverance in getting back into shape and eating healthy, perseverance in yoga and fighting though the poses. Perseverance means to keep going, through whatever it is you're fighting through, keep fighting and win the battle of your mind. Everything you're going through is temporary and once you realize that in your mind, it makes it a bit easier to hang on tight through the ride. Life gets hard for us all but how are you perceiving it? Do things that make you happy to get you through a rough season and thank the creator in advance for getting you through tough times. 

 

Peace & Blessings

Xo- Fee ....

Happy Easter

DIY Projects, Mom, BabyFelicia LaTourComment
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I love being able to have fun with Baby Peace on holidays! Dressing her up makes me so happy! I've always loved being really creative so having a daughter helps me tap into my fun little girl side! Such a joy! Such a blessing! Happy Easter from us both!  

 

Xoxo- Fee  

Peace of Mind for Moms

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Peace of mind for a mom :

As a mother, a new mother, peace of mind and balance is probably one of the things I am personally struggling with until today. I'm sure other moms feel the same way I feel, like the only one trying to find balance/quiet time. 

My little family just moved into a new home and I'm loving it! Work is kind of slow but I use that as an opportunity to create other things in my life which build towards the future. Also using this as time to spend with Peace. Recently I became a vegan ( which I will be sharing in a separate post) but I went vegan to tap into a higher power of myself within myself. I was seeking clarity. Clarity for steps towards my future but proper, diligent steps. 

With that being said, I notice my life shifting, everything is shifting. It is sometimes really crazy to think about but I know it is for a great reason. Not only are the people in my life shifting, but work and my aspirations are shifting drastically. I am extremely creative, which is a blessing and a curse. Sometimes too creative that it drives me crazy lol. With all of these shifts going on in my life I started to feel a bit loopy(crazy). I frantically organized the house today and finished unpacking the last couple of boxes so that I could get the vibes going within the new house. 

Oh yea, I forgot to mention, Peace is teething so finding balance seemed almost impossible lol. Like I was saying, I organized the house, lite my candles and nag Champa and told myself to listen to the voice that kept telling me "meditate, be still, don't be hard on yourself, meditate." 

As a mother, it's hard for us to get that quiet time and the chance to turn everything off. So as soon as I put Peace to bed, I turned off the lights quickly and turned on my meditation music and sat in the vibe for 20 minutes. Man oh man, what a weight off my shoulders. Just feeling calm and at Peace. 

I say all of this to encourage us mothers to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. Make sure we make quiet time for ourselves so we can be better parents and we can also have patience for our little ones. Being the best person we can be. Not even the best mother because before we were mothers we were people, our own individual and we can't forget that. We have to make that person so powerful. The world will break you down but God made us women for a reason. We are the back bone. So keep in mind mamas, take time for yourself and turn everything off. Treat yourself to the gift of stillness.


Peace and Blessings
Xoxo- Fee

Russell Madness Movie Screening ....

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Peace and I recently attended the private screening of "Russell Madness" at FOX Studios!!!! We were able to meet a very talented monkey and dog which were both stars of the movie. One thing I love about the film is the fact that they show the power of loyalty and strength within a family unit. They show unity and teamwork. I think the world is going to really like this movie and I do recommend parents watching this with their kids/family :) You can actually purchase the movie below;

Russell Madness  

Check out this little video we created at the pre-screening event :) 


Product Review: Lily-Jade (Diaper bag)

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Recently I received an amazing handbag/diaper bag! Meet Lily-Jade! There are several things I love about this bag!

Ok so to start out, I am not a big purse/diaper bag person, BUT I love the fact that Peace and I can share this bag together and still be in style. Helping me save space and not have to bring two bags everywhere we go. That gets annoying ugh lol .... Ok moving on, the POCKETS! Whenever I look for a diaper bag I always look for pockets! This bag is super cool because it has this whole insert that clips in and out of the bag that is filled with pockets. There are at least a dozen pockets on the whole bag, I love it! Great to use for little things so that literally everything in your bag has its place. I use the front portion for my stuff and Peace gets the inside! Oh, did I mention it comes with a handy changing pad? Bomb.Com !!! Thank you so much Lily-Jade ! I recommend this bag to anyone with a baby or soon to be mamas. The quality of the bag is fantastic! Very heavy duty and will last you a while. If you ever want to use it for a purse or carry on bag you have the option of converting it into a  purse just for you mom! 

Click the Link for purchase and the inside of the bag :) Lily-Jade.Com

GIVE AWAY!!!

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This is my first give away and I am so excited! Just a simple give back to all of the FeeLove supporters! I am giving away some great products than I think you will enjoy! from brands like:

Solly Baby, Mustela, Blue Baby BumOPI, Charlie Banana, And a few more brands!

I am looking for three winners! Here are the rules:

 

 

* You must be following @FeliciaLaTour on Instagram 

* You must post a photo of you with your baby or baby bump with the best caption you can think of!

* You must HashTag #FeeLove for me to see your entry ! 

( Easy right? )

Best of Luck to you!! 

Xoxo - Fee 

 

Must Haves !!!

Baby, Beauty, Health, MomFelicia LaTourComment

Happy Monday Everyone !!!!

Ok so these are some things I can NOT live without !!! Lets start from left to right. Hopefully something here interests you ....

First and foremost how could I live without my computer !? I mean I have to communicate with you guys so its definitely a must have! I have a super cute glitter case on it from my good friend Bri <- Click on her name to see all her cases! I have my IT Cosmetics CC+ cream, idk how I ever survived without this! It makes my skin so much more healthier but still covers very well ! Tarte Gifted mascara one of my FAVS ! The little green bullet is a new thing I was introduced to from my cousin Ryane. Its an essential oil called Young Living, this one in particular is called stress away. You rub it on your wrist and it is an all natural substance that calms you and the stress you are carrying. GREAT product!!! Omega Woman vitamins ! Postpartum mamas this is for us ! I was having trouble with getting my emotions and hormones in balance right after having Peace. I noticed I was becoming depressed. I went into whole foods to find something that was all natural and I cam across these. Fish oil pills that actually help! They also make your skin look FLAWLESS! I recommend these to all woman who have problems emotionally which has to do with hormones! These saved my life and are all natural! I purchased them from WholeFoods. I've had an obsession lately with cream liner in my water line so I carry this puppy with me! Its called "Rue Bonaparte" 12 hr wear. Amazing from Nars . Of course I can't forget my favorite lip combo "Plum" lip pencil from MAC with FAUX lipstick LOVE these two together . Business cards are always a must have you never know who you'll run into. Especially if my makeup is poppin people ask for cards! Be your own walking advertisement! Pacifier stays in every pocket hahah! Last but not least Honest diapers and wipes for baby Peace!!!

Thanks for tuning in this week! 

Xoxo- Fee

Product Review: Uppa Baby Cruz Stroller

Mom, BabyFelicia LaTour1 Comment

Love Love Love this stroller!!!

Being a new mom I had no clue what products were hot and what products were not. I have a mother-in-law who is the bomb at suggesting products. Of course she would tell you her full story of " well, you know I used to own a baby store for 15 years right?" lol she's funny.

This stroller is the Uppa Cruz, super cute and trendy. We have the yellow one which is interchangeable. This stroller can be adjusted to a full bassinet position so your baby is laying flat.  Easy to use button near the head which adjusts so the seat can sit ALL the way up to a high chair position.  just depends on what you prefer or the baby prefers. 

It comes with a super cool UV sun shade, an attachment for the rain as well as to keep bugs out. The basket at the bottom of the stroller is a pretty good size. Rides smoothly for sure! Its extremely light and also very very easy to break down and throw in your car. No hassle at all. 

* Photos By  Chrispimages

* Photos By Chrispimages

Now, we also have the car seat insert. When Peace is sleeping I usually keep her in the car seat and I take out the stroller base with just attaching the car seat in it. The different parts of the strollers have the options of your baby to face you or look outward. Since Peace is a new baby, I only give her the option to face me until she is a little older. This stroller is good for new borns all the way up to toddlers. 

Get your UppaCruz here: Uppa Cruz 

Peace & Blessings 

Xoxo - Fee 

Get out and Celebrate YOU!!! #MommyMonday ......

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It took everything out of me not look back this weekend while heading out on a girls trip to Vegas. Sometimes I need to let my hair done and have some fun instead of just working and trying to "figure" out life. Yes, I do too try and figure things out and than snap out of it quickly. So back to my story, I went to Vegas with my girlfriends and I was able to be Felicia again for 24 hrs. It was my first time away from baby Peace and I had to use "power of the mind" for this trip. 

I didn't realize how much I would miss her as well as my fiancé but I did pretty damn good. I also felt free of not worrying about someones diaper change or feeding. I was only in charge of myself and it felt really weird yet good. Peace had daddy daughter time and it was perfect because I was able to let them bond together without me looking over his shoulder to make sure he changed her right. Its important for us to let them bond,  really important.  

Ya know, I think its a necessity ( and I encourage) for moms to consider doing a quick get away with friends or even alone. Step away from your world for just a few days and focus on you and celebrate YOU. We forget to do that as women, and as mothers, I think a lot of women forget to just take care of themselves. We are women, we are powerful and deserve everything attainable and more. Take care of yourself and let your hair down every once in a while to recharge. Life is good, don't forget that, enjoy yourself  !!


Peace and Blessings, 

Xoxo- Fee La Tour 

Moms Supporting Moms: Freshly Picked

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As moms we loveeeee us some Freshly Picked for our little ones toes! This brand is seriously the cutest ever. As we know, it isn't good for new babies to have their feet in shoes with hard soles. Freshly picked is perfect for your new babies growing foot. Cute and Cozy ! Not only do they have the cutest shoes they also have thee best purse and what I use as a makeup bag insert. The purse is really big inside with great pockets. I can see what I am digging for which is usually so annoying lol. My diaper holder fits inside along with my makeup and other nik naks. We love Freshly picked and love watching Susan grow her business! Very inspiring to see one mom fulfill her dream and move forward with determination and vision ! 

Best of Luck to you Susan and Freshly Picked Team! Thank you so much for everything!

Get yourself a pair here: http://freshlypicked.com/collections/moccasins

Moms Supporting Moms: Product Review: Ixchel Triangle

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This weekend I was introduced to the lovely Tory Jones. She is the owner of Ixchel Triangle ! My goodness her items are the Bomb.Commmmm ! Yepp with all of those "m's" lol !

I received this super trendy diaper/wipe holder and I am so in love. I can finally take out a diaper from my purse in "style" :)What I love about it is I can toss it in my purse when I don't want to take Peaces full diaper bag with me. Also, The quality is amazing, I am a big fan of Guatemala style purses and this was right up my alley. A few fun facts on the purse are:

* Each product takes up to 3-4 weeks to weave due to the intricate design.

* Each bag is signed by the artist it was created by.

* The Mayan people of Guatemala create these bags themselves!

* Each bag purchased supports a family & children's education in Guatemala 

We love Tory and her whole movement! Oh, also, they have FANTASTIC Yoga Mat bags as well as diaper bags !!! 

Thank you Ixchel Triangle :)

Purchase Yours here: IxchelTriangle 


Peace and Blessings 

Xoxo- Fee La Tour

Moms Supporting Moms: Product Review (Small Business)

Health, Mom, Beauty, BabyFelicia LaTourComment

I love supporting & being a working mom! My mom was a hard worker so to be able to help other moms that are working hard is fun & energizing. I have two brands I want to share with you. Both are mom's who are passionate about their hand crafted products which are fantastic!

First let me introduce you to "The Balm Company". My good friend Alex Elle is an author, speaker, and natural mama. With the help and inspiration from her daughter Char, Alex decided to create an all natural,handmade,VEGAN product line for the body. I am obsessed with all of the products I received. I love the fact that it is organic because I am really big on using products that are organic ONLY as well as for baby Peace. My favorite is ummmmm everything lol. I love the  lip balm, flower oil, and Baby Bump. All smell amazing and Im actually using the Baby Bump for my stretch marks after having Peace. Keeps my skin hydrated. There is coconut oil in the ingredient and it does have to be placed in the microwave for about 1 min to become looser to your liking. When using pure coconut oil you will notice it is hard so keep this in mind. Thanks so much Alex & Char !!! Get your product here : TheBalmCo Be sure to visit them on Instagram as well : @TheBalmCo 

Next, I want to introduce you to Chompy Chic Jewlery! This is another great product from a fellow mom that knows babies needs. Ok, Ive seen several teething toys but a Peace sign for baby Peace to chew on is too cute! Peace has nothing that contains BPA so being that these tethers are BPA FREE made me happy. They have these little wooden beads on the teething toy and I was a little concerned because I didn't want her sucking on wood but once I found out they are coated in organic Beeswax that made me happy. Peace is only 3 1/2 months and is already going through teething so she tries her best to put the toy in her mouth lol. We love your product Sonia and wish you the best of luck on your venture ! Take one to your next baby shower as a gift or get one for your baby here: ChompyChic 

 

Peace & blessings

Xoxo - Fee La Tour 

Why are you getting me vaccinated mommy?

Mom, Health, BabyFelicia LaTourComment

One of the hardest decision was deciding to get Peace vaccinated or not. I would go back and fourth within my thoughts like a ping pong ball trying to make the "right" decision.  "What if I vaccinate her and something goes wrong?" or "What if everything goes completely right?" So many questions going through my brain it was overwhelming. 

As a parent, all we want to do is try and make the right choices for our children. We want to  be perfect in an imperfect world. Realistically there is no such thing. The night before me taking Peace to her doctors appointment, I researched until about 4am. During my pregnancy I spoke to my OBGYN about her opinion as well as other moms that I trusted. One thing I noticed is some mothers force their opinion on you. Most with a one sided answer which isn't easy on new moms trying to make a hard decision.  Other kids and people do carry around sicknesses that can lead to death being that our babies are so small. I didn't want to take that risk. I also didn't want to deal with schools having an issue because she wasn't vaccinated. I went with what felt right and what spoke to me. 

I decided to go through with the vaccinations. I made the decision off of faith and intuition. Everyone will give you their opinion but at the end of the day it comes down to your decision. Its your child and you have to learn to listen to your decrement within. I am an organic advocate lol. Peace uses organic EVERYTHING and I have no problem with being the OCD mom. I went through with the vaccines because I wasn't willing to have my child be exposed to the risks of not having her vaccinated (sickness etc.) It doesn't make sense to me to inject a fresh human body with chemicals but when you add the fact that the world DOES have diseases and sicknesses floating around, you might look at it differently. 

When its all said and done, pray, ask those whom you trust for their opinion, talk to a doctor and weight out the pros and cons. FAITH is what had me move forward with my decision and Peace is as healthy and happy as can be!

P.S

I don't believe in giving her OR myself the flu shot and I do believe in spreading out vaccines so it doesn't overwhelm their little bodies. 

 

Peace & Blessings

XoXo- Fee La Tour 

12 Weeks Postpartum / How's mommy hood?

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We are almost to our 3 month mark with baby Peace and I have to admit, she's the BEST thing that has ever happen to me! She will be 12 weeks on Christmas and time is flyinggggg by. It makes no sense how quickly they grow. 

Being a mom has opened my eyes so much. I am able to be a teacher and a student, I am able to know what unconditional love is, I am able to see someone smile for absolutely no reason at all. You get so excited about the littlest things i.e.: "OMG she smiled!" or "She rolled over!" It takes everything back to its simplest form and its such a blessing to be apart of learning  some new tools all over again. 

My work life is going pretty good. I honestly don't have an OFF button when it comes to work so I went back only 3 weeks after having Peace. Now that I am 12 weeks into being a mom, I am going to try and ease up a bit on work. I am realizing the importance of allowing my body to heal (mentally, spiritually, physically) properly  takes time. It took 9 months to create this little person and I had to be told 1,000 times "take it easy Fee!' I recently had a really big emotional breakdown just from being overwhelmed and I pulled the plug finally telling myself to rest.

A lot of moms to be ask me "did you go through that postpartum depression thing?" HA! Ya damn right I did. It isn't fun. I still notice myself having moments of feeling down and weary but I make sure I deal with those emotions and vent to someone I know loves me. It isn't an easy thing. Your body is trying to figure out how to be "normal" again. Just like my mother-in-law tells me "don't be so hard on yourself, your body needs time."

Peace is my little best friend, I am so thankful for her! She gives me a hunger and fire within that nobody else could have ever done. She has like magical powers of me lol, I am sooooo in love!!! She goes everywhere with me and just keeps me on my toes. She lovesssss people and loves to smile. She just learned how to get peoples attention by her oohhh's & Ahhhh's its amazing! 

I can now say I know what a mothers love feels like. Its been 12 weeks and everything still seems so surreal. I love the good, bad, and ugly because who would I really be if it was only always good. For the parents who aren't in your children's life, let me be the first to tell you, YOU ARE CRAZY! Don't let another day slip away without being with your little one. Nurture them like you would a plant, feed them, love them, read them. Its a beautiful thing and I am so excited to see what this next 12 weeks brings!

Peace & Blessings 

Xoxo- Fee 

Mommy love you Peace-Marie <3

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