Because kids aren't the only ones who deserve a treat from the Easter bunny, moms (and anyone caring for children!) can get in on the fun too.


A cute take on a non-traditional Easter basket is to fill something she'll use again and again (like this soft as butter leather tote) with thoughtful, smaller items. This one is oversized and works for all seasons. (The less expensive version in pale pink canvas is here.) Other vessel options that double as gifts: a market basket, straw bag, or cute backpack.


Water bottle so she'll never have to reach for a plastic bottle again. This one is insulated, making drinks ice cold for 24 hrs, plus it has a straw lid attachment which is a make-or-break feature on water bottles for me. It's made responsibly and gives back to state parks. The one I have is the 32oz and how I feel about that size is like Goldilocks: not too big or too small, just perfect.

Outfit. I love this adorable spring romper by Matter. They have a cool transparent makers process, employing artisans in India. If you have a daughter this little girls dress can be worn for multiple years, as a dress, then tunic, then tank. More info here.

Leather stash clutch. I have this one in multiple colors, I think it combines the best of both form and function. It's roomy enough for my wallet, keys, phone, and it's so nice to travel light and just grab this instead of a purse when I'm out without the baby.

Reusable, well designed grocery bags (great for non-grocery items too!) Cutest colors and prints, ethically made, well priced, and they hold up to 50 lbs while still storing/folding into tiny pockets. Adorable new plant prints for spring are here and here.

Flowers. Bonus point for ones from your local farmers market.

Ideas for extra little items: nail polish/lip balm/lip gloss/chocolates/pedicure gift certificate.

Pack all your tinys in reusable, zippered pouches, for cute packaging that will get extra use. (I use these for organizing diapers and wipes in a big tote. Spring colors here and here.)

Top with colorful tissue paper or plastic pastel Easter eggs.

Hopefully this will spark some ideas. Mother's Day is just around the corner and any of these would make a cute gift basket for that as well.

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Whew, mamahood!

Talk about a lifestyle change. Things have felt pretty full around here lately. It's a lot trying to merge new baby life with old work life, and I'm sure I will be forever chasing that elusive "balance" and whatever that looks like for me, but I'm slowly finding my rhythm.

I'm on the go with Trey a lot. I'm always curious about how other moms do it, so I'm sharing how I pack my diaper bag today and things that have helped.

1. This diaper bag. Fawn Design makes a great bag. I loved it so much (you might remember it in brown from this post) that I got in black for fall. It can be worn as a backpack or shoulder bag, it's enough space, it has gold hardware not silver, and it's wipeable. I've cleaned spills out of mine so many times already and am so happy about that feature. (They also just released this changing pad accessory kit. It comes with a travel wipes dispenser and a changing mat in a cute case. Brilliant.)

2. Diapers. My favorite so far are Pampers. For wipes: Costco and Honest.

3. Gathre mat. I love the small size as a changing pad. Wipeable and beautiful.

4. Covered Goods Nursing Cover. This product has been a lifesaver. I use it as a nursing cover and carseat cover (We have the Nuna car seat which has a built-in cover so I thought I wouldn't need to use it this way, but I actually use it like this all the time. The Covered Goods cover has better all over protection, especially in the sun.)

5. Solly Baby Wrap. I have two of these, I like to have one at home at one packed in my bag in case I want to carry him while I'm out somewhere. It's lightweight and so much more packable than some of the other carriers.

6. Baggu Mesh Pouches. I love an organized bag, and this is how I do it. I store everything for a diaper change in one (diapers, wipes, changing pad) and my fabric items in another (Solly Baby Wrap and Covered Goods nursing cover). I like that I can see through these mesh pouches so I know exactly what's in them.

7. Suede Pouch for me. I use this Baggu pouch (on sale!) to keep my personal things separate from baby items. I pack my phone, hobo clutch (that I've used daily for 11 years) lip stick, chapstick, and headphones in it for walks. I like having it all in one place so that when I'm baby free all I need to do is grab it and go.

8. Lightweight blanket. So many uses, I like the ones by Little Unicorn.

9. Spare onesie. The simplest outfit change in case of a blowout.

10. Packable grocery bags. In Seattle we have to pay five cents per grocery bag, so I like to have at least one reusable bag on me for when I need to swing by the store when I'm out. My favorite are these by Baggu. They fold up into a tiny pouch so they take up the least amount of room in my bag, they're lightweight, they hold a ton of groceries (up to 50lbs!) plus they're a great price point at $9 and they're ethically made. Big fan.

(This is how small they fold up. The tiniest/easiest to pack reusable bag with the best patterns. I also love the Mesh Style and this for traveling with shoes.)

These are all helping me be on the go with a baby! Would love to hear your favorites as well.

Shop my outfit: Top | Jeans (on sale)

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