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30 Second Smoothie!

30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside

USE CODE: gracefulmommy to get 3 free cups! 

I am 21 weeks pregnant + so far haven’t had TOO many cravings. My two cravings so far, though have been chicken wings (LOL) + fruit smoothies. What a contrast right? At least I don’t crave the two at the same time- that would be EW.

30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside

As a busy mom of a 2 year old toddler, I rarely have time to whip together a proper smoothie. All the shopping, chopping + freezing takes too much time for me! But I know my pregnant body (and growing 2 year old) needs the nutrition that a smoothie provides!

30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside

30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside

This is why I’M OBSESSED with the 30 second smoothies from Daily Harvest. This company has revolutionized smoothies (and overnight oats + sundaes!). They found a way to quickly freeze produce at the peak of its quality without damaging the nutrition of the produce! The recipes are TO DIE for + contain several “superfood” ingredients! Their motto is “Superfoods, Super Fast!”. It’s exactly what I needed in my life. I wanted a quick solution to eating better + this is it!

30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside

The best part is? Gracie, my 2 year old daughter is IN LOVE with them too! I don’t have to worry about her getting her fruit + veggies each day because she begs me for her morning smoothie. It’s amazing.
30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside
30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside
First, pick your plan. You can choose how many cups you want weekly or choose the 24 cups a month option.
30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside
Then select your cups! Daily Harvest has so many options from smoothies to soups to overnight oats. It’s truly amazing the combinations you can get! So far I’ve only tried the smoothies but I have an overnight oats in the freezer that is calling my name! I’ll update you on my thoughts after I eat it!
30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside
It’s really that easy! What I love the most is the ingredients- they are all ones that you can pronounce. And all super good for you. This truly is a super easy way to eat healthy.
30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside
My review: OMG. 10 stars. These things are freaking delicious, not to mention insanely easy to whip up. I love that my daughter Gracie loves them + I love how many flavors and options you can choose from!
30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside
30 second superfood smoothie! My perfect pregnancy snack! Coupon code inside
Here is a short video of Gracie + I preparing our 30 second breakfast! I’m glad she shares with me LOL!

The Ultimate Pregnancy Gift

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Ah, I can’t wait to share this awesome company with you! Im 18 weeks pregnant, and just got my first BUMP BOX in the mail. This company sends a box full of pregnancy goodies right to your door. It’s amazing.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

You can choose the type of subscription you want. There are a few options: month by month, 3 months, 6 months (most popular) or 9 months. What I love is that you indicate your due date so they can curate the perfect box for you! You can even get boxes all the way up until baby’s first birthday!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

I got amazing products in my box. These are samples, but rather FULL sized products. I LOVE that!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

How adorable is this Momosas book?! Can’t wait to try some recipes from here.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

These wipes smell amazing!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

It’s right about that time that my belly is growing. Time to slather this belly butter all over!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

This tastes DELICIOUS. So creative to put a protein drink in the box!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

This eye make says “napping for two”. I’m so using this!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

I’ve always been a fan of Bella B products! I have never tried their facewash, so I’m so excited!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

How did Bump Boxes know that I am incredibly tired and my eyes look like crap? LOL! Can’t wait to try these!

You can purchase and review products that you get in your box, and you earn points for doing this! Those points can be put towards your next order.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Another awesome feature of Bump Boxes is that if you don’t love something in your box, you can return any product for store credit. And they offer free shipping back! I’m sure you will not want to return anything, LOL!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Another great idea for Bump Boxes is to give them as a gift. How amazing would this be as a shower gift or when you find out your friend is pregnant!

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

Bump Boxes Review with Graceful Mommy. This is the ultimate pregnancy gift.

A Giant Pregnancy Decision

This post is sponsored by CBR®

I am 18 weeks pregnant with baby #2 and SO excited! This pregnancy has been a lot different than Gracie’s. When I was pregnant with Gracie I was OBSESSED with every step of pregnancy. I had 5 different apps that told me the different sizes she was- a pea, a grape, a plum. I read blog posts after blog posts from other moms pregnant with their babies at the same time. I was obsessed LOL. With baby #2, it’s different. I honestly do not have the time or energy to look at those apps.

Don’t get me wrong, I am SO excited for baby #2. WAY EXCITED. I just find myself dreaming about the future, rather than focusing on the day-to-day of the pregnancy. This pregnancy is flying by. I’m more excited about when baby comes, than what fruit baby is. Ya know? Anyways, what I have been thinking about is labor with this baby. With Gracie, I had an all natural labor- which was awesome. I find myself thinking about my birth plan this time around. Will I try it all natural again (I think so!), will baby #2 come faster?! (Gracie came fast!), will I have back pain like I did with Gracie? All these things are what I like to think about.

Cord Blood Banking with Graceful Mommy

And one thing that keeps coming up is cord blood banking. When I had Gracie, I only heard about cord blood banking one time- at the doctors. This pregnancy, I’m hearing about it all over the place and it’s really made me sit down and consider it! It’s actually Cord Blood Awareness month so I thought I’d share a bit about what I’m learning in my research!

Cord Blood Banking with Graceful Mommy

So what is cord blood banking?

When a baby is born, they have a small amount of blood leftover in their umbilical cord. This blood + tissue contains very powerful stem cells. These stem cells are currently  used to transplant medicine to regenerate deathly blood + immune systems. These stem cels can actually be used to help treat 80 known diseases + disorders including various cancers, and blood, immune, and metabolic disorders

It’s like a body’s personal repair kit.

Cord Blood Banking with Graceful Mommy

One crazy thing I’ve learned in my research is that while baby’s cord blood cells are a perfect match for baby, it can actually be used to help other member of the family like siblings or parents! That’s super neat.

Every parent wants to make the world a better place for their children and CBR is here to help make that happen. CBR is dedicated to advancing the real life clinical applications of newborn stem cells. CBR’s commitment to parents and their babies is to provide the best service and quality in the collection, processing, and storage of newborn stem cells, so that families are confident entrusting their precious cells to our care. CBR represents a window into the future, through which families can see the amazing potential of these cells to promote healthier lives.

Cord Blood Banking with Graceful Mommy

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month + after reading and seeing things about cord blood banking over + over, I am really considering this for baby #2. This is such an important decision, not one to be taken lightly. If you did Cord Blood Banking with your newborn, I’d love to hear about it!

Cord Blood Banking with Graceful Mommy

If you are pregnant and want to register online – go with CBR at cordblood.com. A collection kit will be sent to you or in some cases, can be picked up from your doctor’s office.