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Monday, January 27, 2014

Nostalgia

How many children are you planning to have? We are probably going to stick with two, so little Anton is most likely our last baby. He's six months old, and watching him grow up is bittersweet. His milky smell, his round belly, his warm neck, his soft arms, his chunky thighs. I want to breathe him in, eat him up; motherhood is so tactile.
Sometimes I feel swept by a wave of nostalgic for these baby days, even as I'm experiencing them.
Anton, stay little, my little one!
Oh, my heart. So. In honor of all the soft and sweet children out there, we're giving away two $200 gift cards from The Honest Company, which makes safe, natural, non-toxic diapers, wipes, bath care and green cleaning products. Our family uses Honest for all our household cleaning, bath and baby needs, and I am so glad to have a brand we trust! (And how sweet are their winter patterned diapers with tiny axes?)
Plus, earlier this winter, Anton was fussy and Toby was cranky, and I finally realized it was simply because their skin was dry and itchy. (Forehead smack.) All that dry indoor heat was drying out their skin. So we now have a winter survival kit: lotion, body oil, healing balm; sensitive diapers and wipes, and an all-mighty humidifier. (Alex now has a Liz-Lemon-esque love of humidifiers and we have one in every room:)
For a chance to win, please visit The Honest Company and leave a comment below. Two winners will be chosen tomorrow at random. Thank you so much! Update: The two winners have been emailed. Thanks for playing.

Bonus for all readers: The Honest Company is offering free shipping with a minimum purchase of $25 with CUPOFJOFREESHIP for the next two weeks. For the first purchase only.

P.S. A winter challenge, and would you ever decide NOT to have kids?
P.P.S. Feeling nostalgic for Toby.

(Photos by our friend Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo. Thanks, Julia! This post is sponsored by The Honest Company, whose mission I adore. Thank you so much for supporting the sponsors that make Cup of Jo possible.)

2,296 comments:

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Laura said...

Would love to win - haven't had the energy to break out of our usual diaper routine to up the cute factor with Honest!

Thanks for sharing such sweet photos today!

Emma Knight said...


Sweet pictures of your little man, i think i need to wake my little one up now to snuggle some warm softness before he gets any bigger.

Natalie Boyle said...

I love this, and my soon to be mum best friend would love it even more!

Natalie Boyle said...

I love this, and my soon to be mum best friend would love it even more!

Kai said...

Jessica Alba is my hero! And Honest has just what we all need: products Moms can trust. Yes, please!

Zoe Cayetano said...

Omg! Omg! He is seriously soooo adorable! :)

Zoe
http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

Nicole P said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway! I'm super excited the Honest Co. is now available in Canada. I bought some for my sister for Christmas - but maybe now I can get some cute diapers for my little one too :)

bmislan said...

Have one son. On the fence about having anymore kids. Seeing those pics of baby Anton sure made me nostalgic!9

dc said...

Great giveaway! Thank you.

Alison said...

Love honest! I'd buy them if they were just white, but it doesnt hurt that they are the cutest diapers ever

Alison said...

LOVE!!! so cute!

shirlae said...

Love their products!

ladyH said...

This would be great - I could make great gift baskets for all of the new moms in my life.

Joy said...

oohhh love their swaddle blankets!

Jena said...

I'm in love with Honest Co!!! What a great giveaway!

Nini Anderson said...

I would love to try these!

heidi alene said...

Love honest company! We have the same dry skin problem here with our tiny one in the Utah dry cold!

fitztufts said...

Would love to try their products!

annelise said...

I tried one Honest product last fall and fell in love! It would be awesome to have more!

Jessica Large said...

I love Honest products!

Alison Scaggs said...

Sweet baby rolls. :)

Shannon said...

We are expecting baby #2 and I have been eyeing the honest co products at buy buy baby.

Alison Scaggs said...

Sweet baby rolls. :)

Amanda A said...

I love these products, the company has such a great mission too!

JaneofAllTrades said...

Thanks for the chance to win great products- fingers crossed!

Margaret said...

Organic swaddlers? How adorable!

I can't believe your boy is half a year old now. He is a beauty.

steph said...

I love the honest company! I have used their diapers for my older child (who is now potty trained) but not for my new baby! Love them!

Shannon said...

Oh goodie! I love a good giveaway!

First.time.mama said...

I love the honest company! What an awesome giveaway. I will also be looking into the shipping offer. I'm pregnant with my first- a boy! We have been spending HOURS researching everything safe and natural for him.

Shannon said...

Oh goodie! I love a good giveaway!

First.time.mama said...

I love the honest company! What an awesome giveaway. I will also be looking into the shipping offer. I'm pregnant with my first- a boy! We have been spending HOURS researching everything safe and natural for him.

Mrs Juzzie Green said...

I would love an opportunity to try this brand.
Great blog too, I've only been reading for a month and I'm hooked!

Still Life in San Francisco said...

Wow. Anton is just a gorgeous baby.

I know just what you mean about nostalgia. My little one just turned a year and my heart aches that he is going into toddlerdom.

My son's skin has been so dry and I have been wanting to try some healthy, non-toxic creams or lotions. The Honest options sound good!

stephgotsch said...

we'd love some... honestly - wa wa!!

stephgotsch said...

we'd love some!

Bethany said...

Love the Honest company. Honestly. ;)

Dawn said...

I can't wait to try the cleaning products.

Finley said...

What a great opportunity to try some Honest Co product! We definitely need the uber moisture package for winter!
Anton is ridiculously adorable!!!

SKC said...

No babies just yet, but I sympathize with Toby and Anton - the winter has made my skin dry and flaky. I'd love to try out the Honest Company!

Steel Springs said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to try these.

Rebecca said...

I've heard great things about Honest!

Emily said...

We're an honest family too. The company just turned two and my daughter turns two next month. It's great that they seem to be growing with her.

kBr said...

I've always wanted to try honest company! such a neat giveaway!

Amira said...

I'm excited to try Honest! Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.

Lorri Baker said...

Love Honest Company! The body oil has saved my skin this winter, great stuff!

A Sly Robin said...

lovely stuff and lovely post.

Alisha Johnston said...

I love Honest! I'd love to win!

Jamie Z. said...

Love Honest Co.!!

Vaea said...

I'm expecting baby #2 and would love to use Honest product!!

Kristen said...

I love the healing balm!

Meg said...

Beautiful things! We're planning for our little family to increase in size- such an exciting time. <3 Will absolutely need the eco-diapers for traveling.

emily parrish said...

Beautiful company! I can't wait to try them out.

Marieta said...

Love it, thank you! :-)

gretchenb said...

Yay for babies and yay for babies (and grown-ups) slathered, sudsed and swaddled in Honest products! It's a match made in heaven!

Unknown said...

They finally ship to Canada! I love their winter patterns....<3

Jenn said...

Love the honest company!

Charli said...

Would love to win =)

Rachel said...

I am searching for products that won't dry out my baby's skin (darn winter) but still allow her to have some fun bath time. I am so trying this company out!

Rebecca said...

I've been meaning to try Honest! My two year old is super into helping me clean, these days. He follows me around calling himself my "little helper boy" ;)

Ashley said...

Aw, I love their diaper designs! I would love to get some of their products for baby boy!!

Anne said...

I love the Honest Company as well!

Sara said...

I would love to win some great products to coincide with my baby boy's arrival in February!

Geneviève said...

Such beautiful pictures of you and Anton! A very nice giveaway as well!

Geneviève said...

Such beautiful pictures of you and Anton! A very nice giveaway as well!

Megan A. said...

I would love to try honest company products with my 4 month old, Leo. Pick me, pick me random generator!

The Ficks said...

I love this company! From the baby wash to the cleaning products, this stuff is amazing!

lizz said...

With a babe on the way, I'd love to give Honest products a try!

simply blythe said...

i've been stalking the honest site but haven't purchased.
this would be great.

Laura said...

I'm expecting my first child in March. Would love to try Honest Co's products!

corporatesuzie said...

Would love to try Honest for my ten month old

Laura said...

I'm expecting my first child in March. Would love to try Honest Co's products!

corporatesuzie said...

Would love to try Honest for my ten month old

Jess said...

Looks like a great company with an awesome mission! A brand worth trying for sure!

Sarah North said...

Love Honest!! Sarah N.

Carol said...

Those diapers are adorable!

srezsnyak said...

Love, love, love their lotion and body wash! Mmm...would love, love, love to have more!

nido said...

Love the Honest company and would love to win.

mynameis tash said...

Fabulous giveaway! I would love to stock my apartment with Honest's products.

helencounters said...

Didn't realize they make diapers. Fantastic!

mynameis tash said...

Fabulous giveaway! I would love to stock my apartment with Honest products.

Em's mom said...

Honest is lovely

Em's mom said...

Honest is lovely

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Rocky said...

I have 2 friends expecting this spring, what a fun gift this would make!

Rocky said...

I have 2 friends expecting this spring, what a fun gift this would make!

amber said...

I love the Honest Company's products!! My son has eczema and their bubble bath is one only one we've used that is gentle on his skin. Great products!!

Beth Elastic Sandwich said...

Love honest! Definitely need to stock up on more lotions and oils. It's been so dry here in SF my poor baby is itchy too :-(

Bek said...

Oh! This would be amazing! What a great giveaway :)

Kellie Marie said...

Looove Honest company :)

Kellie Marie said...

love honest!

Grisgawa said...

Have thought about trying Honest Co products, and now your endorsement has sold me :)

Unknown said...

Would live to win this giveaway! Due with twins in a few weeks! Thanks!

Shanna said...

This would be perfect timing to try out the products I've been eyeing. I'm due this Sunday!

Shanna said...

This would be perfect timing to try out the products I've been eyeing. I'm due this Sunday!

Amy said...

I love their diapers and would love to try some of their other products too.

Sarah said...

My little sister is pregnant with her second little boy! We bought her a bunch of honest products for Christmas and she's hooked! This would really help her out and I'm sure she'd let me pick all the cute little patterns.

Eric said...

My sister-in-law would love this for her second child. Great product!

Miriam said...

This would be perfect! I would love to try the Honest products on my now 4 month old, Emme.

Miriam said...

This is perfect! I would love to try Honest products with my now 4 month old, Emme.

jennamarie said...

Love honest co & Jo!

jennamarie said...

Love honest co & Jo!

VRoman said...

JoAnna! I've been eyeing Honest products for my sister who is due in 2 weeks! Thanks! Valentina

VRoman said...

Crossing my fingers for my newborn nephew, Oliver!

VLS said...

Baby number two due any day now. We love Honest's mission, too, and would love to try some nice things we haven't yet. Thanks, Joanna!

rochelleask said...

My sister is in labor at this exact moment! How great if I could give her this! I'm so excited to be an auntie.

eta said...

Would love to try these cute print diapers on my almost-(but-not-quite-yet-)eight-month-old!

Jessica said...

Big fan of the Honest Company and their cleaning products!

Melinda said...

what a perfect baby shower gift! :) so yes count me in!

Melinda said...

what a perfect baby shower gift! :) so yes count me in!

Sarah said...

I would love to try Honest!! I'm due with my first baby in March.

Nikki said...

I want to win this for my crunchy first time Mom (first family grandbaby) big sister and best friend. I'm living in Europe now and I'm trying to help from far away!

Emily and Dan's Big Adventure said...

Woot! Would love to win some honest products! We have #2 on the way, and I'm so excited to have another baby in the house!

DJ said...

I'd love to try them out!

DJ said...

I would love to win

DJ said...

I hope I can win

DJ said...

I hope I can win

DJ said...

I hope I can win !

Martha said...

What a generous giveaway! We love honest and the lotion saved our little newborn's dry skin too!

teeny said...

I love, love, love honest. crossing everything i have!!!!

JU said...

Babies deserve nice, Honest treats as well. :)

withlove,rosie said...

I've been looking at their website. Lots of great things!

FR_Ben said...

Beautiful photos, love them !

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Roxanne said...

What great pictures! I'd love to try the Honest Company.

Sandy Lee said...

I've been wanting to try Honest! I have an almost 3 yr old and a 7 month old with sensitive skin. They could benefit from these great products!

Jen_Sen said...

We love Honest! Our whole family uses the body wash and shampoo.

Jen_Sen said...

We love Honest! Our whole family uses the body wash and shampoo.

Unknown said...

Have been looking at Honest for awhile now. Our always loved California Baby just isn't working this winter. Would love a gift card to try out their products.
Also what humidifier(s) are you using? Been searching for a quiet, small and less wet one for our living room.

0572 said...

such sweet pictures! love honest co

nicolebrown44 said...

I'd love to try some honest co. Products!!:-)

Catherine said...

Love Honest Co.'s!!! I really enjoy their product for babies and the whole family....

Taylor Renee said...

I love Honest! I even follow Jessica Alba on Instagram since I think she's so fabulous!

Renée said...

Hope to win! TheHonest Company is a great option for little ones and their parents.

Becky and Trevor Campbell said...

Love the giveaway! Thanks!

Miki N. said...

Great giveaway! Very interested in the Honest products.

e said...

I'm obsessed with the balm they make so it would be awesome to try a few other things! Yay!

Jennifer Hile said...

So great to hear about a company like honest company. I have a 2.5 year old little girl. Thanks for heads up on ethical companies!

*** KITSCH *** said...

My second kid is a girl that is 2 months and we have two kids, so this is my last baby and i feel the same!
I am enjoying this time much more than the first one.

Stacey said...

I love the concept behind Honest Co. And their diapers are so precious!

Abby said...

Honest is great! Thanks!

Loring Scarrow said...

Love their stuff - what a great give away!

One Sassy Girl said...

Aw, sweet Anton! I'm living that bitter sweetness right now with my Clara. You put it so well. I'd love for her to stay my baby forever, yet dream of what's to come for her as she grows. Motherhood is delicious angst!

Enter me, please. Adorable diapers and an ethical choice!!

Sheryl said...

My baby is a month older than Anton and I totally agree with your thoughts. We also love the Honest company.

katie said...

Love what the Honest Company stands for!!

Emily Camenga said...

Love the Honest Company! Such sweet baby photos :-)

Sarah Nolan said...

I have always wanted to try these products, especially the lotions, oil, and lip balms since my skin is terribly dry during the winter.

Sarah Nolan said...

I have always wanted to try these products, especially the lotions, oil, and lip balms since my skin is terribly dry during the winter.

Carl said...

Love honest company diapers, wipes, oil for my baby's skin, and cleaning products for our family - even sun screen for babies! We have used the products for both girls due to skin allergies to regular diapers. Honest company also has the cutest prints on diapers for girls and boys!

Paige said...

Goddness he's such a sweet little one!

Meredith Gunderson said...

I would love to use Honest Co. products on my little arriving in April. Their line of diapers is adorable, and the wipes and cleaning supplies give me a piece of mind that I am only using the best for my family.

Shauna said...

I love reading this blog full of great, interesting information and product suggestions :) I've never tried Honest Co and would love to!

Anna said...

Thanks for turning me on to this company! Would love to try their products on my brand new little guy.

Georgianne Frederick said...

I love the Honest Company so much!!! Their body lotion is great and I love all their natural soaps. I have one in every bathroom and also in my kitchen! :)

aja said...

We just tried Honest Co. diapers for my 3 month old baby girl, Wren! Love them!

Hilary Couture said...

I'm expecting my first child in June and have been thinking of trying Honest Co. Would love to win. :)

Rebecca Rogers said...

Great giveaway! Honestly hope I win! :)

marie laure said...

My dear Joanna, you asking the question on how many babies we dream of, I thought of how many readers out there are single. How about a post and comments on how these ladies are living (and maybe enjoying their singlehood), how they do to meet people in their busy life...I'm a single lady of 28, Paris born, I lived in Alaska and Canada, and never ever had a boyfriend...Anybody else out there for whom the road to love is tough?

Kat said...

What a great giveaway. I've been wanting to try their products for a while :)

Unknown said...

Glad to see they are shipping to Canada now! Would be nice to try their products!

Unrelated - I noticed that some comments have been posted twice ( accidentally perhaps) but how are you going to deal with that for the giveaway? What app do you use to select the random numbers?

Beth said...

Great giveaway! We use a few of their products now, but have been wanting to try out their diapers when my new little one arrives.

Annalilly said...

What darling photos.

Rebecca Parry said...

Love Honest!!!

natasja Grant said...

Love the diaper caddy! :)
Do they Ship to Spain?

amber lynn said...

What a great giveaway!!

Elizabeth said...

i love this! even without babies i'm a huge fan of the honest company. i'm on a mission to de-toxify my life in 2014, starting with making a switch to all-natural bath, body and cleaning products.

Sharyn said...

Great giveaway! Great company!

Elizabeth said...

i love this! even without babies i'm a huge fan of the honest company. i'm on a mission to de-toxify my life in 2014, starting with switching to all natural bath, body and cleaning supplies.

haley said...

I love the Honest Company- thanks for doing this give away!

Shannon Greene said...
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Shannon Greene said...

Love this post, was feeling nostalgic myself recently going through old baby clothes. My #2 is 19 months now so treasure the early days :)

J&E said...

This would be a true gift to us right now.

Sarah said...

love the diaper designs!

A. said...

Super cute diapers! I'm due with my first baby on Monday! I'd love to try out their products.

Elisabetta Gallo said...

I just recently discovered your blog and I'm loving it probably because I have my first little one due in 3 months I feel very close to what you write. I've been reading only good things about Honest Company and this would be a good start up kit for my little girl!

Simone Brett said...

This is a great giveaway, they have such a wonderful product!

Karen said...

What a great giveaway! I'm pregnant now and would love this nice surprise!
Karen

Kate {motleymama.com} said...

Gimmee.

Kate {motleymama.com} said...

Gimmee.

dacy said...

The patterned diapers are so cute and I love the organic swaddling blankets too.

Laura said...

You should have three babies :)

Kaitlin P. said...

Oh my! What cute diapers! Baby #2 is coming in August :)

Devyn Howell said...

Would love to win this for my daughter.

Unknown said...

Definitely registering. I want to buy diapers!

Unknown said...

Definitely registering. I want to buy diapers!

Unknown said...

Definitely registering. I want to buy diapers!

Christia said...

As a first time mom-to-be, I'm also so excited that there are now companies like the Honest Company who are making products that keep our baby's health and wellness the priority. Thank you for the opportunity to try Honest products for the first time!

Anne Stanford said...

With a two year old and a three month old, we would love to win the giveaway!!!

J said...

I love Honest! Their sunscreen and bug spray are the only ones I use on my baby! I also love their cute diapers and have really been wanting to try their cleaning products!

Anne Stanford said...

With a two-year-old and a three-month-old, we would love to win this awesome give-away!!!

S.Lee said...

Would love to try these! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
My 6 week old girl Zosia would appreciate them! :)

Brooke said...

I've been wanting to try Honest Co.'s products.

Nicole said...

Is it too late? I've been wanting to try this company too!

Alaina said...

The sweetest post, feeling very similar to you with our 13 month old - holding him close and soaking it in. We have 2 kids and unsure about going for 3. Three seems like a game changer...outnumbered, bigger vehicle, house...etc.

Valentina said...

I would love to win this for one of my dearest and oldest friends who is having a baby girl in June!

jj said...

Amazing baby products! Love the company and the diaper designs are great!

Rebecca Sunde said...

he's so sweet. i've been wanting to try honest...

mmperdue said...

Would love to try these products with my sweet 4-month old! Thanks for the opportunity!

nyclilsmartass said...

Wow! I love Honest company and what they stand for. Cant wait to have a chance to win.

Meredith Dougherty said...

I would be delighted to win this! Just found out I have a baby on the way! So excited after months of infertility!!

lyndsey @ the stationery place said...

been wanting to try Honest products -- hope i win!!

Jessica said...

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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