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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.)

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stspagnoli said...

Would love to win this! Been meaning to try out Honest Co.

Christina Johnston said...

This is such a great giveaway! We are expecting our first baby at the beginning of June and planned to use the beloved Honest Co for all baby diaper needs. I just love their message and products!

k said...

As I opened this page, I squeezed my little Olive and told her I wanted to eat her up! These baby days are going too fast!
Jessica Alba & team has done a great job with Honest and Jo, you've done an amazing job sharing your experiences as a mom.
thanks!

Nadya said...

I am expecting my first baby (a girl!) in May and would love to get started using Honest products:)

Laura Reynolds said...

No babies yet for me but I love their cleaning products!!

Agnes said...

I would love to win some Honest Co products! Thank you!

swimCH22 said...

Ooooh I've been wanting to try their diapers especially! I'd love to see if they make a discernible difference to my daughter's baby booty.

LeiaBryn said...

Love the Honest Company and just started using their lotion and balm this winter! They are fabulous with all the dry air. Would love to win the $200.00 gift card and try more of their products!

Rachael said...

What a great giveaway! I love their products and with two kids under three I can use any help I can get!

The Ward Family said...

This is the first time I'm leaving a comment (but the umteenth time I've clicked onto your blog on a Monday morning...well, afternoon now I guess). I usually buy wipes in packs of a dozen and I'd love to try Honest wipes for my 2 year old's little tushy!

Erin said...

I love the Honest Co! Their Healing Balm is AMAZING :)

beth said...

I'm currently 8 months pregnant and have been meaning to look at some Honest Company products. You've sold me on them!

sns812 said...

Love Honest!!

Unknown said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to try out their diapers and wipes. We are expecting our second child in April and he will most likely be our last too. I keep finding myself already feeling nostalgic and he's not even born yet!

Carrie said...

I'm happy Godmother but not an actual mom yet and even I miss the baby days. They come and go so quickly!

shanley said...

will take any help i can get with dry skin this winter!!

Lissa Tsu said...

Interesting mission for a celebrity mom to choose. Beautiful products. Perfect for the whole family

LeiaBryn said...

Love the Honest Company and especially their lotions in balm during these awfully dry and cold winter days! Would love to try more of their products soon!

Becca said...

I haven't tried Honest products but always hear great things about them!

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad said...

I'm not due til April 1, but I'd love to win the diapers! I was probably going to test out THC anyway ;)

Taylor said...

Thanks to your post, I just found myself looking at all the new goodies Honest has in stock. It's been a while since I've ordered anything. Had no idea they offered training pants (pull-ups)! Just ordered three! Tried to use the code, but it said for first time orders only. Our second little one is due in April - would love to start bulk ordering some diapers!

Taylor said...

Thanks to your post, I just found myself looking at all the new goodies Honest has in stock. It's been a while since I've ordered anything. Had no idea they offered training pants (pull-ups)! Just ordered three! Tried to use the code, but it said for first time orders only. Our second little one is due in April - would love to start bulk ordering some diapers!

Cait said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Best wishes for surviving the cold with the little ones!

Jess said...

Love the Honest Company. And those pictures!

Kate said...

Wow, thanks for the chance to win!

Katie Gorczynski said...

I love Honest Company's products! Just started using the belly balm and it's wonderful!

chopsuey said...

Oh, I love the Honest Company. Their products are amazing and the design sublime. I'm dying for one of the totes!

Michelle said...

I love the Honest Company--such great products!!

Kristin Farries Golemon said...

I am a long-time fan of Honest! Would absolutely love to use this as a way to get started!

JennyKG said...

My little is wearing the same diapers today! Couldn't love this company more.

Michelle said...

I love the Honest Company--such great products!

lanita said...

love this company and would love to try their household cleaning products!

Jessica Thiessen said...

What beautiful photos! Those are going to be cherished for your whole life.

Grace said...

Honest is amazing!

Caitlin said...

I am expecting my first baby and have been thinking about if I will try out Honest products!

Caitlin said...

Love all of the great patterns (and have heard great things from other moms about how well they work!). I have a 10 month old who would look nice in axes...

mollyandkevin said...

I love those little chunky thighs!

vassiliki said...

What a great giveaway. I would love to try some of their products!

Allison said...

I would love to try honest co! Thanks for the chance to change my luck!

Mary said...

I just love this company and would love to try more of their products!

Kaitlin Jenkins said...

Honest is a great company-I'd love to win :)

Erin Wiegratz said...

Oh, I know how you feel...my boy is 10 months and sometimes I find myself rocking him and just soaking in all of his babyness. They say it goes quickly, and from what I can tell that is so true! We use Honest Bubble Bath and I just love the smell.

Michelle said...

Great giveaway! I especially love the ancor and feather print diapers:)

Megan Thomas said...

I knew Jessica Alba started a company like this but I couldn't remember the name. Thanks!

Virginia said...

Love Honest! We also use them for everything... and I've been coveting the tote bag and wooden toys in their new Honest Collective.

Marissa said...

It's great to learn about such an amazing company with fabulous packaging! We'd love to try the non toxic, honest goodies. Thank you!

LB said...

Honest makes wonderful products! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Dana Kichline said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to try out their products!

amyf said...

LOVE honest co diapers + products!

Stephanie Acheson Berman said...

I have two boys, about the same age as yours! Thanks for offering this giveaway, I would love to be picked!

Marie said...

oh babies! love love love them and can't get enough. i want it to last forever too.

Abby said...

I adore their swaddlers and having a few months supply of diapers and wipes would be awesome!

Abby said...

I adore their swaddlers and having a few months supply of diapers and wipes would be awesome!

Tel Aviv Living said...

I've been really wanting to try out Honest Co.'s products! Your endorsement has me ready to put in an order right now.

Aston said...

I'm expecting my first in September, and I'm already planning on using Honest diapers. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Magdalena said...

I would love to give them a try! I have two toddler boys.

Madison Wetherill said...

I had no idea that the Honest Company had so many products. I'd love to try their cleaning supplies & laundry detergents!

R Valiquette said...

Such cute patterns! Hope I win!

katie said...

I love the honest company too! So glad they started shipping to canada. Gorgeous photos of you and Anton.

Zaree Singer said...

I would love a gift card, I've been wanting to try their products. Thank you!

GrapeJelly said...

I've been using their sunblock and hand lotion for a year now. Love their packaging as well.

Erin said...

I am due with my first in March and have been told by everyone to use Honest :) Great giveaway!!

Samantha Lee said...

Last summer while meandering through the massive isles at Costco I found a double pack of Honest baby body wash and shampoo (sweet orange and vanilla I believe is the scent) and instantly thought of you! So I bought it and it's my favorite body wash/shampoo I have ever used on my daughter! She's three and a half and has a mane of curly kinky hair that I adore, but some shampoos leave it a tangled mess or dries out her already drier hair. Thank you so much for the many recommendations! I'm an Honest believer! Now that we are expecting baby number two (I'm 15 weeks! Eeeek!) I'm looking forward to trying the diapers and other baby related products. :)

R Valiquette said...

What cute patterns! Would love to win.

Magdalena said...

I would love to give them a try!

{ f } said...

Great photos! Anton is adorable and I totally get the nostalgia, even with my first baby who just turned 7 months... hopefully, we'll get to experience another baby in the future with a number two! Ps. Would love to try some Honest products!

Jill said...

I love this company! They make great baby gifts, too!

Maureen Rodgers said...

Great giveaway!

Le Croque Madame said...

Their bubble bath looks terrific

AnnaSophia said...

I would love to try this!

Mandi Bartel said...

loving the Honest company and its adorable diapers in Canada!!

Cam said...

I love Honest diapers (and humidifiers too!).

{ f } said...

Great photos! Anton is adorable and I totally get the nostalgia, even with my first baby who just turned 7 months... hopefully, we'll get to experience another baby in the future with a number two! Ps. Would love to try some Honest products!

AnnaSophia said...

I would love to try this!

Ashley said...

I love that last photo!
And I'd love to try this company for my 15 month old.

lauren said...

What a fantastic giveaway!

Kelly Wilkinson said...

Love honest company!

Ashley said...

I love that last photo!

thedirtyknitter said...

I would love to try some of their products!

Hannah Wallace Brookes said...

Hurrah! What a great giveaway :)

Elizabeth said...

I would love this!! I am 17 weeks along expecting my first!

sarahjane said...

Yes! Count me in! I have plenty of babies who need diapered, lotioned, and the like!

M. Taylor said...

Oh Honest Company diapers are so wonderful and the patterns are just the cutest! I am expecting my first baby in August and I can't wait to see what their summer patterns will look like! Your post about Anton made me nostalgic for the baby days as well, and I haven't even experienced them yet! I just know they will go by so fast. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Unknown said...

Those diapers are adorable. I really appreciate their philosophy.

Jordan said...

With my first baby due on July 1, this would be amazing! I've been wanting to try honest even before I was pregnant!

Lauren Modeen said...

I am 28 weeks pregnant with my first, and I'm already nostalgic for baby days, and then haven't even happened yet! I can just imagine how fast they go by, and I already want time to slow down.

Maya said...

I am currently pregnant with my first child and would love to be able tot ry Honest products

Elizabeth said...

I would love this!! I am 17 weeks along expecting my first!

ale norris said...

what a great giveaway - thank you so much for sharing! and ps...those pictures are adorable, he looks perfectly pinchable.

philologic said...

This is amazing. Honest stuff is GREAT.

Lime Street said...

I'm expecting now and originally learned about the Honest Company from your blog. I find that I keep going back and re-reading your pregnancy/motherhood posts. They've been a great help! Thanks!

Sarah T said...

First baby due March 9, would love to try!

Carol said...

I love the Honest company.I use their diapers, but have not tried their other products yet..

green said...

Oh Joanna! I have two- 14 and 6 and I know its cliche, but it goes so fast. I just hold onto each day and sweet moment as tight as I can, oh motherhood is absolutely heart-wrenching and beautiful. Wouldn't trade it for anything- except for the moments when they temporarily find everything about the other totally annoying. And the Honest Company- wow nothing better.

Rebecca said...

Honest Co has such cute patterns! Thanks Joanna!

Emily L said...

this is totally company i'll love to try out! thanks for the opportunity!

Elizabeth Saucier said...

hope i win!

Jillian Earnest said...

I would love to try honest diapers for my 3 month old!

Alicia said...

The diaper designs are the cutest!!

Jillian Earnest said...

I would love to try honest diapers for my 3 month old!

Jen said...

I have wanted to try Honest Co.!

M. Taylor said...

Such a sweet post about Anton. I am expecting my first in August, and I am already so very excited to meet the little one and kiss its big, soft cheeks forever. (Here's to hoping this baby wants to snuggle with mama forever!) The Honest Company diapers are so cute! I can't wait to see what they come up with for summer!

gster said...

I'm a brand new mom and so far love the Honest Company! Hands down best wipes we've found so far. -And we have those cute diapers too:)
~Gaia

Shannon said...

I love the honest company! We use a lot of their products already though I'd love to feel like I could splurge and get some nice lotions for my little one.

Clarissa said...

I've been thinking of switching to the Honest Compsny - would love to try them on my 3 week old!

nicole said...

They have the cutest diapers! Love Honest Company!

Laura Connelly said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you, thank you!

Unknown said...

I'd love to try out the skincare products!

nicole said...

They have the cutest diapers! Love Honest Company!

ashley mikell said...

I would love to try Honest! I've looked into them a few times per your recommendations. I completely understand your feelings about sweet Anton and the baby days. I found myself crying many times because I hadn't taken a photo all day or because she had already changed. Motherhood is the greatest blessing in life!

Kelly Ramstack said...

I'm always working on detoxing our household so this would be a great help.

Courtney Rickard said...

So exciting! I'm a mother to be , due in July (woohoo!) and would love to try the Honest goodies! Thanks!

Natasha said...

I would love the gift cards to get some starter items for my baby, expected in June. Love the Honest Company philosophy and I've been dying to their their diapers.

GLB said...

Looks like a great giveaway! Love the products.

chris said...

I would love to win this giveaway for my friend who just had an adorable little girl!

rachael said...

Would really love to win! I've been wanting to try their diapers.

Katherine said...

My youngest is about to turn 1 and I am definitely trying to savor all of her baby smells and how much she still needs us. It is going so fast! Dry skin has been her plague this year too. So ready for spring and warmer temps!

Abby S. said...

Anton is adorable! I would love to try Honest Company's products - we have a 15 month old and one on the way.

Jenna Bravakis said...

The winter patterns are so cute! I need to try out some of their lotion on my little guy.

tellmeastoryjosie said...

We welcomed baby Inez right before Christmas, so I'd love some credit at Honest!

meredith said...

I love Honest and would love to stock up on shampoo, lotion, and diapers for my twins!! Thanks for this great giveaway!

Arika Schienbein said...

I hear only good things about the Honest company!

Minna said...

I've been wanting to try this company out, but just haven't done it yet.

Carlee Southam said...

I'm gonna be a mom soon. Nbd. So excited to use honest co stuff.

Carlee Southam said...

I'm gonna be a mom soon. Nbd. So excited to use honest co stuff.

Carlee Southam said...

I'm gonna be a mom soon. Nbd. So excited to use honest co stuff.

Betsy said...

What sweet pictures. Gets me nostalgic for the present, too. Thanks for a lovely giveaway

Lauren Knight said...

I would love to win this- the Honest Company is so great!

And we are definitely finished having babes- we have three boys and even though I suffer from nostalgia whenever I see my friend's 4-month-old baby boy, I know I don't have it in me for another!

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Alex C. said...

What a cutie! We love Honest at our house. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

I bought honest diapers for our new baby! cant wait to try it out!

Carlee Southam said...

I'm gonna be a mom soon. Nbd. So excited to use honest co stuff.

Alexa said...

I have been wanting to try Honest ever since I first saw your post on their philosophy. Thank you for the opportunity!

Jenna Bravakis said...

I love the winter prints! My little guys has some dry skin on his tummy right now, so I'll have to try their lotion.

Kimberly said...

Love honest company for my twin boys (who were born the day after little Anton).

dana said...

I would love to try out their swaddles on my little guy!

Ruthie Hansen said...

Love the Honest Company! Fingers crossed.

Jillian Manesh said...

i love these beautiful photos! i would love to win (for next year hopefully!) lots of patterned diapers! xo

Amanda L said...

This is an amazing giveaway! I am pregnant with my first. I'm due in June!

Patricia Pilon said...

I'd love to use these products for our little boy in our cold, cold climate!

Etc said...

Would love to win this! We have a n almost-four-month-old who is also suffering from dry skin! I love all the diaper patterns available.

Aimee said...

Would love to try their stuff!

Patricia Villamil said...

We love HOnest so much. It's a great company!

amy said...

Great giveaway! I love to win. I'm expecting my first baby 1 mth from today!

Nicki Clark said...

Their goods are so great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jackie said...

Perfect for the little babe we are expecting in August!

Brigette said...

Honest is a great brand and has such fun designs. Would love to win this bundle!

Lily said...

I would love to see my little guy in those sweet diapers!

Anna said...

We are expecting our first baby in a few weeks. I would love to be able to try their products

dana said...

I would love to try out their swaddles on my little guy!

Aimee said...

Would love to try their stuff!

Brigette said...

Honest is a great brand and has such fun designs. Would love to win this bundle!

Jackie said...

Perfect for the little babe we are expecting in August!

Cortney said...

I would love to be able to try out Honest! All of their products look great.

Anela said...

my first is due in April, so I'd love this little bonus! You're pictures make me excited!

Whitney Doenges said...

I would love to win this. We are also battling dry skin and illnesses galore!

cassie and ryan said...

This is a great giveaway! I love Honest diapers and would love to try some of the other products!

allison said...

LOVE the Honest Company! They have so many great products and their company mission is one we should all get behind!

Also baby Anton is looking extra-adorable in these pics :)

Laura B said...

I would love a chance to try out their body oil!

jacque said...

What a great company, I'd love to win for my friend who is expecting!

Dakota83 said...

All the baby bundles are awesome!

Whitney Doenges said...

We'd love to win this. We are currently battling dry skin and illnesses galore!

Erin W. said...

Love the Honest Company! So great!

McKenzie Sky Edmonds said...

Adorable patterns!

Jill Erwich said...

i love their laundry detergent!

heidi said...

what a great company!

McKenzie Sky Edmonds said...

Adorable patterns!

Dakota83 said...

All the baby bundles are awesome!

Lauren said...

My darling sister is about to have her second baby boy. I would LOVE to gift her products from the Honest Company.

Lauren H.

Emily said...

Our first baby is due in May, and we're already sure we'll be using Honest Company products! Thanks for hosting this giveaway for such a great company.

Monica said...

I love Honest Co.! Their soaps and lotions are terrific.

Jenn said...

My skin is so dry it is cracking! Would love to try the Honest line

Valerie Ito said...

what a cutie! and what a great giveaway!

Jen said...

Oh man. I love this company so much. I really want to try their toothpaste. That's weird, but true! I also love the cute patterns on their diapers!

Valerie Ito said...

what a cutie! and what a great giveaway!

Linds said...

Love Honest diapers! Thanks for the chance!

L Schelvan said...

Thanks for another great giveaway! We need some of that immunity defense!

Jennifer Harrison said...

We are currently nesting for our first baby, and would love to have some Honest products on-hand!

Sylvia C. said...

Fantastic giveaway. I'm interested in trying out the Honest Co. - first baby is coming in May!

Liz A said...

I love the Honest company, thanks for the giveaway!

Elise Scamahorn said...

Honest is such a fantastic company, I love their products!

Jennifer Harrison said...

We are currently nesting for our first baby, and would love to have some Honest products on-hand!

Mikaela said...

Expecting my first! I want to be as careful as possible about cleaning and baby supplies.

Lindsey said...

What a great company and loved the Liz Lemon humidifier comment, they really are life changing.

Carrie said...

I love Honest diapers and wipes and would like to try the cleaning products. Baby #2 is expected any day now and I would love to stock up.

Erin Rothney said...

Love the Honest Company!!

Kali said...

We have the same situation at home … 'cept with two girls. I understand completely. And hurray for these products for winter! They sound wonderful…

Katie Cauthen said...

I would love to try their products! I have been in search of skin products that don't use palm oil!!

Teresa Petch said...

You are a great mom, Joanna. I'd love to give the Honest company a try. Thanks for providing the opportunity.

Mamabear said...

I would love to try Honest products - my 14-month old daughter has been getting itchy patches lately and would like to give Honest products a try.

awolfie said...

Thank you, love this company!

mkt22 said...

Pick me! We love honest products!

des said...

I love The Honest Co, this would be a great chance to try some of their other products!

Lilly said...

Love Honest Company! My favorites are the healing balm, the diapers, the belly balm (LOVE!), and the dishwasher and laundry pods!

Allison said...

Such sweet photos! Honest's products look great.

Amanda Regan said...

So- if you put the honest oil in an olive oil mister, it is much easier and neater to apply. Especially to the kiddos. You can spray them and they can rub it in without a huge mess.

Lexi said...

I love Honest's packaging! Everything looks so friendly, I'd love to win some products. Thanks!

Laura Leithart said...

I would love to try Honest Company with my first - due in August!

andrea said...

Love to try those cute diapers!

Leah Rife said...

I have never tried the Honest Company, but their products sound awesome.

We're pregnant with our second baby, and I have said a few times I am done after this one...but we all know making huge decisions while pregnant isn't a good idea. :) I could see us having a third. Your post is so true though. I have already mourned our toddler growing up too fast.

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