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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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Raquelita said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway. I'd love to be able to try out Honest Co.'s products on my 18-month-old!

Catherine said...

We love Honest! Can't resist those cute patterns. Their vitamins are great, too.

Catherine said...

We love Honest! Can't resist those cute patterns. Their vitamins are great, too.

Katie said...

Love the Honest philosophy and those winter remedies sound so healing!

Robin F said...

I would love to win. Looks great

amanda june said...

Hooray and thank you!

Jill Bernardes said...

I'm excited to use Honest diapers on my baby arriving next month!

marie said...

Many thanks! Just found out we're expecting our first little one (!!!) and it's so great to learn about companies we can trust.

Lyss said...

No kids (yet) but would love to try the cleaning and bath/body products!

Inviting Designs said...

A great company - awesome giveaway!

Mrs.JZ said...

Handsome little guy :) Love Honest Company products!

Mrs.JZ

Mrs.JZ said...

Handsome little guy :) Love Honest Company products!

Mrs.JZ

Amy Kunihiro said...

I would love to try the diapers

pennysaver said...

Love The Honest Co!!!

Janna said...

Entering for my pregnant sister!

Christie said...

We are about to have # 2, and I just loaded up on some Honest diapers. I'm excited to try them out. I would love to check out the rest of their products.

Jenny N said...

What luck! ;) I am due with my first next week- winning this would be great!

Molly said...

The bundles look awesome!

Kristen Lueck said...

Would love to win this giveaway!

Unknown said...

Love Honest! Hope I win!

Alli said...

What a lovely post! So true. And thanks for the Honest Co giveaway!

Unknown said...

Love Honest! Hope I win!

meredith said...

due with my first (a boy!) in a couple weeks...

alison claire said...

Wonderful giveaway! Love this company.

Sarah said...

I would love to win this giveaway! We try so hard to only bring home products where we can pronounce all the ingredients and stand behind the company's philosophy. Honest is definitely one of those!

Ariel Bendall said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

erinsamm said...

Love the Honest Company and would especially love to win so I can clean my tiny apartment with all of their cleaning bundles!

Joanna said...

Honest is such a great company! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Awnie said...

Sounds fantastic! Love their products

Courtney said...

We love Honest and use them for diapers, bath time necessities and household cleaning products. The aromas of the products are lovely and I feel like I'm making a good decision using such a healthy product around the house with my two little ones touching/chewing on everything.

Shayna said...

I love Honest diapers for my 2 month old! No rash!

NKM said...

I would love to use Honest Co products on my little girl! We are already looking into diapers & wipes and all the baby bath care.

Lucy said...

Awesome giveaway, and the sweetest pictures!

KelliO said...

Our first baby is coming in the next few weeks! I'd love to try it out!

Laura said...

I would love to win - I've been meaning to try Honest for a while!

Maria said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

leahinlala said...

I love Honest! I've already been using them for household items, and now I can't wait to try their baby products once our little guy arrives in May.

Maria said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Carley Bortolin said...

Love Honest products so much! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

Adela said...

Wow this would be awesome especially now since it is so cold and our skin is so dry!

Leslie said...

We're expecting our first this spring and I can't wait to try The Honest Company!

Valerie said...

The Honest Co. seems to have the best collection of products, and the most adorable diapers!

Jenny Doyle said...

We have a baby coming in 6 weeks and have been stocking up on Honest products. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Stina Smith said...

Been trying the diapers (which I like) but not much of the other stuff.

Lyndsy Adams said...

Love The Honest Company! Hoping to win!

tracy said...

i love honest products, but can't justify buying it on a regular basis. what i've loved from them are their sunscreen, healing balm, shampoo & conditioner, bubble bath and their household products! actually i guess that's a lot :) i still use a lot of these, such a great company!

Megan said...

We love their products!

Becca said...

We love Honest - so many great products!

Meredith said...

I love Honest and have switched most all products over to them. I'd love to win!

Collyn said...

I would love to stock up on some Honest Company products.

Jen Collins said...

So excited for this Giveaway. Love Honest!

christa said...

When I can buy Honest Company diapers I do. They are wonderful. After trying cloth for a little while I feel good about using these diapers. Great giveaway!

Christina Egan said...

Can't say enough good things about the Honest Company. We give gift certificates to their site to friends with new babies rather than traditional gifts... so far, it's been a hit!

Lauren @ Balue/Co. said...

I'd love to finally try some Honest products!

Jennifer Winchester said...

With a baby on the way, I could use this gift card. Great giveaway!

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Our first (of probably two) is due in 5 weeks. Can't wait to try some of the Honest products!

Rachel said...

Anton melts my heart!! I've been wanting to try Honest products and with a second baby on the way, I'd sure love a gift card.

Brittney Rodriguez said...

Big fan of Honest Co, after unexpectedly picking up some of their products as Costco, no less! What a pleasant and welcome surprise they've been!

Amanda said...

We're due with our first baby in August. Would love to try Honest products!

anna said...

Would love to win this!

nick and taylor said...

Thank you for this giveaway! I love that this company seems to be wellness based - not sickness based like so much of the medical world. And who can resist their most adorable diaper patterns?

Colleen said...

Great giveaway ...and humidifiers are a must!!

Bonnie Sum said...

I'd love to try! Thank you!

Lauren said...

My husband and I are expecting our first child in March and I really want to try these products! A giftcard would help immensely!

Gabrielle said...

I'm having a baby in May and can't wait to use these products! So great to know they exist.

Kate said...

Anton is just adorable!
I didn't know the Honest Company had cleaning supplies or disposable diapers! Learning something new every day!

Sara T said...

I have a little guy and another one on the way so we would love the gift certificate! Such a great company!

Jam-packed Life said...

Love Honest Company. We use their cleaning products, and the fresh scents are delicious!

Kelley said...

Beautiful pictures of you two! I love The Honest Company. They have so many great products. I'd like to give their new immunity defense vitamins a try. xx

Megaleg said...

I would so love to win: expecting baby #2 soon - yikes and yay! back to teeny tiny diapers….

Katrina said...

Oh that face! What a sweetie.

Christine said...

i've been looking at their products but haven't actually bought it yet but i want to try the cleaning supplies! also, anton is such a cutie!

niki said...

Never tried them! Maybe this is the time

Katharine Swanson said...

I have been dying to try out Honest diapers on our little guy since our cloth stash doesn't work with our current laundry arrangement!

Patsy said...

I have gone back and forth about trying Honest. This my a be the tipping point to try it.

Rachael said...

I love those cute diapers! Anton is getting so big so quick!!!

meenah said...

Would love to try out the diapers for baby #2!

Meredith Preston said...

I'd love to try some of the body products from the Honest Company!

Ginna said...

Oh there are so many things I would love from The Honest Company but haven't been able to afford! My fingers are crossed!

caroline said...

Would love to try them out!

JulieBean said...

Great giveaway, love Honest Co. products!

Jessie said...

I love the Honest Company. I never have to worry about scary ingredients.

Lauren Covington said...

so sweet! we'd love to have these great products from the honest co. for our little one.

Anitra Sweet said...

I had no idea how extensive their selection is! My kids have horrible winter skin on their cheeks and I definitely need to look into getting something for them!

Maggie said...

Adorable! I have two young children, and I've been dying to try Honest products!

Jessie said...

I know how you feel. My daughter is six days old, and I'm already wishing I could live the last week all over again.

Unknown said...

Yay! Would love to try their products.

Aja said...

I would love to try the hair products of the honest company. The conditioner and shampoo look like they would be so gentle on my hair. I signed up for the emails - love this website. Thanks cupofjo! :)

Sarah L.J. said...

I have never used Honest, but I think they sound like great products!

Anna said...

I love The Honest Co.! Their cute diaper patterns and safe products are a must!

Thanks

Ali said...

The Honest Company is great!

Holly said...

I love that so many of Honest's products are multipurpose: Face AND Body Lotion, for example. Who wants to fumble with a thousand bottles when there's a squirmy baby on the changing table?

Michelle Graham said...

We love Honest!

Rose said...

Expecting our first at the end of February and have been thinking of signing up for the monthly Honest bundle. :)

Veronica said...

I would love to try Honest diapers on our baby coming this simmer. Thanks!!

Courtney Beardsworth said...

What beautiful photos! Enjoy these precious moments. I love The Honest Company's philosophy & would love to try their products on my family.

Emily said...

LOVE the Honest Company - get so excited to try their new products. Just ordered the belly balm!

jane said...

we use their shampoo/body wash. it's great for the whole family!

Michelle Graham said...

We love Honest!

Christie said...

The Honest brand has such great products!
Already wistful for those early baby days & my little guy is only 8 months!

Margot Thistle said...

aw sweet babe! patterns are fab!

LuLuBell said...

I am 4 months pregnant and have heard nothing but amazing things about the Honest Co. I would love to try out their products on our baby to be.

Lindsey said...

I've been wanting to try Honest diapers. Hope we win! Anton is such a cutie!

Danielle said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to try Honest's products on my sweet baby girl!

Rebecca said...

Happy baby, Happy mommy!

ash met said...

So Sweet! I know how quickly they grow!

Molly said...

I am a first time mom, and what you said about motherhood being tactile is SO true. I literally want to eat my 4 month old daughter up, as unacceptable that would actually be :) Thank you for the chance at this giveaway!

måsh måsh said...

Humidifiers, oils and lotions yes! Without them, I will turn into a scaly mess.

LuLuBell said...

I am four months pregnant and have heard nothing but amazing things abou the Honest Co. Can't wait to try out their products on our baby to be.

Vera said...

Would love to try the Honest Company products. We're expecting our little one in March :)

moseyblog said...

Would love to win this - my 7 month old could really use it!
P.S. Anton is so incredibly cute!

Payal said...

We're sticking with two and I completely understand that feeling of nostalgia. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tricia said...

We love The Honest Co products, particularly diapers! Thanks for this chance!

Sarah Vanel said...

I've been wanting to try the honest cie's products!

Vanessa L. said...

Oh my goodness!! I love their stuff!! Wish I could get my hands on it NOW!!!

kristen hrynkow said...

lovely company!

Adrianne said...

their diapers are so cute!

Meghan H Squires said...

Love Honest Co!

Courtney Beardsworth said...

What beautiful photos! Enjoy these precious moments. I love The Honest Company's philosophy & would love to try their products on my family.

Courtney Beardsworth said...

What beautiful photos! Enjoy these precious moments. I love The Honest Company's philosophy & would love to try their products on my family.

Lindsey said...

The patterns on those diapers are just too much! I can totally relate to your nostalgia. My little one is 5 months and even though he's my first and we plan to have more, I find myself often sad over how fast he is changing.

K + E said...

Great giveaway! Love your photos.

Jaclynn Cook said...

I love Honest! I'd love to win this for my SIL and my sweeet little 4 month old nephew :)

Mary said...

I'm a big fan of Honest Company. Even though my babies are no longer babies, I like keeping my cleaning products as green and natural as possible, so I'd love to use this to stock up!

Puppy Mommy said...

Would love this!

Ms. Mini said...

Love Honest products! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Sadie said...

Anton is so sweet, Joanna! It's been so much fun watching him grow up in pictures-- my boy (my first) is just a month older and seeing Anton makes me feel nostalgic for just those 30 days ago. They change so very fast!

Motherhood is the most incredible privilege. I had no idea I would love it so powerfully.

teeny84 said...

Your babies are just gorgeous.

kelly said...

What a great give away.

WAydinyan said...

Would love to try Honest company! My first is due in May :)

Anne said...

I am expecting a baby in July, and I've heard so many good things about Honest diapers. We are planning on using cloth, but their disposables would be great for the early days.

Nicole said...

I've been wanting to try out Honest Company's products on my two little ones! Great giveaway!
Your little Anton is precious- beautiful pictures!

Kate said...

I love Honest's laundry detergent and toilet cleaner!

jenny p said...

As a soon-to-be mom, I want everything at Honest!

Adam and Laura said...

I keep talking myself out of trying these products... would love to try them for free!

Steph said...

We hope to use Honest diapers for our upcoming baby!

Amy said...

I'd love to try Honest products with our new baby!

Caton said...

Oh my gosh I would love to win this, adore their products!

Emily said...

Great giveaway! I'm so glad they offer shipping to Canada now! This would be great as I am expecting our first in June and just found out today its a little boy!!! You're post today really made me think about enjoying the moments, both now and those to come! Thanks Jo!

jenny p said...

As a soon-to-be mom, I want everything from Honest!

Hannah said...

I think I need to get on board with the humidifier.

Narwhal Records said...

I've been wanting to try their products for a while, and they are finally shipping to Canada now! Yipee.
Great giveaway, thanks Jo!

Amy said...

I would love to try honest products with our new baby!

Kiley said...

I would love to try their bath products and vitamins. Those insta-nostalgia moments in motherhood are so strange and powerful. Babies are a force all their own!

Katherine M. said...

Such great pictures. Would love to try Honest products!

mizzzlaura said...

I definitely want to try some of their cleaning supplies, but right now we need some extra moisturizer, too!

Emily said...

Great giveaway! I'm so glad they offer shipping to Canada now! This would be great as I am expecting our first in June and just found out today its a little boy!!! You're post today really made me think about enjoying the moments, both now and those to come! Thanks Jo!

CC said...

I love Honest's mission - what a great giveaway!

The Feather Den said...

This would be lovely! I recently became a great aunt (at just 23, hehe!) so would love to buy a few things to help my neice out.

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

Daphne Yun said...

We love the Honest healing balm,

Jessica said...

The Honest brand dishwasher tabs are our favorite:)

CC said...

I love Honest's mission - what a great giveaway!

anniebedz927 said...

This is a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for doing this, Honest Company makes some amazing products.

howdydailey said...

What a cutie pie! Love the Honest Company!

melanie said...

ohhh baby. We've committed to one little (she is two now) and seeing baby pictures always makes me a wee sad we won't have another. he's adorable.

Julianne Willis said...

I love Honest! I use all their cleaning supplies and just started the vitamins.

anniebedz927 said...

This is a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for doing this, Honest Company makes some amazing products.

Emily said...

Would love to support a wholesome company when kids start joining our family...

allison zarraga said...

I'm a FTM expecting my little one to arrive in 12 days! I would LOVE to try their products as I am knew to motherhood and have heard such great things about Honest Co.!

rachael_2 said...

I would love that utility tote! Thanks for the giveaway.

Sonia said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! The organic belly balm sounds fantastic

Susan J. said...

So many great looking items for babies - really love the organic swaddles. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicola said...

I am excitedly awaiting the arrival of a little nephew in May and I would love to surprise my sister (a first time mama!) with these Honest Co goodies!

Betsy Whitis said...

I have wanted to sign up for the Honest Company for some time, I keep forgetting! All of their products look great, I especially want to try their cleaning ones.

allison zarraga said...

Oops! *new to motherhood (stupid pregnancy brain...)

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness those pictures are meeeeelting my heart! I am pregnant with our first and I just can't wait for all the sweet moments we will have with our baby and I want them to go oh so slowly! Wonderful giveaway from a wonderful company too, thanks!

Kate said...

Huge fan of Honest and have been loyal customers since we had our twins two years ago.

Keri said...

I love the honest company and would love to win! love their colorful diapers and supplements...

Kheira Westphal said...

I LOVE their products! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card.

DLK said...

I love honest company products!

J said...

I am due in three months and have no clue on diapers - but I have heard good things about the honest company!

kim said...

Love Honest Co! They're diaper prints are so cute.

Kheira Westphal said...

I LOVE their products! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card.

BV said...

What sweet baby pics! You are really enjoying those boys.

Susan K said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to try out Honest Co for my 3 month old!

Megan said...

I love the honest company. I have been using their products on myself and would love to branch into the baby care!

lauren said...

I just recently bought some honest diapers and stain wash for our daughter… Love them so far! I would love to try some of their other products

Mariana said...

You are so right Joanna! And the last picture is amazing!

Emily Stephens said...

I feel the same way about my 4 month old son. I want him to stay small and chubby forever. Also, I love Honest Company wipes. They are the only ones I've found to not give him diaper rash.

KMox said...

What a lovely giveaway to dream for - especially on a dreary and chill Monday in Maine.

Ames said...

Gorgeous pics! I would love to try these products on my newborn baby.

Sharon said...

Their products look so healthy! Would love this!

Andrea Velikov said...

I actually would love to win this for my sister. She has a 6-year-old and a 1-year-old, and I'd love for her to have in on this awesome stuff!

Lauren said...

Would love to try their products!

Anna said...

LOVE the Honest Company! We wouldn't be able to survive here in LA without their amazing sunscreen. Never leave the house without it!

Misadventures in Motherhood

jlcarns said...

I haven't tried Honest yet, but would be thrilled to, especially since my husband and I are planning an addition to our family.

cal123 said...

Would love to try the swim diapers!!
Longing for sunshine and summer time!

Margaret said...

yay! love honest and get their diapers and wipes every month. we have the same situation...humidifier city over here!

Melissa Mac. said...

I too am a fan of the Honest Company's mission. I'd love to try their products.

Alie said...

Our next baby is due in June and I'd love to try out their diapers! Their prints are much more pleasing to the eye than Sesame Street. ;)

Alie said...

Our next baby is due in June and I'd love to try out their diapers! Their prints are much more pleasing to the eye than Sesame Street. ;)

Megan Irons said...

Fingers crossed...!

Mary E said...

What a great company! I plan on using Bumgenius diapers, but I love the idea of these as back-ups, for traveling or for when we have babysitters for our first little one due in June. We don't have a set number for the amount of kids we'd like to have just yet, but we're very open to a larger family (4+) if we're able!

betsy kalgren said...

We've already stocked up on some Honest diapers! First baby due March 1 - can't wait! I would love to win to get household/addn'l baby products.

She moves among the sparrors said...

We're in the dry skin boat too! It's SO DRY in southern California you can feel your skin (and eyes) losing moisture!
I put baby oil on my 2 (2years and 3 months) after bath time AND lotion every diaper/clothes change.
We're excited to try Honest! (ok maybe it's just me.)

Lexi M. said...

Would absolutely LOVE to win this! It would be so helpful with our 9 month old!

Laura said...

I love the Honest Company's lotions! It would be fun to win and help beat winter dryness, which is a problem even in the sunny Southwest where I live.

702parkproject.com said...

What a great giveaway! :)

Unknown said...

I've been wanting to try Honest!

She moves among the sparrors said...

We're in the dry skin boat too! It's SO DRY in southern California you can feel your skin (and eyes) losing moisture!
I put baby oil on my 2 (2years and 3 months) after bath time AND lotion every diaper/clothes change.
We're excited to try Honest! (ok maybe it's just me.)

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