This Pregnancy Announcement Made Us Cry

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man repeller's pregnancy announcement

It’s a week of milestones! From Sakura Bloom’s first site-wide sale ever to Mattel’s first hijab-wearing doll, check out some heartwarming, fashion-forward, practical and awe-inspiring news. We’ve got babies, bags, and Barbies for you in this edition of Weekly Links–and really, what more do you need?

1. After sharing openly and heartbreakingly about her struggles with infertility and pregnancy loss, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller is expecting twins! She writes beautifully about the raw feelings of shame, jealousy and anger that women feel when they struggle to carry a pregnancy to term, and she offers support for anyone in any stage of that journey with A Different Kind of Pregnancy Announcement.

2. As part of a no-waste initiative, Sakura Bloom has partnered up with Rais Case to use leftover fabric from the production of their carriers to make these adorable limited-edition bags. Made with scraps of the bamboo Theory fabric and finished with super soft leather, these tiny totes hold a surprising amount and are perfect for on-the-go style. Plus, Sakura Bloom is having their first sale ever—click here to find out why!

3. Little Spoon is committed to bring the freshest, healthiest, most delicious meals to the little people that need them the most. Now, not only are their meals available in all fifty states, but they’re introducing Blueprint, the first ever technology platform for optimized nutrition starting at baby’s first bites. Blueprint takes the guesswork out of what to feed your baby during those crucial first two years and is available as part of its subscription meal service.

4. There’s a new Barbie doll in town, and she’s come a long way from the classically-styled blonde icon of the fifties. Mattel’s new Shero line focuses on women who are exceptional in all areas of life and breaking social barriers. The collection’s newest Barbie wears a hijab and fencing gear to honor Olympic athlete and bronze medal winner Ibtihaj Muhammad. Put these dolls on my holiday wishlist, please!

5. Babies are tiny. Their stuff…not so much. Babylist has put together a list of the best space-saving gear for your little ones. From a crib that fits into a closet to a completely flat bathtub and a corner changing table, this list is a must-read for urban dwellers, growing families, minimalist moms, and anyone who wants to save their space as well as their sanity.

Allaya Cooks-Campbell

Allaya Cooks-Campbell

ALLAYA COOKS-CAMPBELL is an Associate Editor at Well Rounded. She is a writer, yoga instructor, and a born-and-bred New Yorker. She is the mother of a feisty toddler and step-mommy to two equally feisty teens. Living in Queens with her husband, Damany, Allaya tries to raise her family with equal doses of optimism, discipline, and mostly age-appropriate humor. You can find her musings on motherhood on her site, babydroppings and see more about her yoga classes on Instagram

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