The Beauty of Giving Birth

Honest Essentials / Photo Credit: Suzanne Chan
Honest Essentials / Photo Credit: Suzanne Chan

If you haven’t heard it enough, I love my job. One of the most beautiful and precious things that I have the privilege to be a part of every day as a labor & delivery nurse is helping a mother welcome the birth of a new baby into her family. I get to be there to support and coach her into this momentous occasion as well as a short time after as she transitions to life with a new baby. The whole experience can be overwhelming but at the root of it all is the wish for a happy healthy baby, not just in the moment but for the rest of the child’s life. From the minute mom found out she was pregnant, she’s been making those first choices as a mom, to protect and care for her baby. From avoiding certain situations, to eating properly and taking prenatal vitamins, to reading and researching, she’s been trying to be the best mom to her baby.

Once the baby is born, there is a whole new set of concerns to what to feed baby, what to cloth baby, what goes on baby’s skin. The choices are overwhelming and all mom wants is the very best for her child. I’ve been a huge fan of the Honest Company since it launched 3 years ago. Jessica Alba, celebrity and mom of two, has simplified it all for us. Just like any mom, she wanted the best for her children and she set out to create a company that would do just that. For us, that just simplifies our already busy and complicated lives, with choices that we can honestly trust. Come to my home and you’ll see, from diapers to their every day essentials, my home is honestly free of dangerous chemicals and toxins, thanks to the Honest Company.

Honest Shampoo, Conditioner and Lotion now in a convenient pump. / Photo Credit: Suzanne Chan

I love that the Honest Company is constantly expanding their product line and they really listen to their customers. My kids have been using the Honest Baby Shampoo and Body Wash – which now comes in a convenient pump, Conditioner, Conditioning Spray, Bubble Bath, Face & Body Lotion religiously and now they have expanded the line to include several new fragrances – Ultra Calming Lavender, Nourishing Apricot Kiss and Purely Simple.


Springtime in Paris. / Photo Credit: The Honest Company
Springtime in Paris. / Photo Credit: The Honest Company

Recently, the Honest Company gave birth to it’s first fashion inspired diaper line called “Springtime in Paris” in 5 new diaper prints. They’re so cute and pretty, they had my uterus aching. The prints are available for a limited time and can be ordered in their diaper bundle or separately on These premium eco-friendly diapers are made with naturally derived, plant-based and sustainable materials. I’m super excited to be sharing the Honest Company with (1) Lucky Mom Confessionals reader who will win a 1-month diaper bundle! See below to enter and GOOD LUCK!

Their bundles just make life simpler. Every month I select any 5 items from their vast product line to be shipped directly to my home, saving up to 35% – everything from dish soap, to laundry detergent, to diaper cream and toothpaste. I know all the products are safe and free from dangerous chemicals and toxins, protecting my most precious, my family.

{ disclosure: I was invited to an exclusive preview event for the launch of the Honest Company’s Springtime in Paris.  No compensation was exchanged for this post. I have been a self-paying customer of the Honest Company since it’s inception.  As always, all opinions expressed here are my very own. }