Bring the happy + merry into your life!

You know those motivational sayings you see on Pinterest? The ones that say things like Become a Priority in Your Life. Most days you look at them and think But First Coffee + Carpool + Laundry + Work. However, when the holidays roll around we think it’s necessary and essential to make them your #momlife mantras.

To help you shift your mindset, we’ve gathered up our favorite holiday treats for m-o-m (that’s you). Gift yourself or send your favorite item to your partner as a subtle hint.


One lucky mama will win a Recliner PJ Set (Value: $130)* just in time to be the best dressed (and most comfy) mom on Christmas morning!

But everyone wins when you use the code FIRST15 at Recliner’s checkout for 15% off your first order. *not sponsored, just fans!


Haven’t quite gotten around to photographing the kids for a holiday card? (Don’t worry, us either). Lucky for you, there’s still plenty of time and we’ve got a few tips to help get that picture perfect shot. Click the button to head over to the blog.


We’re giving away a $150 Minted* gift card to one lucky mama!

Minted is our go-to holiday card spot. It’s super easy to do and they’ve got adorable designs. Plus, for new mamas, they have the cutest birth announcement/holiday cards (two birds, one stone)!

We’ll announce the winner at the end of the week!

We all have that one go-to recipe. The one that’s super easy to make (read: the ingredients are already in your pantry) and pleases the whole family (from big to small).

So, whether you’re in need of a main dish, easy side, or dessert to bring to your next holiday fete, we guarantee our recipes collection on Pinterest won’t disappoint.

(Follow our boards for more #momlife fun all year long.)


And when you’re done whipping up one of these quick and easy recipes, you might just have a few extra minutes to cozy up with your little one. We’re giving away one Organic Luxury Muslin Always Blanket in one of our top food prints -- “But First Coffee + Oh Donut Even” -- for one lucky Mama to do just that!



Is it just us or is making a family photo album OVERWHELMING? #amiright

Our fave Chatbooks* makes creating photo albums super easy. Just download the app and it pulls your social media feeds into an album. You can add images from your phone’s photo library, edit out captions, and rewrite descriptions however you want. And then poof! The app organizes the images into a chronologically correct no-stress album. You give the book a thumbs up and they send you a printed volume.


We’re giving away a $200 Chatbook credit to one lucky mama! Winner to be announced at the end of the week.

If you just can’t wait, use the code "monicaandandy" at checkout, to get a free 60-photo Instagram or Facebook album. Free shipping too! (It’s valid through the end of January because let’s be honest, you need the extra cushion to get. it. done.)


It’s hard to teach kids the concept of giving in a season all about wish lists and Santa’s Lap. But, we believe, it’s never too early to start raising little humanitarians. To wit: our favorite ways to teach the importance of giving back to humankind. Check out our blog for tips. 


We’re giving away a $250 Monica + Andy giftcard to one lucky mama! Winner to be announced at the end of the week.