Friday Favorites: The Best Finds of March Week 1

A Round-up of favorite products and reads for the first week of April by popular DC lifestyle blogger Baby Castan on Board, as part of her Friday Favorites series.

Oh my goodness, I am exhausted. This week was craziness. Between everything I am taking on at work plus lots of blog improvements I am looking forward to an early night tonight and hopefully a chill weekend.

A round up of friday favorites from popular DC lifestyle blogger baby castan on board

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Here are my Friday favorites for the first week of March

The Mama Notes: Yesterday was International Women’s Day.  There were tons of great articles and reads about strong women. It is such an inspiring day. In particular, I loved this post from The Mama Notes on six quotes to inspire you on International Women’s Day.  It’s so simple but powerful and something I bookmarked to look back on some of those tougher days.

Old Navy: Old Navy is having a big clearance sale this weekend on toddler clothes. Of course, I had to stock up. I bought these cute skinny pop khakis (perfect for Easter with this cute carrot button up), these poplin joggers, and this adorable utility jacket.

Fresh Mommy Blog: I love butternut squash soup, but I only ever get it when I go out. I found this amazing recipe on the Fresh Mommy Blog. I can’t wait to try it this weekend! I am not big on dairy these days so the vegan/dairy free aspect is appealing to me!

Red Barn Collective: I found this amazing Etsy shop this week. I am in the market for a mother’s helper because Aiden loves to help cook and this shop has a gorgeous one! They also have great rustic wood toys and home decor. I don’t know if I will end up getting this mother’s helper just because I think we might try to make one. However, I am already adding some of the toys to the little guy’s birthday/Christmas list!

Netflix Binge: Jessica Jones is back on Netflix! Does anyone else watch it? It has been two years and I am so happy it’s back on. I am not crazy about superheroes, but I really like the Marvel shows on Netflix especially Jessica Jones and Daredevil. It’s something Dan and I watch together so I have only seen one episode so far, but I am sure we will make a good dent by next week.

That’s about it for this week. Have you seen/tried any of these Friday favorites? Do you have a favorite Netflix show you are binging right now? Let me know what you think in the comments!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you missed my post this week it was a fun St. Patrick’s Day toddler craft. 

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Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic preschooler and newborn, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my first little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Realizing that we would probably have more kids in the future, I wanted to document everything, so we would remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!

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