four simple things #06

untitled-design-56What we are eating: Blender Muffins

A friend introduced these and they are so darn simple and gluten-free/nut-free. I cut the sweetener in half and add a half-cup of blueberries and teaspoon of cinnamon. If you skip the honey altogether you can give these to babies.

What we are playing: Lotus Travel Crib

If this video doesn’t warm your heart and make you dream happy, idealist parenting dreams, I don’t know what will. But for real, this is one of my favorite pieces of baby gear. It’s fantastic for travel and right now it’s serving as a brief play area for the baby while I get my work-out on in the mornings.

What I am wearing: Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans

It’s nice to be wearing real jeans again post-baby. I only own two pairs of jeans and they are both this style from Madewell. I love how stretchy they are.

What I am pondering: Morning routine

I am constantly trying to improve upon and stabilize my family’s morning routine.It’s important that it is predictable, calm, and efficient. As summer comes to a close and fall begins that means making some tweaks. I will be talking about our morning routine on Facebook Live soon–follow Simple Families to be sure you are staying in the loop.

Cheers to a happy weekend!


Denaye Barahona

Denaye Barahona is a loving wife and mama of two. She's a therapist for moms, an author, and the host of the top-ranked Simple Families Podcast. Denaye holds a Ph.D. in Child Development and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been featured on the likes of The Today Show, Netflix, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets.