Positive Potty Training with PoGo Potty Panda + GIVEAWAY

Potty training can be a huge feat for any toddler. There are tons of tips and tricks that different parents use to get their little ones diaper-free. I recently found this cute potty training system, called the PoGo Potty Panda Training System. Created by a licensed psychologist and mother of twins, the PoGo Panda reminds your child to use the bathroom at regular intervals, with simple phrases like, “Let’s go potty” and “It’s Time to Go Potty”. The training system centers around the principle of positive reinforcement aimed at fostering a child’s self-esteem and self-efficacy with the PoGo the talking Panda, a book to reinforce going to the bathroom and a sticker set for your little one.



Willow loves pushing all of the shapes that make the Panda talk, it has great sayings to help praise her when she uses the Potty, like “I’m so proud of you!” and “You’re a superstar”. We consistently read the book everyday to help positively reinforce going to the bathroom. The Pogo Potty System has a great site and newsletter that shares multiple tips for helping you to potty train your little ones (Tips and Newsletter Here). Willow has even started to tell us when she has to go! It has really been an amazing tool to help her be more independent and have control over going to the bathroom. 

Here is the best part! We have teamed up to gift one lucky follower/reader of mine a PoGo Potty Training System to help you start your little one on their way to big kiddo undies! To enter is simple:

  1. Follow @pogopottypanda and @thechicmamas on Instagram.
  2. Tag a parent who love some help with potty training under the Giveaway photo on Instagram.

Giveaway will run until Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on Thursday, March 31, 2016, once all entries have been checked. Good Luck! xoxo

Nordstrom Mark Downs

If there was ever a reason to shop at Nordstroms, it’s for their continued mark downs on top brands. They price match, have free shipping and are offering up to 40% OFF on some amazing items (like this Floral Dress pictured above)!


Click on the images below to shop my top picks from the sale:



Shoes: (Now is a great time to buy boots/booties!)

Handbags and Accessories:

Happy Shopping! XOXO

Finding Your Perfect Scent with Me Fragrance

Finding a great scent is no easy task. Once I find a decent one, I usually stick with it for a while. Yet that can be quite boring, and it is mostly because I have a hard time finding that perfect scent. Enter Me Fragrance!
Me Fragrance makes creating your own custom perfume a reality now. They have a large inventory of essential and fragrance oils, that help you create a one of a kind signature perfume. They also have an amazing tutorial to help you get started in creating a custom scent for yourself. I designed one that made me think of Willow, with these signature ingredients : Coconut, Lavender and Baby Powder. It’s so soft, sweet and makes me think of her snuggles. They also give you the option to make your scent into body products, reed diffusers, and soy candles.
I always love having candles lit around the house, so I made a Spring Breeze scent with Jasmine, Vanilla and Orange for during the day. Of course I couldn’t stop there, so I then made a Calming Vanilla scent with Vanilla Bean, Lavender and Sandalwood to help me relax before bed. I’m obsessed, and they have the cutest packaging. You can start making your own scent for as low as $3.50 and save 12% off your first order.

Spring Sales Happening Now!

There are so many big sales happening this weekend! Scroll through the images and links below to start shopping some major deals. Remember to pay close attention to the discount codes so you can get the full benefit of each sale! Happy Shopping!!

Shop Dresses:

Shop Denim:

Shop Shoes:

Shop Bags and Jewelry:

NORDSTROM: 40% off select styles

JCREW:25% off with code:SHOPNOW

MADEWELL: 30% off sale styles with code: SOCLOSE

BLOOMINGDALES: up to $300 off purchases

DVF: 15% off with code: IWD15

H&M: up to 60% off

JBRAND: 25% off with code: JBFF25

MACY’S: up to 20% off with code: VIP

ANN TAYLOR: 40% off with code: FRIENDS40

EXPRESS: $100 off with code: 1222

BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off with code BRCFIT

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: 25% off with code: DRESS16

WEST ELM: up to 30% off

JONATHAN ADLER: up to 25% off with code: FURNITURE

GAP: 30% off $100 with code: DOCTORISIN

CRATE & BARREL: 20%  off wine glasses + dinnerware

LORD & TAYLOR: 20% off with code: SIGNATURE

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is just around the corner, on March 20th to be exact. The problem is our weather has yet to figure out what it wants to be. One day it’s 90 degrees and the next day it’s freezing with crazy wind. Weird weather makes for confusing wardrobe choices at times. After mulling over my closet, I finally paired this lightweight midi skirt, with this soft, cropped knit shirt. I loved the end result, and was super comfortable for the day. Cropped sweaters, like this one, are great transition pieces. Remember…layers are your friend. Happy Monday!

Shop This Look Here:


Cropped Sweater | Midi Skirt | (old) Similar Lace Up Heels (on Sale!)| (old) Similar Bag (under $40!)| Sunnie



Photo Credit: Valorie Darling