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The Mama Knows favorite things list is all about putting the best snacks, supplements, kitchen supplies, online programs, clothing, and accessories in your cart at a discount! Because A) you deserve it and B) raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are cute, but like, so impractical.
Quick Links & Discount Codes
Can we skip to the good part? If you’re here because you saw me mention a product or course on Instagram and you’re like, “Kacie, I’m sold on it! Just gimme that link!” This section is for you. If you want more info on the things I recommend, you’ll get it in the sections below.
- Workouts: Get Mom Strong: Strong Like A Mother
- Intuitive Eating: Colleen Christensen’s SociEATy
- Sleep Training: Little Zs Sleep Training Courses
- Childhood Sex Education: Birds & Bees
- Speech & Language: Wee Talkers
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- CPR Course: Thrive Training Institue
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Snacks & Supplements
- Bars: Dinobars
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- Bars: Skout Organic Snack Bars
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- Pouches: Serenity Kids
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- Vitamins & Supplements: Mary Ruth Organics
- Greens Powder: Athletic Greens
Kitchen Tools & Gadgets
- Favorite Nonstick Skillet: Greenpan Safe, Nonstick Ceramic Skillet
- Blender: Vitamix Blender
- Blender: BlendJet Single-Serve Blender
Clothing & Style
- Kacie’s Warby Parker Glasses
- Kacie’s Warby Parker Sunglasses
- Pink Chemistry Mommy Necklace
- Caitlyn Minimalist Mama Necklace
- Avryn Co. Wristlet Wallet
- Style Consultation by Created Colorful
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Kacie’s Favorite Online Programs
These online courses, trainings, and memberships have been game-changers for me during the postpartum, pandemic, and so many other seasons of life and parenthood!
Get Mom Strong
Strong Like A Mother (SLAM) was created by Ashley: mom of three, step-mom of two, and pregnancy and postpartum exercise specialist. Ashley is such a big believer that every woman deserves to feel strong, empowered, and live a life free of pain, that she built this whole dang workout program around it! SLAM is perfect for women at all stages of life, from preconception through postpartum and beyond.
This workout program was made by women, for women. It helped me heal my diastasis recti after I had Emilia, and I still do the workouts to this day! If, like me, you felt kinda clueless about working out after having a baby, or you’re past the postpartum stage but still want workouts that “get” women’s bodies, this is for you, check it out!
Colleen Christensen’s SociEATy
I swear by intuitive eating and fully believe it’s the best way to approach food for overall health, happiness, well-being, and mental freedom. But it can be a hard lifestyle adjustment to make on your own—especially if, like so many of us, you’ve been a dieter in the past.
Colleen’s Christensens’s SociEATy membership is a FANTASTIC place to learn, grow, and give up dieting for good—with the guidance and support of an RD and intuitive eating specialist. It uses a super-effective mix of video lessons, group coaching, and a community of girlfriends on the same journey as you to teach you to make peace with both food and your body. If you’ve been thinking about ditching dieting but need the accountability and support of a group of women walking this walk with you, join the SociEATy. It’s a great investment in you.
Little Z’s Sleep
Where my tired parents at?! 🙋🏽♀️
Sleep is one of those things you don’t fully appreciate the value of until it is loooong gone! Right?! I swear there were a few months after Emilia—the baby who NEVER slept—was born when I would have seriously considered trading my left foot for a good night’s sleep. I read all the books, did all the things, and nothing worked. I got so desperate, you guys!
Then, Becca of Little Z’s Sleep stepped in, and holy cow she helped me so much. Becca teaches families how to make sleep a thing no matter what’s going on in life. So that even when your CHILD changes, sleep doesn’t have to.
If you’re in that place where you’re daydreaming about something happening to you that’s bad enough to put you out of commission for a few days, but not so bad that something’s wrong, just so you could get some rest 😂 then mama, you need Little Z’s Sleep!
Birds & Bees
Talking to your kids about sex is one of those big, sometimes dreaded, parenting milestones, right?! No one wants to be that cringe-y parent making their kids feel uncomfortable. Or take the approach our parents took: tossing a dated “My Body” pamphlet down the stairs so we could be freaked out and embarrassed all on our own. 😅 But, we also don’t want to just ignore the conversation. And, we don’t want to say too much too soon…or wait too long so they learn from their friends.
Birds & Bees is a simple online course that gives parents the tools and confidence to talk to their young kids about sex. I’ll be honest: When I first learned about it, I thought, “Aren’t my kids too young for this?!” Thankfully, I took it anyway, and WOW I was wrong! I was blown away by the helpful advice I could put into practice immediately, even with a 2- and 4-year-old. It made me feel way more confident and less awkward planting the seeds to help them learn about sex. I recommend checking out this course if you’re a parent, no matter your kids’ ages!
When it comes to communication development, the comparison game is STRONG! Like, at first, it’s all fun and first words. But all of a sudden, you’re at the park one day hearing other kids say WAY MORE words than your toddler can. And now you’re looking at your child thinking, “What did we miss, kid?!” 😅
All jokes aside though, I know it gets overwhelming fast! And that’s why I recommend Wee Talkers, to any family that’s worried or even just wants to be proactive. Because they’re created by Carly and Katie—moms of 6 kids and speech therapists with 20+ years’ experience—Wee Talkers courses are both research-backed and actually realistic for busy family life.
If you have a toddler, I specifically recommend TalkToddler, because it teaches you doable strategies that get your child talking and communicating more—no matter where they’re starting from.
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Safety is so important, but it can be hard to stay up-to-date with CPR skills! (No one really wants to spend their Saturday on it, right?!)
I love Thrive Training Institute’s CPR course because it can be taken from home, during your little one’s nap time. And even though it’s SO easy to take, it still gives you all the skills and confidence you need to jump into action should you ever need to.
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Kacie’s Favorite Snacks & Supplements
I could talk toddler snacks and supplements ALL day long, but I’ll keep this short and sweet with just my tip-top picks:
If you’ve followed me for any amount of time at all, you know how much I love Dinobars! They use great ingredients, they’re nut-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and I love that the only sweetness in the bar comes from fruit. Plus, the mess-free coating on the bar prevents sticky fingers. (And sticky handprints, and sticky door handles, and sticky everything else!)
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Skout Organic Snack Bars
Skout Organic Snack bars are another fantastic toddler bar option to stock up on! Because let’s be honest, you can never have too many bars kicking around. The texture is easy for toddlers to handle, there’s no added sugar in most flavors, and they have a few nut-free flavors, too.
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For my personal favorite nutrient-dense pouches and puffs, check out Serenity Kids. Products are low-sugar and use high-quality ingredients including meats, which I love because a lot of other convenience-style meat options (like deli meat) aren’t the healthiest and should be limited to a few times a week.
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Mary Ruth Organics Vitamins & Supplements
I use and recommend quite a few of the Mary Ruth Organics vitamins and supplements, so you know they had to be on this list! Here are my favs and go-to’s:
The only supplement I take daily is Athletic Greens. (Well, the greens plus the added Vitamin D3 drops you get for free when you use my link.) It’s the one thing I make sure to do every morning just for me!
I love that this one supplement covers all your nutritional bases and then some. (There are 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced nutrients in one serving!) And, I love that it mixes into water so that I’m starting the day hydrated and don’t have to swallow any giant capsules. It has a sweet flavor and I like it with lots of ice!
Kacie’s Favorite Kitchen Tools & Gadgets
I have SO many go-to kitchen tools and gadgets that I wrote a whole blog post on my 33 Favorite Toddler Feeding Supplies to keep them organized and in one place for you. If you want to stock up on tried-and-tested, kid-friendly kitchen items, definitely shop that list!
And in the meantime, here are a few can’t-miss extras that aren’t on my toddler-feeding list:
Greenpan Non-Stick Ceramic Skillet
This Greenpan ceramic skillet is made with nontoxic products, so even when it’s heated up, it’s safe. It’s also nonstick, scratch-proof, and oven- and broiler-safe, so it’s perfect for recipes that need to be started on the stove and finished in the oven.
I have tried SO many non-stick pans over the years and this one has blown me away!
There is nothing that blends better than a Vitamix! I love my Vitamix and just got a new one 12 years (!!) after my first one was gifted to me. These things last FOR-EV-ER when you take good care of them, so I feel the price is justified.
No little pieces of spinach to chew in your smoothies? I’ll go ahead and sign you up!
BlendJet Single-Serve Blender
I only use this BlendJet blender for single-serve smoothies, but it’s a lifesaver when I’m trying to get the kids out the door and need to get something besides coffee in me. (Or, if only one kid requests a smoothie and I don’t want to pull out the Vitamix.) You do have to remember to charge it after every couple of blends, but I like how easy it is being cordless.
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Kacie’s Linked Clothing & Accessories
I can honestly say that when I became a pediatric dietitian, I never expected to be sharing links to my favorite clothing and accessories 😂 but here we are! And I’m not mad about it.
My Avryn Co. wristlet and card wallet let me carry only what I need (my keys, cards, and license) and nothing that I don’t, so I can leave the house hands-free. It’s simple and minimalist but made with really beautiful, high-quality leather, so it’s not just functional like so many other hands-free options are. (I’m looking at you, belt bags!) These wristlets are such a great alternative for moms who always have their hands full and don’t always want to carry around a purse. I have onyx black and I love it. And I also just bought the feather gray card wallet with the ocean blue wristlet for spring/summer.
The wristlets make great gifts, too!
I recently got a style consultation from Created Colorful that told me all the best colors for me and it has made clothes shopping SO MUCH easier. I love knowing exactly what colors will be the most flattering for my skin and hair. 100% recommend!
Kacie’s Go-To Accessories
And allll the other frequently-requested clothing- and style-related links I get asked to share on Instagram:
- Glasses: Warby Parker Brandy Glasses in Eclipse Black Matte
- Sunnies: Warby Parker Durand Sunglasses in Whiskey Tortoise
- Mommy Necklace: Pink Chemistry Mommy Necklace
- Mama Necklace: Caitlyn Minimalist Mama Necklace
Happy Shopping, Mama!
I hope these links make it easier for you to find products you love and trust, get them at a discount, and maybe even treat yourself to a little something just for you. You deserve it!