Parenting Hack | Morning Coffee Dates

I used to think making time for date nights was easy breezy. Jake and I would set a day at the start of the week, commit, and schedule a sitter. Butttt, as Ev’s gotten a little bigger and as my work schedule has gotten increasingly unpredictable, scheduling date nights is a little tougher. Plus, on nights I’m extra sleepy, I want nothing more than wine on our couch Friends reruns.

Our latest solution? We started squeezing in morning coffee dates together, before the chaos of the work day kicks in. We usually go right when our childcare arrives, and walk to a local spot nearby our house. It gives us enough time to chat about what we have going on each day, tell silly stories about Evan (which, lets be honest, takes up most of our conversation), and daydream about fun trips we want to take as a family. These morning coffee dates have become my favorite, and they’re such a happy way to kickstart our day.

I’ve been wanting to share this parenting hack of ours for a while now — so I was excited to work alongside Lolë on sharing our morning routine with you. Lolë is a lifestyle clothing brand that I’ve shared with you here before (in this workout post). I’ve long been a fan of the brand because of the versatility of the pieces.

My sweater is so cozy and made from recycled plastic bottles! Love to be snug and sustainable. The white vest I have on is my current fav — it’s super lightweight, yet still has cruelty-free down insulation for warmth (especially for those of you who don’t live in sunny cali-land). It’s also water-repellant and packs into a small pouch for travel. Jake’s puffer jacket does the same. Filled with the same cruelty-free down, this jacket keeps him warm while still looking put together. He’s also obsessed with the beanie (which is rare, normally he says hats are too itchy) LOL. The coolest part about the hat is the technology behind it — it’s made with merino, which is an active fiber that reacts to changing body temperature. Fibers cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s cold. So cool!

Also – such good gift ideas!! Well, that, and a perhaps a gift card so your besties can all try this morning coffee date routine… it’s the BEST! xx

MY LOOK | Jeans | Sweater | Vest | Beanie

ON JAKE | Jeans | Shirt | Jacket | Beanie

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This post is in partnership with Lolë. You can follow them on Instagram here.

Photos by Cibelle Levi