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Fall is here, and it makes me so happy! Choosing Owen’s outfits for fall -- whether it’s for cosy days at home or days spent on the move -- may quite possibly be my favorite thing. What is it about little baby clothes that makes shopping way more fun than shopping for myself? This time of year, I tend to lean more towards neutrals and especially love pops of red and golden hues this fall. I find sticking to neutrals helps give these pieces longevity through the seasons, which is crucial when our little ones are growing out of their clothes so quickly. To help you select your little one’s fall essentials, I decided to roundup my personal favorites -- for both boys and girls.

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I’m the mother of a boy, so I only have to choose baby boy outfits. But I had so much fun picking baby girl looks, and I’m pretty sure my heart would explode if I saw both girl and boys ensembles side by side. Here are 4 fall baby fashion looks that will keep your little ones warm all season long.

Cozy at Home

Baby Girl

  1. H&M, Grey Sweater: $29.99, buy here.
  2. Old Navy, Knit Booties: $14.95, buy here.
  3. Misha & Puff, Apricot Leggings: $68, buy here.
  4. 12|12, Long-Sleeve Onesie: #38, buy here.

Baby Boy

  1. Mini Rodini, Sweatshirt: $53, buy here.
  2. Mini Rodini, Pants: $53, buy here.
  3. Olen Organic, Bibs Better Bundle: $24, buy here.
  4. Robeez, Classic Baby Boots: $38, buy here.

Out & About

Baby Girl

  1. Briar Handmade, Noble Carriage Ivory Linen Bonnet: #32, buy here.
  2. Rylee & Cru, Startlight Sweatshirt: $55, buy here.
  3. June & January, Red Tights: $13.50, buy here.
  4. Old Navy, Black Jumper: $19.94, buy here. http://rstyle.me/~95p5S
  5. Levi’s, Denim Jacket: $44, buy here.
  6. EMU Australia Baby Booties Metallic: $39.95, buy here.

Baby Boy

  1. Carhartt, Foldover Knit Hat in Brown: $7.99, buy here.
  2. Arq, Denim Painter’s Work Shirt: $37.50, buy here.
  3. Gray Label, Noble Carriage Golden Pants: $47, buy here.
  4. Cat & Jack, Target Plaid Jacket: $29.99, buy here.
  5. Freshly Picked, Black Moccasins: $49, buy here.

Motherhood is a practice in learning, growing and loving more than you ever thought possible. Even as a "veteran" mama of four young sons and one newly adopted teenager, Jalyssa Richardson enthusiastically adapts to whatever any given day has in store—a skill she says she's refined through the years.

Here's what just one day in her life looks like:


Jalyssa says she learned to embrace agility throughout her motherhood journey. Here's more from this incredible mama of five boys.

What is the most challenging part of your day as a mom of five?

Time management! I want to meet each of the boys' individual needs—plus show up for myself—but I often feel like someone gets overlooked.

What's the best part of being a mom of five?

The little moments of love. The hugs, the kisses, the cuddles, the smiles... they all serve as little reminders that I am blessed and I'm doing okay.

Are there misconceptions about raising boys?

There are so many misconceptions about raising boys. I think the biggest one is that boys don't have many emotions and they're just so active all the time. My boys display many emotions and they also love to be sweet and cuddly a lot of the time.

What do you think would surprise people the most about being a mom of five?

How much I enjoy it. I never knew I wanted to be a mom until I was pregnant with my first. My desire only grew and the numbers did! I am surprised with every single baby as my capacity to love and nurture grows. It's incredible.

How do you create balance and make time for yourself?

Balance for me looks like intentional planning and scheduling because I never want my boys to feel like they aren't my first priority, but it is extremely difficult. What I try to do is not fit it all into one day. I have work days because motherhood is my first priority. I fit in segments of self-care after the kids' bedtime so I don't grow weary.

What's the biggest lesson you have learned from motherhood?

I have learned that sacrifice is actually beautiful. I was terrified of the selflessness motherhood would require, but I've grown so much through the sacrifice. There is nothing better than living for something bigger than myself.

When did you first feel like a mom? How has your motherhood evolved?

I first felt like a mom when I was pregnant with my first son and I intentionally chose to change my eating habits so my body could be strong and healthy for him. I didn't have to think twice—I just did what I thought would be best for him. That decision being so effortless made me realize I was made for motherhood.

My perspective has changed with each baby as I've realized motherhood doesn't have to be one-size-fits-all. With my first son, I was a by-the-book mama and it was so stressful. With each baby, I have felt more freedom and it has made motherhood so much more beautiful. I have evolved into the mother that they need, I am perfect for these boys.

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