Back pain is abundant in today’s society and it can be particularly common during pregnancy. Unfortunately, an unhealthy spine may lead to an unhealthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your spine throughout your lifetime, but especially during this crucial baby-growing phase. The key to a back pain-free pregnancy is Continue reading
I think it’s safe to say that breastfeeding is a pretty remarkable function of the human body. Most people are aware of its numerous health benefits (for mom and baby) and don’t question that it’s the best option for nourishing babies growing body. However, there are also a few exceptional qualities of breastmilk that you may find quite astonishing. Continue reading
We all know that we should probably be drinking more water, but it can be particularly challenging when you have a little one (or two, or three, or four…) to constantly chase around all day. Staying hydrated is so important, but how do we make ourselves improve this healthy habit? Here are just a few creative ways to help you stay hydrated throughout the day and take in a bit more of that nourishing H2O. Continue reading
I think I speak for every parent when I say that the health of our children is paramount. But can we actually help them build up a strong immune system? And is bacteria really the enemy when it comes to getting sick? This article will address some of these common parenting concerns and Continue reading
We’ve all heard it. The saying that, “Milk gives us strong bones.” But is this really the best source of nutrition for our growing children? When taking a deeper look into the milk-bone health connection, I have come to realize that milk is not all its cracked up to be. Here are a few reasons why your kids don’t need milk to build strong bones, and what they need instead. Continue reading
One day, as I sat there and observed my one-year-old playing happily by herself, I noticed a few things that surprised me. She picked up objects and set them back down with perfect posture; she was so incredibly enthralled with her current activities that aside from a plane landing in our living room, her focus could not be shaken. This is when I realized that adults, maybe, could learn a thing (or two) from their kids. Here are just a few healthy habits of children that we could use a little more of, to create a happier and more fulfilled adulthood. Continue reading
The first time my daughter became ill and spiked a fever, it was terrifying. As I held her in my arms, I could feel her hot little body against mine and I just knew that she felt miserable. All I wanted to do was make her better and take her fever away!
The first year of motherhood can be rough. It’s a wonderfully awesome, exhausting, and thrilling ride. It’s the year that your life will completely turn upside down and right side up again. Your abilities and decisions will never be in question more often than during this first year. Continue reading
You have decided to start a weekly self-care ritual and you are extremely excited to finally get out of the house by yourself! Your husband has agreed to watch the kids for a couple of hours on Sundays and you are so ready to just relax…But what exactly are you going to go do? Where will you go? How will you spend this precious time?! Continue reading
On December 18, 2015, 4:04 A.M. my beautiful baby girl was born, in my bedroom, in a tub of water! My life as I knew it had forever changed. I will always remember this day and cherish the birth of my daughter. I write this with a humble confidence, to empower other women with their birthing experience. My hope is that these words will reach you in your time of need. I hope that it can motivate and inspire you, and give you encouragement in your birthing decisions.