Yoga For and With Babies

Yoga classes for babies are all the rage, but are they beneficial? Are they safe? Yes, and yes! Practicing yoga with your little one creates a special time for bonding as well as providing physical, mental and emotional benefits for you both. Benefits for Baby Yoga, like any movement, stimulates muscle and nerve development for… Read more »

Five Ways to Relax When You’re Expecting

  When you’re expecting, especially if it’s your first, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information out there related to pregnancy, birth preparation and motherhood. The variety “should’s and shouldn’ts” and contradictory information out there could keep anyone up at night. However, it’s up to you to filter out unwanted advice, leave… Read more »

Creating Your 2018 Vision Board

Happy New Year! The New Year often brings with it the desire to make positive changes in one’s life. It represents new beginnings and is a time to free oneself of past mistakes.   It is a time of resolution and incentive, when we can reflect and create changes in our lives to attempt to live… Read more »

Recognizing the Signs of Postpartum Depression

Becoming a new mom can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. The births of both of my daughters were two of the best days of my life. However, even with the amount of pure joy and infinite love that I felt, it wasn’t enough to prevent the onset of postpartum… Read more »

Creating a Mindful Pregnancy: 5 simple practices

Pregnancy is time that we all hope to cherish. It evokes images of nurseries, glowing mamas-to-be, picturesque baby bumps, and the many cozy cuddles to come. But between morning sickness, hormones, and a myriad of other unpleasant pregnancy symptoms—not to mention navigating the usual ups and downs of everyday life—it is not always the uplifting… Read more »

Delicious and Nutritious Mornings with Kids

A couple years ago I learned about Purium. At first I thought that it was just another supplement company. But after learning that it is USDA certified organic and comprised of whole foods rather than synthetic vitamins and artificial ingredients, I decided to give it a try.  I have a three-year-old daughter and a five-year-old… Read more »

Ease During Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of planning and preparing. A time of excitement, apprehension and wonder. It’s a time of nesting, learning, growing, overwhelm, and exhaustion. Just as in life, the pregnancy journey is full of a multitude of thoughts, feelings, experiences and emotions. Your pregnancy will be unique in so many ways, even if you’ve… Read more »

How to Channel Your “Mama Bear Wisdom”

“Mama Bear Wisdom”, is a term I first learned while reading Mother-Daughter Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup. Your Mama Bear Wisdom relates to your intuition. What you know to be true for yourself and your family from deep down inside. There is so much information swirling around about pregnancy, motherhood, baby care, and parenting. It… Read more »

How to help a mom friend struggling with postpartum depression

What are some suggestions for practical ways that women can help a mom friend who is struggling with postpartum depression (e.g., running errands, helping with childcare, etc.)? How do these favors benefit her? Stay in touch. When a friend is struggling with postpartum depression they may begin to pull away and become distant. Even if… Read more »