Unexpected lesson from postpartum depression

Nine months after giving birth to my oldest daughter I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. It didn’t come on at nine months, it’s just that it got so bad at that point that I finally realized it and sought out help. Before giving birth to my youngest daughter I thought back on that experience and… Read more »

Kate Middleton, Megan Markle, and Hypnobirthing

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, used hypnobirthing during labor. And now it looks like Megan Markle will do the same! Techniques such as self-hypnosis and visualization helped Kate have a calmer birth. This is one reason why she looked so refreshed and energized for the media (Plus the help of her #glamsquad I’m sure!) just… Read more »

To Doula or Not to Doula? That Is the Question!

Guest post by Diana Guidry  During my first pregnancy, I thought that I had searched high and low on every mom group, internet forum, and plenty of google searches. I thought that I knew everything there was to know about pregnancy and childbirth. When I sat down to write my birth plan, I knew that… Read more »

7 Simple Tips for a Healthy You and a Healthy World

When you have kids, everything changes. I mean, everything. Your littles look up to you and will copy everything you do (and say!). Lead by example. Good health isn’t just about what you eat. It’s about creating a healthy environment, so you and your family can spread their wings and fly. In this blog, I’ll… Read more »

Grace Over Guilt

Mom Guilt. It’s a thing. It can be overwhelming at times.  With our plates so full that the chickpeas roll on the floor, let’s give ourselves grace. I’ve been a perfectionist since I was a kid. I had my room just so and I’d rearrange my furniture on the regular. (Who’s got time for that… Read more »

Even Sherlock Holmes Couldn’t Find These Veggies

The secret to raising healthy kids has nothing to do with Lunchables. Have you ever read the Nutrition Facts and Ingredient list? It’s important for kids to learn to love a variety of veggies and there are many different ways to help them to up their veggie intake. Let’s have fun with food! What do… Read more »

5 Ways to LOVE YOURSELF WHEN YOU’RE FEELING LIKE A HOT MESS

Loving yourself is a journey. When you put your needs above everyone else’s, life becomes more enjoyable. I wish schools taught self-empowerment. The world would be more peaceful if we mothered ourselves as much as our kids. My daughters hear me say, “be kind to yourself.” I want them to know they’re in charge of… Read more »

All things pre + postnatal yoga with Pregnancy Magazine

Today is International Yoga Day! In honor of this special day, I am sharing a Facebook Live conversation I had last month with Pregnancy Magazine. In this 3o minute clip, we talk about all things pre + postnatal yoga. Pregnancy magazine is also offering a prenatal yoga downloadable.  Download our article here. For more information about how yoga… Read more »

Styling a Self-Care Sanctuary at Home

Loving your life begins with self-care. How do I know? 5.5 million Instagram posts are marked #selfcare. 2018 is the year of loving YOU. What is Self-Care? Caring for yourself goes beyond bath salts. Although those are nice. Self-care is a bit deeper. It’s looking after yourself with the same tenderness as a child. I… Read more »