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 »

How to know if you’re struggling with postpartum depression

The words “postpartum depression” have haunted many otherwise healthy pregnancies. Most of us have heard horror stories and may begin to dread the possibility of a turbulent “fourth trimester” even before successfully conceiving. Others are caught off-guard because awareness is not what it should be. Any way you cut it, our culture often leaves much… Read more »

How to practice self-care in the midst of baby-care. Tips for new moms.

The days, weeks and months following the birth of your baby can be some of the most joyful, stressful, loving and overwhelming you’ll ever experience. The array of thoughts and emotions that abound during this unique and special time can feel like a roller coaster ride. Amidst the new responsibilities and topsy-turvy emotions, how can… Read more »