Essential Oil Blends for Spring

On and off for the past 10 years I have used essential oils. But over the past few months I have become pretty obsessed. I pulled them out again in October after we had wildfires come through where we live in Northern California. We were very fortunate to have a house to come hometo. But the lingering smell of smoke that was in the air was pretty bad and I really didn’t want to be breathing that in, nevermind have our babies be exposed to any possible air pollutants.

That is when I turned to my oils and for a good week we kept the diffusers running in the house with clean air blends. And let me tell you there was a clear difference from when we were using them and when we weren’t. I also realized how much we were affected by the smoke and how important it was to start to take my family's health back.

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Honest Review of Beautycounter: Nourishing Line

If you are reading this you are probably looking to do an overhaul on your skin and body care products. You know that there are tons of chemicals in many of our everyday beauty products and you want to start to eliminate your exposure to these unnecessary toxins.

Over the past few years I have been trying to switch over to healthier, non toxic products in our home. This goes from our cleaning supplies to my makeup. I found I was a bit more on top of this when I first had my babies. Wanting everything to be as non-toxic as possible and spending more than we could really afford on household cleaning products that were green, but safer. And during my pregnancy switching to other brands of makeup and skincare that I thought were much safer alternatives.

As time went on and bank accounts got smaller I found myself going back to purchasing things which were not as safe or healthy. As I started to get back into a healthier routine I realized how important it was to find products which are safer to use but without the hefty price tag.

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Easter Cookies

Easter sweets are seriously my weakness. I am automatically transported back to childhood and I want all of the candy that comes along with it!

Typically we eat healthy most of the year, but when it comes to the holidays, I LOVE to bake. So I will always do some special treats during this time. During most Holidays I make my grandma's cookie recipe! This year, I wanted to make it a little bit more fun for the kids so I added in the Easter color M&Ms.

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5 Ways To Decrease Mom Stress

Being a mom is hard! It is exhausting. It is overwhelming. Some days you can’t wait for them to go to bed so you have a minute to yourself. Of course, once they go to bed and you do get that break you find yourself looking at photos on your phone and can’t wait for them to wake again so you can kiss and snuggle them.

Motherhood sure does come with a crazy amount of [conflicting] emotions. You can get so lost in your head with so many things to do. Worrying about your child’s every need now and 10 years from now. The thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming and that is why you must take time out of your day and week to be sure you are also being taken care of.   

This is not always easy to do. Some days, it is actually not possible. So I have come up with five ways that I can always get extra me - time in that basically takes no extra effort or time away from my family. These five tips will help you reduce the mom overwhelm, even if just for a moment or evening. But hey, we are moms, we will take anything we can get to regain some sanity, right!?

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Reclaiming Health After Baby

Like you also probably did, I indulged just a little too much during the holidays.

Possibly like you, I still am holding on to a bit more baby weight than I thought I would be at 19 months postpartum!

I am embarrassed to say this, considering I have been trained and certified in holistic nutrition. I know all of the the things to do to improve ones health and to get the weight off. But here I am still struggling.

But this is the year I share my stories and struggles not pretend I have it all together. Because I for sure as hell don’t.

I became really committed to getting on track with my health in the fall but as life would have it I hurt my back (working out at a more extensive pace than I was  plus carrying twin toddlers I assume was the cause) then we had those wild fires in NorCal. Which honestly scared the shit out of me and put a lot of things on a hold, because I just wanted to focus on being as present as I could with the family.

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Coping with Postpartum Depression

All of a sudden all of these things I had wished for finally were coming true. One of those things, was to start a family...

I got pregnant and three months after finding out I was pregnant, I found out I was having TWINS!!

I felt better in knowing it was two and that, that HAD to be the cause of my hormones being so out of control and being sick beyond anything I had ever known in my life.

But with this news came some of the most terrifying information of my life. Our twins were not the typical twins, we were considered extreme high risk due to the fact the they were sharing the same amniotic sac. Short version of the story, was they were at risk of entangling with the cords and never surviving the pregnancy.

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7 Health Tips: for Mom Life

We basically all know what to do to stay healthy. Eat wholesome, real foods, exercise a few times a week, get 8 hours of sleep and hydrate to name a few. But in real world mom life this is not always easy to accomplish.

We want to do these things, but sometimes shit happens. And I don’t know about you, but for me, my health was being put last on my list of priorities, even though I know how much it should be #1.

Below are the TOP 7 ways to improve your health and energy with a moms spin on how to actually get these things accomplished during your busiest of days.

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Does Balance Really Exist in Mom Life?

Time to get real.

I am obsessed with all things health. I am constantly studying on how to  heal your body both physically and energetically so you can go about your life in a more empowered way.

Like, I know all of this shit - really well. 

With that said, I am also a mother of twins, who are currently 14 months old.

I am exhausted ALL of the fucking time. Like ALL of the time.

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