Posts in Mom Life
Must Have {non-toxic} Skincare Products for Pregnancy

When I became pregnant I really wanted to overhaul my beauty routine because there were things I was using that I didn’t feel comfortable with. Your skin can absorb so many chemicals I didn’t want to put anything in or on my body that could potentially be harmful. I also was suffering from SEVERE acne. They were huge cystic pimples and I could not get them to go away. Using salicylic acid is a big no no when pregnant, so I got to googling and bought a bunch of things to try. As I have continued my search in clean beauty products I have found a few brands that are way better than I used when I was pregnant.

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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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Body Love Vol. 1

February the month of love. All about showing love to others and how much they mean to you.

In all honesty... I hate Valentine's Day. I know I will probably get people pissed off by this one. But I think it is a bunch of total crap. It makes people feel like shit if they have no one to share it with and it puts added pressure on those who do have relationships; in a way that they must prove on this ONE specific day how much they love and adore the person they have chosen to be with.

I don't know about you, but I think that everyday we should show the people we care about how much we love and treasure them. There should never have to be one special occasion in order to do so. I also think that random days and moments in sharing that love is way more meaningful anyways. Anyone can purchase flowers and candy for someone on a holiday- because you are “meant” to. It is a totally different story to do it just because you can’t wait do something super special for the person you love.

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Overwhelmed Momma!

Recently I had put too much pressure on myself. Trying to do everything I can to be the best mother, to take care of a home, to taking care of my health, to working, to starting a business, to wanting to make this the best Christmas ever and start all new traditions with our babies.

I had to try to do more and by doing more I have done less and less because, BURNOUT!

I ended up with migraines which lasted for days unable to complete my normal tasks let alone going to the above and beyond standard I set for myself. I FUCKED UP my thyroid medication, like more than I ever have before in my life, which spun me into an awful state of hypothyroidism. This in no doubt contributed to the migraines since my body is so sensitive to everything.

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