7 Tips To Prepare Your Body & Mind For Your C-Section

  Cesarean births -they are a hot topic for debate in the prenatal and postnatal world.  There’s also not a ton of helpful information out there for women who are scheduled for one or who are facing the possibility of needing one.  Usually, you only find information out there as to why everyone is vehemently opposed to them or why … Read More

“Good” Food vs “Bad” Food: Is There Really Such A Thing?

  So every night, shortly before bed, I will eat about 5-6 dark chocolate covered almonds that I have stashed away in the fridge. I know -it may sound a little crazy, but it’s actually not and we will get into that in a bit! I like to end the day with a little something sweet.  But, I don’t like … Read More

8 Ways To Help Moms Curb Emotional Eating

If there’s a common reoccurring theme among us moms when it comes to nutrition it’s that is many of us (myself included) tend to be stress or emotional eaters.  It’s easy to understand why with all that we’ve got going on as a busy mom -especially when we are caring for a new baby (cue the endless cycle of no … Read More

Post Christmas Thoughts

This is how a lot of us may feel the day after Christmas. We “over indulge” on the big day, and then we feel like we need to punish ourselves the day after with grueling workouts and starving ourselves for the day. What if we switched our mindset from “over indulging” to enjoying ourselves? What if we looked at the … Read More

My Version of “Mommy & Me” Fitness Classes

I realize that I may be going against the norm by saying this (however, I think a lot of moms may feel the same way, but are just afraid to say it for fear of the “mommy guilt”), but here goes… Periodically, I see social media posts or ads marketing “mommy and me” fitness classes where moms have a chance … Read More

Moderation: The Long Term Recipe For Nutrition Success

There is a growing trend in the fitness industry to approach your nutrition game plan with an “everything in moderation” mindset.  I couldn’t be happier to see this taking place.  It wasn’t always this way for me, especially through high school and college, as I took the more extreme “it’s all or nothing” approach.  My hope was that this “all … Read More

Monday Mindset

Monday Mindset I realize that I may be going against the norm by saying this (however, I think a lot of moms may feel the same way, but are just afraid to say it for fear of the “mommy guilt”), but here goes… Periodically, I see social media posts or ads marketing “mommy and me” fitness classes where moms have … Read More

Sunday Musings: “Baby Stepping”

So many things happen throughout the day on a daily basis that most of us tend to tend to take for granted.  But sometimes, it’s after the fact that you realize the life lesson behind an off the cuff remark someone makes, or a series of seemingly insignificant events.  Where am I going with all of this?  Allow me to … Read More

A Mom’s Life Redesigned

One of the greatest challenges of motherhood is finding the you in the mom. Every mother I’ve ever known has gone through a period of intense adjustment during pregnancy, when her baby is a newborn, and then again, often when her child is about three years old. Finding out how to be both a mom and yourself is a battle … Read More

Food Guilt: Learning To Let Go

Food Guilt: Learning to Let Go   Every single one of us has been there, at least once. At a party, at home, feeling good or feeling bad, we’ve eaten until we felt uncomfortable. Bloated, gassy, and nauseated, we promise ourselves we’ll never do that again. Sometimes, if the foods we ate were “bad” for us, we will rush to … Read More