Creating A Healthy Snack Zone For Your Kids

With two little boys (ages 5 & 8), snack time is like The Neverending Story in my house. First thing in the morning, my boys head off to the kitchen to grab something to eat.  Whenever they come in the house from playing outside, they head right for the kitchen.  As soon as they get home from school, the backpacks … Read More

How To Assess Yourself For Diastasis Recti

  One of the first things I will ask a prenatal or postpartum client during a consultation is: “Have you checked yourself for Diastasis Recti yet, or have you noticed it during certain exercises or movements?” Most often the response is: “Diasta -what?”  Many women don’t even know that Diastasis Recti is even a thing during and after pregnancy because … Read More

5 Things I Wish Moms REALLY Knew About The Fitness Industry

As much as I love the health and fitness field, there are things about it that makes me sometimes shake my head in disgust. From quick fixes to fad diets and gimmicks, there is never a short supply of products out there promising to help you lose weight and get in shape…like yesterday…and with as little effort as possible. It … Read More

5 THINGS I WISH MOMS REALLY KNEW ABOUT THE FITNESS INDUSTRY

As much as I love the health and fitness field, there are things about it that makes me sometimes shake my head in disgust. From quick fixes to fad diets and gimmicks, there is never a short supply of products out there promising to help you lose weight and get in shape…like yesterday…and with as little effort as possible. It … Read More

5 “Crunch Free” Core Exercises

  You’ve probably heard somewhere along the line that crunches and sit-ups are the more “functional” way to a stronger core -especially if you participate in CrossFit (or some fitness program similar to it).  You’ll find most often that sit-ups are part of the daily WOD at least a few days per week in these types of gym settings.  But … Read More

Leaking During Exercise: What You Need To Know

Last week, I shared some thoughts, or what others might consider a rant ;), on my Facebook page regarding urinary incontinence during exercise.  I’m sure that most of my friends on Facebook saw the post, read the first few lines, rolled their eyes, and thought “there she goes again getting up on her soap box”.  And it’s a shame because … Read More

Pancake Butt and The Postpartum Mama

Let’s talk about those glutes this week -shall we??  (BTW…the picture above is from one of the greatest movies ever…Uncle Buck…I know I just aged myself.)  Some ladies are simply blessed with a little more filling back there, and others of us -well -we have to work for it a little more (myself included)!  Regardless of that, it’s so important … 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

The “Mom Workout”: 8 Exercises To Ease Your Aches & Pains

  Being that it’s Mother’s Day today, I thought it’d be appropriate to write about a little bit of self-care for us mothers.  We don’t do enough of it, and I am such a HUGE proponent of this for every mother.  Because let’s face it -we can always take ALL the help we can get!   Whether you are an … Read More

Pubic Symphysis Diastasis: A Royal Pain In The Pubic Bone!

  Let me set the scene for you -you’re about 7 months pregnant (although it can happen sooner or later than this), it’s 2:30 in the morning, and you have to get up to use the bathroom for the 10th time in a row!  You roll to your side to get up, lift your top leg up to help you … Read More