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My kids are very oblivious to those who are in need. We are so blessed, so they don’t understand the feelings of being hungry or cold, despite what I’ve tried to explain to them. I think its super important to get your kids involved in giving back this time of year, to help them understand what it means to help those in need. My children are finally old enough to be able to participate in activities and actually understand what we are doing, and I have partnered with the Coca-Cola™ at Walmart’s “Layer On Love” program. This is a simple program for my kids to understand and get behind. They know what it means to be cold, and that some children don’t have warm jackets!
I talked to my children about the program, and how we can join Coca-Cola™ in giving coats to One Warm Coat® or by simply texting LOVE to 501501 to donate $5. One Warm Coat’s mission is to provide anyone in need with a warm coat free of charge.
We grabbed some Coke Zero™ at Walmart, and some reindeer antlers and festive bells to have our own conversation about how for most of us, when the temperatures drop too low for short sleeves and sweatshirts, solve the problem by tossing on our heavy jackets. But for the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a winter coat is something “extra” that isn’t in the budget. The concept is still sinking in for my 3-year-old, but my 4-year-old totally got it, and is ready to give some coats for children who might be cold.
We made the conversation light, and talked about the joy of the Holiday season, and I explained how some families have a hard time enjoying the holidays because they don’t have enough resources to buy coats.
We did a cheers to giving back this year, and even talked about doing a coat drive, to gather coats from others! Texting LOVE to 501501 to donate $5 is a no-brainer, but there is the option to hold a coat drive if you want to do more. It’s super simple now to create an event on Facebook and get friends together to give more!
The Coca-Cola™ Layer On Love program is so simple, and completely heart-warming because my children don’t want other kids to be cold! The simplicity of just sending a text (LOVE to 501501 to donate $5) makes it even easier to give back.
I have a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength. I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.
A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
Here is what one mama emailed me on the program:
“I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!
Here is what another mama posted in the Facebook Group:
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help! Currently eating pictures lunch while writing this ☺”
This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!
Lastly, I take you into a workout program to combine with a meal plan to help you lose the baby weight, not your milk!! !
I created this program to be affordable and realistic for new mams!