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5 Foods To Scarf Down Immediately After Birth For Recovery

Giving birth is the ultimate motherhood marathon. Whether you triumphed with a natural birth or went for the help of modern medicine (me!!), you are a rockstar, and it’s important to fuel your body for healing. If this isn’t your first time giving birth, then you’ll know what I mean when I say that post-delivery, there’s a lot of healing that needs to happen. I try to stay as oblivious as possible to the damage done, and focus on the healing. Giving your body the nutrients it needs will help you heal faster and feel better sooner. This will enable you to be a better mama because you’ll be getting back to yourself sooner, rather than later. Here is my list of 5 Foods to Scarf Down After Giving Birth 1. Chickpeas. These babies are super high in Zinc. Zinc is an essential nutrient to help your body heal, repair…

Miracle Postpartum Tabbouleh Salad for Weight loss

This is the salad. The great Bambino (Sandlot anyone?!) of all salads for weight loss and milk supply. Like all postpartum mamas, two major issues on my mind are getting rid of the baby weight and keeping up a healthy supply. Now, parsley is a big player in this salad, and it’s been said it can lower your milk supply in large amounts. I have not experienced it, and Parsley is one of the healthiest foods you can eat, which is why I call this a miracle salad. Plus, this salad has way more Bulgur in it, which is a grain full of fiber and minerals that promote a healthy milk supply. Either way, I have a substitute for you in the recipe if you are concerned and don’t want to risk it! I have also have a gluten-free substitute for the Bulgur as well! I go over the specific health…

Honest Review of Beach Body On Demand From A Non-Coach

I think its safe to say most of us have a friend that would love to sell us their Shakeology and sign us up for their fit camp, or add us to their accountability Facebook group. The industry is a bit saturated now, but I can totally see why. The selling point, Get paid to get fit and post on Facebook!, that I’ve seen is attractive in and of itself. But, what I REALLY WANT TO KNOW, is does it work? Is it all hype, or is it a great workout? I saw the advertisement for Beach Body on Demand’s free 14-Day trial, and thought I’d give it a go, and report back to you all with an honest review! I attempted to report to you in diary-form. So you can get an idea of what it looks like to work out with kids. I took some video footage, but…

6 Foods Better Than A Cup of Coffee for Moms

I’m not sure about you, but I live off of coffee. My coffee cup is basically attached to my hand like an IV. Let’s face it, us Millennial moms do everything. Probably too much of everything. We cultivate organic vegetable gardens, teach our 8 month-old-babies to read and pursue emotional intelligence with a vengeance. We are over-achieving to say the least, and sometimes our bodies get a bit run down from our zealous ideals. I know that coffee isn’t always the best way to get back the pep in your step. Especially after a long night of researching various parenting methods focused on love, understanding and empathy…time outs just don’t cut it anymore do they?? Well, let me help you, by sharing the foods you can grow or eat that will give you a buzz that rivals your cup of coffee. Please note, this isn’t your standard healthy food list.…

Get Rid Of Your Mom Butt with These Moves

Well, it’s that time of year when the cheeks end up coming out. And not those cute baby cheeks, but our mom-butt cheeks. I’m not sure about you, but even after losing the baby weight, my butt is still squishy and flat. Like not the sexy bouncy, but the flabby jiggly. This post contains affiliate links.  The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply 3 Tricks I Use To Lose The Baby Weight That Worked Three Times Now I was a Pilates instructor years ago. Before my life was taken over by little ones, and since the birth of my now 8-month old baby, I’m working on firming that booty back up. I wrote a post on some moves to help you get your booty back, and in this post, I want to talk more about what you need to do before you…

Boost Your Milk Before Baby

I’ve had great success nursing all three of my baby boys, and I believe part of that is due to the steps I take before my little one arrives! Believe it or not, there are some small things you can get started on now, while your in your last month or so of pregnancy. Don’t you just love the last couple months?! I am such an impatient person, that the last few weeks seem to drag on and on! And my babies have NEVER been early! The earliest I got was my middle child, who arrived like a speed racer the the night of his due date. My other ones took me after my due date, which makes for one frustrated, pregnant mama! Anyways, let’s give you some tips to get you started on creating an abundant milk supply. This is important because you want your body to be ready…

3 Mind Tricks to Lose The Baby Weight For Good

I believe that losing the baby weight offers such a significant struggle because our minds and bodies are totally transformed outside of our control during pregnancy. If we could control what happens, things would be a lot different. Our bodies just start ballooning with all this excess water weight, we get exhausted, yet can’t sleep, our feet double in size (why?!!), and all sorts of other shockers. Pregnancy is a grueling experience, terminated with a painfully frightening labor and delivery trauma. Labor and delivery is traumatic for me. I don’t like pain. I don’t like things just happening that I can’t control. Blood, bodily fluids and yelling like an animal in a public place just don’t sit well with me. These experiences take a toll on our mind. Our bodies are a product of our mind. This post contains affiliate links.  Did you catch that? Your body is a product…

Shopping This Summer’s Hottest Fitness Gear and Getting Cash Back with DOSH

Summer is the best motivator to get in shape. The minute you pull on those cut offs and tank tops, you can’t help but want to show some toned skin. The sun is a natural energy booster, so we start getting more active. I was shopping on my DOSH app for some new gear because DOSH offers cash-back when you shop through them! It’s the easiest app to download and use. You check out the current deals, then go to the brand’s site from the app and shop like normal. DOSH puts cash into your wallet once you’ve purchased through the site. Super simple. There aren’t any fees, and you can transfer the DOSH cash to your bank account, or use the DOSH wallet as a savings account for future splurges. Let’s get to some hot fitness gear to keep use motivated this summer. Saucony Cash-Back Deals: Take a look…

What You Need To Know About Losing The Baby Weight After Nursing

Having the ability to breastfeed your baby is a blessing. It’s not all peaches and cream for everyone. Some of us lose the weight quickly while breastfeeding, then it slowly creeps back when our little one isn’t sucking up all those calories anymore. Others of us slowly lose the weight, but don’t get to where we want to be by the time we’re done nursing. this post contains affiliate links Breastfeeding burns calories. That’s a fact. It’s easy to get used to eating a lot while breastfeeding, then have a bit of a reality check when our little one is an independent eater, and we are still gorging ourselves to “keep up the milk supply.” Habits are hard to break. Whether you’re done nursing and you still have pounds left to go, or you are noticing some extra fluff after you’ve stopped breastfeeding, here are some things you need to…

The Best Healthy Booby Treats For Milky Mamas

I’ve made a list of yummy sweet treats that will increase your milk supply and support you in the journey of breastfeeding. Whether you just had your baby, or you’re an old pro like me, it’s essential to take care of your body and give your milk-makers what they need. Breastfeeding can be hard. It can be annoying, inconvenient, and sometimes the amount of milk you have is less than you need. Here are some fabulous treats that will help you boost your milk supply that are healthy, satisfying and sweet! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookie Mix by Mommy Knows Best: I love this mix because I can whip up a batch of cookies in no time, and I can bake them for a softer version. I really like barely cooked, almost raw cookies. Basically cookie dough. I have no guilt in eating the dough. (PS, have you seen the…