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How I Lost The Baby Weight By Six Weeks

Six weeks post baby flies by. The nights are long and slow, but before you know it, you are headed in to make sure everything is back how it should be. I was able to lose all of my baby weight by six weeks after all three of my pregnancies, not because I’m special or naturally super skinny in any way. I have to eat healthy and stay active, just like anyone else who wants to stay fit. It takes some effort and changing your lifestyle, but you can do it! Here’s exactly what I do, to lose the baby weight by my six week check up, and I know you can do it too!! Get Walking: Whether you are breastfeeding or not, you need to burn calories. The easiest way to do this is to walk. Depending on how you feel, walk as much as you can. With my…

My Plan To Heal Umbilical Hernia + Diastasis Recti with out Surgery

Three kids in less than 4 years. My oldest was about 3.5 when my youngest was born just 10 months ago. Since my second pregnancy, I had a little bump on the top of my belly button. I didn’t think much of it because my belly button stuck out a bit during pregnancy, so I thought it would take time to go back in. this post contains affiliate links Well, I got pregnant with my third baby, and I didn’t think much of it because my belly button just stuck out again during pregnancy, and I am now 10 months postpartum, still with a bump on my belly button. My husband actually never really noticed it because its subtle, but you can feel it. I finally told him it was there, and he told me it’s a hernia. What?! Off to Google I went for some learning and research. According…

Workout Gear You Must Grab To Make Losing The Baby Weight Easier

Working out as a new mom is just not the same as it used to be! Your body is totally different. Everything has stretched and move, and now you are trying to put it back together, which is just uncomfortable. Motivation to lose the baby weight runs low as the sleepless nights add up, and the attempts to fit in a workout are just stressful. Losing the baby weight is such a challenge, so I put together a roundup of truly motivating items to make your workouts easier and more comfortable. These items are so helpful to new mamas working out at home or headed to the gym. It doesn’t matter where, but this is the gear that will motivate you to keep moving and hitting those goals. This post is sponsored by Multiwear Co. All opinions are my own! This post also contains affiliate links Important Gear To Make…

Your First Day After Birth Meal Plan For Milk Supply and Recovery

After delivery is such a special time with a new baby. I am now 9 Months postpartum with my third baby, so I’ve been through the recovery process a few times now. I’ve also nursed three different babies. I get a lot of traffic and questions concerning what to eat for increasing milk supply, losing the baby weight and recovering from giving birth. There’s so much going on, I thought it would be helpful if I created a meal plan that is specifically designed for recovery and milk production to get you through your first day postpartum. this post contains affiliate links.  All of these foods have a purpose. They are either super milk boosting, or they have healing benefits and nutrients for your body. I came up with this plan, so you don’t have to do much thinking or preparation on your first full day with your new baby!…

9 Essentials You Forgot In Your Diaper Bag

Oh the diaper bag. I’ve had a few now that I am a mom of three boys. I put together a list of nine items I have NEEDED at some point, but never remembered to pack. This isn’t your usual diaper bag essentials list of diapers, wipes, binkies and bibs. These are items you will want, that nobody mentions! I get bored of carrying a diaper bag, so I often switch back and forth between purses, backpacks and diaper bags. It depends on my mood and where we are going. A backpack is often my go-to because I need to be hands free with my little ones. this post contains affiliate links Packing the diaper bag is always the harder part. When you are a first-time mom, everything goes. Clothes, extra socks and shoes, wipes and more wipes, extra bottles, toys, hats, burp clothes, 20 diapers…you know just the whole…

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…

The Question I Wish I Knew I’d Have to Answer in The Delivery Room

*this post is sponsored by CBR. As always, my opinions are all my own! I’m three babies deep now, so the delivery process isn’t as mysterious and foreign to me now, as it was with my first baby. I remember staying up late and watching A Baby Story (apparently they are bringing it back!) at 2am on TLC. I was trying to mentally prepare myself for this unknown, magical experience that was going to happen to my body. Of course my hospital bag was packed three months too early (my first baby was a week late), and I was packed for a week stay at a hotel. My new baby had five outfits and seven hats. All were way too big. I prepared for my first labor by spending hours and hours on Pinterest, reading everything I could. Making sure I knew about every car seat and high chair on…

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.…

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…