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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…

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…

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…

5 Workouts To Get Your Booty Back After Baby

So here’s the reality of losing the baby weight. Once you do, you also lose your booty! Unless your keeping up with your workouts, which we all know is super difficult with kids, you most likely are starting to see a pancake butt, rather than what you used to have. You know, its just not quite as lifted. But, we can work to fix it! Here are the top 5 exercises I’ve found to really help build your booty back up like it was before those little rascals came along. This post contains affiliate links.  Exercise 1: Weighted Hip Thrust. I really like this one because you can do it with a toddler sitting on your hips as your weight. If you don’t want to attempt that, you can place a dumbell or barbell over your hips to add weight. How to do it: Start by lying on your back,…

The 4 Ultimate Foods For Your Breastfeeding Diet

I can tell you that breastfeeding is a lot of work. I’m breastfeeding my third baby now, and its another job in itself. Finding the right foods to eat is so difficult when you are exhausted and craving all the cake. I seriously can eat and eat chocolate candy when I am breastfeeding. When I am pregnant, all I want are nachos. Breastfeeding is pure sugar. Interesting how that happens. Related: The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply Here, I’m going over the ultimate foods for your breastfeeding diet. These foods are full of nutrients for you and your baby. You want to pack them in to ensure you both have a lot of vitamins. Trailmix: Now, this doesn’t mean just any candy-filled trail mix. The one I like is called, Raw Superfoods Trailmix. Its full of super healthy nuts, which are…

Delicious Protein Powders Perfect For Breastfeeding Moms

As spring starts sprouting pretty flowers, and the sun begins waking us up from our winter hibernation, I can’t help but crave smoothies! Smoothies are such a great way to take in a lot nutrients, which if you are breastfeeding, you need! Smoothies also fill us up with good calories, which is a great tool for losing the baby weight. I have a post, The 5 Foods To Help You Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply. It features a great smoothie recipe there. Here, I want to go over some of the best protein powders for nursing moms, and why the are so great. This post contains affiliate links. My disclosure is on the sidebar 🙂 Also read: Six Skinny Secrets to Losing The Baby Weight Let me also just tell you that when  I think of a smoothie, it’s more of a snack for me.…

Increase Your Milk Supply Overnight

I bought a shirt this time around, for my third baby, with a mermaid on it and text saying, “milky maids.” There’s a photo way back in my Instagram if you want to see it. Being milky, isn’t always fun, but it is so important to your baby. I’m still nursing my third baby boy now, and I am so thankful for the tools and tricks I’ve learned to keep my milk supply up. I’ve dealt with very difficult, stressful times, all while nursing a baby, and I never once let my milk supply suffer. this post contains affiliate links Pin now to read later! There are reasons your milk can decrease. You may not be eating enough of the right nutrition, you may be just too stressed and tired, your hormones can be out of balance…there are a lot of factors. Sometimes, you just need more milk than you…

3 Tricks I Use To Lose The Baby Weight That Worked Three Times Now

I’ve gained and lost the baby weight three times now. I actually feel like I’ve got this part of life down, if that’s even possible. I’ve mastered how to manage the weight gain during pregnancy, and lose it after. Its a process that, because I’ve went through a few times now, I can offer help! I wrote a post a bit ago on five foods to help you lose the baby weight, but still pump up your milk supply. That’s an important read because your nutrition is so important to your healthy weight loss. Here are some additional tricks that help really help me! Tip 1: Walking A Lot: Walking is a powerful tool, that you can do immediately after having a baby. Assuming you are cleared by your doctor to walk around the house, that’s exactly what I do. I am up moving around all the time. Sitting is the…

Getting Your Infant To Sleep the Sleep Nest Way

Creative baby announcements are one of my fun obsessions on Pinterest. I am secretly jealous of how creative parents or parents-to-be are! Being a mom of three now, I’m well aware of the deep fatigue, heavy eyes and dark circles that result once the bundle of joy arrives and no one is sleeping more than a couple hours at a time! Well, I am very excited to introduce you all to Karoline Babaian, Founder of The Sleep Nest.  She has a special post for us with all the best tips to get your baby to sleep peacefully! We ALL could use some sleep help, and she is the expert! Just take a look at her testimonials, and you’ll see she’s like the magic sleep fairy coming to your rescue. Check out all her tips and info below and make sure to keep up with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.…