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Whether your idea of adventure takes you to grandma’s for a visit or camping at the beach, the Guava Family has travel solutions for you! Their products are designed to help you travel with a baby. Life might look a little different these days with a baby in tow but that doesn’t mean your adventurous spirit has to be put on hold. A portable crib that you can wear as a backpack through the airport and a stroller meant to take you and baby wherever you want to go are part of their travel solutions to help you navigate that big wide world. We lived in Australia when I had my first baby and we used products very similar to take our son on 36 flights in his first two years of life! We decided that we wanted to take advantage of seeing that beautiful part of the world and…

Lactation protein smoothies are a great way to get healthy nutrients that help boost your milk supply while also aiding in safe postpartum weight loss. Today, I’m excited to share with you my FAVORITE yummy lactation protein shake that has boosted my own milk supply many times. This lactation smoothie is filled with milk-boosting ingredients, one of them being the protein powder by Majka. Majka is amazing, and so HEALTHY for you. I am so happy that this protein powder exists because it helps us breastfeeding moms boost and keep our milk supply so that we can know our baby is getting all the milk it needs. Majka offers a full spectrum of nutritional benefits that mamas need to function properly, produce breast milk, and thrive as happy, healthy mamas. RELATED READ: Your Breastfeeding Diet: The Best Foods to Eat for Milk Supply and Weight Loss Basically, it has everything…

Breastfeeding has a funny way of magnifying our sugar cravings, doesn’t it? I have heard many new moms say that they crave something sweet often or even every couple of hours. Craving sugar while breastfeeding seems to be a very common side effect – so much so that I wrote this post to share some of the reasons why you might be craving more sweets and sugar while breastfeeding your sweet baby. Have you ever tried Googling why you’re craving sugar? I have found that it returns very general reasons why – the biggest reason according to most is because you’re tired and therefore going to crave more sugar than normal. Yes, being tired definitely will have you craving more sugar but it’s also so much more than that. Let’s take a deep dive into the top reasons why you’re craving sugar while breastfeeding. Not Eating Enough Protein and Nutrients…

Wondering why you’re gaining weight while breastfeeding? You’ve likely heard that weight loss is “easy” if you breastfeeding so why are you gaining weight instead of losing it? Don’t worry you aren’t alone – in this post, I’m going to deep dive into the hidden reasons behind breastfeeding weight gain – it’s something that is common AND super frustrating. Especially if you feel you’re eating all the healthy foods, working out, and breastfeeding. I’m willing to bet that any weight gain while breastfeeding has you feeling stressed out, am I right? The thing is, since your stress levels are up, it means you’re producing more of the hormone cortisol which basically means that being upset about weight gain is actually ensuring that you don’t reach your goals. Now, don’t worry, mama! That’s why you’re here – I’m going to help you understand the hidden reasons behind weight gain during breastfeeding…

Working out as a parent can be tough! Trying to fit it in between feedings and naps or shuffling kids around to various activities. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working outside-the-home mom, we all have different challenges with our time and energy. To stay healthy and be able to show up well for our families we need to take care of ourselves physically too. Check out this tour of my home gym! Home Gym Set Up and Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnj7YTxH1yk I’ve been through several stages of trying to find time to work out and reach my fitness goals, whether that was on business trips, at home, at the gym, having a personal trainer, etc. When the world shut down due to COVID I shifted to working out at home pretty well. I was doing personal training via FaceTime, signed up for the Peloton App on my phone, and…

If you’ve been searching for healthy lactation smoothies that will help increase your breast milk supply while also helping your postpartum weight loss goals, you’re in luck. I’ve compiled our top 7 lactation smoothie recipes that are healthy for milk supply AND weight loss. These lactation smoothies are a great source of protein which will help you keep your milk supply up. Post partum weight loss is already difficult enough without having to worry about losing your milk supply. That stress is what motivated me to create this post resource – make sure to pin it for later so that you can find the best lactation shakes! These are the breastfeeding smoothies I drink during my postpartum recovery. They are healing, boost milk supply, and help with postpartum weight loss. Want support for your own postpartum recovery? Perhaps you would like a resource that offers milk-making smoothies and after baby…

Gut health seems to be a buzzword these days, But there is something to it for sure. So much research is discovering just how much of our body’s functions are connected to the health of our gut. I have tried out a few different probiotics on the market for myself and my kids, and also immune support like elderberry gummies, etc. There are so many products out there and it is hard to determine what is best. Now, we had a rough fall and early winter with illness and compromised immune systems in each one of us in the house. Everything ranging from colds and coughs to strep throat and constipation. It was hard to figure out what was going on and how to reverse the cycle. Culturelle reached out to me to try out their probiotic with immune support. They have one for kids and one for adults. We tried…

One of the things I held on to for a long time was making my kid’s birthday cakes myself. I try to make whatever we have at home for their actual birthday and in the past, I used to make some of their party cakes too. Caveat – I am not a professional baker, not even by a long shot. But, I was determined and a few of these came out pretty awesome so I thought I would share them here. The good news is you can make something special that doesn’t take a lot of skills, you can use a boxed cake mix and store-bought frosting if you want, no shame from me! (I know some of you are cringing right now, and that’s okay, make homemade if you are up for it, but I’m just pointing out you don’t HAVE to!) Just remember the secret ingredients in these…

Healing your abs after pregnancy can feel challenging. If you’re looking to finally heal your abs after pregnancy, you need my Ab Rehab and Pelvic Floor Restore program. It is part of my bigger program, The Postpartum Cure – but I’ll tell you if you want solid postpartum healing so that you can feel like yourself again, you need this program. If you suffer from bladder leakage, ab separation, back pain, and balance issues – it means you need to take your postpartum recovery and healing seriously. The good news? You can 100% heal from pregnancy. Ready to start healing? Check out The Postpartum Cure. Let’s deep dive into the signs you need to spend time healing your pelvic floor and abs after pregnancy. Prepregnancy Activity Level + Strength Your activity level before pregnancy can determine how your body will heal. When your abs aren’t actively engaged through exercise they…

As a parent, you’re probably familiar with your child’s playtime. It’s a natural thing for little ones, and it can be inspiring to watch their imaginations at work — so much so, you can even join in and enjoy the same activities. It will not only benefit you, but it’ll benefit everyone involved. Specifically, the simplicity of playing and the joy of fun activities with your kids can improve your mental well-being, and you’ll enjoy every second of it. You’re never too old, no matter what your aching back might try to tell you! Let’s take a closer look at some of the cognitive and mental health benefits of playing and having fun with your kids. We’ll also touch on a few activities you and your children can enjoy together, so you’ll both get as much as possible out of your daily play. Strengthening Your Child Parents will do anything for their children. So, when…