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Kids Bathroom Ideas Bathrooms, restrooms, lavatories, the loo. No matter where you are from or how old you are, we are all very familiar with THE bathroom. How much time do you spend in the bathroom? And how much time do you spend in your kids’ bathroom helping them with all the routines like tooth brushing, bathing, and potty training? As your children grow, you want to help them become more independent, especially regarding bathroom routines. Do your kids get easily distracted in the mornings while getting ready for school? Do they fight over the sink or towels or toilet time? What better way to help them become more independent and focused than to create a fun, kid-friendly bathroom? And you can achieve this without having to go through an expensive bathroom renovation. Whether you have small children or older children in their teen years, we have some great ideas…

I need you to pause just a little bit as this is quite important.  If you look at the reality of it, we may only get one chance to experience pregnancy in our lifetime.  Maybe two, maybe three?  Whatever your situation, the miracle of getting pregnant and then creating your own unique way to have a gender reveal to share the sex of your baby is something only momma can do. Yes, your whole family and close friends want know about your baby and help you spread the good news, but this is your choice. Don’t be shy to be selfish, but also do not be afraid to ask for help either.  Again, this is your song you get to write. When do you find out the sex of your baby? The doctor will do an ultrasound photo between 16 to 20 weeks.  It is highly likely the sex of…

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…

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…

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…

Motherhood is tough and breastfeeding can be stressful.  I put together some tips to help you out.  I hope you find it helpful.  I wanted to give you some nutrition advice and recipes for yourself to help keep you and baby healthy and your milk flowing. Enjoy! Related posts: The Best Lactation Cookie List for Breastfeeding and Milk Supply The Best Breastfeeding Foods for Lactation Smoothies and Shakes to Increase Milk Supply

By now, everyone has heard of Kegels. It’s a buzzword and everyone is getting in on the trend. But do you really know what they are?? I mean really?? I didn’t think so. I am a pelvic health Physical Therapist and let me tell you, you are not alone. It’s estimated that roughly 80% of women don’t know what the correct muscles are, where to find them, how to use them and if they are even using them correctly when they do find them. I see this day in and out in my practice. So let’s start at the beginning shall we?? Your Pelvic Floor Kegels are a fancy term for pelvic floor exercises. They are named after the American Gynecologist Arnold Kegel who discovered how working this group of muscles was so beneficial. The pelvic muscles basically form your undercarriage at the bottom of your pelvis. There are 15…

Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but it can also be a challenging one, especially when it comes to physical discomfort. As your body changes and your baby grows, you may experience lower back and/or pelvic pain, which can make it difficult to go about your day-to-day activities. Thankfully, there is a simple solution to this problem – The Embrace, which is the newest maternity support belt on the market. The Embrace is specially designed to provide support to the lower back and pelvis during pregnancy. The Embrace is adjustable, so you can customize the level of support to suit your needs, and it is made from soft, breathable fabric that won’t irritate your skin. Why do you need The Embrace? As your baby grows and your body changes, your center of gravity shifts forward, putting pressure on your lower back and pelvis. This can lead to lower back pain, pelvic pain, and even…

Food is more than just a source of nourishment; it brings people together and strengthens relationships. Families cooking together can profoundly impact the family’s health, relationship, and overall well-being. This article will explore the benefits of cooking together and how it can positively impact your life. What are the Benefits of Cooking Together as a Family Preparing food together is an excellent way to spend quality time with loved ones. It is a fun and interactive activity that encourages communication, cooperation, and creativity. Cooking together allows family members to bond over a shared interest and create positive memories that last a lifetime. Moreover, cooking together has many health benefits, such as better control over ingredients, improved nutrition, and increased consumption of vegetables. Health Benefits of Family Cooking One of the biggest benefits of cooking together is that it allows for better control over ingredients. Families can choose healthier ingredients and control portion sizes when they…

In all the excitement of pregnancy tests, gender reveals, childbirth classes, nursery decorations, and baby showers, it is easy to forget that after your birth you will immediately have a completely helpless tiny newborn to care for. And immediate does not mean a day or a week later, it means within minutes of enduring possibly one of the most physically challenging experiences of your life, you will have another person to care for. It is extremely important to be prepared for these first few moments, especially if you plan to breastfeed your baby. A good idea is to meet with a Lactation Consultant for a prenatal breastfeeding visit so that they can provide answers to questions, prep you for what you will need to know/do and be your support person for this journey especially if this is your first baby. Knowledge is power so here are some things that…