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hiking as a family and holding hands
Posted on 04/27/2017

3 Reasons You Need to Hike More as a Family

Adventure/ Family/ Health

Do you go on hikes as a family? I know it’s hard to break away from the electronics and it sometimes feels like there’s too much work to do inside to get out of the house, but it’s important to set aside time for an outdoor activity like hiking as a family. I’m making an effort to hike more with my family this Summer, and am sharing some key reasons you should too (along with a Northside shoe giveaway)!

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Posted on 04/11/2017

5 Tips for Baby’s First Bath (With Boon CARE)

Baby/ Birthing/ Health/ Pregnancy

With 6 years between my kids, holding a newborn again almost felt like the first time all over again. I had the memory of doing all this before, though, and so much more information this time around. So instead of being afraid of that first big bath at home, I felt prepared. Here are my tips for baby’s first bath. Read more

Posted on 03/07/2017

10-Minute Homemade Hummus

Food/ Health

What you eat after having a baby is just as important as what you’re eating while pregnant — Which is exactly why I’m trying to be better about eating healthy foods that do a lot for my body. Since beans are a great source of protein and fiber (two things a breastfeeding mama really needs) I tried my hand at making a quick 10-minute  hummus that allows for easy healthy snacking. Click through to print the recipe and give it a try! Read more

making the holidays fun
Posted on 12/13/2016

3 Tips For a Happy Healthy Holiday Season

Health

I’m pretty sure this “holiday time” is everyone’s favorite time of year, but it’s a whirlwind. The months fly by fast, and there’s always so much to do in so little time, that a lot of important things get pushed to the back burner as not so immediate or important. (I’ve been meaning to take weekly bump pictures this pregnancy and keep skipping weeks because they just go too quick!) So how do you ensure your back-to-back holidays are not only happy but also healthy? Keep reading for some essential tips to have this season.

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using app that manages depression
Posted on 12/01/2016

This Free New App Helps As You Manage Depression

Apps/ Health/ Tech

How many apps do you have on your phone right now? I have over 100 apps on my iPhone, all asking me to do something ASAP with notifications going off constantly. But being so available on demand can be draining when everyone at home wants mommy to do something ASAP too, so I’ve been looking into wellness apps that help remind me to take a break, unplug, de-stress and be mindful of my own feelings. After all, it’s important to be aware of how you’re feeling with everything going on, and how it can be managed. Keep reading for the 411 on my new favorite app for just that.

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Culturelle Kids
Posted on 10/27/2016

3 Ways Kids Can Benefit From Probiotics (Plus Freebie & Coupon)

Health

Can we talk tummy troubles for a bit? My kiddo was screaming in her sleep the other night. Not because of night terrors (though she does get those sometimes), but because of an irritated & gassy stomach. So when I heard about probiotics for kids I gave them a try! I’ve been buying probiotic drinks for myself because of my own gut imbalance but hadn’t thought about how important it might be for her before this. Keep reading to see how probiotics might benefit your child’s health, and to snag a freebie offer!

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happy mom and daughter
Posted on 10/21/2016

5 Tips For Having a Better Day

Health

As parents, we wake up in the morning thinking about what our kids need for the day. We spend the day making sure they are cared for, hoping they learn something new each day, and go to bed planning for what the next day holds. Somewhere in between breakfast and bedtime, we are also managing to fit in general day-to-day responsibilities. This chaos can be exhausting, which is why these 5 tips for a better day are so important. Give a few of them a try! Read more

2 unbelievably good protein smoothies to start your day
Posted on 10/01/2016

Unbelievably Good 5-Minute Protein Smoothies to Start Your Day

Food/ Health/ Social Time

Managing to eat breakfast now that the kiddo is in school hasn’t been easy. I get back from school drop off and try to catch up on social media and emails as soon as I can so the next thing I know it’s noon or 1 p.m. already and I haven’t eaten a thing all day. Now that I’m pregnant, I’m trying to be better about getting some sort of breakfast/protein in so I’ve been looking into ways S and I can get the morning nutrition we need without adding too much time to our morning since we’re perpetually “going to be late.” The answer? Smoothies! I’ve created two 5-minute smoothies that I know you’re going to love — A Nourishing Carmel Apple Smoothie for fall (or anytime you want it to feel like fall) and a Peanut Butter Lover Workout Smoothie. Keep reading for the recipes! Read more

mommy and daughter yoga
Posted on 09/22/2016

How to Create a Wellness Routine With Your Kids

Family/ Health

Yoga was vital to keeping calm, centered and in shape during my pregnancy with S so I recently started practicing yoga again to avoid being buried in stress this pregnancy. The best part? S can do the yoga with me! Making time for a wellness activity together has allowed me time to workout (finally!) and show S how important taking care of her own wellness really is. Keep reading for a few quick tips to get your family started on their own wellness routine. Read more

grabbing a glass of a2 milk
Posted on 07/25/2016

The Back-to-School Solution For Families With Dairy Sensitivities

Food/ Health/ Social Good

I’m all about peanut butter and S is all about apples (no food allergies here) but with my dairy sensitivity it has made eating something as tasty as apple PB&Js not as fun. After all, S likes to dip her apples in milk and I really enjoy the refreshing taste of milk after a bite of my protein-packed PB&J with apple slices inside. Fortunately, I learned about a different kind of cow’s milk that isn’t genetically modified or altered in any way, but that doesn’t give either of us tummy troubles either — the perfect milk for our after-school snacking in a few weeks!
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