Ok, listen ladies! I know the topic of breastfeeding can be a controversial subject for many reasons but I think it’s important to have conversations that help spark thought and awareness as well as help educate ourselves. What’s interesting to me is how breastfeeding (in public, specifically) makes some people sooooo uncomfortable. I’ve never truly understood why people make such a big deal out of it. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in this world; something a mother was created to do but in our culture (especially here in the US), we’ve been taught to over-sexualize the woman’s body so the thought of a woman with her breast out in public, for the sole purpose of nourishing her child, comes off as shameful and inappropriate. Continue Reading
Throughout this journey of pregnancy and motherhood, I’m continuously reminded of how important it is to be open, to be mindful, to be consciously aware of my thoughts, my emotions, my energy, my reactions to people & situations as I’m nurturing and raising my children.
Let’s be honestttttt…….. finding time (or the energy) to cook these days has been a struggle but I have made an honest attempt to eat a more clean, healthy diet – especially with this growing baby in my belly. Translation = I need to cook more and eat out less! Don’t get me wrong, I do have crazy cravings every once in awhile but am trying to stick to the 80/20 rule as much as possible. Continue Reading
This week for our #NoHoodLikeMotherhood series, I thought it would be great to finally talk about my personal experience of birth – more specifically, HOME BIRTH. I’ve gotten a lot of requests recently to share my journey & overall thoughts and decided this would be a great way for you all to learn a little more about me 🙂 Ironically, I’ve actually been wanting to get this down on paper for awhile and am excited to finally be doing this — YAY! I think it’s so important for us as women & mothers to be open about our experiences and things we go through so that we can help inspire, encourage and uplift the next woman. Sharing is caring, right guys?! Continue Reading
Plain & Simple….
Your labor & birth should be a reflection of your wants, needs and therefore the choices that you decide to make. No two births will be the same so what’s most important is that YOU feel educated, empowered and respected in your choices, because they are YOURS!
Hey Lovers!! It’s been a crazy past 2 weeks — longer nights at the office, working the weekend, on the road traveling for work, so needless to say I am feeling EXHAUSTED!! Its crazy how a change in your flow and schedule can effect your body and the ability to adjust; or is it just that I’m getting older and can’t recover like I use to?! Continue Reading
Round 2 of our #NoHoodLikeMotherhood interview series is here and we are super thrilled to have had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the mogul mom & serial entrepreneur, Ms. Kelli Coleman! Ironically, Kelli and I went to elementary school together and shared some time in New York but to candidly talk with her about the joys of being a mom, why it’s important to take time for yourself and her new business endeavors, was such a pleasure! Check out my interview with her below…
Happy Monday Beauties!!
Sending along some positive affirmations this morning. You are STRONG, you are POWERFUL, you are a FORCE to be reckoned with, you are YOU and that is your power! Continue Reading
So yea, it’s happening. We’ve officially decided to move back to New York for baby number 2! So many factors came into play with making this decision: wanting to have another home birth, having such a great experience with our midwife & her assistant leading up to and during Steele’s birth, wanting to be in a comfortable & familiar space, but ultimately, the deciding factor was wanting to be closer to our family. Having a strong support network around us during our first pregnancy and birth was beyond helpful, to say the least, so being closer to those who we trust & helped us the most was imperative this go-round!
Let’s be honest though….I can’t tell you how saddened I am that we are moving back DURING WINTER!! I mean, that’s one of the reasons why we left NYC, to escape the cold, winter months so it’s pretty ironic that we’re coming back during this time. But, what I do know is that change is GOOD and everything happens for a reason. Most importantly, I feel totally at peace with our decision and know that despite the hectic-ness of the next couple months, this was the best decision for us.
Don’t get me wrong, we thoroughly plan on coming back to LA once we are ready to travel with the baby. The biggest thing will be finding a new place in LA while we are in NY and moving in once we are back (wheww… the thought of moving again gives me a slight migraine, especially with a new baby but I have no doubt we will work it out).
Looking forward to being back on the east coast for a little while. To all my NYers — see you guys in December!!
Well today….I’m feeling pretty strong (and bad a$$)!!! I decided I wanted to get out the house and hit the Culver City Stairs today. Continue Reading