Lets face it! It’s no secret that having children is an extremely time consuming job. Between crying babies, diaper changes, playdates, activities, cooking, cleaning (the list goes on….and on), the less energy we have to give to ourselves. I’ve heard this one saying time and time again – “Once you become a parent, life is no longer about you”… but I’d beg to disagree. Life is no longer JUST about you, but trust me hunny – you still matter! As mothers, we’re handed a laundry list of roles and responsibilities that we fulfill for the sake of our children but I don’t believe that means we need to run ourself ragged with no regard for our wants and needs. Continue Reading
The older I get, the more I realize that the new year isn’t about becoming a new me. Each DAY is an opportunity for growth, wisdom, clarity and a chance to get to know myself on a deeper level. I will always be a planner and goal-setter at heart, it’s just an intrinsic part of who I am, so setting attainable goals for each year is a must for me BUT that doesn’t mean I need to wait for the new year to make changes in myself, set new goals or alter my path when needed. Continue Reading
As a parent, there’s nothing worst than feeling helpless when it come to your children. You want to do everything in your power to make sure they stay safe and are well protected against anyone and anything. So when it comes to the common cold and other viruses that need to “run it’s course”, unfortunately there’s not magical solution to automatically make our children feel better so there isn’t much we can physically do. Continue Reading
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…