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10 Tips for Eating Mindfully as a New Mom

Mindful Eating We all have a relationship with food. These relationships are as complex and unique as each one of us. We eat to nourish, to connect, to soothe, to heal, to celebrate, and a hundred other varied reasons. The relationship changes over time. The relationship you had with food …

How to restore fertility while breastfeeding (and maintain breastfeeding)

Imagine a world in which women can sit down and share their wisdom about pregnancy, fertility, breastfeeding, and child spacing.  Imagine how much support and love and information would be passed from to each of us to our friends and future daughters. While many of us did not get the …

What to Do if Your Nipples are Bleeding

Bloody Nipples While Breastfeeding? You may have read or heard that bleeding nipples is just something that happens to some nursing mothers and that it will go away eventually on its own, or that it’s just a “normal” part of the process. While it’s true that some of us may …

Top 5 Ways to Support Mom’s Sleep Postpartum

Getting Sleep After Baby The overwhelm of a new baby can overshadow a mom’s ability to prioritize her own sleep, which is being frequently interrupted.  Neglecting sleep can put your health at risk. Carolina Marcus, MD, of UR Medicine Sleep Center states, ‘‘Sleep deprivation is one of the most common …

Body Knowledge is Power: Take Six Months to Prep for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy It’s unreal how much planning goes into one little human. Amidst the questions, there’s one thing moms put on the back burner until after babies are born, but it often starts before babies are even conceived: self care. It’s a hot little buzzword right now, but we’re …

The Simplest Way to Bring More Love In

The Art of Receiving “OMG, Your butt looks so good!” “Ohhh, shut up! I’ve been on a total binge lately!”   “Wow! I love your hair!” “Nah, thanks. I mean, I need to get it cut and I didn’t even have time to style it today.”   “Girl, you’re rocking …

I just had a baby. (Slowing Down Time Postpartum)

I’m not Einstein, but I can tell you that time is relative.  When first introduced to the theory of relativity, it seems a bit complex and nuanced, but it actually is applicable to everyday life, especially for the postpartum time period. Ask almost any parent with children over age 10 …

Tackling the Family Budget Mindfully

Money as Energy, Intentionally Spent My husband and I recently watched the documentary Minimalism and I simultaneously started working to develop a different relationship with money. After watching Minimalism, we began to purge our shit. It was truly eye opening to see the crap we were holding onto. I realized …

BIRTHFIT Summit 2018 Recap

(The alternate title of this blog was How to Cure Your BIRTHFIT Summit FOMO.) We were in Austin, TX, for the annual BIRTHFIT Summit June 7-9.  This year was even more magical than years past, and had an overarching theme of going deep within in order to facilitate healing. The …

BIRTH(FIT)

“…So is BIRTHFIT just fitness for pregnant women?” A question I get asked frequently when the topic of BIRTHFIT comes up. This is an opportunity for me to explain that BIRTHFIT is much (MUCH) more than fitness. One of the definitions for FIT is, “Prepared or ready.” As a Regional …