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5 Foods Every Pregnant Woman Should Eat

Becoming a mom is one of the most important moments in a woman’s life. The pregnancy period is complicated and it has its rules. Of course, there is a lot of information about what pregnant women should avoid eating such as sushi, deli meat, and unpasteurized dairy foods, however, there is less emphasis placed on the foods that pregnant women should eat. Here are 5 foods every pregnant woman should eat.

5 Ingredients That Should Be in a Pregnant Woman's Diet

Why I Don’t Play With My Children

I’ve had a confession in my head for quite a while now, and even this article half-written in my “drafts” box for over a year. But, I have yet to come out and express the way I feel about this topic, even though I know for a fact that I’m not alone. Probably because of the ever-looming guilt that comes along with being a mom and the inevitable judgement from others. But, I’ve decided to just come out and say it… I don’t play with my children because… I don’t enjoy it. *GASPS* (that’s what I think I can hear in my head from…
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The Importance of Self-Care for the Modern Woman

As a woman, I’m sure you can relate to what it’s like to live a full life. Between looking after your kids, partner, work, home, causes, friends and family, it can be challenging to keep all the plates spinning all the time. When you’re in the habit of expending all of your energy outwards and constantly put your care, your rest and your play, last, you’re bound to end up tired, grumpy, uninspired and overwhelmed. We all know those feelings. You can’t run on an empty tank!

5 Ingredients to Keep Out of Your Diaper Bag

From the moment we find out we’re going to be parents, whether it be our first child or our last, there’s always an overwhelming amount of emotions that flood us. The love we have for our children from the moment we hear they will be in our lives is almost instant. We as parents will do almost anything to keep our little ones safe. Yet sometimes it can be a little tricky when deciding what products to use and to keep around, especially in the diaper bag.

My Modern Hippie Hospital Birth

I think that most people would expect an “all-natural” kinda gal like myself to have a peaceful home birth equipt with a midwife, doula, and labour pool. A few people asked me who my midwife was and had curious questions about my home-birth plan – I suppose I just give off that kind of vibe, I don’t know. But no, I did not have a home birth. Instead, I had a naturally-mindful, modern hippie hospital birth. Now don’t get me wrong – I’m totally supportive, and even a promoter, of home births, and considered it myself at one point, but…
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My Modern Hippie Hospital Birth

Managing Work/Life Harmony as a Mompreneur

Today’s guest post is written by my good friend and fellow Mompreneur, Lindyn Williams. She is someone who wholeheartedly understands the busyness that come with being a work-from-home-mom, and I love venting to her when my head is spinning because she always has something wise to say that brings me back down to earth. I hope you enjoy her 5 tips to balancing work/life harmony as a Momprenuer. Intro from Lindyn: As working a mama, I can guarantee that not every day is going to go as planned. And that’s ok!  When you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and…
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How to Pack a Naturally Minded Hospital/Home Birth Bag for Mom

Today’s post is written by one of my favorite bloggers – Loriel, of Naturally Loriel. Loriel has very recently had her second baby, at home, and is writing from experience when it comes to packing a naturally-minded birth bag! At 35 weeks when I was on the floor with intense stomach pains at 11pm, we thought we were in labor. My husband quickly scrounged together random baby things and stuffed them in a tote bag, called his parents to pick up our 4 year old, and rushed to the hospital. We were completely unprepared. I thought because I was having a home birth I…
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How to Pack a Natural Birth Bag

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Call me crazy, but June 21st marks a sad day for me – it means that the days are getting shorter, and we’re approaching winter. To some, this may seem totally ridiculous, but for me, as the summer days shorten, even by just a couple of minutes each day, I can’t help but feel a small sense of panic and anxiety about the winter months approaching. The short, dark, and cold days simply “aren’t my thing,” and I often feel like my “winter self” is completely different then my “summer self.” However, I really should be speaking in past-tense now,…
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Peering Out at 2016 – My Goals and Intentions for the Year to Come

Although it’s just another day on a man-made calender, and technically, any day of the year is just as good as today to set goals and intentions and break bad habits, January 1st really does spark the desire to self-reflect. Today, the first day of 2016, I’m particularly excited about. I hate to say it, but my enthusiasm to start a new year is partly due to the fact that 2015 is now behind us! It’s hard to call 2015 a “bad” year because so much good has come out of it, but it definitely came with it’s challenges…and that’s a very…
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An Honest and Open Look at “Unexplained Infertility” {My Story}

First, let me start by telling you the happy ending of this story – I’m pregnant!!! But as you may have guessed from the title, our road to conception was no walk in the park. Actually, if it wasn’t for the constant nausea, exhaustion, and rapid weight gain around my mid-section, I would still probably be in denial.