6 Postpartum Essentials (I didn't know I needed!)

6 Postpartum Essentials (I didn't know I needed!)

I took the childbirth prep classes. I learned about the stages of labor. I knew I’d have to feed, diaper, and clothe a tiny human at home.

But during my first pregnancy, no one seemed to talk about supplies that I’d need for those early days postpartum.

Savory Stuffed Pumpkins

Savory Stuffed Pumpkins

Inspired by stuffed peppers of summer, these Savory Stuffed Pumpkins are infused with garlic during roasting and then filled with a sausage, fennel and parmesan stuffing.

My brilliant husband really come up with the concept behind this recipe, so props to him.

These are the perfect main course for your next dinner party or for a simple family meal at home. Pair them with sautéed green beans and some fermented veggies!

How to Build a Strong Core during Pregnancy

How to Build a Strong Core during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an especially important time to strengthen and support the core, but probably not in the ways that traditionally come to mind. Appropriate and proper core training during pregnancy typically won’t include sit-ups, crunches or lots of planking.

When we talk about strengthening the core, we are referring not just to the abs or that six pack, but to all the stabilizers and muscles that produce movement from the shoulders to the pelvis stabilizing our spine and allow it to move optimally.

One Pot Loaded Veggie Chili

One Pot Loaded Veggie Chili

If you haven't noticed, we are BIG fans of one-pot meals in this house and not just because we hate dishes. This chili is loaded with veggies, grassfed beef, and lots of flavor. It makes for fantastic leftovers and I think actually tastes even better the next day.

Weekly Workouts: 34 & 35 Weeks Pregnant

Weekly Workouts: 34 & 35 Weeks Pregnant

It’s the final countdown! Kind of. I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy is flying by. I also feel like I’ve been pregnant for a million years.

This baby is taking up any and all extra room and clearly using my bladder as a pillow and gallbladder as a kick-boxing bag. It’s cute. In that not cute way.

I’d be lying if I wasn’t vying for the days of pre-pregnancy workouts that leave you feeling sore and accomplished…