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5 Simple Tricks to Make Movement Part your Busy #Mom-life.

5 Simple Tricks to Make Movement Part your Busy #Mom-life.

Making time for movement or exercise can be really difficult as a parent of a baby or toddler. How do you fit in a workout with an already overfull schedule of working and parenting full time? You know movement would give you more energy and make you feel better, but you just don’t feel like there are enough hours in the day or enough coffee in the world to get to the gym every morning, or you’re totally zapped by evening. Maybe you struggle with feeling like you’re missing out on home time or that family needs come before something “trivial” like a workout. Cue spinning wheels, stress, and not getting anywhere. Right?


I so feel you, mama. But it can be done! Movement and exercise can be part of your life without feeling like a punishment, without adding to your stress, without feeling like you’re missing out on the fun, without draining your batteries, without creating an impossible schedule.

Are you scrolling yourself to sleep?

Are you scrolling yourself to sleep?

If you fall into the vast majority, this bedtime routine may sound familiar: check email, scroll instagram, and maybe a few episodes of the Office until we fall asleep. But did you know, the artificial blue light emitted by our phones, tablets and computers actually messes with our internal clock? (1) This is why even after a full night’s sleep, if you spent time scrolling right before bed, you may wake up tired.  

5 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

5 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

Daylight savings is coming to an end, November 4th, which means the clocks are going to turn back one hour. While this means the mornings will be brighter, the evenings will be darker, and the window of daylight we get each day will continue to shrink until December 21. This shift in daylight is usually accompanied by changes in energy, sleep and mood, including seasonal sadness or seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. And while we all may not be formally diagnosed with SAD, changes in mood with the time change can affect everyone in some way. These changes in mood have an even greater impact on those living in Northern regions with less daylight hours (hello Portland!)

How to Optimize Sleep During Pregnancy

How to Optimize Sleep During Pregnancy

Pregnancy, especially the third trimester, comes with its own special challenges. There are increased hormone fluxuations as your body prepares for labor, baby is starting to infringe on the space your lungs and bladder used to occupy, and heartburn becomes a constant occurrence.


All this fun impacts sleep. Now it’s no secret that new parenthood is also a time of limited R&R, so I find it especially rude that it becomes harder to get a good night’s sleep towards the end of pregnancy.


While deep, perfect slumber may not be in the cards for a little while, there are some things we can do make most of that attempted shut-eye time.