Postpartum Support

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.

Nourishing Postpartum Foods

Nourishing Postpartum Foods

The postpartum time is all about healing from the marathon of pregnancy and birth! Along with intense healing and recovery, you might also be supplying all the nutrition for your little one if you are breastfeeding. All this takes a lot of energy to upkeep day in and day out, meaning that your nutrition is just as important now as it was when you were pregnant. But don’t worry, eating a nourishing, nutrient-dense diet can be simple and painless, even during your most sleep deprived days. While this is not an all-encompassing list of everything your body needs postpartum (i.e. all the vitamins, minerals, and TLC), it is a good place to start for choosing nourishing foods for the postpartum time. Incorporating these five essentials will help to keep you fed while also nourishing and hydrating your body. Which then leads to keeping baby fed, nourished, and hydrated! Below we’ll discuss key components to include in your postpartum protocol along with plenty of make-ahead recipes to keep you going through your 4th trimester.

10 Super Simple Snacks for Nursing Moms

10 Super Simple Snacks for Nursing Moms

Nursing or pumping is a calorie intensive task— that combined with the energy your body is using to heal from pregnancy and birth while parenting a tiny human— friends, you need to eat. But as any new parent knows, that may be easier said than done.

I’ve compiled my favorite nutrient dense snacks that are easy to prep and can be eaten one-handed while holding an infant or fighting with a flange.

My Must Read Pregnancy & Postpartum Books

My Must Read Pregnancy & Postpartum Books

There are so many fantastic resources out in the world for pregnant and new parents. Resources have come a long way from the time of “What to Expect…” The following books are the ones I find most supportive, empowering, and nurturing for any expecting parent, regardless of whether they desire to birth at home, hospital or in a field somewhere.

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!)