Postpartum Support

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!)

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.


Gluten-Free Lactation Energy Bars

Gluten-Free Lactation Energy Bars

An important aspect of maintaining a healthy milk supply is ensuring you are nourishing your body well! While baby is now on the outside, but you are still growing a tiny human! This means eating a nutrient dense diet, taking your prenatal supplements, and staying hydrated are absolutely key to not only maintaining a healthy milk supply, but ensuring you are getting the nourishment to heal!