Category: Wellness


Placenta

Okay, I know, some people are totally grossed out by the thought of keeping and consuming your placenta…  but I really do feel like it helps with recovery! With my first baby I had it encapsulated but with my second I consumed it raw in a smoothie where I couldn’t taste it at all! In fact, I found the encapsulated pills had a stronger taste.  I definitely “bounced back” energy-wise a lot faster after my second baby;

Read More »

It has been a while since I shared a recipe here! Beckett and I love to bake together and cookies are always a favourite. Oddly, he really prefers the dough over the actual cookie… but hey, more cookies for me!  This particular recipe is great because it’s packed with more nutrients (and you can easily make it gluten free!). It’s a pretty forgiving recipe… which is important when you’re cooking with a kid because your measuring will never be exact!

Read More »

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration no longer recommends Tylenol for children younger than 4. and are  investigating whether these drugs are safe for older kids.  So if you weren’t open to holistic options before, maybe now is the time!

No one likes being sick and I think it feels even worse to see our kids sick! Prevention is important but even the healthiest people can’t always avoid getting sick so I think you need to have a game plan for both!

Read More »

This post is for all of you hard working mamas who lay awake at night with a long to do list running through your head or have to wake up every few hours to feed a hungry baby- I see you!  We all love sleep and yet many of us don’t get enough of it or we get enough but it’s not the high quality sleep we yearn for.  So I’m going to share my top tips not only for getting a better night’s rest but also how to fake it if you didn’t!

Read More »

Sugar is a tricky bastard. A little bit can be totally enjoyable but consume too much and you can end up with headaches, bloated stomach, no energy, restless sleep and skin breakouts! Knowing how much is too much can be tricky too. Generally it’s recommended that you stay under 25g if added sugar per day but you may find it depends what kind of sugar or maybe 25g is just way too much for you!
Read More »

After I had my first baby, I did a series of “Body after baby” posts because I felt like post partum bodies weren’t being shown or talked about enough.  I didn’t know what to expect my body to look like (or feel like) post partum because people weren’t openly talking about their experiences!  Part of what I love to use this blog for, is to shed light on topics just like this…

Read More »

Well, I’m almost 40 weeks pregnant and pretty much ready for baby to make her arrival!  With my first, I planned a birth center birth but this time around I knew I wanted a home birth.  I will say, preparing for a home birth has definitely been more work but I’m really excited about it and thought I’d share some tips on getting prepared!  Also, if you’re freaked out by the idea of a home birth maybe this will help calm you a bit  haha

With the birth center,

Read More »

Moms are always encouraged to make and freeze some meals before baby arrives but how many of us actually do it?  In my defense, I did try last time but baby was 2 weeks “late” and by then I’d eaten most of it haha This time around I haven’t frozen much but I do plan on getting help where I can!  I’ve used meal prep services before and while they can still be a lot of work,

Read More »

Target A New Day OTK Boots:  Finally, I found some over the knee boots that are vegan-friendly, under $50 and fit!! I’m 5’10 so they hit just above my knees. I find the fit very comfortable and super flattering.  They are currently on sale for just $32!! Although the regular price of $39.99 is pretty amazing still

MyBevi water bottle: I picked this up at Target after the previous water bottle I bought turned out to be a fail.

Read More »

Fall and Winter are my favourite months to diffuse essential oils! Below I’m sharing some of my favourite blends that you can diffuse and have your home smell like Fall. Great thing about essential oils is not only do you get amazing scents but you also get the health benefits!

Of course, not all oils are safe for everyone!  I have made a point to note which blends are not safe for certain people/ages. 

Read More »