Author: liftinglettuce

Postpartum was definitely on my mind a lot more with my third pregnancy! I guess I just felt this need to be extra prepared. I learned a lot about hormones after the birth of my second child so I’m really using what I’ve learned to help me this time. Grab my free Postpartum Health Guide. I’ve put together most of my “postpartum kit” and thought I’d share what I’m including.

Most postpartum blog posts I see just tell you to buy Depends and nipple cream but I think us moms deserve more than that.

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Rowan Cole Strout was born June 25th at 10:47am, weighing 9lbs. It was my longest but easiest labour! You can read about Finnley’s birth here. Each birth of my children was different but all three were unmedicated and out of hospital.

snapped one last pic of my bump at 3am.

I woke up at 12:30am on a Thursday with what I recognized as a contraction. It was enough to wake me up but felt like pre-labour not active labour.

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You made that baby registry and got all ready for the new baby to arrive… but what about YOU? Postpartum can be tough! With each baby, I’ve realized I need to prepare more for those first few weeks after baby arrives… To make sure I’m really feeling taken care of and not totally depleted!

So I’m sharing you with my favourite resources to help you prepare for some postpartum self care!

EAT

Vegan-friendly Food subscriptions:
Greenchef
Purple Carrot
Revive Superfoods (save 55% with my link!)
Daily Harvest

Vegan Meals to freeze:
Baked oatmeal 

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Thank goodness for online shopping, am I right? ha! Actually, I’ve been quite good at sticking to either items to entertain my kids or prepping for birth/postpartum… so I really haven’t bought any clean beauty (besides Petit Vour or Kinder Beauty boxes) lately.

That said, Sephora has started their Spring Savings Event so I thought it was an appropriate time for me to round up some of my “clean beauty”

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I think self care is on a lot of our minds right now, as we are doing our best to stay home and away from other people. There’s a little more focus on not only ourselves but our mental health- self care is so important for mental health (physical too, of course).

If you’re feeling more anxious or stressed or overwhelmed than usual, that is all the more reason to practice self care!

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Well, it feels weird to type this out on my blog but… we’re currently experiencing a global pandemic. Pretty surreal, isn’t it? One thing I’ve noticed is that it has people really paying attention to what they are buying at the grocery store, trying to make their food last longer and figuring out how to cook without things like dairy milk or eggs (which keep selling out some places).

So I decided to put together this post to hopefully help some of you out!

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I’ve been trying to come up with more (fun) ways to show you guys my outfits or to create different looks lately. My floor length mirror got wrecked so those easy mirror selfies aren’t really an option right now! Over on IG I’ve started doing some IGTV styling sessions which is so fun! I thought I’d also start a series here on “what I wore last week” where I can showcase what I actually wore for a week (5-7 days)- that way it reminds me to have my tripod set up to take outfit pics during that week!

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