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Top 3 Fall Beverage Favorites

Paleo Iced Vanilla Latte by Against All Grain This has been one of my go-tos lately…especially when I need an afternoon pick me up. In italics I’ve noted what I do differently. I also put everything in my Vitamix which helps froth the coconut milk 1 cup warm strong coffee (espresso roast preferable) I do 1 […]

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Happy International Babywearing Week!

My first real experience with babywearing was through my travels to Uganda and Thailand. Everyone was wearing their baby…even on the back of a motorcycle! The woman who lived next to us in Thailand was always wearing her granddaughter while she cleaned and cooked. To me, it seemed so natural that women would carry their […]

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My Top 5 Parenting Books

It’s overwhelming sifting through the countless parenting books out there. Some are great, some not so much. I want to share with you the top 5 books (in no particular order) that have helped me through my parenting journey so far. My hope is that these recommendations will give you a starting point. While you […]

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World Breastfeeding Week: My Story

  In my mind there was never really a question on whether or not I would breastfeed. From my doula work I knew about all the health benefits of breastmilk and how great it was for bonding. My goal was to breastfeed for the first year. BUT, to be completely honest I wasn’t sure if I would […]

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The Motherhood Transition, Babies Remember Birth, Nutrition & more

Earlier this month I talked with Niki from ChewAbles. We discussed pregnancy, birth, postpartum, nutrition for the motherhood transition, and, my favorite, how babies remember birth. She shared her personal story with me about her son recalling his birth on various occasions. Check out the episode here

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Digital Detox

“We’re waking up to healing our minds of the ‘programs running in the background’…”  – Pat Liles  Being a work-at-home mom can often times make me feel isolated. With a social media community, like Instagram and Facebook, at my fingertips it’s really easy to get sucked into my phone. These applications are a continuous highlight […]

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Sunday Funday: Backyard Workout

Here’s a little backyard workout I did this morning. If you don’t have equipment that’s fine! Get creative or just use body weight. Whatever you choose to do set your intention on your breath and go for quality movements. Warm up with: Sun Salutation A 5 (on each side) Functional Progression 1 & Functional Progression 2  […]

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Power Hour (+ an Hour)

So you’ve finished the Postpartum Series and have more questions. Or you’ve gone back to your typical workout routine and something feels off. Or maybe you just miss hanging out with me 😉  In this Power Hour (+ an hour) we’ll break things down, spend time re-connecting to our breath, and review the Functional Progressions […]

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MINDSET: Taking Back Sunday

Sunday mornings have always been one of my favorite times of the week. Before giving birth I had a ritual of going for a run or yoga class with friends, usually followed by the farmer’s market or brunch. Sunday mornings felt so long and leisurely; they would stretch into a day of relaxation and act […]

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MINDSET: Pause and Ground Down

Last summer I had the privilege of spending time in Ojai, California, at an Embodiment Seminar with Ray Castellino. As a student of APPPAH’s (Association of Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health) educator training, I learned valuable tools and skills to put into practice when teaching difficult material. Two pacing tools that stuck out to […]

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