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Social distancing has thrown us all into a bit of an unexpected vacation, where we are now in charge of education and entertainment for our children. I am in the same boat. I have my three boys, 7, 5, and 3 home all day now, and life can be a bit stressful as soon as boredom sets in. I’ve found some super fun activities that work well for my boys so far, as well as some I can’t wait to try. I wanted to put together a big list, to help us all stay happy and sane in these uncertain times. This list is EASY! Not huge projects with lots of stuff. Just easy, straight forward games and ideas that my kids ACTUALLY do regularly. The big list of boredom busters: 12 Indoor activities: Indoor scavenger hunt. The key to a successful scavenger hunt for my boys is points by…

Working out during pregnancy is extremely important, and many mamas run out of energy to keep up with their fitness once pregnancy hits. As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness specialist, and mama of 3 boys, I KNOW the importance of staying fit during pregnancy, and here are a list of reasons you can read. Working out with a big belly, aches and pains, fatigue and headaches isn’t very appealing, but because it is so beneficial, finding fun ways to stay active and workout is really important. I have some very effective, compound exercises in my program, The Belly-Only Pregnancy, which are awesome home workouts with minimal equipment. The pregnancy workouts I am going to go over here are more fun ideas that involve group classes, online programs, apps and more. Changing up your fitness routine could be the PERFECT step to help you find new energy and enthusiasm for staying fit…

Eating smart is so important for breastfeeding and postpartum weight loss. It can literally make or break your milk supply. Our bodies are designed to thrive off of nutrients from the foods we eat. When we deprive our bodies of essential nutrients, and lots of them, we are taking away the building blocks for breast milk, repairing cells after birth and ultimately having the nutrients we need to signal to our body it is okay to let go of fat. Try the 10-DAY RESET for Postpartum Weight Loss and Health Yep, you heard that right. If your body doesn’t have enough nutrients, it won’t want to let go of the fat it stored to make breast milk. So, what do we eat while breastfeeding in order to keep up our milk supply and lose weight at the same time?? The concept of what to feed your boobs while breastfeeding for…

New mommies can help protect their babies from COVID-19 by simply increasing the strength of their immune system. If you are breastfeeding your baby, this is even simpler to do than you may realize. Rather than stock up on toilet paper and cough syrup, I am really surprised many families aren’t stocking up on vitamins, herbs, raw honey, elderberry sytrup and other amazing, yet simple ways to really boost both mama and baby’s immune system! What do we know about COVID-19 and babies? Unfortunately we don’t know much – yet. What we do know is that those with weakened immune systems, lung issues, and pre-existing conditions that weaken the immune system are the most at risk. If your baby is healthy, happy, with no existing conditions that might affect their immune system, they are less-likely to have major symptoms if infected. But, with a robust immune system, the chances of…

This post is written by my friend and amazing physical therapist, Dr. Jena Bradley, DPT. Make sure to check out her FREE 5-Day Restore Your Core program to jump start you into healing and working out. Did you just recently have a newborn baby and have been wondering when is the right time to start working out again? Knowing when to start working out after having a newborn is not a one size fits all kind of answer. And starting a postpartum workout is not something you just do without having some medical guidance from a professional. Iā€™m a physical therapist, and I want to make sure you are fully educated on how to start a postpartum workout routine safely so that you not only feel good now, but will ultimately continue to feel good every day in the future. By the time you are done reading this article, you…

Eating well while breastfeeding isn’t always easy with cravings, hormonal changes, lack of sleep and a new baby. Breastfeeding nutrition can also seem complicated with the fear of losing milk supply. As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and creator of a very unique breastfeeding diet plan that is specifically made for breastfeeding mamas to lose weight, I KNOW eating healthy after baby can be hard. Really hard. But, I created this guide to help you understand how to eat well for both you and your new baby. A healthy breastfeeding diet plan nourishes baby and mama at the same time: Eating well and nourishing your body means that your baby is going to be well nourished too. By focusing on your nutrient intake at each and every meal and snack, you can ensure you are giving yourself and your baby the most vitamins, minerals and nutrients possible. Of course, conquering…

There are plenty of ways you can successfully prepare for breastfeeding while you are still pregnant. If you properly prepare and get ready, then you will be setting you and baby up for success! The liquid gold is so important, so making sure you have your body and mind ready is a big deal. Lots of other mamas suggest breastfeeding baskets, pillows and tanks to purchase in your third trimester, which does help, but where you really want to put your focus is on your health and knowledge. Ensuring you have the proper nutrition before baby arrives and as soon as baby comes will set you up for success. Also educating yourself on all things breastfeeding is going to ensure you have all the necessary information to keep your supply up and KNOW you are doing well. Knowledge is power, even with breastfeeding. Here are 5 things you can do…

I lost all the extra weight by 6 weeks postpartum after my third pregnancy, without a whole lot of effort or dieting because I’ve finally got the weight loss while breastfeeding thing down. I know breastfeeding a new baby is a really difficult time to lose weight, but it is also a really important time to truly eat the best diet you can. Breastfeeding and postpartum healing require extra nutrients, both for mama and baby, so cleaning up your diet, and eating better is actually really important! This cookbook is a fantastic way to get started on that ASAP! Changing my mindset was key to my postpartum weight loss by 6 weeks for the third time around. I wasn’t thinking of my clean eating as a diet, but as nourishment for my body and baby. Making this change, will make my list of tips seem completely achievable for you too! …

As a mom of three, I have some favorite tips for a flat tummy after pregnancy. And by favorite, I mean the most important tips you will read to get your tummy flat again after baby. As a certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, I’ve discovered what exercises actually WORK to help you flatten your tummy after baby, as well as which ones don’t (even though they are circulating through Pinterest). Here is a run down of my favorite tips, which I go over in my video, and also in this post. Tips for A Flat Tummy After Pregnancy: Eat a CLEAN diet to reduce bloating and lose fat Use a wrap or belt to improve posture and alignment Hold baby correctly, without tucking your butt under Practice ab work daily to strengthen and encourage muscles Those are my four favorite tips for flattening your tummy after pregnancy. Here’s my video…

Boobie Body and Milk Dust are both breastfeeding protein powders on the market for new mommies. Choosing between Boobie Body and Milk Dust can be a difficult choice if you aren’t sure the difference in nutrient-value, lactation power and taste. I thought it would be super helpful if I went over some of those for you, so you can make the best decision for YOU! I think it is important to note that I don’t think Boobie Body is a competitor in any way to my Milk Dust. I don’t think there is one product that is best for every body, and it is wonderful for breastfeeding mamas to have a few options to choose from, so they can find the best product for their body. 4 High-Quality Protein Powders for Breastfeeding Mamas I am going to compare the products in terms of taste, nutrient value, and lactation power. I…

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