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Congratulations! After a long journey, your labor of love lies in your arms, and you can’t believe that they are finally here. You’re home now and wondering if you can do this. You’re wondering if your life will ever be the same again. You’re thinking that you have to do things perfectly or you will break your baby. Your mind is racing more now than ever because this is new territory for you, especially if you’ve had only boys, only girls, or there is a big age gap between your children. It’s taking everything in you to stay awake and care for this tiny miracle. The exhaustion and sleep deprivation are real and you fight to get a handle on this. You find yourself scouring the interwebs looking for the best of the crème de la crème to aid you in caring for your baby…. But what about you, Mama?…

Protein powder is an amazing tool for pregnancy, and there are many great protein shakes on the market for pregnant women. Pregnant mamas need more grams of protein per day for their growing baby bump, so I’ve put together a list of the best protein powders while pregnant. These protein powders are high-quality, safe and full of extra nutrients for pregnancy. It is very important that you ask your doctor about any of these protein powders you are considering. Protein powders are not regulated by the FDA, so analyzing the ingredient list is going to be really important. It is also important to ask if the product is tested for heavy metals, as that can be an issue with any dietary supplements. **Wanting a more detailed step-by-step postpartum program? Check out all our programs here! How much protein do I need while pregnant? Protein requirements change during pregnancy, just like…

I talk a lot about protein powder for breastfeeding mothers, and recommend protein shakes for weight loss, but are protein powders safe during pregnancy? The short answer is yes. The more extensive answer is yes, protein powder is safe during pregnancy if you choose the right protein powder. Pregnant women need to ensure they are getting enough protein, and protein supplements like shakes are a great way to do that. However, not all protein powders are created equal, and many of them are hiding chemicals, fillers and artificial sweeteners that completely outweigh the benefits of the added protein. On the other hand, there are some amazing protein powders that offer additional nutrients, clean ingredients and lots of protein that I consider safe and effective for pregnancy. I’m going to walk through what makes a safe protein powder, and why a protein powder is very beneficial for pregnancy nutrition. What Makes A…

Healing the mommy pooch is a challenge most new mothers feel overwhelmed with. I know after my first, I wondered if the mommy pooch was something I just had to get used to. The deal is, that the mommy pooch is more complicated than just losing weight. Now that I’ve had four babies, I understand what the mommy pooch is, and exactly how to heal the pooch, so you can see your abs again. If you are a new mom wanting to give up on ever seeing your abs again, don’t give up yet! I have learned what works and what doesn’t work. Especially after my 4th baby. Being pregnant during a pandemic, and giving birth at the end of the pandemic with a more significant challenge than in my previous three pregnancies. Still, I figured it out, and I am now 1 year postpartum with my abs back and…

As a mom of 4, I know a unique baby gift when I see one! With my fourth baby, I felt like I had seen everything, and I really wanted to find some new and unique items! I think every year there are new baby items that are so fun, beautiful, and unique, so here is a great gift list for 2021! Quick Tips For Buying Newborn Gifts: Find things that are helpful to mom too (bonus!) Keepsake items (personalized) are always treasured Gifts that can be nursery decor are great options Find items baby can grow into, so they last longer Always check with the new mom! Don’t be afraid to ask if a gift idea is right for a new baby! Make sure to shop for mom too! Read: The Top 11 Useful Gifts for New + Breastfeeding Mommies 15 Healthy Holiday Desserts That Taste Better Than The Real…

One of the most popular posts on this blog is how I lost the baby weight by 6 weeks with baby number 3. That was 4 years ago, and I recently gave birth to my fourth baby just two months ago. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to lose the baby weight by 6 weeks again this time around because I gained a little more weight with this pregnancy. It wasn’t a whole lot more, just about 5lbs, but a lot of that was due to being pregnant during a pandemic, and being stuck at home much more than I prefer! When school was cancelled, gyms were cancelled and the weather got super hot here in FL, I just couldn’t be as active as I normally am. With that, I gained around 30 lbs this pregnancy, when I normally gain around 25lbs. I was also very…

There are some amazing, new items on the market for breastfeeding mamas that seriously change the game. Prices are also staying affordable as new items it the market, so I put together a fabulous gift guide for breastfeeding mamas that is completely budget friendly, yet screams high-end. Think beautiful carriers, wraps, bags and more that will be the perfect gift under the tree for any breastfeeding/new mommy. This is basically my wish list as a breastfeeding mama myself, so I thought I would share it here. Gift #1: A Beautiful Wrap (that’s easy to wrap!) I love the idea of a wrap, but I never want to actually wrap. But I love the look of this one, which is on Amazon, and is less expensive than other brands. It still looks stylish, and it has the ring/sling option too! Gift #2: A t-shirt wrap: These look amazing, and I want…

Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving flew by, and now we are truly in the holiday season! We actually put up our tree and decorations before Thanksgiving because I jut felt like we needed the holiday spirit a little early this year. With the holidays comes all of the amazing holiday food and desserts! There are so many amazing dessert recipes that are super healthy, and they taste amazing! I wanted to compile some of the best healthy dessert recipes I’ve found on Pinterest. These recipes will help you keep the pounds away, while also giving you something amazing to indulge in. Uber decadent holiday desserts you’d never know are healthy: Healthy Homemade Apple Pie (Vegan) by The Banana Diaries: 5 Ingredient Peppermint Truffles by Meals With Maggie: Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars (Paleo) by Evolving Table: Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie by The Banana Diaries Healthy Cranberry Cheesecake Bites: by Fit Foodie Finds: Healthy…

After breastfeeding four babies, I’ve discovered the best lactation supplement on the market, and it is the only supplement I drink for milk supply. Since drinking this lactation supplement, my milk supply has come in faster (way faster, read this!), and I’ve had so much milk for my fourth baby. Let me tell you, this lactation supplement isn’t just a supplement, but an overall nutritional boost that will nourish your body, help you lose weight, and it tastes amazing! If you’ve been following me in Instagram, or reading my blog for a while, you probably already know the drink I’ve been drinking to keep my milk supply up, as I am just 2 weeks postpartum now. And yes, this lactation drink helped me drop 12lbs in 10 days, and even more now that I am 14 days postpartum. Let’s get into the fun details on why this lactation drink is…

I am about 8 days postpartum now, and I was so happy to see my milk start coming in about 4 days postpartum. Breastfeeding in the first couple of days can feel useless because it doesn’t seem like anything is coming out. The newborn keeps sucking and practicing latching, for what appears to be nothing. With each baby, I was always anxiously waiting for my milk to come in. With my fourth baby, it came in by about 4 days postpartum, which was a bit faster than my other three. I thought it would be helpful if I went over my steps in the hospital and at home that were a little different with this baby, which I think made a difference in how fast my milk supply came in. you might also like: How I Lost 12 lbs By 10 Days Postpartum Keep Baby “Nursing” As Much As Possible: As…

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