Fuck Mom Guilt
Mom guilt is becoming an epidemic! Surprisingly, in a time where awareness of mental health is rising (which is fantastic!), no one is talking about the pressure on mothers to be perfect. If you aren't described as a busy mom its a bad thing... I'm going out on a limb here and saying Fuck Mom Guilt!
Get Fit With Your Toddler
Anyone who has a toddler knows exactly what I mean when I say, "They have so much energy!" Some days it may even feel like too much! These little cuties can be downright exhausting, leaving Momma zapped, tired, and not very motivated to get her exercise in. What if you could be a Super Mom do both entertain your busy little peanut AND get a good sweat on? Yes you heard me right - it's possible!
Are You in a Toxic Marriage?
Some kids grow up in a perfect happy home. I grew up watching my mother’s boyfriend treat her like garbage. He was rude and grouchy to her and to us. Their relationship went from one extreme to the other, screaming matches or the silent treatment. Luckily, eventually my Mom realized her own self worth and kicked his ass out after nine years of torment. So naturally, when I was 15 years old I decided (subconsciously of course) to repeat the same behaviour patterns. My first real relationship started with jealousy, possessiveness and obsession. Great starting point! I had a thing about wanting to change and fix people… Gee, I wonder…
Keep It Real, Ladies…
In my teens, I was a total wannabe. I looked at other girls who seemed to have it all – the boys, friends, fashion and popularity. I faked it until I turned into someone that I wasn’t. In my twenties, I was insecure and desperately trying to create a picture perfect life other women would be envious of. In my thirties, I have failed, fallen and risen to the occasion. It took accepting some hard truths for me to become happy, as well as some dark moments. Here is how I have been keeping it real in my 30’s: 1. Take a good hard look at the relationships in your…
How to Fit Into Your Pre-Pregnancy Skinny Jeans Quickly!
15 weeks ago I gave birth to my fourth baby! What I am most excited about isn’t the 4 month sleep regression phase, it’s the fact that yesterday, I put on my pre-pregnancy goal jeans and THEY FIT! To be honest, I was dreading it. I figured I’d squeeze my legs in and come nowhere close to zipping them, but after stepping up my workout game and clean eating I saw results fast. Here’s exactly how I did it: Right after baby, I started going for walks. I am nursing, which made me incredibly hungry at first. So I tried to eat many small healthy meals a day. I didn’t…
Getting Active After Baby
Motherhood is an amazing journey from that first pink line on your pregnancy test all the way to the first steps. Each moment is absolutely incredible! Who am I kidding, being a momma is hard. Our bodies, moods, and schedules change. I am not denying that throughout all of the chaos there are magical moments that make it all worth it, but I think Mommas deserve a huge round of applause for bringing a little human into the world and caring for that wee one while they find their new normals. One aspect of this change many of us struggle with is losing baby weight. I’m not going to lie,…
Overcoming the Baby Blues
Most moms to be expect their lives to change when their new bundle of joy arrives, however many don’t anticipate the weepy days/months after baby. Those days when one baby cry or comment from your partner can send you into a downward spiral. Rarely do I hear moms even talking about the postpartum blues in fear of appearing weak, thinking that having these moments (or days for some) somehow makes them less of a mom. In my experience as a mom of 4, I can tell you having these moments when you don’t quite feel yourself after experiencing one of the most amazing gifts in life in downright awful! With…