(BECAUSE, LETS BE REAL. EFFECTIVE GIFTS FOR BABY, ARE GIFTS FOR MOMMY)
It's time for Christmas shopping and I love recommending products that I personally love and use. Whether you know a mom who loves gifts that will make their lives easier or you know some babies that need awesome toys that are fun and educational, this is the best list for you!
Why do holidays and traditions always throw us off track? Why do we keep telling ourselves it’s okay to fall off the wagon on a holiday? It’s just going to come around again next year! What are we really missing out on if we don’t eat everything in sight? Yes, Thanksgiving is a holiday surrounded by food, but you can still enjoy yourself without “stuffing” your face. Pun Intended.
If your baby LOVES to be held, but HATES to be in a baby carrier, then you might be interested in this little seat I found while scouring the internet for every baby carrier product in the universe!! It's called The Carry Baby and it seems to not be very popular, as I use it often and mom's come up to me and ask me where I got it. They have never seen it before. I literally had another mom stare at me with her mouth open for about 2 minutes at a park birthday party!
Today is Georgia's first birthday. She is napping right now and I am full of thought as I sit in my house surrounded by pictures of her.
I'm not sad. And I'm not really tearful. I'm content. I'm peaceful. I'm who I am and where I'm supposed to be. A mother of a 1 year old.
Many of my friends have had tears during this time as they look back at how fast the year went and how they only got a few weeks to enjoy each growing stage of their child. I kept waiting for the sad/happy tears to come and I thought there was something wrong with me when they didn't.
But my truth on this day is a feeling of pride and a new found confidence. Georgia has taught me that I can be a mother and protect her and love her and teach her and enjoy her, fiercely, everyday. I am able to be someone I wasn't before her. She has given me new life.
It doesn't matter who I'm coaching, the main concerning question is, "but what do I snack on?"
Below are simple products I personally love and use!
In general, I follow a Paleo/Low Carb lifestyle so these snacks reflect that. Some are both Paleo and Low Carb, some are Low Carb but not Paleo. They are all zero to low carbohydrate and most of which you can pack with you wherever you go.
An all too common question I'm asked by my clients. And I've struggled with the same thing!
The six reasons below have more to do with the mentality of eating than actual needs to taste certain foods; better know as "cravings." As you read through them, challenge yourself to find your personal reason (or reasons) that may cause you to eat more at night.
Keep reading for advice on what to do and my own personal snack recommendations!
My bathroom scale never fails me. It's steadfast, true, and dependable. No matter what, the number I see causes me sadness.
It doesn't matter if I've gained, stayed the same, or lost weight; I'm unhappy. And here's why.
In the past, when I was trying to lose weight (and failing), I would weigh myself every day. I couldn't get out of the habit. Sometimes, I would get off and back on again a second later, just to see if the number would be 0.2lbs lower than what it just was. Or I would weigh myself multiple times a day; clinging to the hope of seeing a low number that would bring me some joy in life.
Which snacks are the best for me? Questions about snacks are common and everyone is desperate to know what the healthiest snacks are. There are an infinite amount of snack products out there that spend lots of money on advertising to make you believe they are healthy, full of nutrients, will sustain energy, maintain muscle mass, and so on.
Freeze dried fruit snacks are very popular right now and they are available everywhere. The calorie contents are very low, between 90 and 100 calories and always claim they are 100% natural, which they are.
I have taken my daughter on two plane flights, one short (when she was 3 months) and one long (when she was 7 months) and before I did, I tried to read every single article or blog I could find on the subject to be prepared. Surprisingly enough, I didn't find anything that I actually needed to know, so here is my own personal attempt to help all of you plane riding mommies or daddies plan accordingly!
I remember this dinner well, but not for cheery reasons. It was only a couple of nights before going back to work and I was so grumpy, sad, and nervous that I couldn't even eat. I just sat there watching my baby sleep in my husbands arms. My husband is Mr. Smiles most of the time, always trying to keep me happy and he does a really good job, but not much could make me smile when I knew I would be leaving my sweet little baby for an entire day so soon.
You finally did it; you stuck to your plan and you lost the weight. Did I say finally? It only took you about 487 fresh starts, 36 different diet plans, 16 purchased home exercise routines, 23 procured goal outfits, and countless dollars spent on all the above to actually, just do it.
Now you’re happy, proud, confident yet deathly frightened. You know that weight could come right back on if you even look at quesadilla, so you don’t. And you swear to yourself, you will do whatever it takes to never be fat again.
But, nobody tells you to add a provision to that contract; I swear I will never be fat again…UNLESS I get pregnant.