Be Aware When Doing Baby-Wearing Fitness

Let me start by saying that I do enjoy wearing my baby¬†in a carrier. I’m not hatin’ on babywearing mama’s here ūüėČ Babywearing is essential for many mama’s, especially with multiple kiddos. You need your hands and you need to get things done. Carriers to the rescue! I mean, who doesn’t love this?! I do…

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6 Big Lessons in 6 Months of Motherhood

My girl will be 6 months old in 2 weeks! The longest shortest time, indeed. Here’s what I’ve learned, so far: 1). It wasn’t the birth experience I wanted, but the birth experience I needed. It’s changed my perception of birth in the most incredible, and necessary way. I learned more about myself in 37…

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Use These 3 Exercises to Grow Your Glutes

GLUTES! My fave body part to train. So important for everyone – especially for my pregnant gals and mom crowd. You do not want to lose your bums in pregnancy, mama’s. It really can affect your core and floor function, so let’s build them up (or back up).¬† ‚ÄĘ Strong glutes are extremely helpful for…

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High Intensity Interval Training with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Is it possible to do HIT workouts when you have pelvic organ prolapse (POP)? (HIIT = high intensity interval training) (POP = pelvic organ prolapse. If you need a refresher on what POP is, start here) I believe it can be done safely, without worsening your prolapse symptoms. You may have to think differently about…

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[PHOTO BLOG] Looking Back On 2015

2015 was one heck of a year, wasn’t it? Packed with adventure, struggle, success, pain, joy, learning, love – the stuff of life, really. A¬†great year. Let’s¬†wrap it up month-by-month. I like to do this to look back on and remind myself of all that happened. It really goes so fast‚Ķtake some¬†time to re-live it…

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4 Unique Upper Body Exercises for Pregnancy and Moms

Mom-ing (PARENTING) is a physical job, that is certain. It’s a must¬†to be strong, physically, especially in the years when your kid(s) are young and you’re holding, carrying, feeding, lifting, rocking, bouncing them, etc for hours a day. These are 3 examples of the¬†upper body exercises I use for myself and for my moms in…

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5 Top Nutrition Tips for C-Section Recovery

After my C-section, I knew I need to fuel my body with nutrient dense food, as best as possible, to help promote the recovery process.¬† Quite simply, there’s ZERO nutrition guidelines given post-surgery, as you’re leaving the hospital.¬† I called in two trusted Naturopathic Doctors to give us the run down on the biggest bang…

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How Long Does it Take to Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back?

Let’s get a few¬†things straight: This is not about postpartum fat loss.¬†This is not about postpartum abs or no abs. These are not postpartum progress photos. They are simply photos of my postpartum body. But, this IS about postpartum bodies.¬†This IS about postpartum bellies. But, it might not be about what you’re thinking it’s about.…

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[VIDEO] 4 Minute C-Section Scar Massage

Before having my own C-section recovery to navigate through, I’d been helping many mama’s work through theirs. One of the most important steps we can take in C-section recovery is taking care of the scar itself. This goes beyond just letting¬†the wound itself heal. The incision is so many layers of tissue deep – a…

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Planned Homebirth to Emergency C-Section: Part 3

Read Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE to get caught up, if you missed them. In Part 2 I left off that the C-section went really well and baby Steele was a-ok! We were headed home! I stayed in the hospital for about 36 hours and then we were discharged to go home. (I…

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