Motherhood

Motherhood and Taking Time for Yourself

MotherhoodΒ is an around-the-clock job that requires constant attention. Our kids keep us busy enough as it is but then add the laundry, meals and all of the other things that we do around the house and our day is completely booked from the moment our feet hit the ground. Many times as mothers, I think we forget to take time to ourselves to replenish and rejuvenate. Ever since having my second child, I have been making a conscious effort to…

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Motherhood

Parenting Tips – Baby & Toddler

I would like to start off by saying that I am no expert mom. In fact, I make mistakes daily just like the best of us. I know that I will never be an “expert” mom but, every day…

Breastfeeding Fitness

Tips for Working out while Breastfeeding

Many mothers are concerned that their milk supply will decrease when they start working out again after pregnancy. The good news is that this is actually not true! In fact working out postpartum and while breastfeeding has several benefits…

Style & Beauty

Thoughts on turning 31

I turned 31 on Monday. I usually think about my birthday a lot in the days leading up to it. Most of the time I have mixed feelings about getting older and to be honest, sometimes I feel sad…

Travel

Girlfriends Getaway to Palm Springs – Part 1

In January, my girlfriend Domnika and I escaped Portland’s cold winter weather for four days to a place of sunshine, vibrant color and streets lined with palm trees. Destination Palm Springs! We were both going through a season of…

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Tips for Staying Cozy this Winter

Long winters can be hard sometimes, especially when you are snowed in with little ones. This year we have been hit with several snow and ice storms and I’ve decided to make the most of it by making our…

Travel

Guide to Palm Springs

Last month in January my girlfriend and I decided to take a “moms” trip to sunny California. We chose Palm Springs as our destination because of the beautiful boutique hotels, warm weather and good food. It was my first…

Breastfeeding Motherhood

11 Breastfeeding Essentials

Breastfeeding for the first time mom can be really challenging but being educated and prepared in advance makes a world of a difference. I’ve received a lot of questions around the topic of breastfeeding and pumping and have decided…

Breastfeeding Motherhood

11 Breastfeeding Super Foods

I don’t know about you, but when I was breastfeeding my babies, I was constantly hungry! I would eat an entire meal and not even an hour later feel like I haven’t eaten in days. Don’t be surprised if…