Category: health and wellness

Breastfeeding 101 From a New Mom

When I say Breastfeeding 101, I mean tips and advice that I wish I had known before starting to BF. Some of these may be obvious to you, but I knew NOTHING when I first had my baby girl and I wish someone had given me a clue as to what I was in for.

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The Willow Breast Pump Review

I am extremely lucky to have such loving and generous in laws who purchased The Willow Pump for me a few weeks ago. They saw how much my world revolved around the whole pumping schedule and how annoying it was for me to sit alone in another room to pump for 20-30 minutes at a

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Why the Peloton Bike is SO Worth The Money

I purchased my Peloton bike in April 2017. I remember when I first saw the ads for the bike and fell in love with the entire concept. I also remember learning of the bike’s cost and thinking, ” I can’t spend that much money on a bike!”. Weeks past and I kept thinking about how

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Desmond’s Cancer Journey: Supplements and Diet

Shortly after we learned of Desmond’s Lymphoma Diagnosis we looked into all the holistic treatments. We knew he would be going through chemotherapy and that meant his immune system would be compromised. Just like humans, a dog’s diet should be looked at as well. I highly recommend reading The Dog Cancer Diet by Dr. Demian

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Desmond’s Cancer Journey: Fighting Canine Lymphoma

WARNING: This is going to be a LONG post. My hope is that someone who is dealing with a lymphoma diagnosis for their dog can read this and feel hopeful and learn something they didn’t know before. There is a lot of information on treating your dog’s cancer online and it can feel overwhelming! This post

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38 Weeks Pregnant: Tips to get to the end without having a breakdown

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to name the title of this blog post, but the words typed just kinda came out, and it is how I feel so I am leavin it! Why are the last weeks of pregnancy so hard? Some may say they are even harder than those first few months with

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No Refined Sugar Challenge

Sugar has always been an issue for me. Despite knowing it’s harmful effects I always seem to slowly add it back into my life. Try as I might, my sugar tooth always seems to get the best of me. While I tend to go straight for the sugar laden candy, many people suffer from sugar

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Constant Communication: How to Unplug

Between our smart watches, smart phones, Alexa’s and computers we are never not plugged in. I remember the days when there was one phone line that people had to take turns using and that same phone line was used to connect to dial up internet. *inserts screeching dial up tone – you know the one

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Pregnancy Weight Gain

I have officially reached my second trimester! A few things I have noticed already: More Energy Less Cravings General feeling of normalness It definitely feels nice to be onto the next portion of the pregnancy, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel a bit guilty/discouraged about the weight I have gained

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Fatty Coffee

If you aren’t a breakfast person, or if you are trying to avoid protein and carbs in the AM then a fatty coffee could be quite beneficial for you. High quality fats in your morning coffee will keep you alert and will help to curb your cravings. I use grass fed heavy cream and MCT

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