Are you getting the pre-baby jitters?

  I, Nicole, was pregnant with my first baby at a time in my life that felt very exciting. Newly married, promoted at my job, adopted a new puppy AND moved to a house in the suburbs with a big sparkly kitchen (Oh, how I love to cook). I was so excited to become a mother, but this whole birth thing perplexed me. How exactly was this going to happen? What was ...

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2 Moves to Help Minimize Your Diastasis Recti Risk in Pregnancy

  I was teaching my prenatal & postpartum core essentials class earlier this week and we were talking about minimizing diastasis recti (or abdominal separation) IN PREGNANCY. Everyone was so shocked that there could be a solution before the problem even exists, because all we hear these days is how to fix diastasis recti after it's already an issue. What if you could minimize your risk of diastasis during your pregnancy? And ...

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Progress, Not Perfection

It can be tempting to want to do all the preparations, all the practices, all the reading, (all the sleeping!) right this red hot minute. But the reality is we simply do not want everything we've ever wanted or ever will want all at once. Like our Thanksgiving dinner, it's the small bites of different flavors throughout the day, the myriad of conversations, the variety of experiences that each hour of ...

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3 Keys To Dropping Anxiety & Overwhelm in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Why do we feel so anxious, unsupported and generally overwhelmed during pregnancy and even during postpartum? Especially nowadays when we have so many resources practically at our fingertips. So why is it not helping? I ran a workshop yesterday with a group of expectant mothers on how to modify a yoga practice for pregnancy. In our discussion before diving into our work, the topic of anxiety, overwhelm and isolation kept popping ...

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Quiz: Do You Know Your Pregnancy Old Wives’ Tales?

Don’t go outside with wet hair or you’ll catch a cold. Feed a cold, starve a fever. Cows lie down when it’s going to rain. You’ve likely heard tons of old wives’ tales in your lifetime. Whether true or not, these little nuggets of information worm their ways into our brains and get stuck. There are old wives’ tales for everything - health, animals, food, even pregnancy. How well do you know your ...

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Pelvic Floor Safe Squatting Technique

Squatting is an essential part of postpartum repair and recovery. We squat hundreds of times every day - getting out of bed, going to the bathroom, sitting to work, sitting to eat, sitting to feed our babies, picking up laundry / grocery bags / children...you name it, it probably involves a squat. And you know what is really great? Because we squat so much during the day, it's a fantastic opportunity ...

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Have the confidence to go beyond hesitation

When we are unsure of how things are going to turn out, we hesitate. Hesitation can be the difference between deciding to run with your kids...or not, because you're afraid you'll pee. Or dancing at your cousin's wedding...or not, because you doubt you can really dance without pain. Or going to the beach with your family and feeling confident...or not, because your body still doesn't feel like your own after having ...

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Super Easy Homemade Almond Milk

We go through 2 gallons of almond milk a week in our house. We put it in hot and iced coffee, on cereal, in tea and in smoothies, not to mention cooking with and drinking it. So when I heard there may be issues with carrageenan, an seaweed-derived additive that is used in a lot of non-milk milks (among other things), I decided it was time to try making my ...

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The Yummiest Greek Wrap You’ll Ever Eat

Are you hungry yet? This Greek Wrap is easy to make, perfect for lunch and super yummy! A shareable version of this recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * dash of salt and pepper * 1 cup canned chickpea beans, drained and rinsed * 1 tsp black olives * 1 cup chopped tomato * spinach leaves * 1 wrap Preparation: In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, ...

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