• Nursing

    Hormone Balance Academy

    Enter your e-mail address in the pop up to get on the HBA waitlist. You’ll be the first to know when enrollment is open and also receive a discount code if you choose to enroll! What is HBA? Online learning course that teaches you the building blocks for optimizing hormone balance Who is HBA for? Women who are struggling with: -irregular cycles -painful periods -women who feel like something is “off” within their body but can’t pinpoint what -women who feel they have a hormonal imbalance, but get dismissed when they discuss it with their provider -women planning to come off birth control -women trying to get pregnant -women in…

  • Mom life

    Vacation with an 18 month old & 4 year old

    Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I’m a planner, always have been, likely always will be. That means that in the weeks leading up to our week long vacation 9hrs from home, I did a lot of researching, thinking, and planning to try to make this trip as enjoyable and smooth sailing as possible. We have never flown with our kids before and given that our destination was only 9 hours away (I know, only right?) we decided that having our vehicle for the week was more…

  • Mom life

    Favorite Items For Mom

    Pregnant/Breastfeeding/Postpartum Round-Up Pregnancy This t-shirt pack is awesome because they’re super comfy & the white is NOT see through Again, white is NOT see through Wore these as a dress or a gown, had in a few different colors Wore this for maternity pictures Worn to my baby shower Cotton Shorts: Athletic Shorts Scrub pants for work….super comfortable, only downside is they’re a wee bit short for my long legs, however, I never could find maternity scrubs sold in a “long” For the delivery room……I didn’t use it, but my husband did LOL Breastfeeding Could (&do) link this portable night light in a ton of areas because we used it…

  • Mom life

    Favorite Baby Items Birth-One Year

    Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Items are in no particular order. I have personally used all of these items and found them to be very useful as a first time parent! Gender Neutral Baby Gowns Teethers Banana Toothbrush Sit-Me-Up Jumperoo Baby Carrier/Wearable Traditional Swing Nose Frida Baby tub-infant Baby tub seat-for once sitting up Play yard Hatch Carseat Toy Drying Grass Burp Cloths Newborn Sleeper Pillow Portable activity arch Love to Dream Swaddle Crib Liner Portable & Rechargeable Sound Machine/Light Portable baby play dome great for…

  • Health/Wellness

    Sixty Days of Just Thrive Probiotics

    Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I have struggled with poor gut health for the past 10+ years since having my gallbladder removed at age 19. Over the years this has looked like lots of stomach cramps, diarrhea, and periods of constipation. All of which left me constantly feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and anxious about eating when I was away from home (& away from a bathroom). I was originally told that since my gallbladder had been removed, it was likely higher fat containing foods that was triggering…

  • Mom life

    Newborn Must Haves

    A couple weeks ago I was shopping for a friend’s baby shower. I’m the type of person that loves to give a practical gift…..I’m not the friend that buys your kiddos a toy (because I know they already have a roomful of them that they don’t play with), I’m much more likely to get them outfits for the upcoming season because I know it’s something that’s actually needed and will get used. So when I shop for baby gifts now that I’m a parent, I think back to my must haves for those first few months: Portable night lightThis light got used on a daily basis, multiple times of day,…

  • Health/Wellness

    Help…I Can’t Lose Weight

    Losing weight can be a frustrating task; you think you’re doing all the right things, but the scale just won’t budge. Why? Using the wrong approach Eating like a bird all day will do you NO favors. Consistently eating in a calorie deficit causes your body to go into protector mode. Your body doesn’t understand the difference in ‘there’s not enough food for us to eat’ and ‘I’m not eating as much because I want to lost weight’. Your body thinks you are literally starving to death, therefor it will SLOW DOWN your metabolism and hang on tight to stored fat as an attempt to save your life. Doing the…

  • Health/Wellness

    Women’s health #podcastpick

    From The Balanced Bites Podcast Episode 31 Women’s Wellness Part 1 & Episode 32 Women’s Wellness Part 2. You can listen here. These two episodes were a Q&A with the hosts, below were my key takeaways: Bone broth– use any way you like to get benefits. Drink it alone, cook with it, use it in soups/stews. PoopDo you struggle with irregular bowel movements and want to know what to do? Engage your parasympathetic nervous system before meals: take 3 deep breaths when you sit down for your meal. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, breathe out for 8 seconds. Take deep breaths randomly throughout the day. Get…

  • Health/Wellness

    Adrenal Fatigue

    Today’s #podcastpick is from The Balanced Bites Podcast, Episode #15 Adrenal Fatigue, Part 1. You can listen here. Your adrenal glands are located on top of your kidneys, they are responsible for producing & releasing cortisol (the stress hormone). Prolonged elevated cortisol levels (high stress levels) can lead to adrenal fatigue. Symptoms Fatigue, headache, weakened immune system, afternoon slump, feeling full/bloated, blurred vision, dizziness, hemorrhoids or varicose veins. Hitting the snooze button several times or feel like you can’t get out of bed. Feeling like you need to drink coffee/caffeine all day long because can’t stay awake. Not feeling recovered 20-30mins after a workout. Causes/Effects Unstable blood sugar levels: if…