• Health/Wellness

    Loving our Liver for Detox

    For optimal hormone balance it’s essential for our body to be able to detox and excrete the excess hormones we don’t need. Our liver is responsible for gathering up excess estrogen & getting it ready for excretion through our bowel movements. So how can we support this process? *Lessen the burden on the liver—aka help it not have to work so hard. -limit sugar intake, especially added sugarsyou’ll want to check your food labels for this one; sugar is hidden in a lot of products we wouldn’t suspect like salsa, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, etc. -cut out alcoholwhen we consume alcohol our liver’s job is to focus on clearing out the…

  • Mom life

    One of the Postpartum Struggles….

    Can we stop starting conversations with new moms by saying “What’re you doing?” or “What’ve you been doing today?” New moms are SENSITIVE; our hormones are fluctuating, we are emotional, we are sleep deprived, and it feels like we have the weight of the world on our shoulders trying to make sure we’re doing everything right for this tiny human (or humans) that literally depends on us to LIVE. Then there’s the impending return to work fast approaching giving us anxiety: will my baby be okay away from me? Will he take his bottles okay? Will he get enough snuggles? How will I keep everything done when I have work…

  • Balanced Meals,  Health/Wellness

    Protein Mug Cake

    I have a sweet tooth….a big one! One of my biggest downfalls is thinking I need something sweet after dinner each night. And although I don’t believe in restricting myself from foods I really want, I do like to find ways to make them healthier. I originally found a very similar recipe from Kale Kouture, I’ll link it here. Her recipe is made using pumpkin, which I really like, but around here that can be hard to find outside of Fall. So I went to work to find an alternative. What you need: Any cake mix Unflavored collagen (I like Perfect Supplements brand best, you can use code AUBREYFAM at…

  • Mom life

    Epidural vs. No Epidural

    I’ve now had a medicated and un-medicated labor experience. You can read Kenley’s birth story(epidural) here and Hollis’s here (no epidural) I’ve been asked by several different people which I preferred, what I’ll plan for my next delivery, and how different the two experiences were, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts here: Reflecting on my delivery with Kenley I feel that it went great. I labored naturally until I was 7cm and then requested my epidural. This allowed me to have a little time to rest before time to push and my epidural worked well, so other than feeling some pressure, I felt no pain. I…