5 SIMPLE CHANGES FOR A HEALTHIER 2016

January 11, 2016

2016

Well, it’s 2016. How did that happen? My little boy turned 6 months old right before the New Year and I can’t believe that in a few short months, I’ll be organizing his first birthday party.   It seems like every year at this time, we are inundated with New Year’s resolution plugs and motivational Continue Reading »

I’M A MOM. NOW WHAT?

November 15, 2015

I'm a mom. Now what?

On June 30th this year, my life changed forever. I became a mother which, in turn, made me grow up real fast. The daunting reality that my life isn’t totally mine anymore hit me like a steam train around the fifth day after Rafe was born. Those first few days were magically filled with a sleeping beauty and Continue Reading »

GUEST POST: BABY’S FIRST FOODS

October 21, 2015

baby's first foods

Earlier this week, I put out a Facebook call to fellow mommas regarding introducing solids to babies. The when. The what. The how. As Rafe rapidly approaches the four-month mark, I’ve realized I need to start thinking about nutrition outside the realm of my boobies in the coming months. : ) Our little family is traveling home to Continue Reading »

TOP ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PREGNANCY

September 4, 2015

TOP ESSENTIAL OILS FOR PREGNANCY

I’ve been a bit quiet around these parts the past few months. But, I think I’ve got a pretty good excuse. . .   Our son, Rafe Solomon, was born on June 30. With a quick (4.5 hours!) and natural labor, I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful, empowering way to welcome our son into Continue Reading »

HEALTHY BANANA BREAD

June 10, 2015

healthy banana bread

One of the biggest perks of maternity leave has been the newfound sense of time on my hands. No longer are my days filled with teaching, grading and behavior management! As I eagerly await the arrival of Baby A, I am enjoying the slow mornings, looser agenda and freedom to delve into activities I enjoy, like Continue Reading »

PREGNANCY UPDATE

May 25, 2015

pregnancy update

Over the past several months, my blog has taken a backseat because there has been something more important that I’ve been working on—-growing a baby! I’ve mentioned to a few of my pregnant friends that I’ve felt my creativity zapped during this pregnancy and many of them agree that they’ve had similar experiences. Maybe my A-game Continue Reading »

5 DAILY PRACTICES FOR LOWERING STRESS

April 17, 2015

LOWERING STRESS

Ah, stress! One of my most disliked words, yet one that I’ve had a close relationship with throughout my life. Stress reared its ugly head all throughout my late teens and early adulthood. I would get stressed out over petty things and this could quickly snowball into crippling anxiety. Looking back, I just didn’t have the right tools to cope Continue Reading »

TALKING TRANSFORMATION WITH JENNY ORENSTEIN

March 3, 2015

Jenny Orenstein

Where do I even start with today’s amazing guest? This lovely lady has quickly become one of my closest friends, even though we live across the country from each other! She’s a radiant soul who is illuminating the world with her heartfelt compassion and empowering message. Her brave spirit and countless triumphs over struggle make her Continue Reading »

STOP FEELING GUILTY ABOUT THIS

February 16, 2015

STOP FEELING GUILTY

This past week has just been one of those weeks. The kind with a to-do list that feels a mile long, several appointments, later bedtimes and no down time to just kick around the house. Not my favorite kind of week, that’s for sure. It’s left me dreary, a bit stressed and overall out of whack. All I Continue Reading »

RAW CHOC PEPPERMINT BLISS BALLS

February 3, 2015

choc peppermint bliss balls 1

Let’s address the obvious: I have a sweet tooth!! I’m the one at the party who goes back for that second slice of birthday cake. I luuuuuv spending an afternoon baking in my kitchen and I especially enjoy going out for ice cream with the hubby (I can never pass up the double scoop!). Choc peppermint Continue Reading »