Probiotics During Pregnancy

Maybe you already know this, or maybe you don’t, but I am a certified doula (through Childbirth International) as well as a certified health coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute with a focus on pregnancy and families. I love birth. While I’m not pregnant at the moment, I love surrounding myself with anything related to pregnancy, birth, postpartum recovery, etc. So today, I’m going to talk about the need of probiotics during pregnancy and why you should incorporate more probiotic-rich foods into your diet. I want to start out by saying that you should always consult with your doctor…

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Garden Update for 5/12/2019

I used to do updates on my garden for the blog on a regular basis. But of course, life happens. Our garden struggled the past few years due to the weather, me being pregnant (then having a young one), and Robb being out of town for most of the growing season. But since things have “settled” down, I wanted to bring back my garden updates with a goal of posting every two weeks. These posts are going to be relatively photo-heavy and I’m not planning on editing the photos so that I will be more motivated to actually post it!…

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Celebrating May Day with a Toddler

It’s the first day of May. Also known as Beltane in the Celtic calendar, this marks the halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Beltane celebrates the beauty of the life that is blossoming around us. This day is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, joy and conception. This is a day for lovemaking and for unions. This is a day ripe for making a commitment to your partner. Not sounding quite so family-friendly, does it? But wait! There are things that you can do with your little one to celebrate this day. Prepare a May basket. Fill a…

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Day Trip: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Not far from where we live is the Outer Banks. Since becoming a work-at-home mom, I’ve been making regular trips to the Outer Banks for meet-ups, beach trips, and playground adventures. I had been wanting to take Caleb to the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island but held off because I felt this was a family adventure. I didn’t want Robb to miss out on this moment so I waited… and waited… and waited… and reminded Robb that children 2 and under are free, then the prices jump up. So we finally went. Now, to be fair to Robb, we were…

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Low Waste Living: Laundry Edition

I recently posted a video on my YouTube channel (Low Waste Living: Laundry Routine & Room Tour) in collaboration with two other great YouTubers sharing a little bit about my journey to a lower waste lifestyle. We are in the very beginning stages of low-waste living but it is important to me that I start now instead of waiting for everything to come together. Like I said in my video, it’s more important for 5 million people to do a little something towards creating less waste than for 5 people to do it perfectly. We started our journey towards producing…

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