Well, the cat’s out of the bag… If you follow me on Insta, you’ll know that I’m expecting baby number 2 in January 2018! I’m a firm believer in keeping up with physical activity while pregnant. So today we’re talking about running and I’ll be sharing 7 tips to keep you safe and in shape while expecting. As you know, the Servus Edmonton Marathon is coming up next month on August 20th and I’m currently training for the 10km run. Part of me wishes I signed up for the half marathon, just so I could add it to my list, but I’m finding that shorter runs are better suited for me right now.
I still consider myself a new Mom and I’m not entirely sure if I have the street cred yet to post about this, but here we go anyway. I’m not going to tell you a right way or a wrong way to approach your picky eater nor do I hold any judgement or place blame on parents. This is simply my experience – the things that have worked and the things that haven’t. My intention is to help any parent looking for a solution with what to do with a picky eater.
What’s wrong with having a Picky Eater?
First and foremost, the biggest reason for not wanting a picky eater is risking proper nutrition. The reason we eat food is to nourish ourselves, and enjoyment comes secondary (much to the chagrin of many). I’m not saying we can’t enjoy healthy foods, but nutrition should come first, taste second. Read on
It’s been just over a couple of months since I handed in my resignation. I left a cushy corporate job to pursue my dreams of writing and be at home with my one year old son. I remember the feeling after telling my boss the news. It was as though I’d just won the lottery or landed my ultimate dream job… you know the feeling. Butterflies in my tummy, giddiness and pure ecstasy. This feeling lasted all of 10 minutes.
When you have good news, it’s human nature to want to tell the world, maybe even shout it from the rooftops. I hopped on the phone and started calling everyone I knew, only to be received with comments of worry, concern, suspicion, and of course, judgment. After having my bubble burst over and over again I took a little while to reflect. Were these judgments true reflections of how my friends and family felt? Were they projecting what they actually wished they’d done? Did I make the right decision? I still receive so many judgmental comments from friends, family, and strangers that it’s sometimes hard to think straight.
I know I’m not the only one that thinks sugar is literally the devil. So when it comes to the little humans we raise, what are we supposed to do when it comes to occasions that usually revolve around eating it? A lot of Moms struggle with trying to find a healthy and delicious cake for their one year old’s (or 2, 3, 4, 5+ yo) first birthday party. They’re nearly impossible to find at your local bakery, so here are a few recipes you can use! One requires baking and the other is totally raw, so don’t worry – you don’t need to be a “baker” to pull this off 🙂
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that Henry just had his first birthday. He had two cake smashes and a birthday party, so I had to come up with something healthy and obviously delicious. Here are the yummy cakes we all got to enjoy!Read on
If you have kids, you know how precious date nights can be with your one & only. But with a wee one still breastfeeding, it can be difficult to get away and that’s where bottle feeding comes in! I recently wrote about my most favourite bottles from Philips Avent here which I highly recommend for anyone in the same boat as me. Anyway, back to date night…