Postpartum Health – Oily Life

It is an honour to be back again, this time we are chatting about after your sweet babe arrives, and what hippie dippie tips and tricks this oil crazy mama has for you. I desperately wish I had oils in my life for all 4 of my births and postpartum, but sadly I had not...

What is “Normal” anyway

The other day I posted a poll on Facebook asking when people washed their bed sheets, or rather, how often they did that.  The following day (or maybe it was two days later) I posted a question about they insane thing that husbands do that drive us nuts (like...

Holy Moly Meal Plans

Alright, alright, alright ...  It's a new year which means everyone and their mother has been thinking about how THIS year they will get healthy, they will get out of debt, they will do all the amazing things that they have yet to achieve *I am no stranger to this...

Did I even WASH them this week?!

Tell me you've never asked yourself this question.  Honestly!  I ask it all too often, sometimes I have to double check with my husband whether one of us ACTUALLY washed the kids this week and he will reply, snarky as only he can, "Have we even washed them this...

Motivation, I NEED More Motivation

Seriously though, we are just starting the new year and I can almost guarantee that you've already come across about a million and one posts, live videos and e-mails talking to you about your goal setting, your resolutions and how you are going to make THIS year your...

Spring Ready Body

Spring has sprung and it is time to put away the winter coats and boots (almost, I meant it is still a risk that you might get caught in 6 inches of snow).

It’s that crazy transition time when the weather is slightly above freezing and every Canadian is out in shorts, a t-shirt and their cracking Birkenstocks from three years past. Everyone and their brother is soaking in the “heat” as our bodies accustom to the changes in season.

As more skin shows, more self doubt sets in (am I right mommies). Here is my simple tip for ROCKING your mom bod this spring!

Just 5 More Minutes

Jumping out of bed with joy and pep seems impossible as a mom who is knee deep in the trenches of sleep feedings and nightmares.

Starting your day with intention and a plan, heck, setting an alarm, seems like a practice in futility when your children will – GUARANTEED – wake up before anything and throw your good intentions out the window faster than that last precious moment of peaceful slumber.

Why though?

What’s stopping us from starting right as mothers?

Coconut Oil – “I Put that $#!+ on Everything”

I always knew you could use coconut oil in cooking as a healthy alternative, I even found a number of modern applications for it in our home health care routine but when my midwife suggested it could help spice up our sex life I … cringed.

First of all, I had dropped a clue I hadn’t expected … our sex life felt like it was on life support with a DNR more than it did a couple in love. Second, admitting that we might need a boost felt like admitting my lady bits didn’t operate as well as they used to.

Admitting I am getting older and that there are fault lines appearing in our marriage.

Mother Idols

Suppressing our feelings is like shaking a bottle of pop. For as long as those feelings remain behind tightly closed lips, the bottle shakes and quivers, building up the pressure and awaiting release.

Start opening that bottle cap the tiniest little bit and you bet that baby is going to blow!