The Best Essential Oils for Stretch Marks – Before and After

What are the Best Essential Oils for Stretch MarksOne thing that most moms dread as they go through pregnancy is the potential that they’ll develop stretch marks. To reduce your chances of developing stretch marks, it’s best to use some kind of topical treatment on your skin. Personally, I prefer natural remedies or essential oils whenever possible, because they actually work better and I don’t have to worry about the side effects from harsh chemicals. Read More...

Can You Become a Morning Person After a Baby

How to Become a Morning PersonHaving a baby really takes a lot out of you. It's not uncommon to find that you're constantly tired and having a hard time getting up in the morning after your son or daughter is born. It might seem impossible to turn things around but you can become a morning person after your baby is born and here are some great ways to do it. Read More...

What are the Best Pelvic Floor Exercises? Why do You Need Them?

What are the Best Pelvic Floor ExercisesThe hardest part about getting into shape after a baby is knowing where to start. Which exercises will aide in that healing process and which ones will cause unnecessary damage.

Failing to use the proper exercises after a baby can weaken your pelvic floor, split your abdominal muscles, and cause a lot more damage that will make it several times harder to rebuild your post baby body.

To avoid complications like this, the best place to start is by strengthening your pelvic floor. Read More...

Waist Training After a Baby – Should You Do It?

Postpartum Waist Training

Waist training is becoming increasingly more popular these days. Many celebrities tout waist trainers as their golden key to getting their stomach back into shape after their baby was born.

After each of my pregnancies, I religiously wear girdles and splints because the benefits they give you is, to say the least, incredible.

The difference with waist trainers is that they pull  everything in much tighter. Is that a good thing? Read More...

8 Habits You Should Break if You Want to Lose the Baby Weight

How to Lose Weight After a BabyAny of you that have had a baby knows it’s hard to lose the baby weight! For most of us, the weight does not come off without extreme effort on our part.

Your body changes drastically during and after pregnancy and things that worked before to help you lose weight may no longer help.

If you’re struggling to lose the baby weight but feel like you aren’t getting anywhere, here are 8 habits you should consider breaking to help you reach your goals. Read More...

Incredibly Creamy Clam Chowder

Creamy Homemade Clam ChowderClam chowder is one of my favorite bowls and something I never turn down when I have an opportunity to try it. Some of the dishes I've tried have been amazing while others didn't really satisfy my craving. Finally, I decided to try making my own pot and home and it turned out incredible! Read More...

Why I Started Using Essential Oils In My Home

Why I Started Using Essential Oils in My HomeMy mother has been a strong advocate of essential oils for years and always used them as her go to solution whenever anyone got sick. I, on the other hand, was always pretty skeptic about them and felt like they offered more of a placebo affect then real results.

I wondered every now and then about trying them in my own home, but they were far too expensive for my budget so I didn't.

That changed during my last pregnancy. Read More...

Reduce Your Stomach Size with Body Wraps – IT Works! Or Does It?

IT Works Body Wrap Results I’ve seen dozens of IT Works Body Wrap reviews all speaking very highly of these wraps. They supposedly work in just 45 minutes to help you lose several inches and pounds from your waist! They sound great! But do they really work? Read More...

10 Special Ways to Show Your Wife You Love Her This Mother’s Day

How to Show Your Wife You Love HerA close friend of mine came to me not long ago saying he and his wife had been through a really rough year filled with a lot of heartache and he wanted to make this Mother's Day extra special for her.  Something she'd always remember.

He wanted to do something to show her he loved her more than words could ever say and that even though the past year had been hard, he knew things would get better and he would always be by her side. Read More...

Amazing “Mock” Mashed Potatoes – A Healthy Alternative

Mock Mashed Potatoes with CauliflowerMy family absolutely loves mashed potatoes, but they’re very starchy, filled with carbs, and just not as healthy for you. A coworker recently recommended I try Mock Mashed Potatoes as a replacement and, to my surprise, my whole family loved them! They were very filling and definitely a meal we'll be including in our monthly food planner! Read More...