Posts tagged Motherhood
Shoes Speak Louder Than Words

Sometimes we all need a little retail therapy! I actually just discovered Designer Shoe Warehouse Kids is here in Canada and it’s changed how I shop for shoes forever. I’m sure you can agree that kids feet grow so darn fast that you end up buying so many shoes to keep up. We're off to Mexico tomorrow and I needed to get her new sandals and flip flops, so it was perfect timing that I found DSW!

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Balance Your Hormones To Battle the Bulge!

After having a baby, our bodies naturally change. I’m a big believer in embracing our new and beautiful mom bods, but of course, we still want to be fit and feel our absolute best! But it’s not only our bodies that change, our hormones do too! If you’ve been fighting to reduce some belly fat, but have been unsuccessful, there is a good chance that your hormones are a big part of the equation. And sadly, hormone imbalances can get the best of us! If you missed this post on the Not So Mumsy blog, I am posting it here because this info is too good not to be shared!

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Make Your Move with Joe Fresh Active!

We're just two weeks into the new year, so I hope some of your 2017 resolutions are still standing strong. Like many of us, I'm sure something about health and fitness is included as part of your list. One of my intentions this year is to try at least one new fitness class each month. And let's be honest, there is just something about wearing fresh new active gear that makes a workout that much better. 

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Shower Time is “Mommy Time”!

As a mother, there are days where showers are missed and teeth go unbrushed. The norm for most mamas right? I have to say that showers are my “mommy time” and although rushed at times, a shower is where I can take a quick moment to breathe and relax (even if I hear my child screaming MOM for no reason whatsoever).  I need to remind myself that I won’t come out of the shower with something on fire!

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Fitness in the First Trimester

If you missed us on the Not So Mumsy blog this week, we just shared a post about fitness during pregnancy and more specifically, in the first trimester. It's a great topic and one of my favourites! I have to say that I still remember that there were times in my first trimester when I was so tired I could barely lift myself out of bed, let alone lift a dumbbell. On the other hand, I recall being in the final stretch of my pregnancy and still hitting the gym and squatting like it was nobody's business!!

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7 Tips for a 7-Day Detox

Healthy and sustainable weight loss happens over time and includes a wholesome eating regimen coupled with a consistent workout routine. But what happens when you only have a week to fit into you favorite little black dress for a friend’s wedding or you need to get bikini ready for a last-minute family vacation. Everyone asks what you can do if you only have a week to get it together! I just shared these tips on the amazing Not So Mumsy Blog, but if you missed it here are the details!

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"Mommy Time" is a MUST!

I know how challenging it can be to allow yourself some well-deserved mommy time, but it's absolutely necessary for your mental health. Pampering yourself, whether it's a mani and pedi at your favourite salon or a solo coffee break at your local cafe, it is so important to give yourself that down time. Sure, that 'mom guilt' is real, but it actually shouldn't be. You deserve a little TLC too and it will improve your mood and keep you sane! Plus, your family deserves mommy at her best. 

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Healthy Clean Hands = Healthy YOU!

It’s that time of the year when my mini is coming home every other week with a dreadful sniffle or nasty cough. I’ve made hand washing a big deal in our household because so many viruses can be carried via hands, ranging from the common cold virus to more serious ones. Germs are no joke and my daughter, like every toddler, gets her hands into and onto everything … from workout equipment at our gym to the magazines at our local coffee shop. I’ve emphasized how important it is to get into the healthy habit of washing her hands for more than 20 seconds.

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The Benefits of the (Baby) Cobra

I'm no yogi, but the cobra pose is a move that we love! It helps alleviate back pain and helps to stretch out our abdomen muscles. This is a mommy approved move, but of course always get approval from your doctor and/or pelvic floor physiotherapist! This pose, otherwise known as bhujangasana or the snake pose, not only helps relieve pain in the back, but it also helps with uneasiness in the muscles of the neck and abdomen. I should also mention that the cobra pose helps to manage stress, anxiety and depression!

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A Mama’s Guide to a Successful Staycation

I love to travel, but vacations sure have changed after having a baby. The idea of packing up and jetting off for a week can sometimes be daunting with a child and can take a whole lot of planning. Therefore, a staycation was a concept that I embraced with open arms! Plus, there is just something magical about slowing down in your own city and appreciating it as a tourist.

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We just got home from an incredible trip to Antigua! After the whole issue of losing out on travelling two weeks ago due to my mini's expired passport, this trip was definitely necessary!

I wanted to keep this post short and sweet and simply just share how we stayed active and healthy in Antigua. Yes, we relaxed by the beach a whole lot and yes, we had french fries and ice cream, but we ate healthy the majority of the time and still maintained a very active routine while on the island. 

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