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7 Mistakes Women Make When Training After Childbirth

7 Mistakes Women Make When Training After Childbirth

When done well, strength and endurance training can support all the transitions that happen in the body and in life following childbirth. We all want to feel strong, energetic, and competent in our bodies and training can give us just that.

However, new moms often jump into exercise after their 6 week follow-up with their doctor without much thought to how their body has changed, how it needs to heal, and how the exercise they choose will serve them in the long run. Postpartum health and fitness must be a long game approach not a quick fix.

Friday Foodspiration: Spiced {Beer} Nuts

Friday Foodspiration: Spiced {Beer} Nuts

A sweet and spicy nut mix that is perfect these mild Spring evenings, sitting on the back porch, sipping a cold beer. Traditionally these types of mixes are called “Beer Nuts”, but that doesn’t mean you have to be drinking beer. I’ll make my “Riesling Nuts” and my kids will be having “Zevia Ginger Ale Nuts”. Whatever you want to call them, them are gluten, grain, and sugar free with lots of flavor and fun. They have a sweet side and a spicy kick at the end that hangs around a minute (but the intensity can be controlled by the amount of chipotle pepper you add).

Tips to Take Care of Mom This Mother's Day

Tips to Take Care of Mom This Mother's Day

Moms are beautiful, unique, brave, courageous, loving, and selfless. But, they often feel so fabulous. More often than not, moms tell me they feel stressed, burned out, frustrated, exhausted, and guilty.

Let’s take some extra time this mother’s day to take care of the mom in your life. No matter if that is your mom, spouse, sister, friend, or neighbor. If you haven’t acknowledged her hard word and sacrifice since last year at this time, it is long over due to show mom some love with some extra special self care.