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Creating my Bubble

Creating my Bubble

This socially isolated time is bringing back a lot of postpartum parallels for me. And it has required me to "suit up" to endure this challenging season. Some similar emotions being; lack of control, lots of uncertainty on the horizon, less time to myself (how I seem...

Quinoa Lime Sweet Potato Chili

Quinoa Lime Sweet Potato Chili

This is my new favourite chili recipe (thanks mom for the recipe!). It is high in plant based protein, full of immune-boosting ingredients, loaded with veggies and lots of prebiotic fiber, it can also easily be made into a vegan dish. And one that I will keep on...

My Top 11 Postpartum Items

My Top 11 Postpartum Items

If you know me, or have read any one of my blog posts, you know how important planning for postpartum is to me. Having had one postpartum experience where I did not not prep or plan anything at all and just 'winging' it, to prepping and planning as much as I could. I...

The All-Star of Protein Balls

The All-Star of Protein Balls

These protein balls are THE BEST quick, nutrient-dense snack for pregnancy and postpartum. They are chalk-full of many minerals and vitamins from all the seeds and dried fruits, and also contain loads of healthy fats and protein to keep you going when you don't have...

Healthier Vanilla Cupcakes

Healthier Vanilla Cupcakes

My little love and I made some cupcakes together as requested by her, and the turnout was surprisingly good! These cupcakes aren't without sugar, but it is a fraction of the amount compared to conventional recipes, and it reminded me how a little sugar really does go...

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

I was on the hunt to find a deliciously chocolatey milkshake alternative for when my sweet tooth pays me a visit, and I think I have found it! This smoothie is free of added sugars, contains protein and healthy fats, is vegan and super rich. And in tasting it, I don't...

Natural Beauty Routine

Natural Beauty Routine

Over the years I have made the switch to all natural, chemical-free products for my skin, and my skin has never felt better. I felt much better using these products while pregnant, knowing my baby wasn't absorbing harmful chemicals. See the links below for the...

2019 Recap

2019 Recap

2019 was a year for us. Overall, it was a year I was happy to see end. Not that it was terrible, or that I wish any of it away (ok, maybe the sleepless nights), but it was kind of a tough one for us. That being said, we did a lot of amazing things, saw some cool...

7 Sleep Tips For Pregnant Women

7 Sleep Tips For Pregnant Women

Have you ever experience a sleepless night when you were pregnant? I don't know that I've ever met a pregnant Mama who sleeps well throughout her entire pregnancy. There are so many different reasons for compromised sleep; feeling anxious for labour and postpartum,...

DIY Whipped Body Cream

DIY Whipped Body Cream

With the dry winter months, comes on dry and itchy skin. Both of my girls have had bouts of eczema, so a combination of limited soap use, fewer baths and slathering on this cream has really helped. And personally, I find that my skin is more hydrated in the winter...

Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

Ingredients 1 can cooked chickpeas (15oz)1/2 cup peanut or almond butter1/2 cup maple syrup1 tbsp maple syrup1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)1 tsp vanilla1/4 cup almond flour (I used spelt)1/4 cup cocoa powder1/4 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1/2 cup...

Natural Cold and Flu Prevention For Your Family

Natural Cold and Flu Prevention For Your Family

I am so much more into preventative measures rather than reacting to ailments, and truly believe that is the key to a healthy body and a healthy family. If you have littles in daycare or school and find that you are all getting sick often, I hope some of these...

Morning Glory Cookies

Morning Glory Cookies

These cookies are satisfying, low in sugar, super nutritious and a great quick breakfast if you don't have time to sit down and eat. Morning Glory Cookie Ingredients 1/2 cup nut butter2 large eggs1/4 cup maple syrup1 tsp vanilla1/2 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)1/4 cup...

The Comparison Trap As A New Mom

The Comparison Trap As A New Mom

A quote I've heard many times and LOVE as a reminder: "Comparison is the root of all unhappiness" Anytime I find I am getting down on myself; my accomplishments, my body, my home, my parenting, I know that the root is comparison. I think growing up as a female (or...

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Ingredients1/2 cup Chia seeds1/4 cup Cocoa powder1 can Coconut cream2 ripe Bananas3-4 tbsp Maple syrup DirectionsBlend all ingredients on high for 3-4 minutes until well blended and chia seeds are mostly blended up. Pour pudding into glass jars and put in refrigerator...

The 5 Best Baby Shower Gifts for an Expecting Mom

The 5 Best Baby Shower Gifts for an Expecting Mom

If you've been to a baby shower before, you may know what I mean here, but who needs more newborn clothes, bibs, and teddy bears? What a new mom really needs is help with some meals after baby's arrival or something that will help her heal and recover after birth....