PRECONCEPTION

Why Nuts are Better Than Supplements

Why Nuts are Better Than Supplements

While our soil is so depleted and lacking the vitamins and minerals out body needs, we find ourselves turning to supplements to get the vitamins and minerals we are lacking in our diet. While I believe supplements and vitamins have their place, there is a lot that you...

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

You've heard about antioxidant rich foods, but not 100% sure what they are and how they can help with fertility, or support a healthy pregnancy? Let's get science-y for a moment. Free radicals are electrically charged molecules that pass through cell membranes and can...

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome Mama's, I've been waiting for you! I want to tell you a little story, and if you already know me, you've surely heard parts of it here and there. A little over 4 years ago, I got pregnant and I was overjoyed! Since I was a toddler myself I wanted babies. And...

PRENATAL

Why Nuts are Better Than Supplements

Why Nuts are Better Than Supplements

While our soil is so depleted and lacking the vitamins and minerals out body needs, we find ourselves turning to supplements to get the vitamins and minerals we are lacking in our diet. While I believe supplements and vitamins have their place, there is a lot that you...

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...

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,...

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....

How This Image Got Me Through Childbirth

How This Image Got Me Through Childbirth

This may all sounds a little woo woo to you, but I'm going with it anyways in an attempt to help just one expecting woman have an "easier" labour or more positive birth experience. After my first birth, I had a paralyzing fear of giving birth again. My first birth...

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

You've heard about antioxidant rich foods, but not 100% sure what they are and how they can help with fertility, or support a healthy pregnancy? Let's get science-y for a moment. Free radicals are electrically charged molecules that pass through cell membranes and can...

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

We all know it can sometimes be tricky to get our toddlers and children to eat a variety of veggies, so here are a few different veggies that you can blend into a smoothie (usually) unnoticed. These are also great for a pregnant mama who is having a hard time...

5 Yoga Poses to Support Pregnancy

5 Yoga Poses to Support Pregnancy

As a prenatal Yoga instructor (at the Willow Studio in Peterborough), there are a few key yoga poses that I like to teach every class. I believe that in preparing the body to support a healthy pregnancy, you will have an advantage during childbirth. If you can join a...

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome Mama's, I've been waiting for you! I want to tell you a little story, and if you already know me, you've surely heard parts of it here and there. A little over 4 years ago, I got pregnant and I was overjoyed! Since I was a toddler myself I wanted babies. And...

POSTPARTUM

Why Nuts are Better Than Supplements

Why Nuts are Better Than Supplements

While our soil is so depleted and lacking the vitamins and minerals out body needs, we find ourselves turning to supplements to get the vitamins and minerals we are lacking in our diet. While I believe supplements and vitamins have their place, there is a lot that you...

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 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...

Food + Vitamins For Healing After a C-Section

Food + Vitamins For Healing After a C-Section

C-Sections are major abdominal surgery and it still seems like the information given to postpartum moms post surgery is not ALL the information needed for optimal healing. I have not had a C-Section personally, but have friends and have spoken with lots of postpartum...

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

You've heard about antioxidant rich foods, but not 100% sure what they are and how they can help with fertility, or support a healthy pregnancy? Let's get science-y for a moment. Free radicals are electrically charged molecules that pass through cell membranes and can...

6 Quick, Healthy Snacks for Postpartum

6 Quick, Healthy Snacks for Postpartum

It is so hard to eat a variety of nutrient dense foods when you are newly postpartum unless you have a personal chef on staff. But this time is the most important time to get nutrients in, just as important as eating during pregnancy (some would argue more important)....

Postpartum Manifesto

Postpartum Manifesto

I prepared for my second birth and postpartum as if I was preparing to run a marathon. I went to regular counselling to work on some fear associated to the actual birth, and I prepared in any way I could for my fourth trimester by prepping meals and freezing them,...

BABY

Why Nuts are Better Than Supplements

Why Nuts are Better Than Supplements

While our soil is so depleted and lacking the vitamins and minerals out body needs, we find ourselves turning to supplements to get the vitamins and minerals we are lacking in our diet. While I believe supplements and vitamins have their place, there is a lot that you...

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....

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

We all know it can sometimes be tricky to get our toddlers and children to eat a variety of veggies, so here are a few different veggies that you can blend into a smoothie (usually) unnoticed. These are also great for a pregnant mama who is having a hard time...

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome Mama's, I've been waiting for you! I want to tell you a little story, and if you already know me, you've surely heard parts of it here and there. A little over 4 years ago, I got pregnant and I was overjoyed! Since I was a toddler myself I wanted babies. And...