I have finished the "Floor of Your Core" program from the Tummy Team! You may remember I began this Restore Your Core rehabilitation program to help heal my post-pregnancy diastasis recti and pelvic floor weakness. I loved that they give an extra 2 weeks access so that I can catch up, because you know, life happens and you skip a week! This program made a huge difference in how I stand, sit and even use the restroom.
One thing our family does to help stay healthy during the winter is to take a good probiotic supplement. I was very excited to discover and try a new blend of probiotics from PB8 specially formulated with probiotic strains that help support your immune and digestive systems!*
Some of my favorite body products are those that smell amazing and do good to my skin. Years ago I learned about filler ingredients in body products that clog your skin pores and don't moisturize very effectively. I also struggle with seasonal eczema made worse by all the dish washing and diaper changing that comes along with mommy life. I'm always on the lookout for a go to product to revive my skin and infuse some moisture into my poor winter dryness. Farmhouse Fresh products are quickly becoming a favorite, offering amazing fragrances without all the chemicals AND effectively moisturizing my skin. I used to not be able to use any scented products and I think this was because so many of them are packed with artificial ingredients. Even on my worst dry skin day, this Whoppie Cream gift set from Farmhouse Fresh rejuvenates my skin within the luxurious fragrance of buttercream frosting.
Ready for the holidays? If you need any last minute gifts, natural body care is always a win! Moms and all ladies love wonderfully scented products that don't clog skin pores or introduce chemicals to your body. I've been very intentional with what I put on my skin because artificially scented products make my eczema go crazy! Moon Valley Organics is a total win, with gorgeous packaging, a luxuriously diverse product line, and something naturally made for everyone! Ring in the new year with a Moon Valley Organics skincare routine that makes you feel pampered and moisturized.
When I saw that The Tummy Team was offering a Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation course, there was no hesitation; "I MUST take this course!" You see, I am a mom of 4 littles who had these 4 littles within a 4 year period. I was uneducated about diastasis recti and pelvic floor issues until the last few weeks of my pregnancy with my 4th child. Meanwhile, suffering from an aching back, round ligament pain and everything in between, I knew there had to be something to fix these issues. That is when I went on a search to find out what was going on with my body and how I could nurse my body back to health without breaking the bank. This is where The Tummy Team came to be my onsite nurse, in the comfort of my own home, on my own time.
I'm always on the lookout for natural products that work well. Personally I haven't purchased deodorant containing aluminum for years, in an effort to limit my family's exposure to aluminum. While I'm sure there's a wide range of opinions about long term exposure to aluminum, I figure better safe than sorry. It can be hard to find deodorant with natural odor protection that actually works; of course no one wants to smell. I'm excited to share with you a wonderful brand of deodorant, Tom's of Maine, that not only gets the job done but it has all the properties that I look for in a deodorant with natural odor protection. It also comes in a wide variety of fragrances, something for everyone!
Glamour is even more attractive when achieved naturally with wholesome and rejuvenating products. For kids especially, it's important to teach habits that limit chemical intake and that nourish naturally. Skip the soda and make drinking water a daily healthy habit. Read the labels and don't buy products with pore-clogging ingredients such as petrolatum and mineral oil. Make homemade lemonade and smoothies, rather than enjoying sugary drinks that include high fructose corn syrup. Establishing healthy habits within your family can go a long way toward encouraging your kids and yourself to live a healthy lifestyle. I've rounded up a few of my recent favorite skincare products to share with you!
You know how it is, you get to the end of the day, finally get the kids to bed and then evaluate your list of things you still need to do. I find myself drinking a cup of coffee most nights to power through my To Do list before bed. I like coffee, but sometimes I'd like a change of beverage. Plus, excessive cups of coffee can stain your teeth. Introducing DARK DOG ORGANIC Energy Drinks, subtle fizzy energy for weary moms (and everyone else). I'm actually not a huge fan of the energy drinks I've tried in the past, so I was pleasantly surprised that DARK DOG fizzy drinks are pretty tasty. The fizzy flavors are subtle and not at all overpowering, nor do they leave an after-taste in your mouth. I drank one of these DARK DOG ORGANIC Energy Drinks the other night and I was pleasantly energized and was able to power through several hours of work. I also had no trouble falling asleep several hours after drinking these naturally-caffeinated energy drinks.
I'm almost 30, can I believe it? I don't feel particularly old but I am realizing life is short, the years go quickly, and it's important to treasure every moment especially during the super intense baby and toddler years. I'm sure I've gained a few wrinkles over the last few years caring for 3 young children, a husband, and a home. I've also learned it's important to consider what I put on my skin and I've had run-ins with chemical filled products in the past. I have dry skin but yet still seem to get some acne even at 30 years old, except when I'm pregnant (win!). I had a chance to check out a skincare regimen from Le Mieux Cosmetics and I'm definitely impressed. My makeup routine is fairly basic out of necessity; and lets be honest, I put on my makeup at 11 am this morning with my 3 young children clamoring for my attention.
Founded by a stay-at-home-mom who desired to use only the best and most natural ingredients on her babies, Active Essentials is a luxury organic skincare line which offers products made with ONLY fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers for everyone in your family. I was sent several of their all natural bath and body products to try and have enjoyed using these luxurious natural skincare items on myself and my family.