Habits for the Soul

My First Midwife Appointment Experience

Earlier this week, I had my first official midwife appointment! I had gone to a group orientation back in July, which is where I first fell in love with this midwife group but this was my first real appointment getting down to baby business! Up until this appointment, I had confirmed my pregnancy with an OB and went for an early 9 week ultrasound (mostly because I wanted to confirm that there was only one baby this time). I was curious to compare and contract my experience this time with an OB and my midwife group so I scheduled my 11 week appointment with my OB and with the midwives on the same day! Read More

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Why I’m Choosing a Midwife Instead of an OB for My Pregnancy and Labor

In my first pregnancy with my twin boys, I was 21 years old living overseas in Okinawa, Japan with my husband who was serving active duty in the Marine Corps. I didn’t really have much of a choice of where I gave birth, as there was only one military hospital. Through TriCare, I was assigned an OB and all of my appointments were in that one hospital. My OB was super sweet and made me feel comfortable the entire pregnancy. Read More

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What Autism Is For Us

I feel a little uneasy and uncomfortable when I hear other people say things like, “oh, just let your kid be a kid” “a little ice cream won’t hurt” “everything causes cancer, I’m not going to be a mom who shelters my kid from it all” “I’m so tired of trying to be this perfect mom. I’m done.” It kind of triggers something inside because I used to be that mom. Read More

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8 Ways to Treat Eating as an Act of Self Love ♥

Okay so you might not have thought about this before but did you know that eating can be a huge act of self love? The food you put into your body is setting the tone for your day, your vibe, your energy, your health, and everything to come so why shouldn't it be treated as an act of self-love? Have you ever just looked at a pie of pizza and ate like 4 slices, then had some dessert, maybe a soda, and sat back thinking what have I done?! Then you feel like crap the whole day. I'm not even kidding, that used to be me. I used to eat so horrible and I would always overdo it. I found out later that simply put... Read More

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Dangerous Chemicals That Are Hiding In Your Every Day Products

Today, we are exposed to over 80,000 chemicals that pollute our air, our drinking water, the food we eat, beauty products and many other household products that we use every day. Chronic exposures to these chemicals can wreak havoc on our bodies and cause a long list of adverse health conditions. Since most of our food and products are full of these chemicals, it is so much harder to avoid being negatively affected by them than it is to feel safe using them. So what kind of chemicals am I talking about and what can you do to limit your exposure? Read More

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My Letter to Cosmopolitan's Mom-Shamer

This is my heart-filled letter to Cosmopolitan's Mom-Shamer.... A MUST-READ. Read More

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A Little Reminder to Live, Laugh, Love ♥

A little reminder to live, laugh, love... Read More

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How to Stop Overeating

The holidays are here!! Who is ready to celebrate!?! ↠ Check out my new YouTube video with tips to avoid overeating with all the holiday parties you'll be going to! Wishing you all a happy, healthy holiday season!!!

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The Best Part About Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving I'm not worried about what food I'm going to eat or how much wine I'm going to drink. There's something I will be much more focused on... Find out here on my new blog post! Read More

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