Fitness for Fun, Mom 2 Moms, Pregnancy

VIDEO: REFLECTING ON MY 7TH PREGNANCY – PAIN, LIGAMENTS & LOST CONFIDENCE

YIKES!? So I just watched the video I filmed when at 39 weeks pregnant - I have embarrassingly posted the video below *covers eyes* eeeeekkkk). Oh dear, I have come so far. It takes some serious skill to keep yourself together for an entire 9 months of pregnancy while tugging around a weight inside your… Continue reading VIDEO: REFLECTING ON MY 7TH PREGNANCY – PAIN, LIGAMENTS & LOST CONFIDENCE

Beauty & Style, Fitness for Fun, Mind & Body, My Story

AN INTRODUCTION TO WAIST-TRAINING: THE WAIST SHAPING TECHNIQUE USED BY QUEENS FOR CENTURIES

In order to make waist training work for me I had to get used to it. The first 4 weeks are the toughest because waist trainers force you to stand or sit up right, keep an arched back, pick up the boobies and really pull in the waist while making the hips and buttocks look broader and wider respectively - let's just say the waist trainer has got you covered in all the right places. I usually waist train 6 days a week and take Sundays off (yeah, I actually have a waist train schedule). Having a waist train schedule helps you to keep on track and stay committed because you have a goal to wear your waist trainer on whatever day from when to whenever. Knowing exactly when and for how long you expect yourself to wear the waist trainer will ensure you have clear expectations for your waist training. Waist training is a method that I recommend to women I know all the time because I know what it did for me, my body, my confidence and my postpartum recovery journey.

Fitness for Fun, Mind & Body

3 GREAT WAYS TO GET FIT, LOSE WEIGHT & STAY HEALTHY WITHOUT AN EXERCISE ROUTINE

Let's face it - getting in to an exercise routine and sticking to it when you are a mommy is $&%%ing hard! Like yeah, one week we will be all super motivated and put on our fave exercise video a pair of tights and a Tee and somehow manage to exercise when the baby is sleeping but by week 2 the toddler will be dangling on your leg as you try to do a squat and the teenage daughter will be howling from her bedroom begging mommy to bring a midol... these interruptions can be discouraging and makes you wonder if trying to fit an exercise routine is even worth the frustration. Well, for me it wasn't - my life is rather unpredictabme, I mean I know what I have to do when I wakeup and what time to be to work etc... but the in-betweens are pretty random. At any minute there is going to be a slip, fall and cry or someone will want a sandwich... the pads would be out and both teen daughters will menstruate at the same frickiny time so dinner prep is haulted for a trip 10 miles to the grocery store, etc... so for me to actually exercise my "routine" had to be as random as my daily life and somehow exercise anytime, anywhere, somehow has been working for me so for all the busy mommas out there beating themselves up about getting exercise; do your squats at the pot and your lunges in the shower... read on for all the details.

Beauty & Style

THE QUEST FOR PERFECT EYEBROWS: MICROBLADE VS MICROPIGMENT

As a time-strapped mama every minute saved is like a million earned so when creating a set of brows decent enough to go in public with started taking me 10 to 20 minutes a day I had to stop my watch to really think about the precious moments I seemed to be wasting everyday for the same frustration of uneven eyebrows that essentially were never the same the day after as the day before... so over it! When I decided to fix this time issue it meant exploring the 2 most popular permanent make-up eyebrow options... micropigmentation vs microblading.

Baby 2 Toddler, Kiddie Crafts & Activities, Teaching your kids...

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO READ: IT IS A TEAM EFFORT!

Being a fluent and confident reader is one of the greatest skills we can provide to our children. At one point in human history learning to read was a priviledge that only royalty and nobility had access to. As parents we must seize every opportunity to provide our child with the tools to become fantastic readers so that they are able to search out and understand written text and information.