Talking to teens about sex is never an easy topic for most parents but it is one of the most important discussions we must have. In this short post I chose to share some encouragement for mommas who are preparing to or worrying about the day they have to open up and talk to their daughters about sex.
As viral threats abound I continue to seek out ways to protect my family despite already self isolating as much as possible for several weeks at our home in the Cayman Islands. As we watch numbers rise and the battle against covid-19 ramp up we are following all recommended advice from hand-washing to sanitizing and trying to create a more self-sustaining environment at home to avoid any occasional trip to the supermarket or pharmacy. Still, the daily shocking news events from around the world and our small island home is enough to make us want to put up our hurricane shutters. Then I remind myself that this too shall pass and beyond avoiding transmission we should spend time preparing our bodies just in case, somehow, any of us become one of the stats. Beyond constant hydrating it is important to boost immunity with exercise and healthy food and drinks which is why I had turned to one of my favourite teas. Turmeric is a viral fighter and immune booster like no other and the tea has been shown to protect and boost immunity against the cold and flu due to its unique and potent ingredient curcumin. To help you incorporate this super-food in to your diet quickly and easily, here is my super simple, quick and easy recipe for turmeric tea. You should be able to find turmeric root in any supermarket or natural foods store. If not you can choose to use the turmeric powder which is often readily available in your seasoning aisle.
If you are exploring more ways to add some extra healthy habits to your daily life - start with 2 cucumbers and this quick and easy cucumber juice recipe.
Cucumbers are known for being healthy, cool and refreshing - this is a combination we can all use right now in our ever changing world.
Have a quick read and tell me what you think! Please send pics and variations to the recipes if you want to!
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.
Failing at one thing can be the open doorway that we needed in order to see the opportunity on the other side that we had never considered; failure can many times provide us the strength and experience that was missing from our initial effort so that when we do get off the floor we are ready to charge ahead. Failure to properly manage a sudden financial reward in one instance can provide us that keen wisdom we need in order to ensure all goes well should such an opportune moment arise again. The failure of one marriage can very often lead a person to meet and marry their soul mate after the turmoil and madness of divorce before.
I guess it should be expected that after seven pregnancies in fourteen years I would have some form of failing ligaments - but nothing could have prepared me for the pain and discomfort that round ligament pain caused me during six of those seven pregnancies. My first experience with this nuisance was at 18 years… Continue reading HOW TO COPE WITH SEVERE ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN DURING PREGNANCY
Accepting the fact that I could not commit to a particular time to exercise or jog, I found random ways throughout my day to stretch and strengthen my body while doing what I have to do, whether it be working at my desk, washing the dishes, rocking the baby to sleep, reading stories, doing laundry, combing my hair, putting on my make-up or mopping the floor - random exercising has been the key to my success of reducing weight after pregnancy, keeping it off and getting stronger and fitter as the weeks pass after each baby.
Not being able to stick to an exercise routine because of my fast-paced mommy life made me decide that exercise would simply have to be done whenever and wherever I could do it. Even if it would simply be some squats here or leg lifts there – I knew it was better to get some form of exercise in than to tell myself it was entirely impossible and skip it altogether.
This is when I decided that even during my office job I could work on firming and strengthening my body to achieve the energy and figure that makes me feel most confident.