Foodie Friday, on a Sunday: Pork Chops and Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff – Part 1

Whoops, the days got away from me and I am doing Foodie Friday on a Sunday! When cooking dinner, I usually end up making almost 1 meal with 2 different "Main" dishes and the same sides. That's what happens when you're the only vegan in the family! This week though, I ended up making two dinners, so I'll split this into two parts. For the boys (Part 1): lemon garlic pork chops, asparagus, and couscous (I cheated and used boxed for this). For me (Part 2): vegan mushroom stroganoff over brown rice pasta topped with asparagus and avocado. (Ps- I...

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What is a Postpartum Doula?

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When you hear the word “postpartum”, your first thought it often Postpartum Depression. Not many people associate it with its literal meaning “following childbirth”, which is the time period mothers and families need the most help on their parenthood journey. In comes the Postpartum Doula! (more…)

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Surviving Bed Rest During Pregnancy

Pregnant mom reading on bedrest

As I hit 28 weeks in my pregnancy, our little one decided he was tired of waiting and wanted out. As a result, I have been put on strict bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy. Going from 100mph and doing 500 things at once, to a screeching halt at 0 has been extremely difficult and frustrating (especially since nesting has hit hardcore)! So these are some things I have found to survive bed rest for 12 weeks. Let me know if you have any tricks that helped you survive! (more…)

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Keep the Romance Alive While Pregnant This Valentine’s Day

Intimacy during Pregnancy

Some women have a high libido while pregnant and that’s great! Get that Cosmo magazine and test drive some new moves! Other’s not so much. After the nausea, swollen feet, stretching belly, round ligament pain, and heartburn it can be pretty hard to feel romantic and that's okay. Toss aside the Cosmo magazine. This is a short, practical guide to pregnant women who just aren’t feeling it this Valentine’s Day. (more…)

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What To Do When You Have Low Milk Supply

Baby Breastfeeding

This is the #1 conversation I have with breastfeeding moms. They want to know how to increase their milk supply because they believe it is low. First thing they would have to do is determine if they truly have a low supply, what is the cause, and what are ways to increase it. While I will briefly touch on the first two subjects, this article will focus mainly on ways to increase a mother’s milk supply. (more…)

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