Recently I met Priscilla Mendez, Owner, and Designer of 100 Graces Jewelry. Priscilla started 100 Graces with the mission to create jewelry that not only makes women feel beautiful, but also has healing effects and carries a message of power and inspiration. Fellow mother, yogi, and entrepreneur, Priscilla gifted me the Blissfully Radiant Mala. The stones in my new mala serve as a reminder to let my creative juices flow, accept myself as I am, and remain courageous in my endeavors. I wear my mala to reinforce feelings of self-love and an open heart. Our little peanut Channing also loves to grab a hold of my mala, which is 1000x more adorable than a handful of my hair.Read More
From Seventh Generation to Snuggle and everything in between nothing has worked better (or smelled better) than my homemade detergent. I'll admit, I was hesitant to make make my own detergent and a tad fearful that I'd miss the 'laundry scent' too much to stick with it. The good news is, if you like to change things up, you can use essential oils to change the fragrance from time to time.
Shortly after delivering Channing, I got connected with an awesome company specializing in women's recovery pants, SRC Health. I will admit, prior to trying a pair for myself, I was a bit iffy on whether or not recovery pants really worked. Plenty of discomforts come along with delivery (both VBAC and C-Section); furthermore, postpartum contractions can be uncomfortable and pesky. In the first few weeks of my recovery, I spent more time on my feet than expected. With a baby in the NICU, I had parking decks and hospital hallways to traverse multiple times every day. My SRC Health Recovery Pants helped provide support especially in the early days; additionally, as long as my pants were clean - I barely noticed the discomfort of postpartum contractions at all. The only problem with my recovery pants, I only had one pair!
The SRC Health team created a fabric that offers insane compression without restriction. Additionally, the fabric blend used in the recovery pants returns to its original size and shape after wash & wear.
Yoga Poses for Better Breastfeeding
Many moms that are breastfeeding will experience pain in their neck, shoulders, and back. Nursing your baby is a beautiful gift but it does leave the upper body feeling taxed. There is a lot of hunching over involved in nursing. There is also the issue of not getting enough sleep. Sometimes, your baby is going to have you up in the middle of the night because it’s time to eat. There are yoga poses that can relieve the pain you’re experiencing as well as give you a little extra energy.Read More
I always thought I was a pretty good person: I love my mama, I believe in God, and I love loving on people; however, despite my innate desire to do good, I can readily admit that I am far better person now than I once was.Read More
During our stay in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, I noticed that the hospital doesn't use baby wipes; instead, they stock disposable cloth wipes. The cloth wipes were somewhat gauzey; however, the fabric felt soft and didn't irritate Channing's skin. Well, I now know why hospitals don’t offer regular baby wipes…Read More