5 Exercises That Allow Expecting Mothers To Stay Fit

5 Exercises That Allow Expecting Mothers To Stay Fit

A word from Stephanie…
I’d like to welcome Kaitlin Gardner to this little corner of the web. Kaitlin is visiting us from An Apple Per Day, and is bringing expectant moms a great article on fitness. I know squeezing physical activities during my pregnancies helped have not only a healthy pregnancy but also a great delivery and a healthy baby.

Here is Kaitlin…

You’re expecting – congratulations! It’s a magical time of life. You exercised a lot before you became pregnant, and would like to stay in shape. You would also like to relieve the stresses your body will be going through over the coming months.

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Gluten Free White Cheddar Crackers

Gluten free white cheddar crackers recipe

A couple years ago I had a brief stint with a gluten and grain free diet. My son had been diagnosed with eczema since he was about 3 months old, he had GI issues, and despite his pediatrician telling me everything was normal with him, my mom’s-instinct told me there was something going on. I […]

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DIY Anti-Flea and Tick Spray

DIY anti-flea and tick spray

I remember my first dog, I was 11 and she was just a few weeks old. Her name was Gigi and she was the cutest Poodle and who-knows-what mix. I’ve had dogs almost all my life, so naturally I’ve had a few encounters with fleas and ticks. Thing is, I used used conventional (e.i toxic) […]

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DIY Degreaser Soft Scrub

DIY Degreaser Soft Scrub

I dislike cleaning the stove very much. Very, very, much. Or at least I did until this DIY degreaser soft scrub. I’ll admit it, I used to let grease from cooking just sitting on the stove procrastinating cleaning it. The whole point of procrastination is you are avoiding to do something you don’t want to […]

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Non-Ionizing Radiation: What it is and how to protect yourself + a Belly Armor Giveaway

Non-ionizing radiation and how to protect yourself

Did I tell you about the time I dissected an iguana for chemistry class in high school?  Chemistry has always been one of my favorite subjects. Taking chemistry recently as part of my nursing studies has sparked my love for all things science once again. It sure comes in handy when you are a mama […]

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Berry-Tropical Probiotic Popsicles + Choosing Nontoxic Molds

Probiotic Berry-Tropical Popsicles and choosing nontoxic molds - Naturally Mindful

Summer is by far my favorite season of the year. I am happiest when I can wear shorts, a tank top, and flip flops–or go barefoot. The warm sun, the birds chirping, the sound of wind rustling the branches on trees, and my child’s giggles as he plays in the yard… It is important I […]

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5 Simple Steps to a Safe and Eco-Friendly Pregnancy + a Giveaway

5 Simple Steps to a Safe and Eco-Friendly Pregnancy

I love being pregnant, I truly feel like a blossoming flower, I love my bump, and I love the marvelous work my body is doing, and I love striving to have the healthiest pregnancy possible. With baby on the way, your attention has probably turned to how to have a safer and greener pregnancy. You […]

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Real Food Recipes: Recreating Classic Dishes

soaked whole wheat pancakes by Live Simply

A few weeks ago I wrote this post on what Real Food really is. I wanted to address that Real Food is not a fad diet, or a special diet. Real food is simply going back to the traditional way food was intended to be grown, raised, prepared, and cooked. Take French fries for example, […]

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Blooming Belly Oil

Blooming Belly Oil. Helps prevent and works for existing ones, too!

What is this obsession women have about preventing stretch marks or trying to erase existing ones? I’m not going to lie, it’s what’s on my mind now that I am pregnant. Even though through all my research I came to the conclusion that there isn’t much one can do to prevent them except for gaining […]

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10 Reasons to Switch from Plastic to Glass in the Kitchen

10 reasons to switch from plastic to glass in the kitchen

Let me tell you a quick story about a girl who liked convenience in the kitchen. She had plastic everywhere. She stored all her food in plastic, heated the food in those containers, took lunch to work in those containers. Plastic is everywhere and so she never gave it a thought. Why would you want […]

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