The Day I Failed My Gestational Diabetes Test

8 years ago… I was in my second trimester of my first pregnancy…

Everything was going well…

until I was 28 weeks and went for my gestational diabetes screening test.

I thought “I’m the healthiest person I know!” I got this!

But when my results came back that I had failed…

I was crushed.

I was shocked.

I felt all alone.

I needed a plan, but I honestly didn’t have any support system set up for myself.

All the recipes I had were “healthy” but used grains, beans, fruits, starchy vegetables. read more

Healthy Skin Must Haves!

In case you haven’t seen already, I just entered the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy! Very exciting, and hoping that the morning sickness will start to die down!

Like a lot of moms at this point, I’m getting more aware of my skin and trying to make sure I’m doing all I can to fight off stretch marks or other issues I would rather not deal with on this pregnancy…

Here are my top 2 MUST HAVES for healthy skin care

(These are still good if you have never had a baby, or if your baby is now all grown up!)

Defining Gel

This is my LIQUID GOLD – I literally just slathered it all over my legs! read more

12 Week Baby Parker Update!

 12 WEEK UPDATE 

 I just got back from my appointment with my midwife – and I got to hear the baby’s heart beat for the first time!

EXCITING 

So the baby likes to move… and kick… A Lot  so that’s going to be more interesting as they grow and get stronger.

So I really have been feeling them for the past week! Crazy 

As for me… my health is good  but I’m still getting sick and dealing with nausea and food aversions. Some days are better than others  read more

How To Eat Enough Protein Without Meat

I was never a huge meat eater… and it wasn’t really on purpose. I just tended to eat more carbs (even healthy ones) but I realized how important protein really was for my health and weight loss goals.

When I was pregnant, my midwife told me that I needed even more protein in my diet to help my baby grow. That’s when I started looking for ways to add protein into my diet without eating more meat.

What my video to learn how I added more protein into my diet without eating more meat:

Non Meat Protein Sources:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peanut Butter
  • Nuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Eggs
  • Hummus

When I was pregnant, I dealt with so many food aversions and almost ALL Meat was off the list… that’s when I really learned about using protein powders and how they can supplement your protein intake. read more

How to Balance your Hormones Naturally

After I weaned my daughter, my hormones went CRAZY!

I’m so glad I knew about this and how I was able to manage my hormones naturally.

Watch my video to learn more:

I started using Estro-Rhythm and within THREE days I could tell a HUGE difference. My night sweats had stopped and I was beginning to feel normal again.

What is Estro Rhythm?

Estro Rhythm is the world’s first naturally based, single-use daily system for menopausal symptoms. Its superior formulation uses ingredients to help you get your rhythm back without the worries associated with synthetic solutions. read more

How to Become our Product Tester

We love helping people look and feel their best! 

A big part of our job is to help people connect to products that will help them reach their goals plus we want everyone to get a great deal and SAVE.

One way that you can try some different products at a great discount is becoming our Product Tester.

What is a Product Tester?

A product tester is just someone who wants to try one or more products over the next three months and give us some feedback on their experience.

You can change your order month to month, or you can just try the same thing all three months – it is completely flexible to you! In return we want to give you our wholesale discount, so you can try everything at 40% off retail.  read more

7 Ways to Help a New Mom

It is a special time for a new mom following the birth of a child.

So many emotions are going through a new mom’s head: I’m not pregnant any more! This is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen! Will I get my waist back? I’m already exhausted! Will I ever sleep through the night again? Are they breathing? Am I doing this right? They are so tiny! Oww I need a Tylenol… And this is just in the first 5 minutes!

Everyone wants to help a new mom out, but sometimes we forget what they need the most. Moms need to relax and recover for at least 2 weeks following birth. Having a baby is no easy task for a mom’s body to go through. If they push themselves too soon, they could hemorrhage or develop mastitis. read more

How to Build a Home Birth Kit in 20 Items

How to Build a Home Birth Kit in 20 Items

I have been blessed to be able to have 2 home births now. You can read my two birth stories by clicking here: Annaleigh’s Birth and Aidalyn’s Birth.

Both experiences were amazing and there is very little I would change about either. I was fortunate to have 2 amazing midwives attend my births and felt very prepared for when the time came.

My first home birth was in 2010 (Aidalyn’s). I was able to have her in my master bathroom’s garden corner tub. It was easy clean up and a really a great experience. For Annaleigh’s birth we were in a rent house, so my midwife brought a large tub for me to use to birth in. It was even better because the water was able to be deeper. I wasn’t in the tub for more than 10 minutes though because she came so fast. read more

DIY Baby Powder {Talc Free}

DIY Baby Powder Talc Free

DIY Baby Powder {Talc Free}

Why Talc Free?

I’m going to be perfectly honest. I’m still learning daily about natural health and natural living. What I enjoy doing is learning and then being able to share what I learn with you.

So I started thinking about baby powder. I don’t use baby powder on my babies. I have a small travel sized bottle I will sometimes use between washing my hair if my hair looks oily.

DIY Baby Powder

I remembered reading several “Talc Free” recipes for baby powder. So I wanted to ask the questions: read more