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13 Must Have Baby Products in 2019

If you are new around here… I just had my 3rd baby 6 months ago!

Read My Home Birth Story Here

There is a little bit of a gap between my middle child and my now baby (5.5 years!) so I sort of felt like a new mom again this go around.

It was really hard for me to remember what I actually needed for a baby… not what I was “supposed” to buy… but what I was ACTUALLY going to use.

So that’s why I’m coming here… 6 months into this baby mama thing… sharing what I’m actually using and what you really should have on your registry. read more

6 MUST Haves for New Moms [+ One Week Post Partum Update]

I can’t believe my little guy is a week old already!

I didn’t really think about the fact that having a baby over 5 years from my last would mean some different products and options would be out there. I wanted to share some of my FAVORITE things that I didn’t have during my last delivery that made so much difference this time!

Here’s My Top 6 Picks for New Mommies!

 

Here’s The Breakdown!

 

6 Must Have Items for New Mommies

 

 

After Ease Supplement: Helps naturally manage your afterbirth pains. I had a lot of afterbirth pain with my second baby, so I wanted to try something this time for it. This made SO MUCH difference! I had to use very little pain medication thanks to this. read more

How Having a Natural Birth Prepared Me For Starting My Own Business

Natural Birth & Starting a Business…

 

Those two aren’t often seen as going hand in hand… right?

But when I had my first baby… something changed inside me

Going through that process taught me some lessons that prepared me for when I started working from home a few years later.

 

If you are interested in learning more about having a natural labor and birth experience,
check out my latest E-Book!

 

Here’s my top Three Things I learned

 

It’s okay to look crazy.

 

See… I learned it was okay to do what I wanted even if everyone else thought I was crazy read more

How to Prepare for Natural Childbirth: Is a Home Birth Right for Me?

Have you ever thought about having a natural birth… but you were a little intimidated or weren’t really sure how to prepare? ?‍♀️ read more

What is the Difference between Stretch Mark Cream and Defining Gel?

I was getting this question, so I thought I would share my own experience using both Defining Gel and Stretch Mark Cream – and what the difference between them are!

 

Video: What is the Difference between Stretch Mark Cream and Defining Gel?

 

 

 

What is Defining Gel?

 

We are all about Healthy Skin! What are your biggest skin concerns?

 

Enhance your tightening, toning, and firming results with this deep moisturizing, body contouring gel. Defining Gel helps to firm problem areas, such as the abdomen, legs, and upper arms, while improving skin texture.

  • Improves skin texture & tightness
  • Redefines the appearance of your body’s contours
  • Softens and hydrates the skin

 

This gel can be used daily to help you get quick results and love your skin.

Which of these issues you could use Defining Gel to help with:

– Cellulite
– Varicose veins
– Spider veins
– Eczema
– Psoriasis
– Sunburns
– Bug Bites
– Scars

 

 

 

What is Stretch Mark Cream?

 

Stretch Mark Cream is a deep hydration for all your skin with the nourishing botanicals of this non-greasy moisturizing body cream that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth and looking more youthful.

  • Enhances skin elasticity and firmness
  • Balances skin tone with nourishing botanicals
  • Rejuvenates and hydrates in a non-greasy formula
  • Restores your skin’s youthful appearance
  • read more

    Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

    Tell me if this sounds familiar…

     

    You find yourself REALLY wanting a sweet snack but knowing that you REALLY don’t need all the sugar?

     

    That’s like my whole life right now! Managing my tendency toward gestational diabetes means that I really can’t deal with sugar or carbs so I’ve been experimenting!

     

    Here’s my latest creation!

     

    Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

    4 Low Carb Tortilla (I LOVE this one!)
    1 Tablespoon of Butter melted
    2-3 Tablespoons of stevia blend
    1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

     

    Directions

    Brush melted butter on each side of tortillas.

    Mix stevia & Cinnamon together.

    Cut tortillas into 6 triangles each and dip each side into stevia/Cinnamon blend.

    Bake at 350 degrees on baking tray covered in parchment paper for 10 minutes.

     

    Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

    8 oz of cream cheese softened
    1 tablespoon of stevia blend.
    1/4 teaspoon on cinnamon.
    1 Tablespoon of chopped pecans.

     

    Directions

    Beat together cream cheese, stevia, and cinnamon until smooth.

    Fold in pecans.

     

    Note: The stevia blend I use is a cup for cup substitute for sugar (this one is a good choice if you want to try it!). You can use any sweetener you like, just sweeten to taste.

     

     

    P.S. If you are ready to kick start your weight loss, be my product tester! Click Here for more details 

    Sneak Peek Early Gender Test Review

    Updated with Results!

     

    “So do you know what you are having yet?”

     

    This is probably the most common question you get as an expectant mother, right up there with “are you still throwing up?” (which thankfully I have found a few ways to help manage it!)

     

    Typically, you can’t find out your baby’s gender before about 16 weeks without resorting to very expensive genetic testing (typically used for high risk pregnancies and usually costing well over $1,000).

     

    Plus, many doctors make you wait until the 20 week anatomy scan. read more

    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.

     

    Nothing I normally ate or cooked would work anymore.

     

    I sat at the kitchen table every night for two weeks and cried.

     

    Thankfully, now I have some (actually good!) low carb meals on the plan!

     

    This week (I’m 16 weeks pregnant now with my third baby), as I was sitting down at the table… instead of crying, I was meal planning.

     

    And it made me think… what is different here? 

     

    I’m in the same situation (albeit 8 years later!) and I possibly have the same diagnosis as I did 8 years ago, but this time…

    I feel empowered.

    I feel prepared.

    I feel healthy. 

     

    On my piece of paper I wrote:

    > Low Carb Tacos
    > Guacamole & Bacon Open Faced Burgers
    > Chicken Salad on Lettuce Wraps

     

    The only difference was now I had my tool box.

    I already have a pantry with products and staples to make healthy low carb recipes.

    I already know what to eat.

     

    Maybe you are thinking about changing your diet… but you feel lost – “What would I even eat?!?!” You may be asking…

     

    What if you had everything you needed to set yourself up for success right from the start?

     

    • Recipes
    • Problem Solving Tips
    • Inspiration

     

    Would that change how your experience went?

    Probably you would get better results too! 

     

    Listen to my story here and how everything changed for me:

     

     

    I ended up writing an e-book about my experience and process of beating Gestational Diabetes using ONLY diet. I hope it can be of use to you if you or a loved one is struggling with this!

    Check it out here!

     

    If you are interested in starting your own journey with me, click here to be a product tester and start getting results you will LOVE!

    Healthy Skin Must Haves!

    In case you haven’t seen already, I just entered the

    2nd trimester of my pregnancy! 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 

    I have to fill out a food journal before my next appointment and I hope I can add more than the 5 foods I’m able to eat now  (I wish I wasn’t joking )

     

    This chocolate smoothie is what I’m able to get down most mornings. Thankfully its got great vitamins and minerals in it!

     

    I told Adam I was already over pants so I went to Walmart for my Mother’s Day gift and bought some skirts and dresses 

     

    I would appreciate any prayers if you could! 

     

    If you want to learn more about my previous birth experiences, my girls birth stories are here and here! 🙂

     

    P.S.  Amazon is running some really SWEET deals today! I put them on my special influencer list of you want to check them out  The Himalayan Salt Lamp is 

    >> Amazon.com/shop/Grassfedmama