GET RECIPES, HEALTHY TIPS, and MORE delivered right to your inbox
  1. A Healthy Deodorant – Food for Your Skin

    (see full image) If you’re one of those people who doesn’t sweat, you’re either a) not working out or b) expelling the heat elsewhere. Not that I’ve done any scientific studies on this, but come on, we all sweat! I scoured the shelves and tested several “healthy” deodorant brands, but mostly I just ended up with “unsure” arms and feeling like I wasted a lot of money. I love Tom’s… Read More

    Share:

  2. Organic Body Soap – Food for Your Skin

    When you’ve got a bun in the oven, it’s important to consider not only what you feed your belly, but also what you feed the largest organ of your body — your skin. Studies suggest that parabens, which are found in many cosmetics, soaps and lotions, contribute to the overall toxic load in the body and may interrupt normal development. I’ve been working to transition from my usual products to… Read More

    Share:

  3. How to Relieve Constipation During Pregnancy

    Constipation is never fun, especially when you’re pregnant and have an a little human body crowding out your digestive tract. Laxatives are not safe during pregnancy, so what can you do? First, make sure you’re adapting all the lifestyle factors to promote healthy bowel movements: – drink plenty of water and fluids – get daily exercise, even if it’s just walking – eat enough fiber from vegetables, fruit, whole grains… Read More

    Share:

  4. What To Do If You Get The Stomach Bug During Pregnancy

    I had the misfortune of coming down with a terrible stomach bug yesterday. Being 5 months pregnant, I was worried sick about my baby. My symptoms were diarrhea and vomiting every 45-90 minutes for 14 hrs. While I had heard the bug itself shouldn’t pose any risks to the baby, I knew dehydration could be very dangerous. After reading on the internet, it made me more nervous since I certainly… Read More

    Share:

  5. 10 Minute Salmon Gratin Recipe

    I was watching a French chef highlighting some toaster-oven friendly recipes on the Today Show. He used fresh crab to make this recipe (which I’m sure tastes divine), but I chose canned salmon because: a) that was all I had, and b) it’s higher in baby brain-friendly omega-3 fats! Ingredients 1 can wild salmon (I prefer no bones) 2 Tbsp olive oil mayo 2 pinches Old Bay seasoning 1 tsp… Read More

    Share:

  6. Pregnancy Week 20 update

    I’d just like to document my sentiments about pregnancy this week so I have proof for the future. I feel great!! Besides the fact that I can no longer wear 85% of my wardrobe because my belly, boobs and ass continue to grow outwards in a horizontal fashion, I’m feeling good. My skin and hair have never looked healthier, and I finally feel like I can get by on 8… Read More

    Share:

  7. What to Eat During the first trimester of Pregnancy

    Breakfast part 1) 2 whole grain crackers with 1 Tbsp peanut butter before leaving house, and part 2) Sprouted grain toast spread generously with 2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter, and part 3a) Large bowl of brown rice cereal with unsweetened almond milk, sliced strawberries and banana, or part 3b) Second slice sprouted grain toast with 2 tsp Irish butter, 2 scrambled eggs cooked in 1 tsp Irish butter… Read More

    Share:

  8. Free Won’t–A Rant on Pregnancy Food Cravings

    I wish I could say that I was eating tons of greens and getting a completely balanced meal every time I eat, but that would make me a liar.  It’s a good thing I work at a place that provides us with multiple choices for veggies and protein every day at lunch, because if I were to follow my stomach, I’d be eating grilled cheese with Kraft American slices, salty… Read More

    Share:

  9. Pregnancy Diary–What Kind of Working Mom Will I Be?

    I can’t wait to finally get this 1,000 pound gorilla off my back and tell my boss and coworkers I’m expecting.  I know everyone will be happy, but I also know my professional life is about to change.  Every new mom must go through this internal battle to answer the question: what kind of mom will I be?  The full-time working, part-time mom, mom?  Or the full-time mom with fragments… Read More

    Share:

  10. The Business of Being Born

    Last night, I watched The Business of Being Born which disturbed me and left me questioning why we’d ever go see an OB/GYN to help birth our child.  The US has one of the highest rates of C-section, which, interestingly, spike at 4pm and 10pm, suggesting that doctors push to speed up the process as their shifts come to an end.  I want nothing more than to have a natural… Read More

    Share: