Ah, pregnancy. It’s a magical FREAKING time. I mean, when else will your hair spontaneously begin growing at a remarkable speed (and I do mean ALL of your hair), your balance is all out of whack, and pooping is a brand new adventure. No, seriously. I cannot believe how much of my pregnancies revolved around my ability to poop. Like, every doctor wants to know about it, talk about it, and sometimes – even SEE it. My husband and I would discuss it endlessly. If I couldn’t go – I was miserable. When I did go… well, it wasn’t like before I got knocked up. But, hey, at least it prepared us for how much we’d be talking about poop after the birth of our children (The answer: OMG! SO MUCH!). So today, let’s discuss pooping while pregnant and what you need to know about it.
Since I gave birth to Finn, I’m very conscious of how my hair, nails, and skin are looking so I started taking Nature Made® Hair, Skin, and Nails adult gummies. After all, Nature Made® is proud to be a trusted partner in making my overall wellness a little healthier. I love how they are a #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand and help me pursue wellness through their product innovations and quality ingredients. Plus, I can easily pick them up at my local grocery store! When it comes to maintaining an a balanced, active lifestyle post-baby, it’s important to remember your hair, nails, and skin. And it doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time or money to one-up your hair, skin, and nails health either. From drinking water, to trimming split ends, to taking a daily vitamin – little choices pave the way to improving your wellness. Read on to find out my 5 tips for taking care of your nails, hair, and skin post-baby with Nature Made® vitamins and supplements.
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One thing I learned from living in Alaska is that during the winter months, it’s VERY important to keep your skin hydrated (from the inside out). Not only does it make you feel better (no itchiness or tightness of the skin) but it can actually help you stay healthy during this time of year. That’s why I actively work to keep myself hydrated on the inside and the outside when it’s cold outdoors and the forced air is on indoors. From drinking tons of water to stashing tubes of lotion everywhere, here’s what I do to stay healthy and hydrated (with Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula® Hand Cream).
The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming!!! The next couple of months are STRAIGHT UP my favorite of the whole year. All the cooking, shopping, and decorating? Sign me up! I love it all but, one thing that I’m being extra cautious about this holiday season is my mind-body balance. Since I have a newborn, I’m very concerned about my wellness so I decided to start taking some Nature Made® vitamins and supplements. After all, Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for many key dietary supplement categories*. Read on to find out how I am maintaining balance during the holiday hustle and bustle with Nature Made® vitamins and supplements.
One of the things no one told me about when I became a mom was the amount of time that I would spend thinking about my kid’s gut. I want to encourage them to “go with their gut” during their life and to do that – I’ve got to make sure that they’re well taken care of. And, after a particularly scary ER visit for an out-of-whack gut issue when Melanie was little, you bet your sweet buns that I’m vocal about making sure everyone is aware it. So, allow me to pass along my knowledge to you. Here’s my top five tips for toddler wellness with SmartyPants Kids Probiotic Complete.
I know that many of you, like me, often need a little (okay, A LOTTA) push sometimes to work out. Because seriously, it does not matter how regularly I work out – I hate it every time. I mean, I feel great after and I’m always really proud of myself for doing it but… I T S U C K S. I have discovered though, that I am one of those people and I can bribe myself into gettin’ after it if I have something fun or cute to wear. Sound familiar? Then you’ll love this round up of 25 most excellent t-shirts and tanks for working out!
So, I’m not much of a beauty person. I’m super low-key about the make-up I use and often go days and days without wearing any. However, one reason I can do that and not feel like a total uggo is because long ago, I learned the importance of excellent skin and dental care. If your skin and teeth are healthy and glowing – you really can feel confident in any situation – with or without make-up. So, naturally, I’m always on the lookout for awesome tools that I can invest in to help me keep my skin and teeth at their best. And I’m SO, SO excited to say… I found something AWESOME for those of you in the same boat! In January, I was able to preview (and play with) several products from the FOREO skin and dental lines and, OMG – they’re not only fantastic tools, they’re so chic and modern looking! So check out my rundown of the amazing beauty and health options for women, men, and children from FOREO:
I’m solidly into my second trimester with this, my second pregnancy, and I’ve definitely been relying on several items to make this time easier/more enjoyable. My post-first pregnancy belly flap has taken on the form of an actual baby bump so I’m looking less like a super fat lady with a beer gut and more like a super fat pregnant lady. I’m feeling much better that I was during my first trimester and have been really enjoying the idea of a having a baby boy! Here’s a rundown of my second trimester must haves:
For several years now, I’ve been trying to become a healthier and fitter person. Sometimes, I’ve succeeded… many times, I’ve failed. Because of my high and low history, I am always looking for ways to make better health and fitness choices. And, lately, the best way for me to eat right and regularly exercise is to ditch the gym and do everything at home. Sure, it’s tricky when you work from home, have a toddler, AND you’re pregnant again. However, I’ve discovered that if I can remove the need to have a set time and vehicle to hit a gym, then I end up actually working out MORE. In the same situation? Here are 5 great at home fitness and health solutions:
Bailey is my 1-year-old Lab mix. She’s an awesome dog, but like most Labs, she high-energy and needs a ton of exercise or she’ll tear my house to shreds. It’s because of her that I’ve been heading out at least four times a week to go for at least a one-mile walk. It’s because of her that I’ve been able to lose any weight at all. Sufficient exercise not only keeps you in shape, but keeps your dog lean too. It will keep you both healthy for the long haul and your dog will have less behavioral problems.
Are you ready to see where the 12 Months of Fitness (#12MoF) challenge took you this year? Check out the introduction to 12 Months of Fitness here and then take a moment to reassess how you did. Don’t stress out if you’re having a tough time doing all the challenges – this process was about finding what works for you.