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Workouts You Can Do At Home

Workouts You Can Do At Home

Exercise is at the top of experts' lists for maintaining your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 lockdown. We originally shared this post with at-home exercises for postpartum mamas in mind, but with all of us now hunkering down at home, we updated the original post with workout and wellbeing resources to help all mamas get their glow on at home.  Put on your workout gear and find a workout you love. It'll be good for you and good for your family!  Mama-approved at-home workouts: Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga instructor who teaches on the Peloton App,...
Activities to Try if You're Stuck at Home With Your Kids During Coronavirus

Activities to Try if You're Stuck at Home With Your Kids During Coronavirus

We love @caitlinkruse, the creative mom behind @themamanotes. Not only does she have great style, she’s got the best tips for keeping kids busy and mamas sane. Currently expecting her third child, she’s also launched a new biz -- The Mama Notes Activity Shop. She's shared some great ideas for keeping kids busy while you’re stuck at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Most of us are stuck at home, quarantined or practicing social distancing given the world health crisis, that is currently happening. We know this can be an overwhelming...
International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

Each year women (and those who love and support them) around the world come together on March 8 in observance of International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD has its roots in a group of women near and dear to our hearts: female garment workers. Jobs in the garment industry were some of the first to empower women in the industrial workforce. The garment industry provided opportunities for employment, as well as a platform to gather and begin to demand more. In 1908, 15,000 women workers marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay, safer conditions and...
Getting Baby Ready to Spring Forward

Getting Baby Ready to Spring Forward

Time changes like Springing Forward and Falling Back can wreak havoc on your baby's sleep schedule. If you haven't spent the past week adjusting your baby's sleep schedule by 10 minutes every night, we're pretty sure you're not alone. :)  Add some blackout curtains and take comfort in the easy tips from sleep experts below. 
Everything You Need to Survive Postpartum

Everything You Need to Survive Postpartum

Postpartum is HARD. Any first-time mom will likely agree they weren’t educated enough on this beautiful, exhausting and sometimes painful part of early motherhood. Luckily the conversation is changing and more and more moms are shedding light on what it means to be living in postpartum. There are so many variables to take into account,  the physical healing of your body which just gave birth, your soaring hormones, learning to care for a newborn, figuring out breastfeeding, learning to work together with your partner in a new way. It’s a...
Preparing for Baby During Your 3rd Trimester

Preparing for Baby During Your 3rd Trimester

Starting to feel overwhelmed by the arrival of your little one? Take a deep breath, mama, we’ve got you covered! Read on for tips and resources to help get you ready to welcome baby. Here are some things you may want to think about adding to your list: Take a birth and infant care course. Get your partner to come, too! Take a breastfeeding course, find the number and name of a local lactation consultant and find out if your insurance covers them. Get ready for the early stages labor...
Five things to do when you find our you are pregnant.

Pregnant, now what? 5 Things to Do After a Positive Pregnancy Test

If you’re anything like us when you saw your positive pregnancy test you were immediately flooded with emotions: pure joy, shock and excitement. With waves of fear, anxiety and nerves mixed in for good measure. Finding out you’re pregnant is emotional and amazing — and you may be left wondering, now what?! Most practitioners won’t see you until you’re around 8 weeks pregnant which usually  leaves you a little time to ‘fend for yourself.’ It’s a natural instinct to want to DO SOMETHING once you find out you’re growing a...
maternity pajamas for better sleep

Make 2020 a More Restful Year

The beginning of a new year is always full of resolutions and good intentions to take better care of ourselves. But if you’re busy preparing for a new baby, getting used to life with a newborn or chasing after your littles, those resolutions often get put on the back burner. There is one thing we can do to improve our overall wellbeing for a happier and healthier 2020— make rest a priority. Getting a full eight hours of sleep may be an impossible goal, but committing to small steps that help you feel more...
Mamas Need a Sleep Ritual Too

Mamas Need a Sleep Ritual Too

A good night's sleep is a rare commodity once kids come into the equation. Even though days can be hectic and exhausting for mamas, it's often still difficult to actually fall asleep when you finally get to bed. We find ourselves worrying about the kids, stressing about work, and planning the future. On top of that, a sleepless baby or little one who fights bedtimes can really wear you down. All of this can take away from our precious beauty rest. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite ways to help mamas get some much needed Z’s. Hit The Tub-Warm...
Belabumbum maternity pajamas help moms and moms-to-be get their beauty rest.

Sleep is the New Black

The beginning of a new year is always full of resolutions and good intentions to take better care of ourselves. But if you’re busy preparing for a new baby, getting used to life with a newborn or chasing after your littles, those resolutions often get put on the back burner. There is one thing we can do to improve our overall wellbeing for a happier and healthier new year— make sleep a priority. We know, we know—'try sleeping with a newborn!' Those early months of sleep deprivation are a reality, but...

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