Tag Archives: self-care

Postpartum support and the 3 am rule

Postpartum support and the 3 am rule

  This month’s Mama Story features Julienne DesJardins, a virtual assistant with expertise in digital marketing. As a business owner turned mamapreneur, Julienne brings lessons from management, marketing, and mamahood into the mix of her postpartum journey.   Confession: I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in October.   So, naturally,… Read More

Three gifts that will make postpartum easier

Three gifts that will make postpartum easier

Folks are pretty generous when it comes to welcoming a new member of the family, and baby showers often bring in the goods. But decided what you need vs what’s overkill is tough! During my own pregnancy I knew deep down that baby only truly needed a handful of things: A place to sleep Some… Read More

A behind-the-scenes look at starting maternity leave before 40 weeks

A behind-the-scenes look at starting maternity leave before 40 weeks

I started my unofficial maternity leave waaaay earlier than normal. Like 4 months earlier. The idea actually came up during one of my routine visits in early pregnancy. As you might have read, I was not a happy camper. My midwife jokingly said “Maternity leave should really begin during pregnancy and go through the postpartum… Read More

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

This month’s Mama Story is from Kaya Mindlin, a California Bay Area-based Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. I’m so excited to have her share her 14 years of specialized training and study with some of the yogic world’s great teachers on pregnancy and postpartum care. I’ve had the chance to work with Kaya myself, and… Read More

These are the people you want around after birth

These are the people you want around after birth

I had a wide range of individuals to help me through a rough first trimester. I had a friend just a weeks weeks ahead of me in her pregnancy, who became my go-to person when it came to seeing how things would shift for me in the weeks to come. I had an acupuncturist and… Read More

The simplest ayurvedic technique that could change your postpartum experience

The simplest ayurvedic technique that could change your postpartum experience

  Each day, at the end of my shower, I indulge in a 2-minute long “spa treatment.” It’s the highlight of every morning. And incredibly simple! Here’s my “top secret” recipe : ) I keep a small bottle of sesame oil in the shower It stays pretty warm thanks to the Caribbean temperatures around here. At… Read More

Why self-care has been essential as a breadwinning mama

Why self-care has been essential as a breadwinning mama

This month’s Mama Story is from Racheal Cook, founder of The Yogipreneur and mama to 3 kiddos! When it comes to balancing business and motherhood, the woman’s got some serious magic up her sleeve…or as it turns out, a kick-ass self care plan. And it’s surprisingly simple! Personally? I’m following her lead and embracing slow!… Read More

I’m Hiding Right There, Under The Pile of Laundry

I’m Hiding Right There, Under The Pile of Laundry

  This month’s Mama Story is from Parrish Wilson, who has made an award-winning career out of writing from the heart and teaching others to do the same. Parrish’s writing is always touching, inspiring, and brutally honest. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I have! You can sign up for the entire series… Read More