You know how people always say once you have kids you’ll never sleep the same. Meaning you always sleep with one ear open! I don’t know about you Mamas, but I’ve found this to be absolutely true. Even though my son is three and sleeps through the night, I still have a hard time falling asleep and am a much lighter sleeper than I used to be. Needless to say, I not always the most well-rested Mama when my alarm clocks rings the next day!
Ok Mamas, I don’t know about you, but my busy little one has been refusing to eat breakfast lately. Not because he’s not hungry, more so because he is just too excited to play with toys or pretend he’s a superhero (ha!). Basically anything other than actually sitting down to eat. This dilemma calls for some serious Mama creativity….
Do you ever feel like you can’t fit in time to workout? Either you can’t make it to a specific class time, your gym’s hours don’t sync with yours or you’re just to dang busy… Problem solved!
Truly! Learning how to breathe through the pain and give yourself a pep talk - you’ll
surprise yourself with your threshold! Motherhood is the ultimate testament to this
theory. Literally, in every aspect: pregnancy, the delivery, postpartum, those sleepless
newborn nights, sleep regressions, and constant toddler negotiations. And most
recently for me, literally having to carry my 40 lbs toddler around everywhere for 4-
weeks when he broke his leg.
Once you’ve witnessed the power your body has to create a life, you must change your internal dialogue with your body. Remind yourself of the appreciation, admiration and gratitude you feel for how powerful you are. You made a human and your body is incredible, PERIOD (no pun intended).
My favorite way to unwind at the end of the day is with kombucha. It’s the perfect ending to a busy day - all the bubbles and a healthy boost to your immune system. Kombucha is a proven immune booster and contains tons of healthy bacteria (known as probiotics), vitamins and amino acids. So kick your feet up and indulge guilt-free.
My caffeinated, vegan-protein packed smoothie recipe is the ultimate energy boost. Because let’s be real — who has time to drink coffee without the risk of it spilling all over themselves while chasing a toddler. My smoothie is full of great ingredients like spinach, berries, bananas and — for those mornings where I’m extra hungry — a little almond butter does the trick.
Let’s be real: Being a mother is hard. It’s truly a labor of love. Motherhood means you’re constantly putting the happiness and well being of your little ones above your own. For me, in order to be the best mother, model, wife and friend, I have to allow myself time to recharge. My favorite self-care routine is yoga. I always leave feeling stronger, re-centered and more focused.