For some reason I want either bland food...or set-your-face-on-fire hot food when I'm pregnant. This recipe is the latter, but you can tame the spice to fit your flavor. Most recipes are prefaced with a lot of yada-yada, so I'm just going to dive in: Zee Peanut Sauce First off, I'm an eye-baller. Me and … Continue reading Recipe: Thai Peanut Sauce Rice + Veggies
Oh my Darling Dears... When you know something in your brain, but your body is telling you something completely opposite. That's where I'm at right now. Queasiness has hit. Thankfully I'm not up-chucking, but for the majority of the day (and night) I just don't feel peachy keen. It's that feeling I used to satiate … Continue reading Confessions: First Trimester -where’s the cheese?
Study after study has shown that a mother's stress during pregnancy negatively effects their baby. As a mother and a business owner and -heck- being alive in western culture, this is rather overwhelming. How in the world am I supposed to avoid stress while I'm pregnant? We can't totally avoid stress. There are good kinds … Continue reading Creating A Stress-Free Baby
When you're pregnant you get Spidey Senses. Heightened sensitivity to everything around you -scents, sounds, taste, even your eye-sight can sharpen (mine does to the point of testing out of corrective lenses for driving, but after pregnancy it goes right back to being crappy.) It's one of our first clues that we're pregnant. What were … Continue reading Pregnancy Super Powers / First Trimester Plant Based Pregnancy Journal
Let's talk about hormones. Holy. Moly. If I thought I was susceptible to those heart-warming commercials before, I'm a freakin' MESS now days. Suggestions are critiques, misplaced words are fight igniters, and every blasted thing is felt deeper than I thought humanly possible. I'm in a glass case of EMOTION! -Ron Burgundy When pregnant our … Continue reading How To Process A Hormonal Mental Highjack
Just three years ago I only knew one woman who had opted for home births. God bless her, but I thought she was crazy. Who in the world would choose to go pain medication-free and be out of the safety of a hospital, making a bloody mess all over their sheets? I mean, doctors are … Continue reading Not So Crazy: Natural Birth Is The Answer
She was tall with the slender, tight physique of a dancer. Man, she looked amazing. She is the mother of 3 and currently in her 60s. Vital, athletic. I mean, she must do yoga/pilates/weight train -all that stuff. I slipped it into conversation, "So...what do you do to work out?" "I call it the Doberman … Continue reading Walk Strong: Why Exercise During Pregnancy is Imperative