Postpartum Healing Pads

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I’m a huge wimp when it comes to anything cold – including icing injuries.
These, however, were a lifesaver during the early days.

Before baby arrives…invite a friend over, make up a batch of these, and stick them in your freezer & wait!

{NOTE: The only thing I’d consider doing different next time is adding essential oils- I feel as though I’m the only person on earth who knows nothing about these, but here they’re quite amazing! If you’re in the know…go ahead and mix them in, too!}

Supplies:
Aloe Vera
Witch Hazel
Somewhat thick maxis
Gallon Ziplock Bags
(optional: essential oils; perhaps lavender)

Directions:
●Open up a pad; leave the back packaging on -you’ll need to rewrap it.
●Pour two tablespoons of witch hazel throughout the pad….yup. it’s like the commercials with the weird blue liquid!
●Drizzle Aloe Vera then spread with spoon
●Wrap back up & store in ziplock bag
●Toss in the freezer and wait for baby!


Check out my favorite postpartum baby products here!

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Not-Your-Typical Strawberry Oatmeal

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We’ve ALL had that flavored instant oatmeal…”strawberries & cream” or “apples & cinnamon”…you know what I’m talking about!

Here’s a new spin with better flavor & less sugar. WHOA!

DIRECTIONS
Ingredients: desired amount of oats, water, & strawberries

●Cook oatmeal as directed.
●While oats are cooking, slide & dice a few strawberries.
●Use a potato masher on a plate to turn them into mush.
●Pour strawberries on top of oatmeal (including all the juice) and mix in!

Other options: sprinkle with chia seeds, or mix in mashed banana.

Enjoy!

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Those Two Little Feet are Watching

little feetYou know what isn’t easy?

Going against the grain.
Doing something out of the ordinary.
Taking a CHANCE on yourself.


 
But you know what IS easy?

Doing what you know in your gut…in your HEART…is absolutely the right thing for you and your family, regardless of how others feel about it.

…and you want to know why I do what I do?
 
WHY am I so PASSIONATE about this crazy-unusual-work-from-home-help-other-people-get-healthy-run-a-business-with-a-social-media-platform?
 

👣Those two little feet. Right there.👣
 
Because she’s watching. She’s watching everything I do. 


 
●Because I want to say, “I’ll be there” when she asks me to come to an event. No asking off work, rearranging my meetings, or using vacation.
 
●Because I want to give her every experience or opportunity I possibly can. Those aren’t always free.
 

●Because I want to jump around with her on the beach instead of hiding in the shade under a coverup. Regardless of my size or what I look like, I’m submerged in a community where I’m comfortable in my own skin, and she will know that comfort.
 

●Because I never want her to hear the word “diet” {as in “going on a diet”} come out of my mouth. ever. We eat yummy, REAL food that FUELS our bodies.
 


●Because I need her to KNOW there is more in life than going to work to JUST to pay the bills. 


 
So, yes. I we live out loud & I post frequently.
I do this in hopes of inspiring ONE person who needs it, ONE person who says “Wow, I’m going through that, too.”, ONE person who needs a POSITIVE break from their negative news feed. Impacting that ONE person makes a difference in their life. In their family’s life. 

 
I’m proud of what I do.
I’m proud of how hard I work.
I’m proud of the lives I’m changing- including my own.
 

…and those two little feet are right there watching👣
 


{You get ONE life. Live it the way YOU want to …& surround yourself with others who support that decision}