We all know the extreme hormonal changes that expectant women experience and believe or not this plays an important role in their sense of taste and smell. Beside the excuse of “Pregnancy is hard, and you deserve a break!” there are plenty of reasons to not sum up to these temptations and keep yourself on a healthy diet as your baby’s eating habits and future health can be shaped by what you eat now. It’s worth stating the obvious, that junk food can not provide the nutrients necessary for your developing baby and his/her brain, bones, immune systems and organs. Why clean eating while pregnant is important? Well, in this post I will share with you some valid reasons why you should eat healthy during pregnancy based on recent studies. The health of your baby is built since he/she is in your womb.
The miracle of life can be quite confusing for new mothers. I am pregnant with my second baby and I have to say this one is nothing like my first pregnancy. Maybe because I don’t have the same complications that I had with my first child or maybe because I have learned more. I feel like I have now all the necessary experience to know how to deal with a baby. I have just one month left until my baby arrives and it’s time to pack our bags. But, what to pack? What is really necessary? These were the main questions I had in my mind with my first baby that I will attempt to answer for you right here, plus you can download and print a cute Hospital Bag Checklist I created specially for you to make your life easier.
I used to suffer every night to fall asleep. I had to follow a ritual in order to do so, but even with that I’d take 2 hours to fall asleep. Can you believe that? Some things, however, have helped me a lot. First thing is to take a hot cup of CHAMOMILE TEA every night before bed. This not only helps you with insomnia but also, cleans your skin. Seriously you can see the difference in your skin after a couple of months drinking it daily at bedtime. Here on this post I will share with you some tips to sleep better that use every night and of course I will talk a little bit more about the properties and benefits of Chamomile Tea.
I know, it took me forever to write about our trip to California. After our return to Utah I had a hard time with nausea and fatigue from the first trimester of my pregnancy and I was obligated to take some time off from blogging for three months. I am 26 weeks pregnant now and things feel much easier than before. Now it’s time to tell you a bit of all the fun we had there and some places to visit in California that might interest you for your next trip. First, I have to say that I intend to create a series of posts themed with our trip to California as I have so many things I want to share with you.
This is a very quick recipe that brings me so many childhood memories as it was the official dessert during Sunday family gathering. I am excited to try it myself this coming weekend. I wasn’t sure on making any extra dishes for the Christmas dinner but, I think a every good delicious dinner has to be finished with an equally delicious dessert. Don’t you agree?
Before even thinking of transitioning Marie to sleep in her bedroom I started giving her a little bit of Chamomile tea every night with the authorization of her doctor. I remember the first time I did it and how my husband reacted to this in the next day. He asked me what did I do to make her to sleep better with longer intervals between nursing. “Whatever you did keep doing it”- he said. Later I explained that what I did was no miracle but, a simple tea that helps anybody to relax and fall asleep faster, better and longer. You may think that I am a little obsessed with Chamomile tea as I have two other posts that mention this amazing herbal remedy, in fact this tea is the starting point that helped me to create a sleeping schedule for my baby.
We all know that are different ways to become a parent. But, we tend to believe that we have it all figured out, that we can plan every detail and the pregnancy will be an enjoyable part of our lives, full of those sweet moments of happiness and excitement. Some may think, “when I get pregnant it will be like this” or “I will do this”. We imagine the first kick, the first time our belly begins to show, the first second after birth we’ll have our crying babies in our arms, ignoring all the natural suffering of pregnancy.