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Heather is the mom behind the blog, Cookies For Breakfast. Reality TV addict. Natural living enthusiast. Accidental hippie. Comedy ninja. Loves big sunglasses, seasonal cocktails, and of course, cookies for breakfast.

My Surprising Journey to Better Health and Wellness, Part 2

If you missed part 1 of my surprising journey to better health and wellness, please read that first, here

I left my doctor’s office, thinking I would just cure myself with nutrition and fitness (nevermind the fact that I loathed working out and loved donuts), and got myself on the wait list to begin the partial inpatient day hospital in January. And unexpectedly, things began to spiral really, really quickly. My mood worsened, and it took nothing to set me off. I was snapping at everyone, and basically woke up yelling. Sun up to sun down, I was yelling. If any one thing went slightly wrong, I collapsed into a puddle of tears. Every single tiny inconvenience – or anything really – even a child asking a question – was incredibly irritating to me. The process to get into the day hospital (read: insurance nightmare) was enormously challenging for my increasingly fragile state, and I remember standing at my kitchen island, ugly crying tears of frustration, so many times. I was starting to question my decision to skip medication, because I still hadn’t gotten off the couch, or removed my face from the piles of candy I was eating.

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Daily Mom’s Warm & Cozy Holiday Gift Ideas from Ivory Ella

Is there anything better than finding an amazing company with standout products – that also gives back? This is Ivory Ella for us. We are beyond obsessed with their supercute clothing – from truly unique hoodies you won’t find anywhere else, to leggings and joggers, sports bras, and tees. And these clothes bring a whole new meaning to the word comfortable. We don’t even have words to explain how soft the hoodies are, and how silky smooth the pants are. The best part? They give back. A portion of their proceeds goes straight to Save The Elephants. They’ve donated over $1.2 million to Save The Elephants and other charities. If you need us, we’ll be here wearing Ivory Ella until the end of time. No matter what you pick from Ivory Ella this holiday season, you’ll be sure to delight the recipient!

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My Surprising Journey To Better Health And Wellness, Part 1

Hi and welcome to Daily Mom’s brand new, first ever personal column – written by yours truly, Heather. I am beyond excited to share my health and wellness story with you, and you can follow along here on Daily Mom, and on Instagram. I’ve been on an interesting journey this past year, and this column, Wellness Wednesday with Heather, will take you along the journey with me. Overall, this column will be about where I’ve come from, where I’ve gone, and where I’m going – all related to health and wellness, fitness and nutrition.


Health and wellness – more specifically, fitness and nutrition, saved my life. I don’t say that to be dramatic, I say it because it’s true. Never in my life would I have expected to experience the journey I have lived over the past year – or more accurately, the past six years.  But before we get into the here and now, we have to go way back six years ago, when my first son, Benjamin, was born.

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Helping Your Child Sleep Better with ZAQ

All mom wants this Christmas is a silent night. Can we get an amen?

AMEN.

Sleep. It’s something most of us don’t get enough of, and let’s be honest, our kids probably aren’t getting enough either. From frequent wake-ups, to midnight potty breaks, eleventy billion sips of water, to monsters under the bed, and the ultimate – a full-on, “I don’t wanna go to beeeeeeeeeeed!” fight every night, parenting during nighttime hours is not for the faint of heart. Add in the hustle and bustle of the holidays – parties, candy, late nights – and bedtime routines usually are the first thing to take a hit. We’ve recently discovered a much better way to approach bedtime this holiday season, thanks to ZAQ.

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Daily Mom’s Top Gifts For Kids

Does it seem like your kids have everything already, and you’re completely stumped on what to buy them this holiday season? Of course, you know we have you covered! These are all of our favorite gifts for children – unique items that your child will love – from the fun to the practical to everything in between. These are our Daily Mom top gifts for kids!

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A Natural Mama’s Medicine Cabinet

Cold and flu season. Ugh. Need we say more? While the season is full of fun events like apple picking, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and more, it’s also rife with germ-sharing and mamas frantically Googling, “how to treat a cold.” And when there’s little ones around, you can rest assured that your house probably will be hit with at least one virus (or two or twelve) during the next few months.

But fret not! We are here to help, with our tried and true natural ways to stay healthy, fight germs, and how to treat a cold (and whatever other germs hit your home this season). This is what you should stock your medicine cabinet with this winter.

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Ditch The Stroller – Fun Ways To Hit The Town This Fall

With fall and the new school year upon us, we’re willing to bet that you’re getting outside with your child a little bit more. The cooler temperatures mean walks to the bus stop, hitting the playground, trips to the pumpkin patch, and strolls on local sidewalks & bike paths – taking in the pretty leaves and crisp air in a refreshing way, that just isn’t possible in the heat of the summer.

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How I’m Preparing For 3 Big Transitions This Fall – Tips From A Mom Of 3 Littles

Hey girl hey! I’m Heather, resident Social Media Manager here at Daily Mom, and one of Daily Mom’s OG’s – I’ve oh-so-proudly been here since day 1! I’m also currently feeding my entrepreneurial spirit as a wellness coach, and doing other little side jobs here and there to help support our family. I have three children, so you can imagine, life is quite busy and chaotic around here (almost as chaotic as trying to get a photo with all three kids looking at the camera and not making a goofy face).

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Daily Mom’s New Mom & Baby LIVE Holiday Extravaganza

Calling all pregnant and new moms! We’ve been working hard to round up all of our favorite items to make your life easier – from the days of pregnancy, through postpartum – and piled them all into our huge New Mom & Baby Holiday Extravaganza! You don’t want to miss this incredible event, where we’ll show you the latest and greatest in all things new mom and baby, including products for breastfeeding, travel, infant sleep, skincare, and more.  

We’ve teamed up with only the best of companies in the new mom and baby realm, to provide you with some pretty amazing giveaways. During our LIVE Facebook event, we’ll give you demos of our favorite products, show you how everything works, so you can really get a sense for what these products can do. Please check out the scoop below and get the skinny on how you can win over $1,500 in giveaways, and be sure to join us for the live Facebook event on Thursday, November 17th, at noon EST!

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Car Seat Guide: Diono Radian RXT

Here at Daily Mom, we’ve always been huge fans of Diono car seats, and it’s easy to see why. These seats boast some of the highest safety standards on the market, offer high rear-facing and forward-facing weight limits, and they’re incredibly plush and comfortable for our little ones to ride in. We’re psyched to be able to share with you the latest addition to the Diono family – the newly improved Radian RXT

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Fall 2016 Collection: Nina Shoes & Elements by Nina

Fall is upon us, and that means time to buy new shoes for our little ones. Whether your child is starting preschool for the very first time, or is a seasoned pro headed off to third grade, Nina Shoes for girls and Elements by Nina for boys have all the shoes you and your kids will love. Offering modern styles with funky, kid-friendly twists that take you from the classroom to the playground, you’ll be able to pick out shoes together with no arguments, and both will be thrilled with the result!

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