Being a mama is hard, no matter what. Whether you are a working mom and it’s the weekend or a stay at home mom, being home all day with the kids can be trying, even for the most creative mothers. On these long days where there is little reprieve from the chores, whining, crying or running around, small things can start to snowball into bigger ones and suddenly a good day can become a rotten one. Trying to balance kids, homework, soccer practices, swimming lessons, playdates, and work (or if you have babies- the crying, naps, marathon nursing sessions and those piles of dirty diapers) all while keeping a clean house and healthily fed kids can be daunting; then throw in some whining, fighting, crying, messes that just keep appearing and knowing you still need to work out- and that’s a recipe for a meltdown!
“It’s not what you start in life, it’s what you finish“- Katherine Hepburn
As we grow from women into wives and mothers we tend to place ourselves on the back burner, always focusing on the needs of our families, husbands, and kids first. Moms need to realize that WE are important too and WE need to focus on ourselves from time to time. When times get busy, one of the first things to get placed at the end of the list is time for fitness. Whether it is out of scheduling conflicts, exhaustion, or fear of not knowing what to do, some moms tend to not want to start a fitness regimen. Well, we are here to tell you that NOW is the perfect time to get started on the journey to a more fit life.
Fermenting is a simple way to implement remarkable nutrition into one’s diet. Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kimchi, have been made and consumed around the world for ages. If you have never tried fermented foods before, then the strong taste may seem a little strange at first. Yet you may find that after giving it a try, your body may even begin to crave a helping each day.
With the arrival of summer, hectic summer schedules can also arrive. We know how difficult it can be sometimes to squeeze-in workouts during the week. So, the next time you are longing for a mommy workout session, take the kids to the pool and capitalize on the opportunity to try some of these aerobic workouts.
Looking to add more to your family’s diet in a quick and easy way? Don’t have time to cook a breakfast every morning, yet still wish to indulge in a balanced wholesome meal? Hemp protein may be your solution! Adding a simple and organic hemp protein to your routine can save you time and add many benefits a typical breakfast would not have. Arm yourself with knowledge about this super-food and learn how incorporate it into your family with a tasty recipe.
Finding the time to workout is a huge challenge for most moms. Time for working out often comes at the expense of much needed down time- either when the children are sleeping or during your precious evening hours after work. What if instead of sacrificing this personal time, you could squeeze in a workout while also hanging out with the family? Our solution: The Playground Workout.
It’s 3 pm, you have a craving. Usually it’s for something sweet-chocolate or a cookie. Sometimes you indulge, but often you find that it doesn’t satisfy the urge. Then you want more. You can become obsessed. Before you know it, you’ve eaten junk you don’t need, you feel lousy and guilty.
Sound familiar? When we continuously give into those cravings the result will lead to extra calories and pounds.
Organic and “big box” stores are not often used in the same sentence. CostCo is a well-known bulk grocery and home goods chain, but did you know that they offer a wide variety of affordable and organic grocery items?
If your life is anything like ours, it may go something like this: wake up early, already tired from some child waking you up the night before, get the kids off to school, run errands, get some cleaning and laundry done, pick up kids, do homework, plan dinner, play with kids, take them to and from sports, eat dinner, do baths, stories and get them in bed, THEN do the bedtime dance for an hour and then FINALLY sit down to relax. How on earth are we supposed to find time to workout? Sometimes the stars align and you have an hour to yourself to get a workout in…other days you are not as lucky. On those days, sometimes a mini workout WITH your kids is the perfect compromise.
As a busy mom being pulled in one million directions, you may often feel that the days of “me time” are long gone. Or maybe every time you get a chance to take some time for yourself, the guilt sets in and that looming to-do list haunts you. While you can’t physically create more time in a day (we only have 24 hours to work with no matter what), you can always find ways to make time for yourself. Here are some tips to free up even just a few extra minutes of time for yourself each day.
Everyone knows you need to eat well and stay properly hydrated when you are breastfeeding your child. However, what most women don’t know is that your body is lacking many vitamins, minerals, and healthy bacteria because of your everyday diet. Read on to learn about some unconventional supplements that are on the market that nursing moms should be aware of.
When thinking of dessert, thoughts of butter, oil, milk & sugars usually pass through your mind. It is time to expand your horizons and consider avocados as the ideal & nutritious dessert ingredient, as well as a fantastic substitute for your oil or even your dairy in some delicious recipes.
It’s the season of warm weather, cottage country, camping trips and you guessed it….MOSQUITOES! Not to worry, all is well, Daily Mom is here to help you keep those pesky blood sucking insects at bay and let you enjoy a glorious summer.
Whether you have a good friend who swears by it or have seen the buzz all over the internet lately, you may be wondering, “What exactly is oil pulling?” This popular and ancient Ayurvedic detox technique seems to be gaining a lot of momentum these days, so let’s take a look at the benefits, the warnings, and how you too can give oil pulling a try.
We’ve all been there, the invasive questions people think they deserve to ask when you have children. Is he circumcised? Did you have a natural childbirth? Will you vaccinate? Do you give antibiotics? Most people mean no harm but inevitably, some people get offended or upset when your philosophy differs from theirs. Being a parent means that you are responsible for your child’s well-being and therefore you get to choose how to raise them. You’ve done the homework and the research and picked a philosophy that is right for your family. So how do you defend these choices to others who might not understand?