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.
Here at Daily Mom we know just how busy the lives of new parents can get, especially in those first few months after your bundle of joy arrives. Mom and dad (but especially mom) need to eat well from the get-go. This post will give you all the guidelines of what, how and when a new Mommy (that’s you!) should eat.
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?
There is nothing more soothing and comforting than sitting down after a long day with a hot cup of tea, or a warm cup of tea on a cold winter’s day. That is, unless your pregnant. With all the information out there, you don’t know what teas are safe, and all you’re craving is a good cup of tea! The good news is, there are safe teas to drink while your pregnant, and we have five herbal teas that are safe for pregnancy. Some are even recommended by professionals to aid in pregnancy and birth.
Recommended Pregnancy Safe Teas
Maybe you already have a bottle of apple cider vinegar stashed away in your cupboard for the occasional salad dressing or marinade, but have you ever thought to use it daily to aid in your appearance and overall health? If not, apple cider vinegar has long been touted for its amazing health and beauty benefits.
It’s the New Year, and you’re looking for more ways to be healthy, starting with what you eat. Gluten-Free might be on your list, either for health reasons such as celiac disease, IBS or gluten intolerance, or you want to be more healthy in general. We have highlighted 3 grains that will surely have you going on the right path. Some you may have heard of, and some you might be learning about for the first time. Read on to learn more.
It’s time to start thinking about having sex again. What? That doesn’t sounds appealing? Whether it be the fear of pain or your physical changes psyching you out, you’re not alone on wanting to skip out on your once-favorite nighttime activity. We have a few tips to get you back in the swing of things, when you’re ready.
When you’re dating, you absorb information about your significant other like a sponge. You dissect his words, searching for deeper meanings. You peel back the layers of his stories, clinging to each delicious detail in hopes of uncovering even more insight into who he was, who he is and who he might become. You stare at his smile, taking mental note of all of the things that bring it to the surface of his intriguing face. You observe his mannerisms, keeping tabs on what makes him tick. You find yourself craving knowledge about him every time you’re in his presence, and even when you’re not. You want to know all there is to know about this new person in your life. You want to understand what makes him the man you find yourself falling in love with.
Every year on December 31 when the clock strikes midnight, billions of New Year’s Resolutions float into the crisp, new air. Men and women alike declare that this year will be different. They will start that diet, run that marathon, become a Pinterest queen, remodel their home, finally lose that weight – basically, making the ultimate promise to themselves to lose every bad habit they’ve ever acquired and start practicing every good habit they didn’t accomplished the year before.
How incredibly overwhelming!
When you put so much weight on your shoulders each new year, you are basically setting yourself up for failure and disappointment. This year, try something different: ditch your new year’s resolutions! That’s right – toss them out the window! Instead of attempting to become an unrealistic, perfect version of yourself in 365 days, try taking smaller, healthier steps toward bettering your life. The following list are 8 things to do this year instead of making resolutions that will help cleanse your life and boost your happiness – in turn, making you the realistic version of the person you always wanted to be!
The arrival of a new baby is such an exciting time in any woman’s life. But, it can also be overwhelming. Often we are so focused on making sure we have everything for the baby that we forget to take care of ourselves. There are a few things you’ll want to have on hand for after you deliver. Use this list as a guide so you can take care of yourself after the delivery.
You have just found out that you’re pregnant, it’s a joyous time, a time to celebrate. However, you’re feeling anything but joyous. You’re anxious, stressed, sad and worst of all, guilty for all these feelings. Prenatal depression is not the blues and it affects 10-15% of pregnant women.
Let’s face it, your abdominal muscles have been through the wringer this past year. Maybe your baby belly expanded slowly or maybe it popped suddenly overnight! Either way, your abdominal muscles have been stretched and weakened during your pregnancy. Your abs are part of your core and they are very important in supporting your back. If they stay weakened, you will have poor posture, back pain and could easily injure yourself simply by picking up your newborn. The Daily Mom Abdominal Sculpting workout is going to help you get your abs back.