Your Health
collagen

Do Collagen Supplements Work and Should You Take Them?

Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in your body? It is one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, and connective tissue. Collagen is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas and teeth. But as we age, collagen diminishes which leads to us looking and feeling […]

me time

24 Reasons Why I Didn’t Get To Meditate Today

In the dead of night while Googling the simple ways to be a happier and calmer person, I may have found myself stumbling upon the benefits of meditation. Given the fact that I have three kids, I’m pretty desperate for a bit of calm and peace. The idea of quieting my mind is certainly alluring […]

Birth Control

Why The Copper IUD Was A Nightmare For Me

After many years using hormonal birth control methods (the pill) and three pregnancies and postpartum phases, I decided I wanted to use a non-hormonal form of birth control after our third and final son was born in 2016. My hormones were imbalanced and both my mental and physical health weren’t the best at that time. […]

Apps

The 7 Best Meditation Apps to Achieve Relaxation and Mindfulness

The benefits of meditation are irrefutable–reduced stress, increased self-awareness, improved focus…the list goes on and on. The only problem? The simple act of sitting still and quieting your mind can definitely be more challenging than it seems. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Or, we should say, many, many meditation apps created to make this […]

Fertility

Here Are 5 Things to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Women are having babies later and later in life. And while age is certainly an important factor when trying to conceive, these days there are ways delay your biological clock. Egg freezing is one of those ways. Egg freezing (also known as oocyte cryopreservation) is slowly becoming mainstream. While it was once considered experimental, that […]

hobbies

How Self-Care Makes You a Better Mom

When I was a kid, I took Polynesian dance lessons. I stopped as a preteen when life became busy with other things (Busy: Ha! Clearly I was not yet a parent). And I took up hula and Tahitian dancing again as a college student and early in my marriage before kids. Not performing on stage […]

Your Health

Four Ways to Cope With the Postpartum Baby Blues

When my first child was born, I was taken aback by the unfamiliar feelings of fear, isolation, and boredom. I’m not sure what I thought motherhood would initially be like, but I am pretty sure that it wasn’t me blubbering on and on about how awkward my body felt or about how much I was […]