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  • Momma. Stop scrolling. You need to read this ⬇️
These are the moments. Whatever season you are in, if you birthed her yesterday, if you are watching her smile for the first time, watching her explore the house that you made home, watching her take her first steps, dropping her off at the bus stop. We always hear “These moments are going to pass by fast,” but we don’t really realize how fast “fast” really is. Fast is a car on the raceway. Fast is an Olympic runner. Fast is an airplane on the runway. NO! Fast is laying your baby down to bed at night and watching her find her smile the next day. Fast is putting her to sleep as one baby and having her wake up as a completely different baby. These moments are going to pass. So leave your house dirty today, rip up that to-do list, throw your hair in a messy bun, forget the makeup (you’re beautiful without it). Spend these moments with your baby when she is still little. Don’t blink or you might just miss your sweet angel growing up 🖤
  • Momma. Stop scrolling. You need to read this ⬇️
    These are the moments. Whatever season you are in, if you birthed her yesterday, if you are watching her smile for the first time, watching her explore the house that you made home, watching her take her first steps, dropping her off at the bus stop. We always hear “These moments are going to pass by fast,” but we don’t really realize how fast “fast” really is. Fast is a car on the raceway. Fast is an Olympic runner. Fast is an airplane on the runway. NO! Fast is laying your baby down to bed at night and watching her find her smile the next day. Fast is putting her to sleep as one baby and having her wake up as a completely different baby. These moments are going to pass. So leave your house dirty today, rip up that to-do list, throw your hair in a messy bun, forget the makeup (you’re beautiful without it). Spend these moments with your baby when she is still little. Don’t blink or you might just miss your sweet angel growing up 🖤
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  • four months of loving hazel grace and a lot of it has been spent like this. such a sweet soul, with infinite love for mom. before hazel was born I couldn’t imagine ever not wanting more babies, and now I couldn’t imagine having another. my heart feels complete💕 #forevermybabyyoullbe
  • four months of loving hazel grace and a lot of it has been spent like this. such a sweet soul, with infinite love for mom. before hazel was born I couldn’t imagine ever not wanting more babies, and now I couldn’t imagine having another. my heart feels complete💕 #forevermybabyyoullbe
  • 723 90 18 hours ago
  • i love this view 🧡
there are so many endless opportunities with this @kimboo.ca wobble board + i truly can’t wait to see what my children’s minds come up with 💫 #creativeplay #openendedplay
  • i love this view 🧡
    there are so many endless opportunities with this @kimboo.ca wobble board + i truly can’t wait to see what my children’s minds come up with 💫 #creativeplay #openendedplay
  • 249 18 18 hours ago
  • Easton had his ONE MONTH check up already today😭💙 He is growing well and doing so good🙌🏻 He weighs 8lbs 13 oz now! #onemonthold #newborn
  • Easton had his ONE MONTH check up already today😭💙 He is growing well and doing so good🙌🏻 He weighs 8lbs 13 oz now! #onemonthold #newborn
  • 1,468 42 21 hours ago
  • Be thankful for the struggles you go through.⁣
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They make you stronger, wiser & humble.⁣
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Don’t let them break you. ⁣
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Let them make you.👊🏼⁣
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#getfitwithkaliegh #thankfulthursday #goodvibes
  • Be thankful for the struggles you go through.⁣

    They make you stronger, wiser & humble.⁣

    Don’t let them break you. ⁣

    Let them make you.👊🏼⁣

    #getfitwithkaliegh #thankfulthursday #goodvibes
  • 133 8 2 hours ago
  • “Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you’ve already got”. Comparison.

We all do it. I see hundreds of mums trying to “bounce back” after giving birth. There are so many unrealistic goals out there to try and get back into their pre-baby jeans and it hurts my heart.

You don’t need to.
Enjoy those cuddles.
Enjoy whatever food you want.
Enjoy whatever sleep you can get instead of feeling the need to work out.

My doctor actually told me when I reached out for help for my postpartum depression: “Try going out for walks with the kids when you have the time, get that exercise in when the kids are sleeping, it’s important for your mental health. Once you do this, we will talk about some medication”. I was kind of taken back by this. Yes, definitely get out for some walks when you can. But coming from someone who lives with a mental illness everyday, the last thing on my mind was to get out and exercise when I had time to myself. I was recovering mentally and physically from a hysterectomy. I wanted myself to heal in all aspects before I worried about anything else.

And you can to. Don’t try and live up to and compare yourself to what others doing and you’re not. Enjoy these times with your babes before they’re gone. 🤎
  • “Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you’ve already got”. Comparison.

    We all do it. I see hundreds of mums trying to “bounce back” after giving birth. There are so many unrealistic goals out there to try and get back into their pre-baby jeans and it hurts my heart.

    You don’t need to.
    Enjoy those cuddles.
    Enjoy whatever food you want.
    Enjoy whatever sleep you can get instead of feeling the need to work out.

    My doctor actually told me when I reached out for help for my postpartum depression: “Try going out for walks with the kids when you have the time, get that exercise in when the kids are sleeping, it’s important for your mental health. Once you do this, we will talk about some medication”. I was kind of taken back by this. Yes, definitely get out for some walks when you can. But coming from someone who lives with a mental illness everyday, the last thing on my mind was to get out and exercise when I had time to myself. I was recovering mentally and physically from a hysterectomy. I wanted myself to heal in all aspects before I worried about anything else.

    And you can to. Don’t try and live up to and compare yourself to what others doing and you’re not. Enjoy these times with your babes before they’re gone. 🤎
  • 473 26 26 February, 2020

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  • This adorable lamb is so fresh and squishy!! ⁣
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What are you doing to enjoy this precious time with your newborn? Have you reached out for support? ⁣
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Our care is really self-care. We have come to learn that our homes are only has healthy as the mother that resides in them. Our goal is to help in anyway so that you and your family are thriving during this transition.
  • This adorable lamb is so fresh and squishy!! ⁣

    What are you doing to enjoy this precious time with your newborn? Have you reached out for support? ⁣

    Our care is really self-care. We have come to learn that our homes are only has healthy as the mother that resides in them. Our goal is to help in anyway so that you and your family are thriving during this transition.
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  • Babies waking frequently is the biological norm! • • • • • •

#Repost @wildflowerbreastfeeding
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New parents = no sleep 😱. Sleep deprivation is no joke. .
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💤Sleep needs for babies vary depending on their age. While newborns do sleep much of the time, their sleep is in very short segments. .
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💤As a baby grows, the total amount of sleep gradually decreases, but the length of nighttime sleep increases. .
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💤Generally, newborns sleep about eight to nine hours in the daytime and about eight hours at night, but may not sleep more than one to two hours at a stretch. .
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💤Most babies do not begin sleeping “through the night” (6+ hours) without waking until about 3 months of age, or until they weigh 12 to 13 pounds. About two-thirds of babies are able to sleep through the night on a regular basis by the age of 6 months. .
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💤If your baby or toddler is still waking up a couple times a night, that is PERFECTLY ok!!! Do not worry! They will sleep through the night consistently when they are developmentally ready. .
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“First thing in the morning, we’re really tired, and we look at each other and we wonder, ‘Are we ever going to get sleep?’ And yet, it doesn’t matter if you don’t get sleep. It’s an honor to take care of them.”
-Angelina Jolie
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#babiesandsleep #toddlersandsleep #normalsleeppatternsforbabies #infantsleepneeds #breastfeeding #postpartum #pregnancy #lactation
  • Babies waking frequently is the biological norm! • • • • • •

    #Repost @wildflowerbreastfeeding
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    New parents = no sleep 😱. Sleep deprivation is no joke. .
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    💤Sleep needs for babies vary depending on their age. While newborns do sleep much of the time, their sleep is in very short segments. .
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    💤As a baby grows, the total amount of sleep gradually decreases, but the length of nighttime sleep increases. .
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    💤Generally, newborns sleep about eight to nine hours in the daytime and about eight hours at night, but may not sleep more than one to two hours at a stretch. .
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    💤Most babies do not begin sleeping “through the night” (6+ hours) without waking until about 3 months of age, or until they weigh 12 to 13 pounds. About two-thirds of babies are able to sleep through the night on a regular basis by the age of 6 months. .
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    💤If your baby or toddler is still waking up a couple times a night, that is PERFECTLY ok!!! Do not worry! They will sleep through the night consistently when they are developmentally ready. .
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    “First thing in the morning, we’re really tired, and we look at each other and we wonder, ‘Are we ever going to get sleep?’ And yet, it doesn’t matter if you don’t get sleep. It’s an honor to take care of them.”
    -Angelina Jolie
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    #babiesandsleep #toddlersandsleep #normalsleeppatternsforbabies #infantsleepneeds #breastfeeding #postpartum #pregnancy #lactation
  • 0 0 38 seconds ago
  • One month before #eleanorlynn was born, and 3 months and 9 days #postpartum 
Today I fit into my pre pregnancy jeans 👖🙌
  • One month before #eleanorlynn was born, and 3 months and 9 days #postpartum
    Today I fit into my pre pregnancy jeans 👖🙌
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  • Talking about the obvious challenges we face as mothers/caregivers doesn't offer much in the way of potential solutions.

While the statement, "motherhood/parenthood changes things", is certsinly true, recognizing this doesn't help anyone figure out how to actually navigate the changes.

Everything is different.
And yet pieces of us remain untouched & these seemingly rogue pieces can be a great source of internal conflict.

You have a baby & accept the onslaught of sacrifice & yet you are still the person who needs to blow off steam at the gym or yoga or reading or whatever.
You need the solitude or the tunes or the adult conversation. 
You are not a shitty parent for needing to remain connected to pieces of the person you were pre-baby.

Because here's the thing: becoming a parent doesn't wipe the slate clean.
Nor is parenthood meant to nourish every aspect of your identity.

There will always be pieces of you that your children/family/partner cannot fulfill & that is because you are expansive beyond the roles of parent/partner/family unit.

I'd go so far as to argue that your ability to connect with those parts is a direct determinant of your mental health & well being.

But knowing this doesn't help you figure out how to integrate these pieces into your new life.

We are all unique: what you need in order to feel connected is different from what I need. 
And truth be told, what you need is going to change because the entire experience of parenthood (and life as a whole) is transformative.
You grow both into & out of.

If movement is one of your *needs* but you're at a loss for how it can take shape to nurture your emerging needs as a mom, the Postpartum Movement Workshop I'm hosting Saturday, March 7 is for you.

Movement can be exercise.
But it can also be so much more.
It can be healing, restorative, strengthening, grounding, resilience building, & so much more.

What shape movement takes depends on what you need from it right now.

And that's something we can figure out together.

#postpartum #postpartumfitness #postpartumfitnessspecialist #pregnancy #fitmom #momswholift #diastasisrecti #pelvicorganprolapse #pop #fitnessjourney #crossfit
  • Talking about the obvious challenges we face as mothers/caregivers doesn't offer much in the way of potential solutions.

    While the statement, "motherhood/parenthood changes things", is certsinly true, recognizing this doesn't help anyone figure out how to actually navigate the changes.

    Everything is different.
    And yet pieces of us remain untouched & these seemingly rogue pieces can be a great source of internal conflict.

    You have a baby & accept the onslaught of sacrifice & yet you are still the person who needs to blow off steam at the gym or yoga or reading or whatever.
    You need the solitude or the tunes or the adult conversation.
    You are not a shitty parent for needing to remain connected to pieces of the person you were pre-baby.

    Because here's the thing: becoming a parent doesn't wipe the slate clean.
    Nor is parenthood meant to nourish every aspect of your identity.

    There will always be pieces of you that your children/family/partner cannot fulfill & that is because you are expansive beyond the roles of parent/partner/family unit.

    I'd go so far as to argue that your ability to connect with those parts is a direct determinant of your mental health & well being.

    But knowing this doesn't help you figure out how to integrate these pieces into your new life.

    We are all unique: what you need in order to feel connected is different from what I need.
    And truth be told, what you need is going to change because the entire experience of parenthood (and life as a whole) is transformative.
    You grow both into & out of.

    If movement is one of your *needs* but you're at a loss for how it can take shape to nurture your emerging needs as a mom, the Postpartum Movement Workshop I'm hosting Saturday, March 7 is for you.

    Movement can be exercise.
    But it can also be so much more.
    It can be healing, restorative, strengthening, grounding, resilience building, & so much more.

    What shape movement takes depends on what you need from it right now.

    And that's something we can figure out together.

    #postpartum #postpartumfitness #postpartumfitnessspecialist #pregnancy #fitmom #momswholift #diastasisrecti #pelvicorganprolapse #pop #fitnessjourney #crossfit
  • 1 0 1 minute ago
  • Me, also me. Taken within 30 seconds of eachother. Angles make a big difference but I also want to post the unflattering angle for once as my “starting” point to my bikini body for 2020.👙Yes I have lost all the baby weight. Yes I still have a long way to go. However I am so proud of how far i’ve come and how amazing my body is and that I am loving my new healthier lifestyle. 😊 I LOVE working out and eating healthier meals and taking better care of my body, it deserves it after years of neglect. Watch this space for bikini updates 💁🏻‍♀️
  • Me, also me. Taken within 30 seconds of eachother. Angles make a big difference but I also want to post the unflattering angle for once as my “starting” point to my bikini body for 2020.👙Yes I have lost all the baby weight. Yes I still have a long way to go. However I am so proud of how far i’ve come and how amazing my body is and that I am loving my new healthier lifestyle. 😊 I LOVE working out and eating healthier meals and taking better care of my body, it deserves it after years of neglect. Watch this space for bikini updates 💁🏻‍♀️
  • 1 1 3 minutes ago
  • Ways to de-stress for mamas everywhere 👉🏻 remind yourself that life is beautiful and you have time. ✨ If you have a heartbeat, then you know that life can be stressful at times. No matter what age or stage of life that you’re in, challenges occur which sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed, angry, and sometimes even hopeless. Our mission is to walk alongside you during these times. 🤝 Our goal is to help equip you, Mama, with little tools that can make a big difference in how you feel day to day. One of our favorite methods of stress management is the little reminder of everything that is precious in this life that you have built. AND a little assurance that even though it feels like everything is moving at warp speed around you, you have TIME. Take it day by day, hour by hour. Every moment is beautiful. ✨
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 #momsinbloome #postpartum #motherhood #affirmations #selfcare #love #breathe #stressskills #momsupport
  • Ways to de-stress for mamas everywhere 👉🏻 remind yourself that life is beautiful and you have time. ✨ If you have a heartbeat, then you know that life can be stressful at times. No matter what age or stage of life that you’re in, challenges occur which sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed, angry, and sometimes even hopeless. Our mission is to walk alongside you during these times. 🤝 Our goal is to help equip you, Mama, with little tools that can make a big difference in how you feel day to day. One of our favorite methods of stress management is the little reminder of everything that is precious in this life that you have built. AND a little assurance that even though it feels like everything is moving at warp speed around you, you have TIME. Take it day by day, hour by hour. Every moment is beautiful. ✨
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    #momsinbloome #postpartum #motherhood #affirmations #selfcare #love #breathe #stressskills #momsupport
  • 2 0 3 minutes ago
  • Postpartum 🌱⁣
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With all it brings. Big pants and all that.⁣
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But, if there is one thing I wouldn’t go without it’s definitely that blue bottle of Claraderm! 💙 ladies, that stuff is amazing! I was hesitant when I saw the price but it’s worth every single penny. I started using it during the last few week of pregnancy and have been using it every single day since. My recovery this time has been so much easier and faster compared to last time. It’s so convenient and fast - you just spray it on 🙌🏼⁣
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🌱 Ningxia - give me all the Ningxia. I drank one immediately after delivery to recharge my body and give it all the goodness. I have been drinking 1-2 pouches every day since. It helps my body to heal and gives me a much needed energy kick. ⁣
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🌱 Tranquil roll-on - for all the feels. Everytime I feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious - and there are plenty of moments like that in a day with two little ones - I just roll this on a breathe.⁣
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🌱 Valor - for all the emotional support. Because emotions are all over the place. I swear the first few days I was sniffing the bottle nonstop 👀 I applied some on my lower back and back of the neck after delivery too to help with alignment.⁣
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So grateful to have these tools in hand to help me with healing this time round.
  • Postpartum 🌱⁣

    With all it brings. Big pants and all that.⁣

    But, if there is one thing I wouldn’t go without it’s definitely that blue bottle of Claraderm! 💙 ladies, that stuff is amazing! I was hesitant when I saw the price but it’s worth every single penny. I started using it during the last few week of pregnancy and have been using it every single day since. My recovery this time has been so much easier and faster compared to last time. It’s so convenient and fast - you just spray it on 🙌🏼⁣

    🌱 Ningxia - give me all the Ningxia. I drank one immediately after delivery to recharge my body and give it all the goodness. I have been drinking 1-2 pouches every day since. It helps my body to heal and gives me a much needed energy kick. ⁣

    🌱 Tranquil roll-on - for all the feels. Everytime I feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious - and there are plenty of moments like that in a day with two little ones - I just roll this on a breathe.⁣

    🌱 Valor - for all the emotional support. Because emotions are all over the place. I swear the first few days I was sniffing the bottle nonstop 👀 I applied some on my lower back and back of the neck after delivery too to help with alignment.⁣

    So grateful to have these tools in hand to help me with healing this time round.
  • 3 1 4 minutes ago
  • Dating. What does that mean? We don’t get to go on dates that often anymore. But this guys my main squeeze 🍋 24/7. We both work really hard to keep this crazy life we have afloat. I am proud of how hard he works every day for our family. Even if he does area the show on the dance floor. 🕺🏽
  • Dating. What does that mean? We don’t get to go on dates that often anymore. But this guys my main squeeze 🍋 24/7. We both work really hard to keep this crazy life we have afloat. I am proud of how hard he works every day for our family. Even if he does area the show on the dance floor. 🕺🏽
  • 3 1 5 minutes ago
  • Been a little absent lately and this is why 👆🏼! Toddler plus pregnancy is all consuming - in the best way possible ✨ but WOW 😴

I’ll pop in here and there but for the next few months I’ll be busy with a newborn and this little sweetheart! 
Stay tuned for classes and offerings come summer 2020. I am looking forward to giving birth again and all the things to follow but I am already SO excited about getting back to doing what I love when I feel like the time is right 💛 #pregnancy #postpartum #birthfit #birthfitcoach #birthfitleader #fitness #nutrition #mindset #connection #fourthtrimester
  • Been a little absent lately and this is why 👆🏼! Toddler plus pregnancy is all consuming - in the best way possible ✨ but WOW 😴

    I’ll pop in here and there but for the next few months I’ll be busy with a newborn and this little sweetheart!
    Stay tuned for classes and offerings come summer 2020. I am looking forward to giving birth again and all the things to follow but I am already SO excited about getting back to doing what I love when I feel like the time is right 💛 #pregnancy #postpartum #birthfit #birthfitcoach #birthfitleader #fitness #nutrition #mindset #connection #fourthtrimester
  • 2 0 5 minutes ago
  • About to do a YouTube workout rn 😭but I have to share these new workout leggings (credit goes to @tim_couture for picking them out for me!♥️😗)They are such amazing quality! If you know me I practically LIVE in my leggings😭 but these are such a steal..they even have little side pockets on side perfect for a key, gym card or even your phone..only $10 at #Costco! also come in black and pink. These have a stripe pattern to them! #costcofinds #costcofashion #bargain #costco #bargainshopping
  • About to do a YouTube workout rn 😭but I have to share these new workout leggings (credit goes to @tim_couture for picking them out for me!♥️😗)They are such amazing quality! If you know me I practically LIVE in my leggings😭 but these are such a steal..they even have little side pockets on side perfect for a key, gym card or even your phone..only $10 at #Costco ! also come in black and pink. These have a stripe pattern to them! #costcofinds #costcofashion #bargain #costco #bargainshopping
  • 3 2 5 minutes ago
  • Officially lost all my baby weight and have been keeping it off! Proud to say I did with portion control and fitness NOT through starvation and sacrifice. If you know me then you know I eat what I want when I want 😂 except for the next 40 days as I give up wine, queso (eek!), pizza, pasta and sandwiches for Lent. Hopefully at the end I will find an even healthier version of myself that I can maintain. In the meantime I have tons of toning and to do but I’m finally starting to feel comfortable in my postpartum body #proudmama #momlife #bodypositive #fitness #goals #lent #postpartum
  • Officially lost all my baby weight and have been keeping it off! Proud to say I did with portion control and fitness NOT through starvation and sacrifice. If you know me then you know I eat what I want when I want 😂 except for the next 40 days as I give up wine, queso (eek!), pizza, pasta and sandwiches for Lent. Hopefully at the end I will find an even healthier version of myself that I can maintain. In the meantime I have tons of toning and to do but I’m finally starting to feel comfortable in my postpartum body #proudmama #momlife #bodypositive #fitness #goals #lent #postpartum
  • 4 0 5 minutes ago
  • Le corps changeant.
Nul ne peut se dire invincible, et c’est peut être là la beauté du temps et de l’expérience. .
La maternité bouleverse le corps. Le corps physique, pour ses ligaments qui se relaxent, ses muscles qui s’adoucissent, ses os qui s’ouvriront au passage de la vie. Le corps énergétique, pour ses connexions nouvelles, ses instincts qui se déploient, ses attentions au monde qui évoluent - parfois radicalement.
Il faut donc ré-apprendre, apprivoiser, tantôt avec un goût de départ à zéro. Mais il y a là un enseignement à prendre, du moins lorsque l’on peut se dire en bonne santé - car je ne saurais parlé au nom de tous les possibles. L’enseignement de l’écoute, de l’indulgence, de la persévérance, de la patience, de l’appel à l’aide/aux conseils, au renoncement des habitudes, à la saveur des nouvelles choses que l’on met en place.
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J’attends mon premier cours post naissance avec envie. Je ne sais pas quand il sera, ce n’est pas si important. En attendant, je fais quelques mouvements quand j’ai le temps, pratique les respirations périnéales De Gasquet, chante à ma petite mais surtout je médite en la portant dans mes bras lorsque je la berce. Ce sont mes plus belles méditations. Mon coeur communiquant avec le sien. Mes inspirations qui l’enveloppent d’amour. C’est pour l’instant mon yoga, je l’aime ainsi. Et il évoluera à son rythme.
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#yoga #maternité #postpartum #naissance #renaitre #patience #corps #méditation #paysbasque
  • Le corps changeant.
    Nul ne peut se dire invincible, et c’est peut être là la beauté du temps et de l’expérience. .
    La maternité bouleverse le corps. Le corps physique, pour ses ligaments qui se relaxent, ses muscles qui s’adoucissent, ses os qui s’ouvriront au passage de la vie. Le corps énergétique, pour ses connexions nouvelles, ses instincts qui se déploient, ses attentions au monde qui évoluent - parfois radicalement.
    Il faut donc ré-apprendre, apprivoiser, tantôt avec un goût de départ à zéro. Mais il y a là un enseignement à prendre, du moins lorsque l’on peut se dire en bonne santé - car je ne saurais parlé au nom de tous les possibles. L’enseignement de l’écoute, de l’indulgence, de la persévérance, de la patience, de l’appel à l’aide/aux conseils, au renoncement des habitudes, à la saveur des nouvelles choses que l’on met en place.
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    J’attends mon premier cours post naissance avec envie. Je ne sais pas quand il sera, ce n’est pas si important. En attendant, je fais quelques mouvements quand j’ai le temps, pratique les respirations périnéales De Gasquet, chante à ma petite mais surtout je médite en la portant dans mes bras lorsque je la berce. Ce sont mes plus belles méditations. Mon coeur communiquant avec le sien. Mes inspirations qui l’enveloppent d’amour. C’est pour l’instant mon yoga, je l’aime ainsi. Et il évoluera à son rythme.
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    #yoga #maternité #postpartum #naissance #renaitre #patience #corps #méditation #paysbasque
  • 15 0 5 minutes ago
  • FICTION OR FUNCTION?
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Many women searching for the “answer” on how to fix their diastasis after pregnancy are really searching for the answer to, “How do I get a flat tummy and a six pack after having a baby?”
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The short answer:  It may never come.😱
The long answer: Put in the work, and be prepared for a new normal.😱
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I know it’s not the popular opinion, it won’t sell a program, and I’m sorry #notsorry . Perhaps you are like me two years ago, chasing some super fit mom’s program trying to look like her and have her beautiful flat belly. Can I tell you, I feel that. I felt that. I was that. 💪🏻
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I have worked for almost two years on “closing the gap” and have made great strides. I also still look 5 months pregnant after eating a smoothie bowl without even trying. That picture isn’t me sticking out my belly, that is me RELAXED, FULL, and BLOATED. .
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Ladies, aesthetic and function are not one in the same. We may never have the aesthetic we crave, but we may end up with better function than we had before having children if we do the work! A flat tummy has more to do with understanding core connection, progressive overload (harder stuff over long periods of time), and diet (fat loss happens in the kitchen). It has less to do with corsets, wraps, or quick fixes. Swipe to see how far my function has come, and remember it all takes time (and I have not arrived in any capacity, so far to go!). .
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Be patient with that beautiful, miracle-making body.
  • FICTION OR FUNCTION?
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    Many women searching for the “answer” on how to fix their diastasis after pregnancy are really searching for the answer to, “How do I get a flat tummy and a six pack after having a baby?”
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    The short answer: It may never come.😱
    The long answer: Put in the work, and be prepared for a new normal.😱
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    I know it’s not the popular opinion, it won’t sell a program, and I’m sorry #notsorry . Perhaps you are like me two years ago, chasing some super fit mom’s program trying to look like her and have her beautiful flat belly. Can I tell you, I feel that. I felt that. I was that. 💪🏻
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    I have worked for almost two years on “closing the gap” and have made great strides. I also still look 5 months pregnant after eating a smoothie bowl without even trying. That picture isn’t me sticking out my belly, that is me RELAXED, FULL, and BLOATED. .
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    Ladies, aesthetic and function are not one in the same. We may never have the aesthetic we crave, but we may end up with better function than we had before having children if we do the work! A flat tummy has more to do with understanding core connection, progressive overload (harder stuff over long periods of time), and diet (fat loss happens in the kitchen). It has less to do with corsets, wraps, or quick fixes. Swipe to see how far my function has come, and remember it all takes time (and I have not arrived in any capacity, so far to go!). .
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    Be patient with that beautiful, miracle-making body.
  • 2 2 6 minutes ago
  • What is YOUR favorite workout? What makes YOU get excited to workout? ⁣
One of my favorite types of workout is pilates. It has previously dramatically helped my core strengthand building back muscles where I struggle from a previous injury.  I am working towards building those muscles again after baby number 3. ⁣
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You have to start somewhere. Start with something you enjoy. (4/21)
  • What is YOUR favorite workout? What makes YOU get excited to workout? ⁣
    One of my favorite types of workout is pilates. It has previously dramatically helped my core strengthand building back muscles where I struggle from a previous injury. I am working towards building those muscles again after baby number 3. ⁣

    You have to start somewhere. Start with something you enjoy. (4/21)
  • 1 2 6 minutes ago
  • METIME•
Jeder sollte sich mal die Zeit gönnen und sich für 10-30 Minuten zurück ziehen. Einfach den Körper mal abschalten lassen und wieder neu hochfahren zu können. Sei es sich hinzulegen oder sich zu pflegen. Ich Merk das richtig seit dem ich das konsequent tu das es mir meinen Körper und meiner Haut einfach so unglaublich gut tut! Mache ich das ca. zwei Tage nicht weil die Kinder mich nicht lassen lässt sich sofort wieder was sehen 🙄. Das hier ist mein erstes Bild was woran ich nichts an meinem Gesicht bearbeitet habe weil immer etwas nicht gepasst hat seien es meine Augenringe paar pickelichen und pigmentflecke. Jedesmal wenn ich die Produkte benutze sieht meine Haut so ebenmäßig aus und dafür danke ich @olivedaofficial unglaublich sehr. Ich möchte diese Produkte nicht mehr missen!! Ihr könnt übrigens weiterhin 15% mit MAJAMAAY15 auf das ganze Sortiment sparen. Die Produkte bestehen einfach komplett auf natürlicher Basis und haben 70% Wirkstoff drinne was bei anderen Kosmetik Produkten einfach mit Wasser als Füller verwendet werden, allein dafür lohnt es sich die hier zu testen !! Ich persönlich kann endlich sagen das ich mich ungeschminkt wohl in meiner Haut fühle und das ist in der heutigen Gesellschaft wie ich finde Goldwert ♥️. .
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So jetzt wird der restliche Abendkram erledigt und dann lege ich mich auch ins Bett. Ich wünsche euch eine schöne erholsame Nacht meine Lieben. .
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#thursdаystyle #mysаturday #mom #lifеgоаlѕ #zweifachmama #olivedafamily #baby #maternity #postpartum #lifestyle #beauty #oliveda #family #selfie #lebenmitkindern #familygoals #mädchenmama #wife #jungenmama #youngmom  #likeforlikes #followme #fitmom #happy #beautiful #lifewithkids #natural #happygoals
  • METIME•
    Jeder sollte sich mal die Zeit gönnen und sich für 10-30 Minuten zurück ziehen. Einfach den Körper mal abschalten lassen und wieder neu hochfahren zu können. Sei es sich hinzulegen oder sich zu pflegen. Ich Merk das richtig seit dem ich das konsequent tu das es mir meinen Körper und meiner Haut einfach so unglaublich gut tut! Mache ich das ca. zwei Tage nicht weil die Kinder mich nicht lassen lässt sich sofort wieder was sehen 🙄. Das hier ist mein erstes Bild was woran ich nichts an meinem Gesicht bearbeitet habe weil immer etwas nicht gepasst hat seien es meine Augenringe paar pickelichen und pigmentflecke. Jedesmal wenn ich die Produkte benutze sieht meine Haut so ebenmäßig aus und dafür danke ich @olivedaofficial unglaublich sehr. Ich möchte diese Produkte nicht mehr missen!! Ihr könnt übrigens weiterhin 15% mit MAJAMAAY15 auf das ganze Sortiment sparen. Die Produkte bestehen einfach komplett auf natürlicher Basis und haben 70% Wirkstoff drinne was bei anderen Kosmetik Produkten einfach mit Wasser als Füller verwendet werden, allein dafür lohnt es sich die hier zu testen !! Ich persönlich kann endlich sagen das ich mich ungeschminkt wohl in meiner Haut fühle und das ist in der heutigen Gesellschaft wie ich finde Goldwert ♥️. .
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    So jetzt wird der restliche Abendkram erledigt und dann lege ich mich auch ins Bett. Ich wünsche euch eine schöne erholsame Nacht meine Lieben. .
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    #thursdаystyle #mysаturday #mom #lifеgоаlѕ #zweifachmama #olivedafamily #baby #maternity #postpartum #lifestyle #beauty #oliveda #family #selfie #lebenmitkindern #familygoals #mädchenmama #wife #jungenmama #youngmom #likeforlikes #followme #fitmom #happy #beautiful #lifewithkids #natural #happygoals
  • 52 1 6 minutes ago
  • Kraamperiode...neem je tijd! 🤱🏼⁠
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Ow al weer bijna 4,5 jaar geleden lag ik mij telkens te verbazen dat dit prachtige mensje toch echt mijn dochter was. Ik kon wel uren naar haar blijven kijken. 💖⁠
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In mijn eerste echte kraamweek had ik eigenlijk geen idee. In onwetendheid gaf ik (te) veel controle over aan een kraamverzorgende die ook nog eens een totale mis-match was met ons als nieuw gezinnetje... gelukkig kwam er een dienstwissel en verscheen er een Indonesisch vrouwtje, vol energie die onze kraamweek 'maakte'. ⁠
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Ook ik zat na 2-3 dagen 'stiekem' beneden op de bank, want eigenlijk MOET je je kraamweek in bed door brengen toch? ⁠
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Nu weet een hoop dingen waar ik toen geen idee van had:⁠
- ik zou die o, zo nodige 'first forty days' van rust en herstel in ere houden, koesteren en vieren!⁠
- Ik zou de rust waar je lichaam zo naar snakt (om te herstellen van 'de prestatie van je leven' of in mijn geval een zware buikoperatie 😉) niet zien als 'moeten'. ⁠
- ik zou nu kiezen voor een ZZP'er of een klein kraambureau omdat ik weet hoe MEGA belangrijk is dat je een kraamverzorgende hebt waarmee het klikt. ⁠
- ik zou een kraamplan maken zodat ik in ieder geval een beetje een idee heb van hoe zo'n week er aan toe (kan) gaan. En zodat ik mij niet zo 'overgeleverd' zou voelen aan de kraamzorg. ⁠
- ik zou mijn vriezer voor proppen met verse, voedende maaltijden zodat we de eerste week(en) niet moeten koken. Of de kraamvisite een maaltijd mee laten nemen! ⁠
- ik zou het kraambezoek de eerste week/ twee weken buiten de deur houden (op ouders/broers/zussen na) ⁠
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En ik zou meer bewust genieten van dat kleine, warme, blote lijfje op de mijne met de wetenschap dat het zo veel moois brengt voor dat prachtige kindje en mijzelf ❤️⁠
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#mamakracht #throughbackthursday #mevrouwtjesem #doula #postpartum #kraamtiijd #neemjetijd #tips #ervaringsdeskundige #firstfortydays #vierhet #koesterhet #overgave #herstel #binding #oxcytocine #knuffelhormoon #mamababy #bevallen #bevalling #geboorte #hoeraeennieuwmensje #nieuwemama #kraamplan #kraamzorg #persoonlijk #aandacht #bewust #zorg #bewustekeuze
  • Kraamperiode...neem je tijd! 🤱🏼⁠
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    Ow al weer bijna 4,5 jaar geleden lag ik mij telkens te verbazen dat dit prachtige mensje toch echt mijn dochter was. Ik kon wel uren naar haar blijven kijken. 💖⁠
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    In mijn eerste echte kraamweek had ik eigenlijk geen idee. In onwetendheid gaf ik (te) veel controle over aan een kraamverzorgende die ook nog eens een totale mis-match was met ons als nieuw gezinnetje... gelukkig kwam er een dienstwissel en verscheen er een Indonesisch vrouwtje, vol energie die onze kraamweek 'maakte'. ⁠
    . ⁠
    Ook ik zat na 2-3 dagen 'stiekem' beneden op de bank, want eigenlijk MOET je je kraamweek in bed door brengen toch? ⁠
    .⁠
    Nu weet een hoop dingen waar ik toen geen idee van had:⁠
    - ik zou die o, zo nodige 'first forty days' van rust en herstel in ere houden, koesteren en vieren!⁠
    - Ik zou de rust waar je lichaam zo naar snakt (om te herstellen van 'de prestatie van je leven' of in mijn geval een zware buikoperatie 😉) niet zien als 'moeten'. ⁠
    - ik zou nu kiezen voor een ZZP'er of een klein kraambureau omdat ik weet hoe MEGA belangrijk is dat je een kraamverzorgende hebt waarmee het klikt. ⁠
    - ik zou een kraamplan maken zodat ik in ieder geval een beetje een idee heb van hoe zo'n week er aan toe (kan) gaan. En zodat ik mij niet zo 'overgeleverd' zou voelen aan de kraamzorg. ⁠
    - ik zou mijn vriezer voor proppen met verse, voedende maaltijden zodat we de eerste week(en) niet moeten koken. Of de kraamvisite een maaltijd mee laten nemen! ⁠
    - ik zou het kraambezoek de eerste week/ twee weken buiten de deur houden (op ouders/broers/zussen na) ⁠
    .⁠
    En ik zou meer bewust genieten van dat kleine, warme, blote lijfje op de mijne met de wetenschap dat het zo veel moois brengt voor dat prachtige kindje en mijzelf ❤️⁠
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    #mamakracht #throughbackthursday #mevrouwtjesem #doula #postpartum #kraamtiijd #neemjetijd #tips #ervaringsdeskundige #firstfortydays #vierhet #koesterhet #overgave #herstel #binding #oxcytocine #knuffelhormoon #mamababy #bevallen #bevalling #geboorte #hoeraeennieuwmensje #nieuwemama #kraamplan #kraamzorg #persoonlijk #aandacht #bewust #zorg #bewustekeuze
  • 1 0 6 minutes ago
  • Food really is medicine. It fuels us...literally the gas to our engine. What we are eating matters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When it comes to heart health, it is one of the most important things we can do to decrease our risk of heart disease. (It's the #1 Killer of Women if you recall.) We just can't get away with what we once could... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But like in all aspects of my practice, I don't like to tell you to do something without backing it up with some suggestions and resources. So here is one of my all time favorite recipes. It's on regular rotation in our family. It's so, so good! It comes from Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon (which is a fabulous cookbook even if you aren't vegan...which I am not). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Enjoy the Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry (link in bio) 💥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Are you looking for a #betterway to #feelbetter?
Want to schedule? Link in bio 👉
Comments? Drop them 👇 below
Questions? Shoot me a DM 📨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#mainemother #pelvicfloorpt #brunswickmaine #mainemotherandcompany #portlandmaine #maine #functionalnutrition #mindfulness #healing #nutrition #eatwell #mindbody #wellnessjourney #wellnessthatworks #wellnesslifestyle #pregnancy #postpartum #womenshealth #menopause #perimenopause #premenopause #morethankegals #motherhoodtomenopause #selfcare #morethankegels
  • Food really is medicine. It fuels us...literally the gas to our engine. What we are eating matters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    When it comes to heart health, it is one of the most important things we can do to decrease our risk of heart disease. (It's the #1 Killer of Women if you recall.) We just can't get away with what we once could... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    But like in all aspects of my practice, I don't like to tell you to do something without backing it up with some suggestions and resources. So here is one of my all time favorite recipes. It's on regular rotation in our family. It's so, so good! It comes from Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon (which is a fabulous cookbook even if you aren't vegan...which I am not). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Enjoy the Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry (link in bio) 💥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Are you looking for a #betterway to #feelbetter ?
    Want to schedule? Link in bio 👉
    Comments? Drop them 👇 below
    Questions? Shoot me a DM 📨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    #mainemother #pelvicfloorpt #brunswickmaine #mainemotherandcompany #portlandmaine #maine #functionalnutrition #mindfulness #healing #nutrition #eatwell #mindbody #wellnessjourney #wellnessthatworks #wellnesslifestyle #pregnancy #postpartum #womenshealth #menopause #perimenopause #premenopause #morethankegals #motherhoodtomenopause #selfcare #morethankegels
  • 1 0 7 minutes ago
  • BRISEZ LES TABOUS !
Le 12 février, @illanaweizman et ses proches ont lancé le hashtag #MonPostPartum sur les réseaux sociaux. L’objectif : rendre visible la réalité du post-partum, raconter les choses telles qu’elles sont, sans tabou. Depuis, les témoignages fusent, l’occasion pour les jeunes mamans de se livrer sur les éventuels traumatismes de l’accouchement, les douleurs engendrées, la fatigue, les conséquences de la chute d’hormones...
On vous l’accorde, lire à ce sujet peut être source d’angoisses et de peurs, mais c’est avant tout un moyen de partager, apprendre, déculpabiliser, décomplexer et rassurer face à cette situation que vivent de nombreuses femmes. Chez Envie de Fraise, nous sommes convaincus que créer un lien fondé sur le partage d’expériences et le soutien entre toutes les femmes constitue une véritable force !
Nous sommes de tout coeur avec toutes les mamans qui, dans ce grand moment de bonheur, peuvent paradoxalement traverser une période de vives douleurs tant psychologiques que physiques 🖤 Depuis bientôt 14 ans, les femmes sont notre raison d'être. Nous les accompagnons avec passion et bienveillance dans ce moment unique qu'est la maternité.
📸 @mothermusemag
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#enviedefraise #monpostpartum #postpartum #matrescence #maternity #pregnancy #nursing #breastfeeding  #momtobe #mumtobe #mom #mum #mumpower
  • BRISEZ LES TABOUS !
    Le 12 février, @illanaweizman et ses proches ont lancé le hashtag #MonPostPartum sur les réseaux sociaux. L’objectif : rendre visible la réalité du post-partum, raconter les choses telles qu’elles sont, sans tabou. Depuis, les témoignages fusent, l’occasion pour les jeunes mamans de se livrer sur les éventuels traumatismes de l’accouchement, les douleurs engendrées, la fatigue, les conséquences de la chute d’hormones...
    On vous l’accorde, lire à ce sujet peut être source d’angoisses et de peurs, mais c’est avant tout un moyen de partager, apprendre, déculpabiliser, décomplexer et rassurer face à cette situation que vivent de nombreuses femmes. Chez Envie de Fraise, nous sommes convaincus que créer un lien fondé sur le partage d’expériences et le soutien entre toutes les femmes constitue une véritable force !
    Nous sommes de tout coeur avec toutes les mamans qui, dans ce grand moment de bonheur, peuvent paradoxalement traverser une période de vives douleurs tant psychologiques que physiques 🖤 Depuis bientôt 14 ans, les femmes sont notre raison d'être. Nous les accompagnons avec passion et bienveillance dans ce moment unique qu'est la maternité.
    📸 @mothermusemag



    #enviedefraise #monpostpartum #postpartum #matrescence #maternity #pregnancy #nursing #breastfeeding #momtobe #mumtobe #mom #mum #mumpower
  • 20 1 7 minutes ago
  • 'We've got to stop being offended by these incredible bodies that grow life and then push them out.' The #LooseWomen and #EastEnders star Lacey Turner weren't afraid to let loose when it came to discussing the realities of life after giving birth. 👶

Can you relate? Watch the chat in full at YouTube.com/LooseWomen 📹
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#birth #pregnancy #postpartum
  • 'We've got to stop being offended by these incredible bodies that grow life and then push them out.' The #LooseWomen and #EastEnders star Lacey Turner weren't afraid to let loose when it came to discussing the realities of life after giving birth. 👶

    Can you relate? Watch the chat in full at YouTube.com/LooseWomen 📹
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  • 195 6 7 minutes ago
  • Sooo when I was this little nuggets age my mom was carting me around wearing these same style jeans .😆
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Just ordered a load of mom jeans off @americaneagle website and they all fit .👏🏼
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BECAUSE: I no longer will only wear jeans if I fit into the smallest size available. Do you know how freeing sizing up in jeans is! ?
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And how freeing high waisted ones are 😂what a time to be alive!!!
  • Sooo when I was this little nuggets age my mom was carting me around wearing these same style jeans .😆
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    Just ordered a load of mom jeans off @americaneagle website and they all fit .👏🏼
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    BECAUSE: I no longer will only wear jeans if I fit into the smallest size available. Do you know how freeing sizing up in jeans is! ?
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    And how freeing high waisted ones are 😂what a time to be alive!!!
  • 9 2 8 minutes ago
  • Day 1.. back in the gym. Feeling the need to hide in the corner because I have no idea what I'm doing yet!! I am 6 months post partum and heavier than I have ever been, even heavier than when I was 40weeks pregnant.... afraid to weigh myself honestly but that update will come in the next few day. I am on a mission to find myself under all this fat again. #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fatgirl #gym #helpme #postpartum #babyweight
  • Day 1.. back in the gym. Feeling the need to hide in the corner because I have no idea what I'm doing yet!! I am 6 months post partum and heavier than I have ever been, even heavier than when I was 40weeks pregnant.... afraid to weigh myself honestly but that update will come in the next few day. I am on a mission to find myself under all this fat again. #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fatgirl #gym #helpme #postpartum #babyweight
  • 3 0 8 minutes ago
  • Ask anyone who knows me well, once upon a time ice blendeds were my go-to's. Every morning before work I would stop and pick up a caramel ice blended and a blueberry muffin. EVERY DAY, EVERY MORNING, WITHOUT FAIL. IT WAS MY GOOD MORNING RITUAL.
Now I get a black coffee or ice water or tea, occasionally some fruit to share with 👶 just because you've been set in your ways for multiple years doesn't mean you can't make changes. And when you do, great things happen. Ps. Heading for a manicure now, dw 🤣💅
  • Ask anyone who knows me well, once upon a time ice blendeds were my go-to's. Every morning before work I would stop and pick up a caramel ice blended and a blueberry muffin. EVERY DAY, EVERY MORNING, WITHOUT FAIL. IT WAS MY GOOD MORNING RITUAL.
    Now I get a black coffee or ice water or tea, occasionally some fruit to share with 👶 just because you've been set in your ways for multiple years doesn't mean you can't make changes. And when you do, great things happen. Ps. Heading for a manicure now, dw 🤣💅
  • 1 2 10 minutes ago
  • reminiscing ✨ | on days I feel like a bear in hibernation, I like to dream of warm and sunny summer days filled with love, laughter & babies! The one in my arms is just over a year and the one in my tummy had been floating around for about 3 or so months. There are so many old wives tales that try to predict whether mama is carrying a boy or girl - like the shape of her tummy, etc - but I truly had mirror pregnancies and my guesses were opposite 😂 {we thought Rafael was a girl the whole time 🤦🏻‍♀️ & thought Valentina would be a boy...} - go figure!! Hehe. Overall, I feel very thankful to have been blessed with relatively smooth pregnancies, other than the standard fatigue & nausea on and off for the first 12 weeks {gingerale, I praise you 🙌🏻🥃}. Here’s to surviving the remainder of winter and dreaming of those sweet summer days on the horizon 🌿🌞
  • reminiscing ✨ | on days I feel like a bear in hibernation, I like to dream of warm and sunny summer days filled with love, laughter & babies! The one in my arms is just over a year and the one in my tummy had been floating around for about 3 or so months. There are so many old wives tales that try to predict whether mama is carrying a boy or girl - like the shape of her tummy, etc - but I truly had mirror pregnancies and my guesses were opposite 😂 {we thought Rafael was a girl the whole time 🤦🏻‍♀️ & thought Valentina would be a boy...} - go figure!! Hehe. Overall, I feel very thankful to have been blessed with relatively smooth pregnancies, other than the standard fatigue & nausea on and off for the first 12 weeks {gingerale, I praise you 🙌🏻🥃}. Here’s to surviving the remainder of winter and dreaming of those sweet summer days on the horizon 🌿🌞
  • 8 1 11 minutes ago
  • Lower body circuit using only a bench (or a chair). ⁣⁣
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This can be done from home, should only take you 20 mins and in your comfies like me 😆 You DO NOT needy fancy gym wear to train in the comfort of your own home, this was filmed after a 4 hour broken sleep and a 4am wake up call from my 2 year old 😅⁣⁣
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Repeat each exercise x12 and rest for 20 secs inbetween ⁣⁣
-Bulgarian split lunge (each leg)⁣⁣
-Step ups (each leg) ⁣⁣
-Hip Thrusts⁣⁣
-Piston squat ⁣⁣
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Repeat x3 rounds ⁣(oh and swipe to last clip to see cute little E who decided to wake up from her nap half way through filming) 😄💞⁣
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  • Lower body circuit using only a bench (or a chair). ⁣⁣
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    This can be done from home, should only take you 20 mins and in your comfies like me 😆 You DO NOT needy fancy gym wear to train in the comfort of your own home, this was filmed after a 4 hour broken sleep and a 4am wake up call from my 2 year old 😅⁣⁣
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    Repeat each exercise x12 and rest for 20 secs inbetween ⁣⁣
    -Bulgarian split lunge (each leg)⁣⁣
    -Step ups (each leg) ⁣⁣
    -Hip Thrusts⁣⁣
    -Piston squat ⁣⁣
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    Repeat x3 rounds ⁣(oh and swipe to last clip to see cute little E who decided to wake up from her nap half way through filming) 😄💞⁣
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  • 15 4 14 minutes ago
  • Et puis je suis devenue ta maman.

Parfois je te regarde et j’ai le cœur qui explose, les larmes qui arrivent. Qu’ai-je fait pour te mériter ? Qu’ai-je fait pour avoir « réussi » un bébé comme toi ?

Je me sens parfois dépassée, mes craintes revenant au galop et la culpabilité m’assaille à nouveau. Pourquoi je n’arrive pas à me sentir à ta hauteur ? A la hauteur de cette mère que tu mérites ?

Ton rire est ma plus belle mélodie, ton sourire mon plus beau paysage et je t’aime tellement bébé T. c’est inexplicable à quel point je t’aime, à quel point je ne veux que le meilleur pour toi, à quel point un grain de sable me refait tomber au fond du trou, à quel point je n’aurais jamais pu penser avoir le droit et la chance d’avoir un bébé aussi merveilleux que toi.

Je m’excuse pour mes faiblesses, je m’excuse pour mes craintes, je m’excuse pour mes pertes de patience, je m’excuse pour mes larmes, je m’excuse pour cette surprotection, je m’excuse pour les câlins que je te gratte, je m’excuse pour les attaques de bisous que j’adore te faire. Je m’excuse d’être imparfaite mais je ne m’excuserais jamais de t’aimer comme je t’aime.
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#depression #depressionpostpartum #postpartum #bebe #maman #bebegarcon #garcon #baby #babyboy #baby2019 #mum2019 #maman2019 #bebe2019 #2019 #monfils #monenfant #enfant #amour #amourinconditionnel
  • Et puis je suis devenue ta maman.

    Parfois je te regarde et j’ai le cœur qui explose, les larmes qui arrivent. Qu’ai-je fait pour te mériter ? Qu’ai-je fait pour avoir « réussi » un bébé comme toi ?

    Je me sens parfois dépassée, mes craintes revenant au galop et la culpabilité m’assaille à nouveau. Pourquoi je n’arrive pas à me sentir à ta hauteur ? A la hauteur de cette mère que tu mérites ?

    Ton rire est ma plus belle mélodie, ton sourire mon plus beau paysage et je t’aime tellement bébé T. c’est inexplicable à quel point je t’aime, à quel point je ne veux que le meilleur pour toi, à quel point un grain de sable me refait tomber au fond du trou, à quel point je n’aurais jamais pu penser avoir le droit et la chance d’avoir un bébé aussi merveilleux que toi.

    Je m’excuse pour mes faiblesses, je m’excuse pour mes craintes, je m’excuse pour mes pertes de patience, je m’excuse pour mes larmes, je m’excuse pour cette surprotection, je m’excuse pour les câlins que je te gratte, je m’excuse pour les attaques de bisous que j’adore te faire. Je m’excuse d’être imparfaite mais je ne m’excuserais jamais de t’aimer comme je t’aime.
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    #depression #depressionpostpartum #postpartum #bebe #maman #bebegarcon #garcon #baby #babyboy #baby2019 #mum2019 #maman2019 #bebe2019 #2019 #monfils #monenfant #enfant #amour #amourinconditionnel
  • 8 0 14 minutes ago
  • Yesterday was confirmation. To be honest I don’t know where I’m headed exactly. I have goals and plans and dreams. However, time and time again God proves His goals, plans and dreams for me are much bigger than I could dream. .
The is a season of obedience for me. I am following God’s direction. I am grateful.
  • Yesterday was confirmation. To be honest I don’t know where I’m headed exactly. I have goals and plans and dreams. However, time and time again God proves His goals, plans and dreams for me are much bigger than I could dream. .
    The is a season of obedience for me. I am following God’s direction. I am grateful.
  • 41 3 14 minutes ago
  • Let me tell ya about my best friend...💕
  • Let me tell ya about my best friend...💕
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  • Join us this Saturday at Agnes Scott College. Pregnancy Aerobics + H2O Baby. Link in bio
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  • 7 3 1 hour ago
  • Seated Twist

A. Sit on the floor with your legs extended.

B. Cross right foot over outside of left thigh; bend left knee. Keep right knee pointed toward ceiling. Place left elbow to the outside of right knee and right hand on the floor behind you.

C. Twist right as far as you can, moving from your abdomen; keep both sides of your butt on the floor.

Hold for 1 minute. Switch sides; repeat.  #yogabeginner #stretching #yoga #yogalife
  • Seated Twist

    A. Sit on the floor with your legs extended.

    B. Cross right foot over outside of left thigh; bend left knee. Keep right knee pointed toward ceiling. Place left elbow to the outside of right knee and right hand on the floor behind you.

    C. Twist right as far as you can, moving from your abdomen; keep both sides of your butt on the floor.

    Hold for 1 minute. Switch sides; repeat. #yogabeginner #stretching #yoga #yogalife
  • 15 3 4 hours ago