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10 Things Nobody Told me About Pregnancy

10 Things Nobody Told me About Pregnancy

i’m not really sure why these are big secrets…

I mean you’d think people would be sharing about this more often!

But sometimes I think as humans, and especially as women, we like to suffer in silence!

Maybe sometimes it’s a fear that others aren’t going through what we’re going through…or maybe that they’ll judge us for our experiences…so I' decided to sit down and film/write this out for you mommas to be.

I wish someone had talked about these big changes so I could have expected them, and so now I’m taking you under my wing young grasshopper…or something like that anyway and sharing 10 things nobody told me about pregnancy.

Stuff I learned about the hard way :D.

15 Moms Dish: Their #1 Prepare for Baby Tip

15 Moms Dish: Their #1 Prepare for Baby Tip

preparing for your baby is possibly the scariest most rewarding thing on the planet.

I mean what’s the little thing gonna be like?

What toys will they like? What colors? Are all the cute cowboy and cowgirl outfits gonna stay hidden in the closet after one disastrous outing to the zoo?

Times this by a million if you’re a first time mom…like little old me…*nervous laughter….

SO! I did what any newbie would do, and turned to the experienced moms for their best advice!

Below you’ll find some kick-a** tips from moms who have been there, done that when it comes to prepping for baby.

They talk about topics like:

  • Organization

  • Finances

  • Food Prep

  • Breastfeeding

  • Bottle Feeding

  • Second Child Tips

  • Baby Gear

  • & Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual Tips for your new little one!

So read on you sexy pregnant thing you!

11 Ways to Prepare for Baby With Your Partner or Husband

11 Ways to Prepare for Baby With Your Partner or Husband

there’s a lot to talk about before baby comes!

And a lot to do!

Below is a list of 10 things you can do with your partner, significant other, husband, baby daddy, or idk maybe your neighbor to prepare for a little baby!

Some of ‘em are fun stuff to enjoy your last few, poop-screaming-milk-and-sleepless-nights-free moments, and some are more serious…like important talking points and more.

Ok! Stop talking Simone and let’s get into it…

20 Experienced Moms Share Their #1 Labor & Delivery Tip

20 Experienced Moms Share Their #1 Labor & Delivery Tip

I am currently pregnant with my first

And like any other type A, first-time moms out there I decided to do some research about labor and delivery.

Only to quickly realize that I don’t know what the hell I’m in for!

So apart from reading articles, upon articles with generic information, I wanted to get a first-hand account of labor from the badass mommas who have been there, done that.

20 amazing ladies offered to share their #1 tip, and it’s coming straight from the horse’s mouth (or a more flattering animal…like the butterfly’s mouth! yeah butterflies!!) and a lot of these lovely contributors are professionals as well as mothers!

Enjoy and don’t forget, in the comments below, to tell us what your #1 tip about labor and delivery is :) Cause this momma needs all the help she can get.

First Trimester Tips & Tricks: How to Survive Nausea and Morning Sickness

First Trimester Tips & Tricks: How to Survive Nausea and Morning Sickness

In the movies, pregnant women get sick maybe once…

And it’s usually cute and/or funny…and then in the next scene she’s 4 months pregnant battling some other cute pregnancy symptom.

WRONG!

Don’t f*cking believe it, its a lie!

Hahah ok yes I know that some women do make it through their pregnancies without ever facing that morning sickness demon, but for those of us unlucky enough to find our heads in the toilet several times a day…here are some tips, tricks, & hacks for morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, and generally feeling like crap!

7 Moms Share Their Stories: Anxiety, Depression, & Mental Health in Pregnancy

7 Moms Share Their Stories: Anxiety, Depression, & Mental Health in Pregnancy

One of the most surprisingly difficult parts of pregnancy has been my mental state.

Seriously…I did not expect this!

Before I got pregnant I just assumed that it would be this magical time in my life. Little did I know, that your mind actually goes through almost as many changes as your body during pregnancy.

So for those who have experience mental health issues before (or even those who haven’t) new issues might crop up!

What helped me the most? Hearing that other women go through it too. Because then a little click happened in my brain and I was able to see these problems not as problems with myself, but as just another strange, and or even debilitating pregnancy symptom.

Why Perspective is Necessary for Entrepreneurs, and How to Find it

Why Perspective is Necessary for Entrepreneurs, and How to Find it

I woke up from my daily nap today....

<3 love you Spain....

...and I had this overwhelming feeling of failure.

You see just two days ago, I embarked on a new stage in my blog. 

One where I show up and get REALLY visible for 100 days.

It's part of my plan to boost up my income, and it is A LOT of work. I've set myself some really big challenges. It's had been going really well, for the past two days anyway, and today idk why but it just caught up with me. 

Then I had the realization that I'm only 3 days into a 100 day plan...and that oh yeah! It's OK not to be seeing any results yet.

So that hit me, and then I was able to fall back on my old sense of perspective. 

See I tend to get a little teensey bit dramatic...and that's because I'm such a detail oriented person that sometimes I miss the big picture.

See and being good with details is a gift! But it's easy for us detail-minded people to get lost in the fact that only two days have passed and my new blog plan isn't immediately making me any money. Lol...

Essential Oils for the Chakras

Essential Oils for the Chakras

Why Essential Oils? Why Chakras?

Learning to access and balance the chakras changed the way I related to my body.

Suddenly I understood a lot more about how my energy flowed, and how to access my power.

It helped me to open up, to heal pain and trauma that had existed in my body for decades, and taught me to say what I need to say, to have strength, integrity, and to connect to the earth.

The chakra system is just a framework within which we get to explore how energy moves through our bodies. Truthfully there are more than just the seven commonly shown chakras...but for today were going to focus on those chakras that run up and down the body's energy channel/the spine.

I'll talk very briefly about what each chakra does, what it feels like when it's out of balance, and some essential oils that can help you return that chakra to balance once again. 

Also I'm so excited to share what I got in the mail today!! My chakra rollers from Rocky Mountain Oils <3. They are amazing. 

How to Find Your Unique Self Care Style

How to Find Your Unique Self Care Style

I remember the first time I read an article about self care.

I was like….”Is this a thing?”

Growing up nobody ever mentioned “self-care.”

It just didn’t exist.

But it turns out I had been practicing self-care all along…

Just in my own way.

And I didn’t even realize it.

Detraumatization: For the First Time Your Breakthrough from Emotional Pain

Detraumatization: For the First Time Your Breakthrough from Emotional Pain

This is not an easy post to write.

In fact, it's terrifying.

But it's time to share my story, to help others like me.

I suffered many traumas before I turned 18. Traumas that would leave permanent scars.

Some people get trust funds, and others get a deep sense of mistrust with the world. I was of the latter group.

My first trauma happened when I was six or seven years old. I was molested by my uncle.

I was trapped.

Physically and mentally trapped. And I could not move. Nor did I understand what was happening to me. 

Traumatic events like these teach the mind to feel trapped and afraid in other, normal situations.

Fast forward 15 years and I can't be in large crowds, I can barely leave the house, and I have debilitating anxiety.

This sexual abuse was not the only traumatic event that I survived, but it's effect was lasting.

I was stuck in an eternal limbo. Never being able to complete the chain of my fight or flight reactions. In some cases doctor's call this PTSD.

The Good Part: Healing from PTSD and CPTSD