When you have a knock-out virus, don’t try to convince yourself that your A-Type and OCD impulses will beat the germs that are bringing you down. Instead, take a deep breath (well, as deep as you can) and surrender to the upside of being a sick mom. Here’s how to bring on relief that will help you stay in the game and ease your aches, chills and annoying cough.
Wellness + Food
What I’ve finally figured out (ta-dah) is that lunch time is my clean-eating time. Here’s the hitch though…making clean food is a bitch. There’s a lot of slicing, dicing, pureeing, soaking, stewing, rolling, baking and other prep that I don’t have the time or patience for. What’s a girl to do? Order in (without breaking the bank).
It’s been two months since I’ve decided to reign in my out-of-control acne situation, and I’ve seen a naturopath and undergone a food cleanse. Diagnosis so far? My acne doesn’t stay around for as long but I’m still breaking out. But the real take-away for me was my 10-day food cleanse (I’m happy to report that I stuck to it—woot, woot!) On my healthy-eating journey I found a few game-changing recipes and food lessons that’s made me cut back on sugar, gluten and dairy.
Doesn’t the saying go, “it’ll get worse before it gets better”? Well, that’s happening. I’m 6 weeks into my skin supplement routine. My skin is still breaking out (albeit, less but now it’s moved to my forehead) and my next, ‘beat-adult-acne-challenge’ is my diet. I’ve been a pretty healthy eater as of late—thanks to 2017 New Year’s resolutions—but I know I can do better. And, after hearing so many girlfriends talk about ‘rebooting’ their system with a detox, I figure my time has come.
“After I went through my divorce, I fell in love with my kitchen again,” says Anastasia Bogner. “I started going to farmer’s markets and really started taking an interest in what I’m putting in my body. When you’re a mom, you have to look after yourself and when I became a single mom, I became even more mindful of being healthy and full of energy for my daughter.” Here’s how she’s making clean eating an every day joy.
After a first career minding major athletes and rap stars (including a stint with Kanye West and surviving the Taylor Swift hooplah by his side), Nova Browning Rutherford is now a personal development coach and speaker. She’s carved out a career that’s better suited to her desire to help others, however she admits her three-year-old twins can often test her own well-honed life skills. Here’s her road-tested self-care advice for working moms.
I’m always on the hunt for easy recipes to feed the fam, so when I searched for #risotto on Instagram, a stylin’ pic from @chefsouschef popped up. Talk about inspirational: The light, the flat lay, the colours, the art direction!… The creative-type in me was hooked. But would it fit my cooking requirements?
Every October my entire family gets their flu shot. It’s non-negotiable. And I’ll be frank—I used to be indifferent about it, even skeptical. Then a couple of years ago, my daughter got sick from Kawasaki Disease (KD). This made me realize all of the illnesses little ones are susceptible to and learn more about what I can do for her health.
BTW, sharing the love is good for you. It can lower cholesterol and blood pressure and it helps boost dopamine (naturally). However you decide to give, any act of kindness will also help lower the volume of the headlines that are bringing us down. Here are 3 easy ways you can lend a hand today.
When it comes to camping, meals are simplified. I get it. Not worrying about food means you have more time to hike and swim and enjoy the great outdoors. But for this next camping trip I want to eat food that’s still easy to prepare, but suited to a more sophisticated palette. Now I’m not talking gourmet (I don’t even do that at home), just different options to the traditional hot dogs and pasta.