How to Treat Mommy Thumb

Whether you’re a new mom or have graduated to wrangling toddlers, if you have dealt with wrist and thumb pain when caring for your kids, chances are you have de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, also lovingly called “mommy thumb” or “mom’s wrist”.  Don’t miss this quick guide to understanding what causes this painful condition and how to treat it: What is Mommy Thumb? De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful overuse condition involving two tendons (rough, fibrous bands of tissue which connect muscle … [Read more...]

Seven Easy Ways to Fight “Mom Brain”

When your sleep is limited and your stress levels are through the roof, forgetfulness and brain fog -- characteristics of a condition often referred to as “mom brain” -- are par for the course. You don’t have to accept these traits as a permanent part of your life, though. There are lots of things you can do to keep mom brain at bay, whether you’re on your first kid or your fifth. Start by adding a few of the following tips to your daily routine, and you’ll soon start to feel more alert and … [Read more...]

5 Effective Tips For Postpartum Weight Loss

While experiencing pregnancy and giving birth to a baby is beautiful, it changes the posture and women’s body drastically. Although others might not think that, living with the postpartum body is such a struggle. Especially when you had undergone C-section, your tummy seems to be cramping and aching all the time for weeks and even after that. However, that is not eternal.   Pregnancy changes your whole body that doesn’t mean that you have to live with that body throughout your life. It is … [Read more...]

Mommy Time 101: Why Time Away is Important and Ways to Spend It

Moms try to be in all places at all times. We wear many hats in our households ranging from breadwinner to taxi driver to chef and doctor. Whether we want to admit it or not, this can get overwhelming and exhausting. Every mom deserves to have some time away from the everyday tasks required from her and it is absolutely okay to admit this to ourselves. We need to make more time for ourselves, actually. It is important for many reasons and how you spend that time is also just as important. Why … [Read more...]

Quick Health and Fitness Reminders for Work-from-Home Moms

Telecommuting or working for yourself from home can feel like a heaven-sent opportunity. You get to spend more time with your kids, you don’t have to worry about getting dressed for work in the morning, and you get the coffee machine all to yourself! It can come with its own risks, however. Don’t miss these quick health and fitness reminders: Exercise It’s so easy to let daily fitness fall to the wayside, especially when you work from home and find yourself handling chores, cooking meals, or … [Read more...]

Four Simple Ways for Busy Moms to Prioritize Self-Care

Whether you’re a first-time parent or a mother of three, you probably know all too well what it’s like to be overwhelmed by all you have to do during the day. The results of a recent survey showed that, unsurprisingly, 92 percent of working moms and 89 percent of stay-at-home moms felt overwhelmed by their responsibilities. If you’re part of either of these groups, it’s important to find simple ways to relieve stress and practice self-care. You don’t need to book a trip to the spa or a … [Read more...]

9 Surprising Ways to Upgrade Your Shower Routine

All moms know that shower time is precious, especially when you have little kids. Whether you use a fresh shower in the morning to help you wake up, or shower at night to help you relax for sleeping, don’t miss these 9 fun and creative ways to spice up your shower routine: Listen to something - you can both improve your own mood and possibly learn something by listening to music or podcasts in the shower. Positive, arousing music was shown in a 2017 study to boost creativity and originality at … [Read more...]

Sleep and Mom Brain

The term “mom brain” (also referred to as momnesia, mummy brain, or pregnancy brain) is often thrown around humorously to excuse missed appointments or leaving the house in a pair of slippers, but did you know there is actually some scientific backing to it? Researchers have discovered a range of brain changes that take place when a woman gives birth including alterations in neural plasticity and gray matter. Oftentimes, in addition to seemingly impaired memory, moms may also experience … [Read more...]