The day I went into labor, the scale read a number I never in a million years thought I’d see. Sure, I was weighing in for two, but to be honest I’d officially been deemed “overweight” in my last pre-pregnancy checkup. My "Before": Pre-pregnancy (left) and 40 weeks pregnant (right). For the most part …
Boost your milk supply with this remix of Starbuck's Dragon Drink
MSPI mamas know that avocado is a lifesaver. Full of vitamins and minerals, plus healthy fats, this nutrient-dense food can help you pack in the calories in a healthy way. When you’re burning upwards of 500 calories a day breastfeeding, that extra energy is critical. But sometimes I get in a rut with my avocado and need to try different ways to work it into my diet. Duck bacon avocado toast is one of my favorite easy lunches that mixes things up a bit.
Maintaining a dairy and soy-free diet for your MSPI baby is tough. Throw travel into the mix and it feels particularly daunting. But it’s completely doable. By taking some extra precautions and doing a little research before you depart, you can stop stressing and enjoy your vacation.
Whenever my husband is feeling a little homesick, I like to make him some home-style Moroccan food. He loves a good tajine, which is basically the original Crockpot. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time or spare hands to cook one! We’ve adapted his chicken tajine recipe for the Instant Pot, and while it’s not quite as good as the real thing, it’s pretty dang delicious and ready in less than 30 minutes.
My son was delivered with ten fingers and ten toes. Blue because of some complications at the end, but otherwise apparently healthy. Our stay at the hospital was a breeze and Ilyas seemed well… Until our first night at home. We could not get him to lie down and sleep. My husband and I tried everything we’d read in the mountains of parenting books. And he just. Wouldn’t. Sleep.
After switching to the Top 8 Free diet, one of the most challenging meals for me was breakfast. I was used to slamming granola bars or a quick protein shake on my long commute. I found that many of the pre-made allergen-free bars were very tiny. I’d have to eat four or five to get …