Do you remember that post we did on being vegan and pregnant — and how much protein you need? Well, today, we have an example of a vegan lasagna recipe that is high in protein, full of veggies, and so tasty that the whole family will love it. Not to mention that it’s also something you can easily make ahead when you have time and then simply heat it up when you need dinner! This vegan lasagna recipe comes from The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook — which helps busy peeps learn how to prep an entire week’s worth of vegan…

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You know how much mindfulness matters in the happiness and connectedness of your everyday life — at home, with your kids, at the office, with your partner, with your friends and family, etc. But did you know that you can help your kids to be more mindful and therefore happier, too — both by how you parent and by exhibiting mindfulness yourself? True story, says Beverly Conyers, mindfulness expert, author of Find Your Light: Practicing Mindfulness to Recover from Anything, and mom to three grown children. In this guest post, she’s going to show us how to start incorporating mindfulness…

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Now that the twins are in daycare a few days a week, I’ve been pumping more. And I’ve got some opinions on which breast pump I think is best — both from a convenience and maximizing-your-milk standpoint. And, mamas, there are A LOT of breast pump choices out there. Which is awesome, because there’s a lot of ways to do motherhood — and a variety of ways to feed your baby. (Fed — period — is best!) But, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Especially as a new mom. Hopefully by sharing my experience with the three that I…

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Moms wear a lot of hats — and working moms often feel like they’re being pulled in a million different directions, each and every day. Sam Schacher — host of Daily Blast Live (DBL), owner (along with her husband) of the candle company Biren & Co., and mom of toddler daughter, Sophie, with one on the way (congrats, Sam!) — gets this and talks openly about it. All of it. Which we love. We’re sharing our conversation with her today — because we can all learn from each other and feel more sane and connected by sharing our struggles and…

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Sara Haley is one of our favorite pre- and postnatal exercise specialists. This mom of three has written lots of awesome posts for us (check out this one and this one) — and we simply loved having her on our podcast here. We are thrilled that she’s back again today — this time with tips on how to really enjoy your pregnancy workouts. Sara recently released her Pregnancy Workout Essentials Collection, which we can say from first-hand experience is AWESOME. Now let’s get to those tips! (And, as always, talk to your doctor about what’s right for you and listen…

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We all know how empowering it can be to work out and feel strong. And a key part of doing that, on the reg, is loving the workouts and exercise you’re doing. For tips on how to help your kids find that love and joy, we’ve got a guest post from Kim Holmes, an online fitness coach and founder of My Fit Coach. As a mom of two young sons herself, Kim helps busy working moms care for their bodies (and minds) through online fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching. Check out and join her free Facebook community, The Fit Mama…

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What does your kids’ play room or area look like? Is it tidy? Chaotic? Fun? A design and look you love … or just totally for them? Maud Maciak, toddler mom and busy business owner of Magnifique Homes, has real-world and functional design tips on how to make it an area you and your kids both love — including easy tricks to keep it organized and engaging. 5 Design Tips for an Awesome Kids’ Play Room, by Maud Maciak 1. Real furniture for a real mess. One of the first thing to remember is that although it is a kid’s…

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One of the things I thought a lot about when pregnant with twins was food. Not only because my appetite was off the charts, but also because it was hard to imagine what dinnertime would look like once we added two newborns in to the mix. When I had my daughter, I learned (the hard way) that on many nights, even the simplest of dishes was almost impossible to cook — and maybe even harder to eat — when you had a little one cluster feeding or teething or going through a developmental leap or just needing extra comfort (read:…

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They say no pregnancy is the same. And I can tell you from personal experience that this is true. And it’s extra true when you’re comparing your first singleton pregnancy with a second one with twins. Here are all of the ways one was NOT like the other. 13 Ways My Twin Pregnancy Was Way Different Than My First 1. More symptoms. Not only did I feel like I had every pregnancy symptom and side effect known to woman with twins, but I also felt like they were more intense. Sure, with my daughter I had nausea that wasn’t fun,…

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Trigger warning: While the title of this post may be lighthearted — and it does end with two happy and healthy babies — this story contains a fair amount of discussion about birth trauma and my experience with it. It’s taken me weeks to sit down to write this post. Sure, some of that is because of sleep deprivation. And massive life changes. And cluster feeding. And everything else that comes with bringing home not just one, but two newborns. But, if I’m honest with myself, that’s not why I’ve put off writing my birth story. It’s because I’ve been…

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