“How would your life be different if…You were conscious about the food you ate, the people you surround yourself with, and the media you watch, listen to, or read? Let today be the day…You pay attention to what you feed your mind, your body, and your life. Create a nourishing environment conducive to your growth and well-being today.” 
― Steve Maraboli, The Power of One

Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

Gillian Pepper and Craig Roberts at the University of Liverpool put together 56 studies from 21 countries that looked at the prevalence of nausea and sickness in pregnant women. They linked these figures to the typical diet in each country

The Benefits of Meditation during Pregnancy

We should all do what we can to keep our bodies alive and well. However, for pregnant women, this “should” becomes a “must.” When you’re pregnant, it is up to you to provide the best possible start in life to a whole new human being. While focusing on a healthy diet is crucial, many pregnant women overlook the power of their minds. There are valuable benefits of meditation during pregnancy that can give your baby the boost he or she needs to flourish.

Milk Boosting Smoothies

These smoothies pack a little more punch in the sense that they contain some special ingredients which are said to boost your milk supply.

Maternal Health

Maternal mental illness or perinatal mental health is a subject close to my heart and a subject that I’m very conscious of; after all its a fundamental element of pregnancy and we should be able to source the support and have the necessary information readily available to us.

Food Cravings and what they mean

Food cravings; we’ve all had them.  With my first pregnancy I craved cherry tomatoes and would eat them by the bag full and even carried a bag with me at all times.  With my second I was a little more extravagant and craved smoked salmon, turned out to be an expensive week. I munched on the stuff non stop  until the craving passed.

When Breastfeeding doesn’t go to plan

Nothing evokes more emotion; whether that be joy, love, anger, guilt or disappointment than the subject of breastfeeding and because at the time of writing this post for https://meetothermums.com/blog/view/wbfweek it was  World Breast Feeding Week I wanted to write a post on a subject that resonates so much with me and my path into motherhood.

The Benefits of yoga throughout pregnancy

I spend so much time thinking about ways to create a healthy body that it’s often easy to neglect a healthy mind, which is pretty important especially when pregnant 

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

We hear so much about Separation Anxiety in babies and children and advice given to help our children adapt to our absence but what about us poor mums?

Keeping the Balance

It’s all about the Balance, right? Isn’t that what we’re all striving to achieve?

Which is why I asked my very good friend Jennifer Smith; creator of Balance on Purpose to contribute this weeks blog post because not only is she expecting her second child in a matter of weeks but as the creator of http://www.balanceonpurpose.com/ she devotes her time to balancing your emotions and mind in alignment with your soul and I reckon we could all do with a bit of balancing ourselves, especially when expecting.

Our favourite Well-Being Books to keep you grounded and balanced

The Wellbeing Journal: Creative Activities to Inspire by MIND Developed in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity, each page of this gorgeous journal has been thoughtfully crafted and it includes activities, colouring, drawing prompts, contemplative quotes and lots of space for you to write about your own thoughts, feelings and experiences. Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world – without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation. Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life. This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness! What if it were possible to help ourselves thrive, rather than simply survive? The Self-Care Revolution is designed to help and restore your day-to-day energy reserves so that, rather than running on empty, you will have the strength and spirit to excel with whatever life brings. Discover the Vitality Wheel – a complete body and mind Self-Care Toolkit that will boost your health, happiness and resourcefulness. A delightful and insightful book on wellbeing and how to cultivate your own wellbeing & lifestyle. Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy, however, many of us struggle to find or maintain these states. When life is busy, or all of your energy is focused on a particular aspect of life, it’s easy to find yourself out of balance, and not paying enough attention to the other important areas of life. When we are out of balance for too long we feel this through emotional and physical states.