6 Cold Care Essentials to Help You Recover Faster

6 Cold Care Essentials to Help You Recover Faster

Being sick is a slow and painful process. There’s no way around it. Very rarely is there a cold which lasts shorter than a few days. This past week our whole house became a victim of the common cold. It’s never easy recovering, especially with a rambunctious toddler scurrying around, but there are a few tried and true tricks I like to use to feel better, quicker. Whether it’s the flu, common cold, or you’re just not running at 100% efficiency, the following are a mix of items or practices essential for this cold season.

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PCOS, & Rosacea: How I Achieved Remission and a Healthy Pregnancy

PCOS & Rosacea: How I Achieved Remission and a Healthy Pregnancy

Autoimmune and hormonal disorders are no fun. It feels a lot like driving a car on the highway when suddenly the breaks go out and you’re left praying things don’t end up in a fiery, horrible mess. This past year has been a roller coaster of emotions for me, but thankfully I can report I was able to coast my figurative car to side of the road safely. It wasn’t easy. It took months of trial and error, a complete lifestyle overhaul, and many, many, nights of sobbing on my husband’s shoulder.

In case you’re in the same boat as I was – maybe not even with the same disorders, but similar – let me save you some time and worry by sharing with you how I found health and healing from Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Rosacea.

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Third Trimester Yoga Practices

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Trying to stay fit while pregnant is like trying to keep ice-cream from melting in direct sunlight. It’s easy at first, but then slowly morphs into a slimy, sticky mess (albeit a sweet one). We get tired, our bodies change, and by the end of the third trimester we consider going up a small flight of stairs a victory (and it certainly is ladies!). So to all the pregnant mamas out there, I propose this: let’s stop focusing on fitness for our bodies – lord knows we are paying enough attention to our changing physique as it is – and start practicing restoration for our minds. 

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A Day in the Life: Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Health

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed I’m participating in an #octoberphotochallenge this month. Today’s prompt, “Your Planner,” inspired me to write this post, because a glance at my monthly calendar doesn’t really reveal a whole lot about what goes on in our family’s life. It’s more of a placeholder for remembering doctor’s appointments, events, or other misc. obligations. To get a true glimpse of what it looks like to “make a home” I thought I’d write a quick account of my “Day in the Life” to show the complexities of being a stay-at-home mom (while pregnant) + creating a cozy, healthy home for my family.

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A Great All-Purpose Tomato Sauce

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We’re big fans of quick, easy, wholesome, and affordable meals in this house and one way we achieve success is by using recipes that can cater to more than one meal. Case in point: tomato sauce.

I’ve discovered a simple recipe that’s not only easy to make, but it also requires virtually no prep work. Once assembled, this nifty little sauce allows us to make:

  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Baked dishes
  • Soups
  • Chili

All in 30 minutes or less. And today, I’m going to share this recipe with you… You ready?

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2nd Trimester Pregnancy Survival Guide

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Are any of you pregnant now or hoping to be soon? With your first? Second maybe? Inspired by my friend Caroline over at Perfect 10 SF, I’ve decided to chronicle what it’s like to actually BE pregnant. The time passes by so quickly, it’s easy to forget all of the little milestones and nuances of growing a human being. When I was pregnant with my first child, I was working full-time plus renovating an old 1950’s ranch style house, so I wasn’t able to get down on paper… er the computer… what it was like and what I experienced. This time around, I want to make sure I capture as much as I can of this incredible journey.

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Family Day at the Kendall County Fair

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Have you ever felt tired in a good way? You know, where your eyes are heavy, body is tender, and yet your heart is so full? That’s the way I feel right now. And it’s heavenly. My kitchen is a hot mess, there are toys all over my living room floor, and my dog is in desperate need of a bath… all of which would usually bother me, but right now, in this moment, I’m just so content and at peace that it doesn’t really matter. It will all be done tomorrow. And I have the Kendall County Fair in Boerne, TX to thank for it.

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