Let the Wild Rumpus Start: A Calm Before the Storm

Let the Wild Rumpus Start: A Calm Before the Storm

A rare moment of calm and reflection before the wild rumpus starts. I’m proud I got this shot (even Watson looks surprised!). Usually neither of my kids sit still long enough to capture a moment like this. So I name this a victory for today! Here’s to all those small little victories that remind us of […]

The Pso-What?!?! The Psoas Muscle and Why It Matters

The Pso-What?!?! The Psoas Muscle and Why It Matters

What is a Psoas? The Psoas (pronounced: So-as) is a muscle that attaches to our lower spine (transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae), stretches down into our pelvis and inserts into the inner top portion of our thigh (lesser trochanter of the femur).  It is one of our most deep, most core muscles in our body. The […]

7 Steps to Having an Empowering Birth Experience

7 Steps to Having an Empowering Birth Experience

There are so many things that can happen in the course of a labor and delivery.  While we can’t always control the way our babies come into this world, there are steps we can take and preparations we can make to make sure that we are happy with the result.  Educating yourself and being open […]

Self Care for the Soul: A Slow Dance with You

Self Care for the Soul: A Slow Dance with You

In a world where we are constantly on the move, when we’re rushing around from point A to B, its easy to forget how to slow down and move with fluidity and purpose. Sitting all day, lifting heavy bags, chasing after rug rats, shlepping luggage in and out of airplanes… life takes a toll on our […]

14 Benefits of Regular Prenatal Massage

14 Benefits of Regular Prenatal Massage

For  the ten months of pregnancy, a women’s body goes through an amazing transformation.  Our bodies evolve and change to accommodate a growing baby in our belly and as our center of gravity shifts forward, so do our muscles and the rest of our body as it attempts to compensate and accommodate a growing baby.  […]

7 Ways to Naturally Induce Labor

7 Ways to Naturally Induce Labor

Not much compares to the anxiety and frustration that comes with an overdue bun in the oven. Counting the days…. oh who are we kidding?!?… the minutes! Wondering when this baby will show up. And if you’ve planned for a natural, unmedicated birth, it can be even more nerve racking. For those mamas out there […]

Getting My Groove Back at OMBE!

Getting My Groove Back at OMBE!

Hi Friends! I feel like its been forever since I’ve been in touch! A big thanks to everyone who checked in on us as our family welcomed our second daughter into the world. As we round the corner out of the “4th Trimester”, life with a 4 month old is a little easier. I’m thankful […]

It’s a Girl!!!

It’s a Girl!!!

We are so excited to announce that we are going to be adding another girl to our family!! As week 18 creeped around the corner, we began to prepare ourselves for the possibility of adding a boy to our family. We discussed the necessity of a teepee and all the yellow and green onesies we […]

7 Ways to Support Your Recovery: A Postpartum Checklist

7 Ways to Support Your Recovery: A Postpartum Checklist

Growing a human is a lot of work for our bodies to experience gracefully. And BEFORE you’ve gone through the whole birthing process and come out on the other side, it’s important to find adequate support and self care tools in order to nurture and take care of your body after baby arrives. Why is […]

7 Essential Self-Care Items for Postpartum Moms

7 Essential Self-Care Items for Postpartum Moms

We all know in our heads that we need to take care of ourselves, but we often allow other details of our busy lives and schedules stand in the way of what we know is best for our own well being.  I am not an exception to this and have found it challenging to find […]