Praline Recipe

Praline Recipe…Canadian Thanksgiving evokes thoughts of gumbo, cornbread, bananas foster, and pralines. Wait, what?! It’s true! In our house this year we skipped the traditional turkey meal and did something completely different: an authentic New Orleans menu!…


Postpartum Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose the Weight Fast: Month 3

Postpartum Diet and Exercise Plan…We buried my grandfather yesterday. My grandmother died in April, Baby C was born in July, and now Grandpa died this September.  I was very close with both of them. So, there have been a lot of strong emotions these last 5 months.  What does this have to do with Month 3 of the postpartum diet?  Quite a lot, actually…


Gold, Turquoise and Pink Little Girl Room

Gold, Turquoise and Pink Little Girl Room…Baby J is officially in her big girl room and out of the nursery. And it’s a beautiful room if I do say so myself, decorated with gold, turquoise and pink in every corner! We slowly transitioned her out of the nursery for a few months, and aside from using the diaper change table she is now completely out. She no longer has even a single tiny sock in the nursery, which has been turned into a Batman/Gotham City/New York themed nursery for her new baby brother! My sweet little girl is growing up (tear!)…


Postpartum Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose the Weight Fast: Month 2

… Losing weight is hard. You’re battling your body but also your mind. Progress can be so slow that giving up feels like the only reasonable thing to do.  Now add in the postpartum factors–the stretched and soft belly, the sleepless nights, the anxiety and emotions, the utter exhaustion–and weight loss can really feel impossible… Continue reading Postpartum Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose the Weight Fast: Month 2


Postpartum Weight Loss Workouts: Week 4

Postpartum Weight Loss Workouts: Week 4…Sticking to a diet and exercise routine is extremely difficult, especially when temptation is constant and fatigue is heavy. The diet itself is easy, you just eat particular food. The workouts are challenging but they should at least be somewhat fun, and the endorphins should make you feel good. So it’s not the dieting or the workouts that make weight loss hard. It’s doing it long enough to see results that’s the tricky part…


Postpartum Weight Loss Workouts: Week 3

Postpartum Weight Loss Workouts…It’s now week 3 of our postpartum weight loss plan and I thought it was time to talk about progress, or rather lack thereof. 

Even the most strict and dedicated person sticking to the plan perfectly isn’t going to lose weight every single week. Sometimes you’re up, hopefully more times you’re down, and quite often you’re exactly the same on the scale. We all know that our weight is a really poor indicator of how well we are truly doing, but it’s what we use nevertheless…


Postpartum Weight Loss Workouts: Week 2

Postpartum Weight Loss Workouts Week 2…We are starting week two of the postpartum diet and exercise routine, are you sick of the food yet?! I certainly am even though it’s all good healthy food. But nobody said it’d be easy, right? I’ve always liked the expression, “eat how you’ve always eaten and you’ll look how you’ve always looked.” I ate moderately during the pregnancy but I definitely did not say no to anything, so this restriction takes some adjustment for me, too…