What I’ve Done to Make Breastfeeding Easier + a Lactation Recipe!

What I’ve Done to Make Breastfeeding Easier + a Lactation Recipe!

Hey there!

I knew I wouldn’t be able to stay away too long.  Although I’ll admit it’s been quite nice not worrying about blogging the past few weeks.  We’ve been keeping busy with school, hanging out with friends, family and soccer!

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Taking Time

Taking Time

Hi friends!

I’m alive!  I know, I know… It’s been a while.  I should say I’m sorry but I’m not.  I’ve actually enjoyed the past few weeks of not worrying about opening my computer up to write a blog post.  Or snapping pictures of everything I eat, everything we do, or just everything.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of things I really enjoy about blogging.  However I’m now going on year 5 of blogging and I’m just not as passionate about it as I once was.  Probably because I’m typically pretty busy just being a mom but also because I’ve grown a little tired of constantly being an open book.  For the past 4 years I’ve shared nearly everything with my readers.  Even opening up about the struggles we’ve had with infertility and miscarriages.  Which I don’t regret and in some ways feel that it helped me to get through that extremely difficult time in our lives.   However, through the past several years of being so open I’ve also received a lot of judgement.  For some reason people like to judge others.  Judge the clothes they’re wearing, the food they’re eating and the choices they’re making.  Even though people like to say they don’t I would often get comments on my blog placing judgement on things I was doing.  I would be at a party with friends who read the blog and would hear things like, “Oh Giselle won’t eat that it’s not healthy enough.”   AND I would get emails from readers questioning the choices I was making.  Some offering advice and just trying to be helpful but others basically just judging.  Most the time I could easily shrug it off, brush it under the rug and move on.  But lately I’ve been wondering if it’s even worth it to put time and effort into something, someplace where others just end up judging?   Especially when my time can be directed at more important things like my family.

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So where does this leave us?  I’m not saying I’m done blogging completely.  I do love to share healthy recipes, workouts and my life with others.  I love to connect with new people, to read about others lives and to find friends that live across the country.    BUT for now I think I’m going to take some time to focus on my family, my health, and the business of helping others get healthy.

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I plan to pop in from time to time sharing things about our lives, healthy recipes and workouts but will definitely not be posting daily let alone weekly posts for the time being.  If you follow me on Facebook or IG you can see more updates from me and definitely make sure you subscribe via email to get notifications on new posts.

AND of course I’ll leave you with a picture of what’s taking up most my time these days… My little squish!

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xoxo,

Giselle

Virtual Coffee Date

Virtual Coffee Date

Hi there!

Long time no talk.  Since it’s been awhile, I thought it might be nice to have a little virtual coffee date.  So grab a Cup o’ Joe and get comfy, let’s chat!

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Things I’m Loving Lately

Things I’m Loving Lately

I really want to start blogging more.  However, this is how most my afternoon is spent these days.

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Local Wine is the Best Wine

Local Wine is the Best Wine

We are so lucky to live in a region where wine production is growing in popularity.  Also lucky for us is that many of those producers are really good!

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A Day In Our Lives

A Day In Our Lives

Hi friends!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a day in the life post.  AND I know I haven’t done one since our little squish was born.  So I figured I’d pop in and share a peak into our new lives.

I’m actually going to start this one at 2:00am since that’s when my day sort of started.

2:20 – The dog actually woke me up and I realized Squish hadn’t woken up yet.  Usually he wakes up around 1:00 to eat.  I went to the bathroom and still didn’t hear him so checked to make sure he was still breathing (because when you’re a mom you just do that) and then he woke up.  So he ate for about 20 minutes before going back to sleep.

5:00 – Usually the little guy wakes up around 4:30 to eat but my alarm went off at 5:00 to get ready to go coach and he still hadn’t woken up.  I actually had to wake him to feed him.

5:15 – After he ate a little, I pumped the other side while drinking a little coffee with callagen peptides.

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44 Odd Things You Don’t Know about Me

44 Odd Things You Don’t Know about Me

Hi friends!

I saw this random survey on a blog the other day and thought it would be a fun one to do.  Random but fun!

44 Odd Things You Don’t Know About Me

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes but no cheese for me right now :-( 
2. Have you ever smoked? Unfortunately yes a few times.
3. Do you own a gun? Not personally but my husband does.
4. What is your favorite flavor ice cream? Mint Chip
5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits? After the hundreds I’ve had in the past three years, not anymore.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Not typically a fan but these mini paleo corndogs are pretty good :-) 


7. Favorite Movie? Love Actually. Notting Hill.  Princess Bride.  Can’t just choose one!
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? One cup of coffee typically with a little coconut milk or callagen peptides
9. Do you do push ups? Yes but working my way back up to full push ups.
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring :-)
11. Favorite hobby? working out 
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Olympics Fun with Hefty, Hefty, Hefty!

Olympics Fun with Hefty, Hefty, Hefty!

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Last week I had the opportunity to learn attend a fun event and learn about why the Hefty® brand and their Hefty® Ultra Strong™ trash bags.   After the event, I went home and stumbled upon these funny commercials featuring 

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Easing Back into a Fitness Routine After Pregnancy

Easing Back into a Fitness Routine After Pregnancy

Hi there!

Hope you all had a great weekend!  We had a low key weekend at home which was great since it was so hot!  We did get out for a quick park playdate with some good friends.

These boys have been buddies since birth and are on their way to Kindergarten!

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WIAW – Quick and Easy Meals with Tessemaes

WIAW – Quick and Easy Meals with Tessemaes

Disclosure – This post is sponsored by Tessemae’s and my partnership with the Mom it Forward blogging network.  

Happy Wednesday!

Hope you’re all having a great week so far!

Life with a newborn has been an adjustment from the way life used to be.  On most days before Little Squish, I was able to make us a full breakfast, pack snacks to go do whatever we needed to do, come home to make a full lunch, and then cook a full dinner most nights.

Now most my time is spent holding the baby, nursing the baby, and changing the baby.  What time I’m not spending on those things, I’m trying to spend on The Love Nugget.  Which leaves me with very little time to cook meals like I used to.  So now more than ever meal prep is so essential for me.  I’ve been making sure to spend a little time over the weekends to prep some food for the week.  It helps SO much when I have something I can quickly grab and eat immediately or re-heat and eat.

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