August 26, 2019

When Baby Zand was born, there was sleep deprivation, there was a constant fear of something happening to her, and there was an endless flow of oxytocin in my body, breaking my heart so wide open and loving like I had never loved before. What I didn’t realize though wa...

August 17, 2019

“For many mothers - as well as for fathers who bear the brunt of raising a child - parenting can be emotionally, psychologically, financially, and physically draining, yet few of us ever honestly share how exacting, incredibly tough, and emotionally burdensome we find...

July 11, 2019

Today was one of those mommy days I just want to erase from my memory, go to bed, and pull the duvet over my head. On our way to school this morning, we took the windy road through the hills while Baby Zand was happily munching on her late breakfast. Suddenly she says,...

July 1, 2019

"It's been said that kids don't come with an owner's manual. Actually, they do... in a way. Some real clues to understanding your children are written in their astrological signs. Each zodiac sign is encoded with amazing information to help you understand your child's...

June 7, 2019

Baby Zand pampering me on Mother's Day :-) 

I have not felt in love with my blog this year. I feel rushed putting up recipes and exercise videos that I have tweaked for weeks, sometimes months. So often it’s just a quick “I love this so much, give it a try”, but there i...

April 6, 2018

I am sorry I've been completely gone from the blog and all social media for the last weeks. Baby Zand broke her ankle, which means I have been with her 24/7, carrying her everywhere (my arms are like steel by now :-)). We've been enjoying endless cuddles, reading every...

March 19, 2018

I don't think you can read or listen to someone in the wellness space without hearing that we should all be meditating all the time. I have written about the benefits of calming down our nervous system with the help of meditation before. However, I don't think you...

March 12, 2018

“[…] if you want your child to be gentle, kind, and thoughtful, you must be a parent who hugs instead of hits, who demonstrates compassion and comforting actions instead of impatience or retribution, and who listens instead of lashing out in anger. Your skills will bec...

February 9, 2018

Today's video is for all your new moms out there. Those first 6 weeks are a whirlwind of nursing, diaper changes, spit up, and surviving on the tiniest chunks of sleep. Add to that the constant nagging feeling that our bodies should have already bounced back to their o...

January 23, 2018

Today, I want to share my thoughts with you on giving gifts to new moms. I am sure you've been to a baby shower once or twice in your life, and you were overwhelmed with the choices on the baby registry. I know that I always wonder who on earth needs a spatula to apply...

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