Two pink lines appear on the test, then BOOM! Suddenly, you are faced with so many choices. Pink or blue? Separate crib or co-sleeping? Salty or sweet? 😉 One choice that you may not have considered is that of choosing between a traditional doctor (OBGYN or family practitioner) or a midwife. Many people don’t know this, but midwives are becoming a much more popular choice these days. For me personally, given the choice, I would pick a midwife every time. Why? Keep reading to explore with me as I answer the question: why should I choose a midwife?
Here at Small Town Soul, I encourage my readers to live a healthy lifestyle. This includes exercising, eating right, and taking care of yourself, but another way that I live a healthy lifestyle is by using natural products and remedies. This post is the start of a monthly series called “Fighting Naturally” (see more posts here). I’ll be addressing different sicknesses, ailments, and other issues that are frequently treated with medicine, but can be fought just as effectively, if not MORE effectively, with natural remedies, such as essential oils. Join me today as we look at fighting allergies naturally!
When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing more comforting than coming home and eating a hearty, healthy meal for dinner! But can I make a confession? I don’t like soup! 🙈 I know, I’m crazy, right?? Soup can be a hearty, healthy winter meal (and cheap!), but it just doesn’t work in our house, so I’ve had to come up with some different meals to fill us up AND warm us up on those cold winter nights! Keep reading to find links to 26 of my FAVORITE hearty & healthy winter meals! 🙂 (For more recipes that I love, hop on over to Pinterest and follow my food board!)
Pregnancy is a beautiful, magical, special time in a woman’s life when she has the honor and blessing of growing a sweet baby inside of her. At least that’s what they want us to believe. 😉 In all seriousness, pregnancy is an absolute blessing and a wonderfully special time, but it can also be really rough on your body. Between morning sickness, exhaustion, and stretch marks, just to name a few, you can feel beaten up and worn out before your baby is even born. That’s why it’s so important to practice self-care during pregnancy. You need to take care of your body so that your body can take care of that sweet little baby growing inside of you. As I enter into my third trimester, I want to share with you 8 of my favorite tips for practicing self-care during pregnancy.
I love the holiday season! We spend time with family, experience the wonder of Christmastime, and eat lots of good food! LOTS OF FOOD. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s all within six weeks of each other, I understand why people always set the resolution of getting back in shape and eating right. There is so much food available during the holiday season, and most of it isn’t healthy. Pies, cookies, cakes, and popcorn top my list of favorite holiday treats. Much to my body’s despair, I also don’t have much time to exercise during the holiday season (plus, it’s COLD). So needless to say, it can be hard to drag myself back to my healthy routines after the holidays are over. But don’t despair! It’s not impossible! We can do this together! I’m going to walk you through some simple ways to get back to healthy after the holidays!
Y’all, I lovelovelove breakfast. Well really, I love food, but breakfast is pretty high on the list of all foods. I’m obsessed with a good breakfast of eggs, bacon, and hash browns, but that’s just not possible most mornings. When I was teaching, I wanted to just be able to grab my breakfast without having to stand at the stove for 15 minutes, but I also wanted it to be healthy. So off to Pinterest I went, and I found some pretty amazing recipes that I could make the day before and enjoy the next morning! All of these are tried and approved by yours truly, and I promise you won’t regret making them! Here are 6 quick, amazing, and healthy breakfast recipes to try right now! 🙂
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Living healthy isn’t just about eating right or drinking water. It isn’t just about exercising. It isn’t just about getting enough sleep, or having the perfect FitBit, or anything like that. It’s a whole lifestyle change! That sounds intimidating, and living a healthy lifestyle can seem difficult, especially in our fast-food, Netflix-binging, too-many-delicious-desserts-on-Pinterest society. But I’m here to tell you that it’s not! There are so many little ways to make your habits healthier, at little inconvenience to you!
Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite ways to lead a healthy lifestyle, along with some advice from my awesome blogging friends! I’m also going to share some (easy) recipes with you that will make your meals more delicious AND healthier, and we’ll finish up with a few apps and products to help you with your new or ongoing healthy lifestyle. 🙂
Behind living for Christ, living a healthy lifestyle is one of my greatest goals. God has gifted us with our bodies and we should take care of them. This includes healthy eating, being active, and staying well. At home, we have a routine, but the real struggle comes during vacation. For many people, myself included, vacation includes eating really good food, relaxing, and not worrying about life. Having a time to rest and recharge is needed, but it’s not a time to forget your healthy habits. Don’t worry, though; it’s easier than you think! Let me share with you 3 easy ways to stay healthy on vacation.
“What is she talking about? Essential oils? Oh geez, she must be one of THOSE. I’m outta here.” I hear you, friend. That was me a few months ago. I had several friends who used essential oils for everything under the sun, and I thought, “Sure, that works for them, but I’m not that crazy.” Well, I am officially that crazy now. 😉 Essential oils are a wonderful alternative to traditional medicine. They provide natural relief for a countless number of sicknesses and ailments, and they have made a huge difference in my health and the health of my family. Let me share with you 3 reasons I LOVE essential oils!