Everything about the 2nd trimester seems to be better than the 1st! All the really really hard work is done. Congrats! You’ve started and in some cases completely built those vital organs and your lil one is looking less like an alien and more like a human! Yoga in the 2nd trimester (at least for me) … More Yoga in the 2nd Trimester
As most of you know, Erika is pregnant! She is now at 37 weeks and is looking as beautiful as ever. The Neumayer family really loves themed parties, and with Erika’s pregnancy came yet another excuse to have a party! We had so much fun planning Erika’s wedding shower on Halloween (of course Halloween themed) … More Lumberjack Themed Baby Shower!
I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks and right away I thought, “I better go over all the pre-natal yoga stuff with Monika!” Basically at the beginning you can still pretty much everything but here is what you should change and keep in mind: Cut out the deep twists. Open arm twist are fine… … More Yoga in the 1st Trimester
It was a Saturday, I had graduated college a few months earlier and found a yoga studio that spoke to me in many ways. Core Power Yoga in Park Ridge had become a second home to me. I was taking my favorite Saturday morning double with my soon to me mentor and loving life, my … More Yoga Teacher Training Myths
My husband and I got married in January 2016. It was a wonderful day and easily the most beautiful day of my life so far. When we got married, we’d been dating for 8 years, living together for 4, so we knew we wanted to have children sooner rather than later. After our honeymoon, we … More Mind Your Own Lady Business: Be More Mindful about the Baby Talk
Did you wake up this morning and OMG it is Christmas this weekend! Although this year I was actually prepared and did this cute project ahead of time all it took was about 2-hours, a glass of wine and some amazon purchases! Quick Cinnamon-Honey Butter Gifts! First: order any sized mason jars depending on who … More Last Minute Sweet Treats: a Great DIY Holiday Gift!
The Young Living Deep Relief Roll-On is wonderful for sore muscles and minor aches and pains, but what about headaches? I always get headaches in front, feels like my forehead is pounding and my brain exploding. I’ve tried applying Deep Relief to my temples or right on my forehead… but doesn’t really help. The tingling of … More Deep Relief for Headaches?
Coconut oil has been all the rage for some time now…why? Because its freaking awesome and has tons of benefits. One of the many things that I love to do with coconut oil, especially in the winter months, is use it on my hair. You can use any type of coconut oil for this. As … More Latest Love: Coconut Oil (as hair conditioner)
The nurses, midwives and my friends with kids all said that the 1st trimester of pregnancy is the toughest… and they were not kidding. Those 1st 13ish weeks are such a roller coaster. Between the secrecy and the fear to the exhaustion and the nausea… I’m beyond grateful I had a support system to lean … More An Entreprenuer’s 1st Trimester = Intense Roller Coaster of Emotions
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. It is based around family, gratitude, kindness, food, and wine! (I freakin’ love all of those things). It is a time where people are able to take a second to slow down in life in order to share their gratitude, kindness, and love to what is really in front … More The Gift of Kindness