Hike Like a Local

Hike Like a Local

Hiking can be pure bliss. It’s a way to feel totally tuned into nature, feel like a badass, and just overall ground and return to a sense of peace. If you’re wondering about how to take care of the place you’re treading through, or just some trail...
Date Night Ideas in Southwest Montana

Date Night Ideas in Southwest Montana

We all know date nights are an important way to step away from day to day and really feel connected to our partners. When Bella was young we would go through periods of regular date nights, and then sometimes 6 months would go by without one. And often enough things...
Are All Kids Introverted?

Are All Kids Introverted?

My daughter came into the world highly sensitive and very introverted. I myself tend to be much more extroverted. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always love large groups or loud noises. Definitely not chaos. But I do get a lot of energy by being around other...
Camping with Kiddos

Camping with Kiddos

Our family loves camping! I grew up camping, so did Dave. And sometimes it feels like we’re some of the only family tent campers left. In this Montana Parent article, I share all my best camping with your kiddos tips & tricks! Click here to read this article...
Teach Your Toddler to Ski

Teach Your Toddler to Ski

Enjoy one of my first Montana Parent articles! I have to admit I learned most of this while watching my husband, Dave, with our daughter Bella. She has been on skis since 10 months old. He is a second generation ski patroller (and was first on skis at 11 months old)...
Postpartum Affirmations

Postpartum Affirmations

Postpartum can feel really isolating, joyful and overwhelming. Or at least it did for me. And I found that some simple affirmations helped. A lot. I wrote down some that I’ve used most over the years, in my personal experience, and through all the postpartum and...
Building a Postpartum Plan

Building a Postpartum Plan

If there was ever a plan to have, it is a Postpartum plan. A plan you can just pull out + put to use without thinking about it.  A lot of times in our culture, we place so much emphasis on pregnancy. We throw baby showers + love to see the bump pictures. We spend...
Matrescence, Welcome to New Motherhood

Matrescence, Welcome to New Motherhood

aaToday we want to share with you a word we wish every expecting couple to have in their vocabulary: Matrescence. Think Adolescence, but for mothers. Matrescence is the time period of adjusting to life as a new mother. It’s similar to adolescence in that everything...
The Hands on Support Every Pregnant Woman Loves

The Hands on Support Every Pregnant Woman Loves

Since starting to teach prenatal yoga, I’ve realized how different every mama’s experience can be. We’re all so unique and our needs vary not only week to week, but day to day, hour to hour. That being said… There are 3 poses, and ways to...
Delicious Vegan Lactation Cookie Recipe

Delicious Vegan Lactation Cookie Recipe

Lactation cookies were no joke one of my favorite parts of breastfeeding. you mean I get to nourish my baby while nourishing my body with cookies?? Yes, please! These cookies aren’t going to drastically enhance your milk supply. Which is good, because...
Affirmations for Pregnancy

Affirmations for Pregnancy

Affirmation: “emotional support or encouragement.” Something you repeat over and over to yourself while looking in the mirror. A phrase you say at the start of every day to create the life you want. Something they talk a lot about in that book called the...
Birth & Labor Mantras

Birth & Labor Mantras

Where do you turn when you need to tap into the most powerful parts of yourself? Today in the prenatal yoga class I was teaching, we were blessed with 3 full term mamas. 40 weeks, 41 weeks, & soon to be 40 weeks! It was magical & always such an honor. I...
Why Horses are So Healing

Why Horses are So Healing

Did you grow up dreaming of horses? Theit whimsical way of making us feel like the world was magic? I spent a lot of my childhood around horses. I knew there was something special from them, at an early age. They teach us a lot about ourselves and a lot about how...
Top 5 Yoga Tips for New Moms

Top 5 Yoga Tips for New Moms

Coming back to your yoga practice after having a baby is quite the journey. What isn’t, am I right? After teaching Babes & Babies (my version of Mommy & Me/postnatal yoga) for almost a year now, I’ve seen just how different the journey is for every...
My Birth Story

My Birth Story

It’s taken me a year to feel confident and happy in sharing my birth story. And what better way to celebrate our sweet girl’s 1st birthday and my first birth day celebration than to share our story? There is so much power in sharing these stories. So much....