Struggling with weight, making a shift, gaining back energy and so much more – EDEM ep. 38 with Shanna O’Brien

Struggling with weight, making a shift, gaining back energy and so much more – EDEM ep. 38 with Shanna O’Brien

The idea of giving ourselves up when become mothers doesn’t work. It doesn't work because first we have to take care of ourselves, then we can help others. We’re only as good as how we feel inside, our energy level, our mindset. Meet Shanna O’Brien, mom of 3 who talks candidly about her struggle with losing weight, feeling unhappy, and just waiting for her days to end. She was looking on Facebook wondering why her life was such a mess when everyone else looked like they had it all together. Then she made…continue reading →
Acupuncture to restore balance and well-being for conception, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond  – EDEM ep. 37 with Annie Spindler  – EDEM ep. 37 with Annie Spindler

Acupuncture to restore balance and well-being for conception, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond – EDEM ep. 37 with Annie Spindler – EDEM ep. 37 with Annie Spindler

Sometimes we feel alone or ashamed of feelings of anger, frustration or isolation that come up. Yet, these feelings are inside all of us and natural. Just as natural as it is to have these feelings, are methods to treat them. Meditation, acupuncture, and reiki, to name a few are natural, ancient methods that can help restore balance in our body, mind, and spirit so we can feel centered and positive again. Meet Annie Grimes Spindler, a mother of two daughters, and owner of Serenity Acupuncture, where she offers a wide range of…continue reading →
Decluttering and Organizing your home, Discovering more balance in your life- EDEM ep. 22 with Gillian Perkins

Decluttering and Organizing your home, Discovering more balance in your life- EDEM ep. 22 with Gillian Perkins

Do you want to simplify and organize your life you so have more freedom and experience more relaxation? Do you want the recipe for a constantly clean house? Meet Gillian Perkins, a mother, author, and business owner who shared the struggle many moms face of how to keep our home in order and  our work + life in balance. She and her husband had to temporarily live with most of their stuff in storage before they could move into their new home. It was then she discovered how much easier and calmer her life was when she had less stuff. She developed…continue reading →
Health, wealth, love, happiness and letting our children be our greatest teachers – EDEM ep. 20 with Natalie Sager

Health, wealth, love, happiness and letting our children be our greatest teachers – EDEM ep. 20 with Natalie Sager

Health, wealth (abundance), love, and happiness. We want and deserve all of these things. We actually are all of these things at our core. We just have to dig down inside to heal ourself and let it emerge. It starts with our own health and well-being. We have to first feel healthy within our self to feel and appreciate all the abundance around us. It's an inside-out job. Meet Natalie Sager, a mother of two boys, and holistic health coach whose mission is helping mothers get control of their health and feel abundance in…continue reading →
Gaining confidence, feeding your mind and body right, and believing you deserve it all – EDEM ep. 16 with Tatiana Amico

Gaining confidence, feeding your mind and body right, and believing you deserve it all – EDEM ep. 16 with Tatiana Amico

Why is it hard to put ourself first? How do we let go of the limiting beliefs and negative self talk and gain back our confidence? How do we have it all? Meet Tatiana Amico, mom of two who has built a life and business around empowering women to go after their dreams and have it all. She says it starts with putting yourself first, especially when you are a busy mama. She overcame her own negative body image, food and exercise addiction by believing she deserved more. She took control of her…continue reading →
Getting the family together around the table, bridging what you love and what you do everyday, and overcoming postpartum depression – EDEM story with Rebecca Andexler

Getting the family together around the table, bridging what you love and what you do everyday, and overcoming postpartum depression – EDEM story with Rebecca Andexler

We want to follow our passion. To make what we love what we do everyday. But how do we do it? Meet Rebecca Andexler. Rebecca had a successful career in PR but felt like something was missing. She followed that voice and went back to school to become a chef. Today, her career is a blend of the things she loves most—her family, food, and journalism—she calls it homemakers habitat. We may not be able to start a new career right now, but we can make a little time everyday for what we love.…continue reading →
Rise a little earlier to uplift your day

Rise a little earlier to uplift your day

If you are looking for more meaning or energy or just some uninterrupted time for you, set your alarm a little earlier every morning. Even if it's just 15 minutes. Start your day in a different way. The moment the alarm goes off that is the hardest. But you do it once, then twice, and then it becomes a habit and, you won't regret it. It may not be possible every day. Sometimes you need that morning sleep, especially when you have a night of unexpected wake-ups with your little one. But just make…continue reading →
Baby Led Weaning – Fancy Name for a great way to start solids

Baby Led Weaning – Fancy Name for a great way to start solids

I first learned of Baby led weaning (BLW) two years ago at a Mom's group with Lucy. I was surprised I hadn't even heard the term before. I of course went home and googled it. Essentially, it boils down to letting babies feed themselves soft chunks of food instead of spoon-feeding them purees when they start eating around 6 months. A lot about Baby Led Weaning made sense to me. I read that babies at 6 months who can sit up and grab toys are also capable of feeding themselves. Research supports that…continue reading →
Coming up for air after my third child – making some time for me helps me feel more joy every day

Coming up for air after my third child – making some time for me helps me feel more joy every day

I must say that all of the good things I wrote about prior to my third baby in February have been challenged. Having a baby is tough, whether its your first baby, second, third or more. When I had my first, I remember saying that it is the most rewarding but also hardest thing I've ever done in my life. And with my third that remains true. It has gotten harder and that much more rewarding. Having your first baby is most challenging because everything is so new. You question everything you do…continue reading →
Clean house is a happy house – just clean a little bit more often

Clean house is a happy house – just clean a little bit more often

Someone once said when they walked into my house that it is so peaceful and calm here. That made me happy because that is the environment that I like to create at our house. I find it's easier to keep a house clean by picking up every day, after each meal and play session, then to let things go. It's certainly not always peaceful and calm and orderly with two children under three running around. But I try to create our house, our environment, as clean and peaceful as I can. It can…continue reading →