Pregnant at the Barre?

Monday, February 20, 2017 By Jessica Tomes

“Keeping active during pregnancy has a myriad of benefits for both mom and baby,” says Deanna Cordo, owner of YogaBarre Wellness and mother of two. Mom may experience an easier labor and delivery, more energy, fewer of the typical pregnancy aches and pains, better immunity, and a better bounce-back postpartum. Potential benefits for baby include a healthier heart and brain, as well as a tendency toward a healthier lifestyle and even (future) athleticism. Who would have thought, right? But it makes sense when you really think about it. We, as parents, have an opportunity to role model so many of…


Mama Gone Fab | Week Ten: “Mama’s Hardcore” Workout

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 By Lanie Towsley
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Hey Mommas! Thanks for joining us for week 10 of the “Mama Gone Fab” series with my girl, Hilary Hall! With only three weeks left of the series, we thought it was time to focus on an area that is SO important — especially when you’re a mommy doing a lot of heavy lifting. (Both physically and mentally!) So here’s our “HardCORE” workout! We hit the pavement again for this one because who doesn’t love a little sunshine? And we wanted to show you how these exercises can be easily incorporated into almost any part of your day. Hope you…


Mama Gone Fab | Week Nine: “Mama Be Strollin'” Workout

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 By Lanie Towsley
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Hey mommas! WOW, can you believe we are in the final phase of the “Momma Gone Fab” workout series?! I sure hope you’ve been loving it as much as I have! For the final four weeks we are heading outside for some sunshine and fresh air! Over the next four weeks we are going to kick our daily walks into high-gear with exercises using both body weight and baby-as-weight as well as a couple of HIIT routines. So grab a friend, your stroller, and let’s hit the pavement! Oh, and baby, of course! ? We really enjoyed this lower body…


Mama Gone Fab | Week Eight: “HIIT It Mama” Workout

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 By Lanie Towsley
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It’s Workout Wednesday and we’re back with Hilary from Hilary Hall Fitness for our weekly Mama Gone Fab workout videos. We’ve been enjoying all of the strength training exercises each week because #strongisbeautiful but it’s important to incorporate some heart-pumping cardio too! Week 8 is all about HIIT-ing it hard, mommas! High-Intensity-Interval-Training is awesome because it can be short, burst workouts that are TORCHING calories! The great thing about this workout is that you can do it ANYWHERE (heck, a grocery store aisle is ideal!) and it doesn’t require any props. So, lace up those sneaks and get ready to sweat! WARNING: you may receive strange looks if you…


Mama Gone Fab | Week Seven: “Better Make It Quick” Workout

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 By Lanie Towsley
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It’s Workout Wednesday and we’re back with Hilary from Hilary Hall Fitness for our weekly Mama Gone Fab workout videos. Only a few more weeks left until our 12 week series is over. 🙁 I’m a pretty bummed with that, but I’m happy to know that we have these great workouts to watch, follow along and cycle through each week as we all try to get fit and healthy. Today, Hilary from Hilary Hall Fitness has got a “Better Make It Quick” Workout for us. We all know that it can be tough to fit in a workout during our days. These quick exercises will really get your…


Mama Gone Fab | Week Six: Tub-Side Workout

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 By Lanie Towsley
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Can you believe that we are halfway through our 12-week workout series? I hope all of you have been enjoying these workouts that Hilary from Hilary Hall Fitness has put together for all of us. I know that I’m getting a great workout with all of these options so I hope you are loving them too! Today, Hilary and I have come up with a great workout that you can do by the tub when your kiddos are busy with bath time. WARNING: Do not do these workouts with your newborn. Do this when your children are older so that they are safe,…


Mama Gone Fab | Week Five: Crib-Side Workout

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 By Lanie Towsley
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It’s Workout Wednesday and we’re back with our weekly Mama Gone Fab workout videos for you. We hope you’ve been enjoying them so far! Today, Hilary from Hilary Hall Fitness has put together an amazing workout that you can do in your little one’s room by his/her crib. Watch the video below to follow along. Exercise 1: “Sissy Squats Peek-a-Boo” (15 seconds) Exercise 2: “Push-Up Clapper” (15 seconds) Exercise 3: “Playtime Plié” (15 seconds) Exercise 4: Tummy Toners (15 seconds) Do these exercises for five more rounds for a total of five sets for a full 5-minute workout. Thanks again for watching. Did you enjoy this workout? Let us know what you think in…


Pregnancy Bites: Taking the Mystery out of “Eating for Two”

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

I am not a registered nutritionist, nor am I a highly trained chef. I have a few recipes (mostly basic items) in my repertoire, that I tend to repeat over and over — much to my family’s dismay. The first time I ever cooked dinner for my husband — whole wheat pasta with fresh spinach, tomatoes, basil, and garlic sautéed in olive oil — he looked at me like I was crazy and asked, “where’s the meat?” It’s safe to safe he and my toddlers share a similar palette when it comes to food. Married for almost five years now,…


How to Recognize and Treat Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

Monday, May 16, 2016 By Quinn Kelly

While society seems to do a phenomenal job of congratulating and celebrating the joys of pregnancy with expectant mothers, it seems to unintentionally lack in preparing them for the roller coaster of emotions that can follow after the birth of their precious babies. And for new moms who have spent their entire pregnancies anticipating the arrival of their little ones, it can be quite surprising, and shame-inducing to feel sadness or anxiety after coming home from the hospital. It’s supposed to be the happiest time in their lives, but they don’t feel happy. And that reality in and of itself…


We Heart Calm-A-Mama

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

The Story Behind the Drops Hannah Garrison says she created Calm-A-Mama out of her own necessity during her first pregnancy. She suffered from anxiety, but couldn’t really take anything to safely treat her symptoms. She quickly realized other women would also need Calm-A-Mama. She wanted to create a product that would be safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. So she did! As a seasoned entrepreneur — and an accredited coach and business consultant — Hannah has spent the past decade working with moms and studying all things stress-reduction. She believes our society is very stressed out; especially about pregnancy…