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Fuel Your Post Pregnancy Recovery with Now For Mothers

Now For Mothers

Upon giving birth, three major things happen; our bodies enter recovery mode, we begin to produce colostrum/breast milk and our personal needs plummet to the bottom of the list following far behind the needs of our brand new bundle of joy.

I recall in the first couple of months with Little S, I had to choose between eating breakfast or getting the much-needed sleep I had missed; of course, I chose sleep!

NOW FOR MOTHERS

Because of this lack of time, energy and self-prioritization that all new moms experience, I was happy to learn of Now For Mothers Healing Mix. This organic wellness supplement is designed specifically for postnatal women to help maximize their energy throughout the day, promote lactation and provide much-needed nourishment during the recovery period.

NOW FOR MOTHERS Healing Mix® provides mothers with sustained energy by naturally stimulating overall wellness without energy crashes. It is the perfect solution for mothers who are looking for a healthy way to boost their energy after a sleepless night. In fact, the satiation factor is so high that it proves to be a healthy meal replacement aid when juggling time becomes difficult.

Each serving of Now For Mothers Healing Mix is densely packed with nutrition and contains an excellent source of:

  • Omega 3
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Boron
  • CLA
  • Vitamins A, C, D, and E

NOT JUST FOR POST PREGNANCY

Once a mother, always a mother; though I left the post pregnancy stage quite a few years ago, my hectic schedule still puts high demands on my time. I admit that there are times that I skip a meal here and there (especially breakfast) only to crash later and fill the void with meaningless calories.

This begins a vicious cycle of highs and lows with the result being improper nutrition and a general feeling of exhaustion. That is why I was so eager to try out Now For Mothers Healing Mix because it is my belief that all moms, new or seasoned can benefit from this convenient supplement.

I came up with a tasty morning recipe (displayed below) that includes this healing mix and I must say that I am enjoying the benefits. I have noticed a longer period of satiation throughout the morning and I’m not experiencing the ‘fight or flight’ crash around lunchtime.

I also love the fact that it does not contain colourings, additives, preservatives or flavours. This makes it safe for moms and their babies during breastfeeding. Check out the full list of ingredients; you won’t find anything that doesn’t belong:

  • Organic Flax
  • Organic Oats
  • Organic Almonds
  • Organic Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Organic Wheat Flour
  • Natural Butter
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Organic Pistachios
  • Natural Brown Sugar
  • Raisins
  • Organic Pine Nuts
  • Melon Seeds

BENEFITS & FAQ’S

I could go on and on about Now For Mothers Healing Mix, but alas I have to end somewhere so I recommend you check out nowformothers.com for more detailed benefits and answers to frequently asked questions.

NOW FOR MOTHERS POST PREGNANCY RECOVERY CEREAL

Now For Mothers

Now For Mothers can be taken on its own and it’s tasty enough that you’ll be able to do so. For an even more nutrient-packed breakfast, I have created this delicious recipe. Tip: prepare a double or triple batch of quinoa ahead of time to make this morning routine even easier.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup organic quinoa
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 scoop Now For Mothers Healing Mix
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

Directions:

  1. Prepare quinoa as package directs
  2. Add blueberries, pumpkin seeds and Now For Mothers Healing Mix
  3. Top with Almond Milk
  4. Enjoy!

Nutritional Info

Calories: 415, Protein: 13g, Iron: 38% of your daily requirement, Potassium: 305mg, Calcium: 40% of your daily requirement, many more vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.

This post was generously sponsored by Now for Mothers Food Corp., but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit http://www.nowformothers.com/.

City Mom

Will You Be Working on That This Weekend?

“No!  I will be spending time with my family;  my amazing little girl, whom I only see 3.5 hours a day, and my husband,  with whom I get about half that amount of quality time.”  This was my desired response when asked this question from a colleague at work.  My actual response was a simple “No, I won’t be.” 
This question left me buzzing, antsy fingers and all, with the only possible remedy coming in the form of a good workout on the keyboard.  I wanted, and needed, to dig into this. 

Can a parent be successful and at the top of his/her game in all facets of life?

Let’s look at the main aspects of a typical person’s life:

  1. Family (children, partner)
  2. Extended Family (parents, siblings etc.)
  3. Career (hours at the office, overtime, networking etc.)
  4. Social
  5. Health & Wellness (exercise, nutrition, personal hygiene, hobbies)
  6. Sleep

This list is not presented in any particular order but the items do jump out at me as the six main components of one’s life.  Is it possible to perform the best you possibly can in all six areas or is it inevitable that one or more will suffer?  Do we need to dilute our performance, spreading out our energy and focus or can we achieve top results in all areas?

Am I expected to work on a project over the weekend?  Will I get ahead faster? Will my career suffer if I choose not to?  I don’t think you have to be a rocket scientist to know the answer to these questions is a big bold Yes!  So where to hone in?  This is obviously a choice made on a very individual level and personally my family comes first…but what area of my life is losing out because of that?

The words ‘balance’, ‘prioritization’ and ‘time-management’ seem to be key in answering these questions but first we need to find time, energy and focus to explore those areas to put our skills to the best possible use; and all this is making me dizzy.

What are your thoughts?  How are you finding harmony in your life?  Share your tips, ideas and thoughts and have a relaxing weekend!

Photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net photographed by Stefano Valle.

City Mom

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