Baby Boot Camp® Blog
The Oxford dictionary defines self-care as "the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during times of stress." Self-care is a hot topic right now, especially among mothers. What's interesting is that, while this definition is relevant across the multi-year journey that is motherhood, the actual practice of self-care takes on different meanings at different stages of motherhood.
“Play is the highest form of research” - Albert Einstein
We’ve all heard this quote or one like it. We know the importance of allowing your child to play. We know how it helps their development. But what does play really mean and what does it look like in your home? Let’s break it down...
As a follower of Baby Boot Camp, you already know that exercise is good for your body and is key to maintaining a healthy, strong body pre and post baby. I’m sure you have also heard, you can bring your kids with you to Baby Boot Camp- no daycare, no finding time when your partner is home, no rushing back to the next feeding. You might know that we also have a MomStrong community available as part of your membership. If we haven’t given you enough, here are a few more WOWing reasons to joining your local Baby Boot Camp.
"Annie is the definition of Mom Strong! Over this past year I've watched Annie push and strive to grow her business! She goes above and beyond to make every mom feel welcome, wanted, and needed in class. Annie has fostered a nonjudgemental environment. This year we got to see a different side of Annie during MOLO (Mother Love Challenge), she opened up and shared some of her own struggles which was inspiring and amazing to see."
I always thought I was going to be the type of mom that went big on Halloween. Every inch of my house would be decorated, my family would have creative and elaborate costumes ready by October 1st and festive songs like Monster Mash and I Put A Spell On You would be playing throughout the season. As with many fantasies about motherhood, now that I’m actually a parent, this is far from the truth. And here is my confession, you guys: As a parent, when it comes to Halloween, I just can’t.
Summers are so short. We want to make the time we have at home with our little ones extra special and memorable. But what if we take on too much? What if our to do list is so long that we forget how to be present with our little ones? If you had to pick just 5 special adventures to take with your little ones in the few remaining summer weeks, what would they be?
By the end of MOLO, I was 24 weeks pregnant and felt better than I had in a long time. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoy working out and am physically stronger than I have ever been. It is important to me to keep up with my progress and to teach my family the importance of not just physical health, but mental health as well.