All mamas deserve these goodies in their stockings this festive season!
As I live in a tiny space in New York City, I've tried to keep the baby gear to a minimum. For both space and budget sake. Although, I can safely say my mini-me to-be has a wardrobe to rival my own! This guid to living with less and enjoying your brand-new life with baby is a must for moms and mums trying to navigate an overloaded world of the unnecessary.
Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy with Emily Spurling
I've continued to downward dog during my pregnancy. Doing both a regular ashtanga practice and pre-natal yoga classes has been a wonderful way to prepare for childbirth and stay zen during all the trimesters. Now that I'm on the home stretch, having a yoga DVD to engage with at home (especially when it's snowing outside!) is my new-mum mantra. I love Emily's calm manner of instruction and poses that are designed for a speedy birth.
Emily also hosts retreats - you can purchase her DVD and learn more about her at Karma Being
I avoided these for the longest time, until I was gifted on at my baby shower. After an hour long rub down at Exhale Spa in Manhattan, I now can't wait to go back. While I consider myself blessed that I haven't suffered any pregnancy aches and pains, it was still so soothing and relaxing to lay down and be pampered.
Hanako Therapies Pregnancy Blend is something I spritz on every day. It's uplifting, soothing and calming all at once. As well as calming the heart and setting you on a path of relaxation - moods which have a trickle down effect on your baby - it smells just wonderful and is made from all-natural ingredients in Australia.