This cake is THE BEST THING I HAVE BAKED IN A LONG TIME! I say that in all caps because I have been on a many year stretch of not having a successful baking experience. I have burnt many muffins, had many banana breads not cooked all the way threw, and been very disappointed with overall taste of anything I’ve baked. BUT THIS!! This was exceptional and is my new favourite cake to bake and to eat!! The best part is…it’s SO EASY! Enjoy!
I am so excited to offer my first Online Mom & Baby Yoga series to all the mamas with babes under 1 years old! There will likely be crying, definitely a poopy diaper, but most importantly it will put a smile on your face.
So if you are 6 weeks or more postpartum and have gotten the approval to exercise from your doctor, please join me from your home on Thursdays at 1:30-2pm MST. I will be hosting a 3 week series April 16, 23 and 30. Class will be focused of regaining pelvic floor and abdominal awareness and strength, relaxing shoulder muscles from all that baby carrying, as well as just moving the body to feel good!
We are busy. We constantly need to check off our to-do lists and then fill our plates with more plans, more goals, and more busy-ness.
What if we paused for just a moment?
Right now our world is in a state of emergency with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is overwhelming the despair I feel for those directly impacted with the loss and sickness of their loved ones. It is overwhelming the anxiety I feel for the safety of my own friends and family. It is overwhelming to see the daily news updates get worse each day.
So to deal with the sadness, the anxiety and the overwhelming feeling of constant bad news, everyone is keeping busy. Myself included. We are cleaning our houses, going on extra long walks, doing crafts, making new recipes, working from home, doing puzzles, coming up with new games for our children, doing online exercise classes, and getting to those tasks we have put aside for too long. And these are all very wonderful things to be doing!
But my question for myself, and for everyone, is: how often do we have the opportunity to do nothing? How often do we have a moment to NOT be busy?
Yesterday, I taught this slow flow Live streamed through Yoga Nova Studio but unfortunately supplied the incorrect link to many of my friends so they could not join the class. I realized the error minutes before class so I recorded it on my phone to share with those who had wanted to yoga with me.
As much as I’m sure many of you are going stir-crazy being stuck at home, I am so inspired and impressed with how the majority of people are taking social-distancing and self-quarantining seriously. While we may be apart, by staying home we are working together on something so much bigger than ourselves. We have decided to sacrifice our traveling and our socializing for the greater good; to keep one another safe and healthy.
I found quick and honest articles like these extremely helpful when I was trying to navigate this insane baby product industry. Every baby and their needs are unique, but this is what worked best for us in the first crazy 6 months of Langley’s life. Continue reading →
I am a people pleaser. I have been people pleasing my entire life. So much so that I used to deprive myself of my own happiness at the cost of making others happy. I used to beat myself up over conversations, over analyzing my choices and their responses, and wondering how I could have been better so they would like me more. I used to stay awake for HOURS replaying interactions with others and how I could have made the situation better.
We are so excited to announce that our little babe has arrived!! We welcomed a baby girl into this world Saturday, May 18th, 3:05am weighing 6lbs 1oz. Since we didn’t know if we were having a boy or girl, we had a few names ready, but when we finally met her face to face we knew she was a Langley May Kurceba. If you’re interested in what happens when you have a baby, here is Langley’s birth story.
…how about it also takes a village to support a woman growing a child?
I have been fortunate to receive so much support and education since publicly announcing my deteriorating mental health in first trimester. I now realize that had I sought help earlier, I likely would have felt much more “normal” about what I was going through and a lot less guilty/feeling down about my symptoms and emotions. Here are the people and activities that allowed me to truly enjoy the remainder of my pregnancy and helped inspire confidence and empowerment for my body and birth.