10 Things to Help Moms-To-Be Keep Their Resolutions and Win at Life
At the start of a new year, it’s easy to lay out well-intentioned resolutions. But a couple months (or weeks) in, they start to feel harder to keep. As a mom-to-be, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Do you deserve a little slack? Absolutely. But you also deserve to accomplish whatever goals you set out for yourself. Don’t worry—we’ve got your back! Here are 10 things we’re loving right now that’ll make those resolutions feel a little less daunting and help keep you on track for a healthy, happy year ahead.
Want to stay fit from the comfort of home, using workouts designed with mama in mind? Achieve your fit pregnancy goals with these prenatal workout videos from Nourish Move Love. From low impact cardio and strength training to bump barre and yoga, there’s a workout for every pregnancy and trimester.
Watch it: NourishMoveLove.com
Did you know the biggest factor in baby’s emotional, social and cognitive development is the health of the parents? Especially when there’s a newborn (or pregnancy hormones) in the mix, it can be hard to stay emotionally connected to your partner through this big life transition. That’s where Lasting, the nation’s #1 relationship counseling app, can help. It empowers couples who feel stuck to move forward, together. Their program distills decades of research into daily 5-minute sessions, eliminating the time, cost and stigma associated with marriage counseling. Here’s to your healthiest relationship year ever!
Download it: GetLasting.com
Want an easy way to save money and stay healthy this year? Packing a lunch every day is a great way to make sure you’re sticking to a healthy meal plan and your budget. The Porter Bowl is a premium ceramic lunch bowl featuring a protective silicone wrap, rigid plastic lid and snap-tight silicone strap. It’s perfect for transporting your salad, grain bowl or leftovers wherever life may take you.
Buy it: $40, WandPDesign.com
If you’re resolved to stay active this year, you know that can be tough to do with a growing or postpartum belly. Bao Bei’s Maternity Sculpt & Support Leggings are like a sports bra for your stomach. Developed by a physical therapist, this anti-pilling performance wear offers cooling-tech fabric, four-way stretch fabric for comfort and a customized fit designed for extra core stability.
Buy it: $108, BaoBeiMaternity.com
Feeling inspired by Marie Kondo and resolved to be a little more organized this year? The Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home provides a step-by-step guide to taking charge of your home’s wellness with a comprehensive, all-natural cleaning system. The simple, room-by-room plan outlined in Becky Rapinchuk’s book gives mamas tips and tools to create cleaner, safer homes, resulting in healthier families.
Buy it: $18, CleanMama.net
Planning to hit the gym this year? Get it, girl! But picking up that set of dumbells or going for a swim can be hard to do with a wedding band. Plus, during pregnancy it’s normal to experience some swelling, meaning your wedding band doesn’t fit quite like it used to. The Enso medical-grade silicone ring is both stain- and sticky-resistant but thin and comfortable for everyday use. With these bands, you can demonstrate your commitment (to both your resolutions and your partner) without worry.
Buy it: Starting at $12, EnsoRings.com
Did you resolve to get more ZZZs this year? It’s hard to get restful sleep when you’re pregnant, and even harder once baby is here. New parents get four hours and 44 minutes of sleep in an average night during the first year of baby’s life. But a good night of rest goes a long way to helping you be your best self. This sound machine, night light and time-to-rise indicator in one modern device allows you to customize and personalize bedtime for your family, all from your phone. The white noise does wonders for lulling both moms-to-be and new babies to sleep.
Buy it: $60, HatchBaby.com
Lots of moms-to-be are eager to incorporate more organic, healthy products into their everyday life, but with the slew of products out there, finding the best stuff can feel overwhelming. BumpBoxes are curated monthly deliveries of healthy pregnancy, mom and baby products for every stage of your pregnancy, tailored to your due date. The goodies simply land on your doorstep—how easy is that?
Buy it: Starting at $40, BumpBoxes.com
Maybe this is the year you’ve decided to make your skin a priority—after all, it’s your biggest organ! And pregnancy can sure take a toll on it. Earth Mama’s mineral sunscreen lotion contains no chemical sunscreens, no artificial fragrance and non-nano zinc. Clinically tested for irritation to protect your sensitive pregnancy skin, it’s also infused with moisturizing, reparative organic argan oil.
Buy it: $15, EarthMamaOrganics.com
Your camera roll is full of special memories, but this year, you want to actually remember it all. It’s so easy to let time fly without taking a second to pause, reflect and record precious moments with your little one. Let this year be the year you commit to memory-making with a Memory Book from Lucy Darling. The modern baby book gives you a simple, beautiful way to document all the darling moments of baby’s first year (without spending hours on it!).
Buy it: $35, LucyDarling.com
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Published January 2019
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