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Sew Super Absorbent Nursing Pads

February 3, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
How to sew super absorbent DIY nursing pads that actually work! There's a special fabric inner layer.

With Baby Three coming in three weeks (or less?!), I’m in full prep mode. I still have a relatively long list of things I’d love to make for her, but I’m at least trying to …

DIY Floral Nails (+ Win Some Jamberry Nail Wraps – Giveaway Ends 01/25)

January 6, 2014 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments
Jamberry Nails

Now that the Christmas season is over, I’m ready for two things:

Baby Three to come (she’s due February 25th)
Spring

As pretty as the knee-deep snow is here, I’m already tired of the -30 C weather and …

A Handmade Christmas: More DIY Gifts for Women

November 13, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
9 More Favourite DIY Christmas Gifts for Women - The DIY Mommy

Are you joining me in A Handmade Christmas this year? I’m so excited to finally be done my crazy-busy last couple of weeks (due to WeeStock) and ready to get crafting for my family and …

How to Add Body to Long, Fine Hair (+ My Favourite Salon… With Childcare!)

July 17, 2013 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
How To Add Body to Long, Fine Hair - The DIY Mommy

I have a horrible, horrible confession to make. As much as I love fashion and beauty, I haven’t been to a hair salon in 20 months. 20 months! That wasn’t a typo.
Between chasing around two …

9 Favourite Easy Updos for Moms

April 12, 2013 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
9 Favourite DIY Easy Updos for Mom Hair

As a busy mom on the go, I find myself stuck completely in a hair style rut.
My hair’s either down, long and straightened, or I flip it up in a silly ponytail-loop concoction.
Here are some …

Healthy Mommy Challenge: 3 Month Check-In (I’m losing it… and I don’t mean the weight.)

April 1, 2013 – 7:47 pm | 10 Comments
The DIY Mommy needs help

Cue the violins.
In January, I committed to a Healthy Mommy Challenge for myself. My goal was to have 30 minutes of cardio activity each day, 3 days a week of strength training, and eat healthy …

9 Favourite Free Healthy Mommy Apps for Body, Mind & Spirit

January 25, 2013 – 10:35 pm | 2 Comments
9 Fave Free Healthy Mommy Apps for Body, Mind & Spirit by The DIY Mommy - my personal favourites that I use almost every day!

On the first week of January this year, I started a “Healthy Mommy Challenge” striving to increase the amount of physical activity I get in a week. I also wanted to lower my intake of …

A 16 Minute At-Home Workout to Get Back to Pre-Preganancy Shape

January 18, 2013 – 8:00 am |
16 Minute At-Home Workout to get back into pre-pregnancy shape

This past summer, I attended some workout classes in my home town of Stony Plain, Alberta called “Workout in the Park”. They were absolutely fantastic because they were held outside near a park where my …

HITTING THE SPOT – The Post Baby Bulge: 3 Facts You Need to Know

January 11, 2013 – 8:00 am |
These are awesome! 3 facts you need to know about postpartum fitness and 5 exercises for new moms for post baby buldge.

As part of my Healthy Mommy Challenge, I turned to one of the strongest, most inspirational women of fitness that I know: Andrea Page of FITMOM. Andrea is an expert at post-partum fitness, and she’s …

Healthy Mommy Challenge: How a crafty mama who hates exercise will get healthy this year

January 4, 2013 – 2:01 pm | 6 Comments
The DIY Mommy Healthy Mommy Challenge

I’m not going to lie to you. I hate exercise.
I was the kid in 6th grade gym class that was picked last on the team.
I was the girl on the elementary softball team that was …