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

June 22, 2015 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments
16 Minute At-Home Workout to get back into pre-pregnancy shape

(Note: This post was originally published in January 2013 and has now been updated.)
A couple of summers ago, I attended some workout classes in my home town of Stony Plain, Alberta called “Workout in the …

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (An Aussie Bites Knockoff Recipe)

June 19, 2015 – 7:00 am | One Comment
Aussie Bites knockoff recipe. This one's in cookie form - yum! Whole wheat flour, oats, coconut, dried apricots, flaxseed, butter, egg, vanilla, & brown sugar.

Have you ever tried those “Aussie Bites” from Costco? SO addicting. They’re like little mini cakelets (that’s a word in my books) filled with all sorts of flavourful ingredients like oats, coconut and dried fruit. …

Easy Mommy Snack Ideas

May 11, 2015 – 10:00 am |
Easy, High Fiber Snack Ideas

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. As always, all of the opinions here are solely my own.
Mommies need snacks too! Sometimes we’re doling out snacks so often to our kids, that we forget to give …

Make Green (or Not Green) Smoothie Packs for Easy Snacks (Video)

April 20, 2015 – 8:00 am | One Comment
How to make pre-frozen smoothie packs for easy snacks + a good green smoothie recipe!

It took me until last week to finally try a “green” smoothie, and I was pleasantly surprised. I blended a frozen cube of spinach together with some yogurt, peaches, strawberries, bananas and orange juice, and …

Whole Wheat Biscuits + How I Substitute Whole Wheat Flour for White Flour

April 10, 2015 – 8:00 am |
How to substitute whole wheat flour for white flour + a whole wheat biscuit recipe

As part of eating healthier and adding more whole grains and whole wheat flours to my diet , I have been doing a lot of baking with whole wheat flour. I’ve found lots of great recipes that …

Postpartum Fitness Tips from a Girl Who Hates to Exercise

March 11, 2015 – 8:00 am | 16 Comments
Postpartum Fitness Tips from a Girl Who Hates to Exercise

Hate is a strong word and I really try to avoid it, but I’m going to be honest here: I HATE EXERCISING. I really, really don’t like it at all. My husband asked me the …

Meal Planning Monday: Week One – Simple, Real Family Dinners

April 29, 2013 – 8:00 am | 10 Comments
Meal Planning Monday: Week One from The DIY Mommy. Cheese Ravioli with Five Ingredient Brown Butter Tomato Sauce, Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken, FIve Spice Ginger Beef, Skillet Rosemary Chicken, Easy Shepherd's Pie, Pork Chops with Pineapple Fried Rice

I’m trying to be a healthier mommy. I’m taking baby steps, and the baby step I took this past month was to focus on healthy eating.
I’m not a raw foods and tofu kind of girl, …

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 | 3 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 …

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 …