August Favorites

Hi Beauties!

Can you believe we're wrapping up another month? I hardly can. I'm savoring these final days of summer and hope you are too. :)

The end of the month means another edition of my monthly favorites.

Here's what I 've been loving this month...

1. Palisade Peaches
Although I miss the abundance of fresh produce in California - [...]

Link Love: what I’ve been reading…

Hi Beauties!

I hope you had a good weekend. For your reading pleasure here are a few links to interesting articles from around the web...

The more I learn about gut health the more amazed I am. Check out these 5 surprising ways your gut health affects your weight, mood and stress. (

A helpful guide to nut [...]

By |August 24th, 2015|Categories: Finding Balance|5 Comments

It’s almost baby time!

Hi Beauties,

Well, it's about that time!

My due date is right around the corner so I'm prepping to take a little bit of time off to figure how in the world to manage two kids. :)

Though I'll be cutting back on my work schedule for a few months the blog will stay alive! I have posts lined [...]

By |August 19th, 2015|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , |30 Comments

Body Image and Pregnancy

Even though gaining weight is a natural part of pregnancy, that doesn't mean it's always easy.

What IS easy is being misled by photos of beautiful women modeling maternity clothes or celebrities who seem to expand only in the belly.

The truth is, pregnancy weight gain looks different for everyone. 

Some gain a lot, some gain a little, some feel [...]

Not So Skinny Jeans: how going up a size helped my self-confidence

Hi Beauties!

I'm sure excited to introduce you to our guest blogger today, Stephanie Wilson.

Stephanie and I connected through our passion for writing, blogging and inspiring women through keeping it real online in a world that often feels curated and "perfect."

Stephanie is a very talented writer and has much wisdom to share. Her message in this [...]

By |August 12th, 2015|Categories: Finding Balance|8 Comments

Prenatal Pilates Series: Stretching & Stress Relief

Hi Beauties!

I hope you've been enjoying this free series. It's been fun for me to connect with you on the journey of pregnancy and to share the ups and downs of this season in such a safe, supportive community.

We're wrapping up the Prenatal Pilates Series today with a video dedicated to stretching & stress relief. [...]

By |August 10th, 2015|Categories: Finding Balance, Motherhood Mondays|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Online Pilates Workouts

Hi Beauties,

It's been awhile since I shared much about The Balanced Life Sisterhood so I figured it might be a good time to pop in and remind you of this unique component of The Balanced Life.

The Sisterhood is the membership side of this blog. It's for those of you who want MORE full-length online Pilates workouts along [...]

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Finding Balance|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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Prenatal Pilates Series: Lower Body Strength

Good morning and welcome back to the Prenatal Pilates Series!

This is a FREE 5 week series I'm running to help you stay healthy, fit & strong throughout your 9 months.

You can easily catch up on past workouts by following these links:

Prenatal Core Strength

Upper Body Strength & Toning

Prenatal Booty Lift

And be sure to click here to receive [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Finding Balance, Motherhood Mondays|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

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July Favorites

Believe it or not, the end of July is upon us. Since August is "baby month" for me this is both extremely exciting and a tad bit frightening. I'm so excited but have much to do before this little one arrives. It will all get done somehow right? I'm choosing to believe it will. :)

In [...]

By |July 29th, 2015|Categories: Finding Balance|1 Comment

Prenatal Pilates Series: Booty Lift

Hi Beauties,

As a reminder, for the next few weeks Mondays here on The Balanced Life will be dedicated to all things pregnancy.

I'm leading us through a 5 week prenatal Pilates series so if you're just joining us be sure to check out this prenatal ab workout and this upper body strength & toning workout.

Today is [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Categories: Finding Balance, Motherhood Mondays|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments