Ten Things I Learned During My First Week As Mommy.

I’ve been MIA lately. But for a good reason! My little princess decided to make her arrival about two weeks early (two short days after my college graduation!). It’s been a busy week with adjusting, learning, cuddling and experiencing everything new. Since today marks the end of my first week as a mommy, I thought I’d call out the biggest things that I learned!

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Protein Powder.

Free Spirit Babe // Protein Drinks

Although I’m not a complete vegetarian, I don’t really eat a lot of meat. Personally, I don’t have much of a taste for it unless it becomes a temporary craving. Because of this, my doctor recently suggested to me that I fit in a protein drink daily since contrary to American norms, I’m actually not consuming as much protein as I probably should (did you know most Americans consume over double the amount of daily recommended protein?). This may also stem from the fact that my biggest source of protein comes from Greek yogurt, since most of my favorite foods are lacking in that specific area.  Continue reading

The Other Piece of Happiness.

I love crafting and art, which is something I talk about a lot in my posts. I do have another really important aspect in my life, though: health and fitness. I believe in order to be happy, you need a good mind-body balance which is something I’ve brought up before. We can nourish and tend to our minds as much as we please, but we also need to take care of ourselves physically to maintain energy, reduce stress and tension, and to live a healthy life. Continue reading