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25 06, 2019

Why you need to drink more water + how much you need each day

2019-06-25T11:44:46+02:00

It's healthy to drink water, we all know that right? But do you really know what's the reason behind that? Do you know what the benefits are? And do you know how much water YOU need? I am often not thirsty and 'forget' to drink. I rather drink the amount of water my body needs in coffee than in water... and I know I'm not the only one out here. After completing my water challenge last week, I can now feel the benefits of staying hydrated and I would love to tell you about the most important things I've learned from this challenge! Why does your body needs water? Water helps to dissolve minerals and nutrients, making them more accessible to the body. It also helps to remove waste [...]

Why you need to drink more water + how much you need each day2019-06-25T11:44:46+02:00
4 06, 2019

A free gift for you!

2019-06-04T12:55:01+02:00

As you probably know, I LOVE quotes. I've created great posters for you with 7 of my favorite quotes to print and use in your house. Yes! I love to download these posters!

A free gift for you!2019-06-04T12:55:01+02:00
28 05, 2019

One Thing All People Do

2019-05-28T15:52:31+02:00

We talk a lot about how we're being affected by (social) media and how we compare ourselves to others. But how about the way we compare ourselves to OURSELVES! What will happen then?You hear it all the time, the comparison of moms, especially the battle of the working moms versus the stay-at-home moms. Why do we want to compare ourselves to others or judge other people? I guess it's that people search for validation if they've made the right decision in life, but why must they do so at the expense of others?Just stop comparing yourself to others!The comparison adds no value in your life and it's a discussion or war that shouldn't be won. We're all different and in a different situation and there's no right or wrong so [...]

One Thing All People Do2019-05-28T15:52:31+02:00
21 05, 2019

How to Stop Nausea during Pregnancy

2019-05-21T11:54:05+02:00

When I was pregnant for the first time I only felt sick in the early morning. In my second pregnancy, the morning sickness was much worse. I felt nauseous for hours, my toddler didn't' slept well at that time, and as I midwife I had to work shifts. The first 3 months were a challenge and I used a lot of tips I gave my pregnant patients. In this post I'll explain the differences between morning sickness, all-day sickness hyperemesis gravidarum and I'll give you my 6 best tips to beat (morning) sickness and nausea during pregnancy. This post contains affiliate links, for more info please read my disclosure.What is morning sickness, all-day sickness, and hyperemesis gravidarum?Nausea and vomiting are common pregnancy problems a lot of women experience during the first [...]

How to Stop Nausea during Pregnancy2019-05-21T11:54:05+02:00
15 05, 2019

Stop your Mom Guilt

2019-05-15T14:29:54+02:00

Every development phase of your child is new and there are no manuals of how to raise your children. It’ s important to trust your own feelings and that’s not always easy. New and experienced mothers regularly suffer from mom guilt. It’s completely normal but it gives you a bad feeling. What can you do about this? Let’s talk about 8 common causes of mom guilt and read my best tips to ditch it.Raising your voice and losing patienceYour children are arguing together and then one child hits the other. You say ‘stop that!’, but they continue to bore each other and then you’re feeling so angry that you start yelling. You feel bad about it. This is the number one cause of mommy guilt. Tip: Think about the anger. [...]

Stop your Mom Guilt2019-05-15T14:29:54+02:00
7 05, 2019

10 Best Mothers Day Gifts

2019-05-07T23:14:16+02:00

It's almost Mothers day and I know it's always difficult to find a personal and lovely present for your mom or to find inspiration for yourself ;) I've found the 10 best mothers day gifts for you. Enjoy! * this post contains affiliate linksThis chic, farmhouse-style lumbar pillow is soft and fits in every house. There are 2 color options and the fabric is 100% natural organic cotton, can be washed in the machine with an invisible zipper. I love wearing a mommy necklace every day. It feels like I'm always with my children that way. This necklace is a high-quality solid silver necklace with a silver or yellow/ rose gold finish. It's personalized and custom hand made and I love the idea of eternity circles. A watch is such a perfect [...]

10 Best Mothers Day Gifts2019-05-07T23:14:16+02:00
30 04, 2019

Best Household Product Ever: Roomba!

2019-04-30T18:27:57+02:00

Do you need help with household cleaning without asking for help? I always want to do things by myself, not with any help but with a busy family (and a dog and cat) it would be great to have a little bit of help to keep everything clean. This is the best product ever for a busy family, it helps you to keep the house clean without having to ask for help and feel burdened. Best product help you clean your floors Since 6 months we have the iRobot Roomba 890 and it’s so helpful! I let it vacuum the ground floor every day or every other day so I can focus on the other household stuff by myself. Because my back and pelvis are so painful, vacuuming is [...]

Best Household Product Ever: Roomba!2019-04-30T18:27:57+02:00
24 04, 2019

Household Chores Children

2019-05-15T14:54:47+02:00

You don’t have to do it all mom! We often think that our children are too young to do some chores, that they can’t do it right or we feel sorry for them because we think they don’t like to help in the household but nothing is less true. *this post contains affiliate links Modern housekeeping In the past, most mothers were at home with their children. Children saw what their mothers were doing at home and helped. Nowadays it’s more common that both parents work and children go to daycare or grandparents after school. When they come home, household chores are already done or be done when the children are in bed. They don’t learn what needs to be done to keep the house clean, tidy and nice. I [...]

Household Chores Children2019-05-15T14:54:47+02:00
17 04, 2019

How to Sleep Better in Pregnancy

2019-04-19T12:04:26+02:00

Why is sleep so important?During your sleep, your body relaxes, your immune system improves, your insulin level stabilizes and your body rejuvenates itself. Your brain will process what you have experienced during the day and you make memories.  Sleep is really important during your pregnancy because you're body is working hard and uses a lot of energy to help the baby grow. * this post contains an affiliate link. Read my policy for more information.How much sleep do I need when I'm pregnant?Mothers-to-be should spend at least eight hours in bed each night so they can get at least seven hours of sleep. I know that's not easy when you're pregnant. Your sleep isn't as refreshing and deep as usual and you're awake more often throughout the night. Therefore, try [...]

How to Sleep Better in Pregnancy2019-04-19T12:04:26+02:00
11 04, 2019

From Midwife to Stay-at-Home Mom

2019-04-15T13:37:23+02:00

I was honored when Lauren from www.mumming.org, asked me to write a guest post for her amazing blog about co-working and flexible childcare. Lauren asked me to write about why I became a stay-at-home mom and why I started Mum Fuel. At the end of the post, you can download a  free valuable gift! Here is my story... As a little girl, I have always had the dream of becoming a midwife. I was fascinated by the beauty of little babies and the magic of pregnancy. My childhood dream became a reality in 2007. After working a few years in several practices, I became co-owner of a midwifery practice in the Netherlands right before my first pregnancy. After caring for women during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as care [...]

From Midwife to Stay-at-Home Mom2019-04-15T13:37:23+02:00
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