Be Well Mama Blog

Feb. 3, 2021

The Power of Yes

Whenever possible, say yes. In the last few years of my journey toward better overall health one thing has guided many of my choices. When faced with a hard decision, I just say yes. More often than not, the things I’ve said yes to are the th…

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By Beth Mankamyer   The last ten months, give or take, have held so much. We have all had different struggles and triumphs, but I think one commonality amongst everyone is working to navigate this new landscape of friendships. New strug…

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Dec. 23, 2020

Top 5 of 2020

As we wrap up the last of our gifts and bring this sh*t-show of a year to an end we want to take a moment to thank you for your support. It's been challenging for all of us. However, this show has helped us get through it. We hope the same is true f…

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As we all continue to navigate these ever-changing times, it can be incredibly challenging to prioritize wellness. Gyms, yoga studios, and pools are closed or almost impossible to access. Meanwhile, many of us have children at home draining time and…

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We are all living in unprecedented times. Not only are we in the midst of a global pandemic and civil unrest unlike anything I’ve seen in my lifetime, but we are also living in a world of information overload. Not only are we getting more info…

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Feb. 24, 2020

Healthy Eating With Kids

I feel like this is one of those topics that garners a lot of unsolicited advice and judgment.  I think many people without kids or pre-kids imagine that their house would be one where their kids would never eat a processed item of food or a gr…

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Jan. 27, 2020

What is “self care?”

Over the last few years, there has been a social media and advertising uptick in the focus on the concept of “self care.” In the ads that I’ve seen, they are primarily targeting women in a certain subset  – mothers. Bath…

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Jan. 1, 2020

New Year, New You?

As we evaluate the end of not only a year but a decade (something that hadn’t even crossed my mind until barraged with social media posts about the decade thing), it’s a great time to take stock. I’ve been seeing some fun prompts g…

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Dec. 2, 2019

Boozy Mommy

Mama Needs Wine You may have noticed something if you’ve shopped for women’s clothing in Target recently, or follow other moms on Instagram.  So many shirts, mugs and other items for sale are tying motherhood to wine.  I…

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Nov. 4, 2019

Monkey See, Monkey Do

My husband and I were registered to run our first half marathon when I became pregnant with our first child. I ended up not running that half, but I registered immediately for the next year’s race because I wanted to be committed to it.  …

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