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Before Pregnancy, During and Forever After

10 Amazing Ways to Get Better Sleep During Pregnancy

Sleeping during pregnancy can be a bit of a challenge. Your body is a different shape almost every day, it seems, while your breathing, digestion and circulation all feel like a struggle. With back pain, shortness of breath and heartburn all wreaking havoc with your system, it can sometimes feel like you never sleep well at all. You deserve better. Here are 10 amazing tricks to help you turn that pattern around and start getting the better sleep you deserve during pregnancy.

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1. Try Different Sleep Positions

The truth is, it just isn’t possible to sleep the way you used to. If you’re a stomach sleeper, for instance, pregnancy may feel like a bit of a bummer. If you’re used to sleeping on your back, your belly will make it hard to breathe sooner rather than later. Instead of mourning this temporary loss of comfort, work with your new body by trying new positions. Sleep on your side with a pillow between your legs and another underneath your belly, if necessary. It’s even better to sleep on your left side, which increases blood flow to baby and placenta.

2. Support Your Belly with A Pregnancy Pillow

If sleeping with regular pillows just doesn’t cut it, you can also try a pregnancy pillow. They provide both back and belly support, and come in cute patterns and easy-to-use shapes. Place them in your bed, then fit your body around them. This will lessen back and joint pain during sleep and allow you to sleep more deeply.

3. Eat Nutritious Foods

Eating well is one of the best ways to sleep well when you’re pregnant (and, honestly, all the time). Protein-rich foods like poultry, eggs, dairy and peanut butter contain tryptophan, which helps you fall and stay asleep. Leafy greens and iron-rich vegetables fill you up and give your body the nutrients it needs to feed your baby and keep your joints healthy and pain-free.  Need some additional tips?  Check out these great dos and don’ts of pregnancy nutrition by best-selling author Frances Largeman-Roth.

4. Don’t Lie Down Right After Eating

Unfortunately, while eating often makes pregnant women tired, it’s not a good idea to go right to sleep after a meal. If you do, you run the risk of getting acid reflux and having to urinate. Instead, give yourself time to digest for at least two hours before lying down. This will help your body process the food you’ve eaten, and will also prevent you from needing to get right back up. If you find you have to have a snack before bed, try eating something you know doesn’t lead to heartburn or peeing, like peanut butter or yogurt.

5. Get Lots of Low-Impact Exercise

Lots of exercise can wear you out and help you sleep so much better. Keep in mind that in pregnancy, though, your joints may feel like they’re every which-a-where due to the effects of relaxin, a hormone that loosens your body up in preparation for labor and delivery. That makes it important to get only low­-impact exercise, to avoid injury or strain, especially in the run-up to your due date. Try walking and yoga for sleep-inducing effects that won’t endanger your body.

6. Wear Supportive Clothing

Supportive clothing can make all the difference in how well you sleep. For instance, you might try the BLANQI maternity suppport collection, which offers support tanktops and belly bands to help you hold up that growing tummy. These garments stretch in multiple directions while offering comfortable, seamless support. Wear them during the day to alleviate pressure and prevent hip and back pain, which will help you sleep better at night. Or, if you like sleeping in supportwear, go ahead and keep it on at night as well.

7. Don’t Drink Fluids After a Certain Time

One of the most common complaints in pregnancy is “I have to pee, like, 10 times a night! It’s so annoying!” While you’re pregnant, the baby is pressing on your bladder, so unfortunately there’s only so much you can do to limit constant urination. However, if you want to pee less, give yourself a nightly cutoff. If you go to bed at 10, you might stop drinking at 8. Experiment with what works for you, and keep in mind that too much liquid can lead to heartburn as well as excessive urination.

8. Breathing/Relaxation Techniques

Sometimes pregnancy offers a healthy dose of anxiety, never fun when you’re trying to catch some shuteye. Breathing and relaxation techniques can help. Try inhaling to a count of four, waiting a beat, then exhaling to a count of six. You can also try counting sheep or imagining your childhood home or another “happy place” in as specific detail as possible.

9. Cultivate Serenity in the Bedroom

By now you’ve probably heard the advice that your bedroom should be used only for sex and sleeping. When you watch television, work on your laptop or otherwise engage with “waking” activities, you fail to teach your body that the bedroom is for sleep. Instead, remove electronics, bright lights (clocks, power strips) and devices from your bedroom. Cultivate a serene atmosphere that will help you fall asleep quickly and reliably.

10. Nap During the Day

Believe it or not, napping during the day is a very effective way to get better sleep during pregnancy. For one thing, you may simply need more sleep to survive, so napping is a great way to make up those necessary hours. For another, when you nap, you prevent your body from getting so exhausted you can’t fall asleep at night. It’s a cruel twist of physiology, but sometimes allowing yourself to become overtired leads to insomnia. Avoid that by snoozing where possible.

Sure, sleeping in pregnancy may never be as comfortable as sleeping without a little one inside you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t substantially improve the quality of your sleep. Try these tricks to make your nights more comfortable and more effective. It’s better for you and it’s better for baby, so don’t wait!

Your health

10 amazing health benefits of coconut oil during pregnancy

Ladies, please meet your new bestie, coconut oil:  You’ve been drinking coconut water, you’ve been eating coconut chips, you’ve been slathering on coconut-infused moisturizers for years, but did you realize there’s another part of this incredible nut that may hold more benefits than all of the above combined?   In case that opening statement didn’t immediately sell you on the oil, keep reading to find out why coconut oil should become every pregnant (and not pregnant) woman’s bestie.  Below you will find 10 amazing health benefits of coconut oil during pregnancy

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Here’s why coconut works wonders and gets into BFF territory.

  1. It removes stretch marks.  Yes, it can make your skin feel nice, but a huge plus that many see is that does a superior job of minimizing these tears in the skin that show up on the hips, stomach and rear as a result of dramatic weight increase. Stretch marks are sometimes described as nature’s way of saying “sorry, we need to expand things a bit here, here, and here to eventually get this kid out of here.” Some veteran moms even call them “stripes” or “tiger scars” that they’ve worked hard to receive, and show them off proudly. As much as we take pride in these marks, we admittedly do what we can to minimize them.  According to EarlyCare.org, rubbing in coconut oil two to three times a day can reduce or maybe even mostly remove these marks.
  2. It’s a natural moisturizer. While the treatment of stretch marks deserves some attention, the oil can be handy for other spots on the body as well. The natural materials in the oil, including Vitamin E, can help psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema or general itchiness as your skin contours change. It has also been said to help reduce wrinkles and bags under eyelids, even better than some of those fancy and fancy-priced anti-aging creams. Since it’s semi-solid, coconut can also add some depth to your lips, like a thicker gloss.blanqi-blog-10 amazing health benefits of coconut oil during pregnancy
  3. Lots of lauric acid. If you’re not familiar with this ingredient, you will be soon, especially if you’re planning to breast feed. Among other healthy minerals and antioxidants, coconut oil contains an abundance of this type of natural fatty acid that is present in breast milk and has wonderful healing properties. Though you may just be at the beginning stages of your pregnancy, you can still start building up your reserves of this fatty acid now.
  4. Wonderful when eaten. Coconut is an antioxidant and when used raw, adds a super tasty & crunchy texture to your food. When used in its oil form, it stays more solid and doesn’t burn easily, unlike olive oil that can scorch quickly if things get too hot too fast. Foods needing oil, even popcorn, can also benefit from coconut oil. It has a wide variety of minerals, vitamins and proteins,  and is a plant-based medium chain fat that breaks down in the body and turns into energy, as opposed to animal-based proteins that take longer to break down.
  5. Great in drinks. Coconut milk can easily be drunk ‘straight’ or added to existing meals like cereal or coffee or as the base for your favorite shake. Its increased popularity means the milk can now be found at more stores and coffee shops, rather than obscure health and natural living establishments where it was found in the past.
  6. It helps your child. As nutrients pass from mom to the child in the womb, coconut oil can easily be absorbed into the child’s digestive system. The nutrients will provide energy for positive growth and development through the pregnancy.  Lauric and capric acids, whether from breastfeedng after birth, or absorption during pregnancy, offers some protections against bacteria as well.
  7. It smells great. If one of your happy places is a sandy beach, a spot at the lake or even poolside, you may associate the aroma of coconut-flavored suntan oil with good times. If so, it will be another reason to enjoy coconut oil. If it’s rubbed into your skin or even just your hands, you’ll smell it all day and feel amazing. If it’s used in your cooking, you can smell it in the kitchen and associate another positive smell of good food with it.
  8.  It helps smooth out natural processes. Constipation is common in pregnancy, caused by everything from changing hormones to a changing diet. But BellyBelly, an Australian pregnancy resource, included coconut oil in a list of recommended saturated fats that can prevent or alleviate constipation. As a little as a tablespoon of coconut oil once a day can boost your energy and keep you regular.
  9. A useful supplement. Coconut oil has anti-fungal properties, anti-viral properties, and has in other ways been shown to benefit the immune system. If you’re already taking supplements due to pregnancy, such as folic acid, just add one more to your daily mix.
  10. Morning sickness relief. Some parents say coconut is as useful as ginger in the early days of pregnancy for helping settle a jumpy stomach. At the same time, Mother and Baby says the smoothness of the oil can coat the esophagus that may be becoming irritated by acids from heartburn or upset stomachs.

Even if you haven’t been a big fan of eating coconut, you might want to consider the wide variety of health benefits of this magical food during pregnancy – can’t stomach the flavor?  They make flavorless and odorless versions as well – but be aware that this oil has been refined, and while providing some health benefits, doesn’t pack the health punch that the virgin oil does.

Got any amazing coconut recipes?  We’d love to hear!  Leave a comment below

xx

Before Pregnancy, During and Forever After, Ways To Wear

Ways to wear // Highwaist Postpartum Support leggings

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Who better to glam it up and show three different ways to wear our Highwaist Postpartum Support leggings than the Bond Girl herself, Irina of Bond Girl Glam.  We’ve featured her gorgeous maternity style before, and were thrilled to see her on-point postpartum look ( as to how she manages to remain so glam, that’s a whole other post in itself ;)).

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“I loved wearing BLANQI during my pregnancy (see here and here), and I specifically remember their maternity support tanks making me feel so much better as my belly grew.  They make for great maternity basics that get a lot of use on their own as well as under clothes.  Now I’m loving their postpartum support leggings, so the BLANQI love affair continues…[the leggings] have a longer panel that helps keep your midsection nice and smooth, avoiding the possibility of muffin top; and if your birth story was like mine, the highwaist style also helps keep a C-section scar comfortable during recovery.  As with their tanks, the leggings are seamless, which is one of things I love about the brand.  I feel like they put a lot of “tech” and research into their supportwear.”

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Look 1 // Date Night.  Who said chic couldn’t be comfy?  As hectic and exhausting as motherhood gets at times, the last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable, whether on a playdate or a real date.  Just slip on a blouse and blazer over your leggings for this subtly sexy look.

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Look 2 // Weekend Vibe.  Super easy to put together, versatile, and oh-so-stylish.  Hit up the farmers market & Starbucks, then head on over to the nearest park – kick off your shoes, stretch out on the picnic blanket and soak up the sun.

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Look 3 // Girls day out.  Layer your leggings with a statement tee and leather for a little spice, and leave all the sugar and nice to your little one 😉

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For more ways to style your BLANQI Highwaist Postpartum Support leggings, check out this post and this post .

Before Pregnancy, During and Forever After

“Holy-game-changer” // Maternity Underbust Support tank

“My body responds to pregnancy like a grandma. My back aches because when my entire core is not strong, I’m a hot mess in that department. My knees hurt. My thighs grow big and I just generally don’t feel like myself. It’s all OK, because I know what my body is doing is good and wonderful. But it certainly helps to have articles of clothing that are A) Easy and Functional B) Ease the ache and pains.

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When I discovered the maternity supportwear at Blanqi I am pretty sure I did a little happy dance. Their stuff looked amazing, people raved about it, and I was dying to get my hands on some Belly Support Leggings. I was lucky enough to also try out the UnderBust Belly Support Tank and holy-game-changer.

Don’t freak out–but you’re gonna see my sports bra. I know, I know. I thought the under bust thing would be super weird and uncomfortable, but it is totally the opposite, in fact it lifts and perks the girls up in a way that’s actually quite flattering (when I’m wearing a normal bra). Obviously, you wear this little gem underneath your clothing…This sucker has a built in support band that helps my back issues significantly. I used this while we traveled the coast and walked all those miles, and I truly think it’s one of the reasons I survived”

We love hearing your experiences and how our supportwear has helped!  Leave a comment below – we’d love to hear your story!

Read more from Katie on her blog  Loves of Life 

Shop BLANQI:

Maternity Underbust Belly Support Tank (Featured in this article)
Maternity Belly Support Tanktop
Maternity Built-in Support BellyBand
Maternity Belly Support Leggings

Before Pregnancy, During and Forever After

17 Ways to wear: Motherhood is My muse tee

Motherhood is our museits what inspires us, what drives us, and, at the end of the day, is the reason we all do what we do.  #motherhoodismymuse  Check out these ladies and the 18 different ways they show off their motherhood pride.

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Before Pregnancy, During and Forever After

Running While Pregnant – 10 Dos and Don’ts Before Hitting the Pavement

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So you’ve got a bun in the oven and are wondering about staying in shape during your pregnancy … even if it’s a different shape! While you might be banned from weightlifting and contact sports, there are still plenty of fitness activities you can engage in, including running.

First, let’s take a minute to talk about the perks of a fit pregnancy. Not only does it make you feel better and help you gear up for labor, it brings a raft of other benefits as well, such as:

  • Lower risk of gestational diabetes
  • Stronger core, helpful in speeding up labor
  • More energy
  • Reduced back pain and constipation
  • A healthier baby

Having said that, there are still a few factors you need to take into consideration before hitting the pavement. Below, we’ll talk five DOS and five DON’TS when it comes to an active pregnancy. That way, you can feel your best and keep your growing babe hearty without compromising your health or safety. Let’s do this.

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  1. Consult Your Doctor

As with everything else in pregnancy, you should consult your doctor, midwife or health provider. They’ll be able to tell you whether an exercise is safe not only for pregnant women in general, but for your pregnancy in particular. There may be special risk factors associated with your baby, and you should always take those into account before starting or continuing an exercise regimen.

Note that even if your doctor tells you that you can do something such as run, that doesn’t necessarily make it a good idea. If something is painful, uncomfortable, unpleasant or simply doesn’t feel right, stop right away until you’ve seen your medical provider.

  1. Get Proper Nutrition

It’s crucial that you get proper nutrition while working out, because exercise can be especially depleting during pregnancy. This means eating healthy, well-rounded meals and taking prenatal vitamins to supplement your diet. Always eat plenty of protein right after you run, as well as an hour or two before you work out.

  1. Support Your Body

Never forget to wear supportive shoes when running; your feet are dealing with enough right now. Also wear a top that keeps growing belly and breasts in place. Check out the BLANQI top featured by Women’s Running, which offers tons of support and a whole lot of cuteness to boot.

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  1. Stay Hydrated

Getting enough water is crucial in pregnancy, because the baby uses so much. Dehydration can lead to poor outcomes for you and the little one, including neural tube defects, premature pregnancy and low breast milk production later. Keep your system and the baby’s amniotic sac flushed by drinking lots of H2O.

  1. Pick a Flat Surface

Running on uneven surfaces increases your chance of a fall, which can hurt both you and the baby. Instead, choose flat surfaces such as tracks, sidewalks or gravel trails. Alternatively, you can choose low-impact alternatives such as water running (which studies have shown to be better for people with compromised joints) or fast-paced walking.

 

DON’T

  1. Don’t Start Running During Pregnancy If You Didn’t Run Before

It’s very, very important that you don’t start running during pregnancy if you weren’t a runner before. Pregnancy brings many changes in your body, including a loosening of joints due to the hormone relaxin, and vigorous exercise to which you are unaccustomed can do more harm than good. Therefore, this is not the time to start a new regimen or train for that marathon you always dreamed of. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it ever; just don’t do it now.

  1. Don’t Try to Set a New Record

Like the above tip emphasizes, this isn’t the time to try something new or hit your most intense goals. Although it’s always important to listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself too hard – which can lead to injury – this is especially important in pregnancy. Your body already has to adjust to new demands on muscles, joints and bones in the form of extra weight. Don’t add extra impact as well.

You can, however, push yourself in other, safer ways. If you’re still craving movement, go for longer walks. If you want to engage in intense cardio more often, try high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on an elliptical. This allows you to get your sweat on without harming your joints. Again, though, get a doctor’s approval before jumping on.

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  1. Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs

If anything seems wrong, that could mean it is, so don’t ignore it. Vaginal bleeding, dizziness, headaches or chest pains shouldn’t be taken lightly. Instead, stop immediately and consult your healthcare provider. Do not begin any form of exercise again until you have been cleared by your doctor, midwife or other provider, because it might not be safe for you or the baby.

  1. Don’t Overheat

Getting too hot can lead to neural tube defects, which can in turn result in major birth defects. Avoid this by staying hydrated and staying out of the sun on hot summer days. Exercise gently, so that you don’t get too hot, and take cool showers afterwards.

 

  1. Don’t Be Hard On Yourself!

The last and most important tip is don’t be too hard on yourself. Remember that you’re growing a life and that’s a really tough, demanding, important job. It is, moreover, a job that doesn’t last very long, so it’s worth doing it right while it’s happening. The best way to avoid beating yourself up is to refuse to focus on what you used to be able to do, and instead focus on what you can do now. Atta girl.

Running while pregnant is a great way to stay in shape and ensure you and your baby are the healthiest you can be. Just make sure that you’re prepared for the load you’re putting on your body and don’t endanger your own safety, and you’ll be fine. Ready … set … go!

Before Pregnancy, During and Forever After, BLANQI girl

Lynzy – Postpartum Attitude & Juggling Motherhood as a Working Mom

“Nothing in this world could have prepared me for postpartum life. There are thousands of books, articles, and classes that try to prepare you, but experiencing it is the only way to truly know. I remember thinking SO many times, ‘WHY didn’t someone tell me about THIS?!’ The truth is, you’re sometimes better off finding out about some things as they happen, so that you aren’t anxious about every little detail. However, I have found that having a great “post-partum attitude” really helped me when we were pregnant with my second child.

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While pregnant with our first, I worried about absolutely everything. When it came time that my water broke, I was in sheer panic. How was I going to give BIRTH right now? I really questioned my ability and 18 hours of labor and 4.5 hours of pushing later, our first baby was born. I thought that part was difficult, but the healing aspect of birth was almost equivalent. For our second baby, I knew I had to have a different attitude going into it. I was much more relaxed and I planned less. I wanted to go with the flow for this birth. I wanted to listen to what my baby was telling me. This birth was so much shorter and a breeze compared to the first. Birth is hard no matter what, but your attitude will change everything. My post-partum experience was amazing. I was able to enjoy our baby and really indulge in the moments that mattered most, like her first smile and her first giggle.

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Your attitude is everything. Mentally preparing yourself for the birth and the post-partum period is important. Make sure you have a support system in place for once your baby arrives, so that you can take time for yourself. Take a warm bubble bath, take a long nap uninterrupted, or just go for a long walk to clear your mind. You need to take time for YOU. Having a baby is the most selfless thing a woman can do, but make sure that you never forget to take care of yourself as well. You will be a better mother because of it. I promise you.

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There are a few things that I have used during the post-partum period that really helped me gain my confidence back. My BLANQI leggings are one of these. These leggings are by far, the most comfortable, most flattering pants you can wear after having a baby. Their high waist band makes sure to pull everything back in and I love that the material compresses you in all the right places. I wear them pretty much every day (if you peek at my IG, you will see them… A LOT, but SHHH, don’t tell anyone).

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Being a busy working mom as a Physician Assistant in the ER, it’s important to have a pair of leggings that are easy to throw on and look presentable when I am at home with the kids. As far as the work/life balance? There is no secret to balancing life at home with the kids and also working outside of the home in a demanding job. The secret is to handle one day at a time and always have a positive attitude. Your attitude changes everything. For me, getting out and going to work gives me significant self-worth and a chance for me to put all those college years to good use. I really enjoy my job and I really love being able to help heal people. So at the end of the day, do what works for you and your family. You will get into the swing of things and it will be glorious.”

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Lynzy is a mother of two and the author behind the blog Sparkling Footseps, “… a little place on the inter webs that focuses on motherhood. Everything from personal style and the latest in kids fashion to breastfeeding tips.”  Be sure to stop by her blog to read more about her life as a working mama trying to juggle it all!

Before Pregnancy, During and Forever After

My #1 piece of postpartum clothing // Katie Did What

My name is Katie and I run the lifestyle blog Katie Did What. I just recently had a baby girl, and life has instantly become quite hectic, since I already have a 21 month old toddler who is crazy! 😉 Throughout my pregnancy, I LIVED in Blanqi maternity leggings, and now that I’m postpartum, I’m still getting wear out of them, and also the high waisted support leggings. The quality cannot be beat and the comfort is top notch, both of which are super important to me as I spend my days chasing after a toddler and taking care of an infant at the same time.

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I am a huge fan of black leggings, since they are not only slimming but also hide any stains or spit up and are super easy to spot clean. 😉 For a casual look, I love pairing my leggings with some comfy boots, a loose tee and a jacket on top.

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I love the high waist of these leggings, since I spend the majority of my days nursing my baby. It’s nice to be able to nurse her discreetly wherever we are and not have to worry about flashing any skin! Dress them up a little with a cute flowy top and some booties for an easy, comfortable and nursing-friendly outfit!

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Throughout my pregnancy, and now that I’m postpartum, my number one piece of clothing that I find myself reaching for the majority of my days are my BLANQI leggings. They go with everything and they’re just so comfortable, how could I not?! Plus, they suck everything in, which I appreciate as I’m adjusting to my new post-baby body. Every little bit helps! Leggings: they’re a lifestyle, people. And I have fully embraced them.

 

Before Pregnancy, During and Forever After

Resting bitch face – it’s real

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As long as we’ve been doing BLANQI, Valerie’s always given me a hard time about my RBF – resting bitch face.  We can’t film any videos without me looking like I want to murder someone when I’m not speaking – I can’t help it – it’s my thinking face!  In college people would tell me they were afraid to walk up to me because I looked so mean (I’m not at all! :):))  These days, however, my RBF isn’t necessarily due to deep thoughts – these days I think there’s another force behind it, causing my face to contort and wrinkle up… it’s exhaustion casued by motherhood and life.  I’m in no way saying that kids are mean little things creating permanent wrinkles on my forehead and greying my hair – I’m saying that parenthood is, well, the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  Combine that with life in general, and you’ve got a recipe for some serious RBF.  Early mornings, nagging at breakfast, hurrying out the door, hurrying to work, hurrying to carpool, separating fights in the car, nagging about homework, nagging about cleaning up, nagging about eating food, nagging about bathing, nagging about brushing teeth, nagging about finishing up the reading, nagging about not talking and going to bed, and late-night work.  And…then it starts all over again.  I’m of course leaving out all the wonderful, beautiful moments in-between the nagging, because those are not what cause the RBF.  Nor are the kids!  It’s the exhaustion.  Exhaustion from running around like a mad-woman all day.  Exhaustion from having to nag when that’s the last thing you want to have to do.  Exhaustion from work, from laundry, from cooking, from cleaning, from all of it.  So yes, it’s real, and yes, I have it.  And no, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I would rather have RBF every second of my life and have my beautiful children than to have a well-rested, glowing and happy face 😉

By the way – and this was a total coincidence! – CNN happened to publish a story on RBF the same day we posted our quote on Instagram.  Turns out, there’s actual science behind RBF:  “Good news, everyone! You can now wear your mildly discontented face with some validation.  The phenomenon known as “resting bitch face” is real, according to scientists. Better yet, there’s research available that could explain why some people are “throwing shade.”  Read the whole article on CNN

Can you relate?  Leave a comment below – we’d love to hear your thoughts!

xx Sabina