Pregnancy, birth, and parenting are some of the most transformative new beginnings an individual can go through. The experience is multidimensional, and when you talk about wellness and motherhood, you can’t do so without touching on that multiplicity. From new found ingredients awareness, to the importance of being present, we tapped Pildora Fam and mother, Kristy Bouras, for insight on how to be a mindful mom.
When little ones come into the picture, it’s only natural that your attention and energy flows into them. This might also mean that the need for intentional self care is heightened. As Kristy says, “Little practices make a big difference and we can’t pour from an empty cup.” For her daily dose of de-stress, Kristy adds some self care to her morning routine in the form of a super smoothie with added adaptogens and honey. Adaptogens are herbs that regulate our adrenal glands and balance cortisol (stress) levels. Right now, Kristy calls on her Balance My Stress Adaptogen Blend for help. Even honey can be a dietary supplement, when chosen wisely. Raw Superfood honey is blended with bee pollen and propolis for extra nutrients. This quick and tasty drink can be anyone’s self care sidekick.
“I feel better knowing I’m taking care of myself and it’s a moment of calm during a busy day,” says Kristy.
Kristy is also loving her 11:11 Super Multi-Mushroom tincture. In traditional medicine, mushrooms have been used for food, healing and spiritual practices for thousands of years. They have even been referred to as the earth’s immune system. Packed with medicinal mushrooms, the 11:11 tincture reimagines the multi-vitamin for a new take on mind, body, and spirit support. Something every mom needs, right?
Having others to think about may also prompt some parents to reconsider the products that they keep around the house.
“When I was pregnant with my first daughter and was looking at body lotions I realized a lot of products on the market have toxic ingredients,” says Kristy, “It was like a lightbulb went off and I’ve been very conscious of ingredients since. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and what we apply is absorbed. As I’ve gotten older I realize sustainable, quality items are better for myself and the planet.”
While we can’t single handedly “fix” the world around us, what we can do is curate our lives with the knowledge that ingredients matter. Better yet, look to brands like Pildora, to do the conscious curation for you!
A huge part of the wellness journey for mindful moms, like Kristy, is not just found in products, but in a shift in mindset. As life gets busier and we find ourselves checking out, this aspect of wellness is especially important to make space for.
“Being a mindful mom to me is being in the moment and being interactive to meet their needs (whether that be kicking the ball or being there to talk about something that’s been weighing on them). I purposely leave my phone in other rooms so I’m not tempted to check emails or social media while I’m having one-on-one time with the girls.”
Kristy knows that this kind of presence doesn’t just mean more meaningful time spent together now, but that there will be a sense of trust cultivated over time. “ I want to set a solid foundation for our relationship now so I know they can come to me for anything later,” she says.
Last but not least, don’t forget to pamper yourself! Right now, Kristy is loving Fat and the Moon All Cream, for her post shower hydration.
Whatever you’re doing, remember that there is no one way to be a great mom. While everyone’s mindful mom practices might look different, as long as you’re listening to your intuition and not forgetting to take care of yourself, you’re more than ok. Bringing life into this world is divine, and so are you!