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Waking Up From Autopilot

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags activities, chris barez-brown, daily, meditation, podcast, self awareness, self help

Waking Up From Autopilot

My "wake up" moment happened after I listened to the Chris Barez-Brown podcast, Escaping Life on Autopilot on my way to work.  Chris Barez-Brown is an author and founder of an app called Wake-Up! In his book, he writes about how studies shows that 80% of people spend a majority of their time on "autopilot", and if you are like me, you've probably had the same morning routine for years. From sitting on the same seat on the train, taking the same route to or from work, or having the same breakfast everyday, we are unconsciously living on autopilot. He also talks about helping people be...


The Wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags daily, health, recipe

The Wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar

If you ever wonder what else can you use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for, aside from salad dressing and pickles, here are some other health benefits that come from this fermented, concentrated apple juice. For me, ACV has been my number one go-to when I burn my hands or fingers with hot pans or the hot oven door in the kitchen. It can be used in a situation like this to prevent blistering. I have used it many times and it really worked! I've also read about ACV and insomnia. One recipe I've found has you mix 2 teaspoons of ACV with warm lemon water and...


Caitlin's Breastfeeding Story

Caitlin Larrabee

Tags breastfeeding, lactation

Caitlin's Breastfeeding Story

Hi everyone! Caitlin here - the cofounder and marketing side of Hey Mama Kitchen. I wanted to introduce myself a little bit, tell you how I came to help start a lactation product business, and share what breastfeeding has been like for me. I hope this will shed a little light on what a part of what drove the creation of the business.   I had my first son in 2015 and up until then was in the advertising business working on digital media. I loved the job but it was quite demanding, with business travel, long hours and team meetups after...


Almond Cranberry Granola Smoothie

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags activities, breakfast, daily, granola, recipe, smoothie

Almond Cranberry Granola Smoothie

What is cool about making smoothie for myself is that I can be daring and playful with the ingredients. From adding yogurt, fruits, vegetables, milk, juice, even seeds and butter - the list is endless. I personally add Apple Cider Vinegar in my smoothie, just because I can't stand the flavor by itself! (but who can??)  It's something I need to add in my diet for lots of health benefits. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post about Apple Cider Vinegar, Don't have time for coffee? Just add espresso powder! Looking to avoid constipation? Add chia seeds! Want your toddler to get...


Ask a Lactation Consultant - Podcast Episode

Caitlin Larrabee

Tags breastfeeding, lactation, podcast

Ask a Lactation Consultant - Podcast Episode

Our founders, Selvia and Caitlin, met originally in a breastfeeding support group and then became friends. This group is led by a dynamic, amazing, one-of-a-kind lactation consultant who Caitlin interviewed with her podcast co-host Laura at the hospital where she works, New York-Presbyterian Lawrence in Bronxville, NY.  Have a listen as we ask her our questions about breastfeeding, pumping and improving your milk supply: