Shellie is an Occupational Therapist and Lactation Counselor turned Health Coach. She grew up in Youngstown and moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. Columbus has been her home for the past 25+ years. She has 3 jobs, 1 husband, 3 kids, and 1 fur baby. When she’s not momming or working, she is researching all things related to nutrition and natural health. For that matter, she has an unhealthy relationship with her iPad and is not setting the best example for her kids. Her passion is to help busy moms transform their lifestyles so they can raise strong, healthy and happy families. She blogs about nutrition and natural health at Shelli Bolyard.
staying motivated

Six Ways to Create Habits to Stay Motivated

It's no secret being a mom is hard. Being a mom during a global pandemic is really, really hard. And, it's really easy to get lost and lose your motivation. But our kids need...

Mindful Journaling

Parenting is hard. Parenting during a global pandemic is really hard. Even with things opening back up, the "new normal" is hard. All this hard is stressful. And chronic stress lowers your immune system and...
Creativity for Moms

6 Reasons Moms Need to Develop Their Creativity

To succeed as a parent, you need to be pretty structured. You need daily schedules and routines. Your kids thrive on routines and you need them to keep your sanity. It’s so easy to get...
rainy day activities at home

8 Rainy Day Activities

Stuck at home and struggling to find ways to keep your kids busy? Struggling to keep yourself sane? If you're looking for ways to entertain your kids that don't involve a TV or iPad,...
Brain Health

6 Ways to Sharpen Your “Mom Brain”

"Mom Brain" Moms are notorious for getting caught up in the daily grind of taking care of everyone and everything else, and we forget to take care of ourselves. We stop paying attention to what...

4 Superfoods To Boost Your Fertility

Infertility and Superfoods Can you remember a time when you and your friends were mostly concerned with trying to prevent an unplanned pregnancy? Now, how many women do you know who are struggling with infertility?...

9 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

The Importance of Self-Esteem Self-esteem has always been important, but it seems even more important today. Our kids have so much to manage these days. Just to name a few... Busy schedules Busy distracted parents Bullies ...

How to Improve Brain Health for Kids

Brain health is a big topic in the world of health care. Most of us moms know how easy it is to lose precious brainpower after having kids. The older we get, the more...
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Unconventional Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Congratulations on the birth of your baby and kudos to you for deciding to breastfeed! Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, but it can be a wise choice. Benefits of Breastfeeding Breastfed infants have reduced incidence or severity of: ...
football mom

4 Gracious Gifts of Being a Football Mom

In partnership with the National Football Foundation’s Football Matters campaign, this post is supported and sponsored, however, the opinions and experiences belong to the writer. I grew up in Youngstown, the daughter of a huge...