Hi there! Welcome to Birth Eat Love!
My name is Lisa and this site is dedicated to helping moms prepare their heart, mind and fridge for pregnancy and postpartum.
I am wife and mom of 4 little ones. I love cooking, experimenting with home remedies, and big cups of tea. Talking about mom life, pregnancy and natural childbirth is one of my passions.
Born and raised in South Louisiana. I live and write in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Three things have changed my life — homebirth, learning to love the food I eat, and getting religious about self care practice.
I was told in my early 20’s that I would have trouble conceiving naturally due to PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome). For years I believed the diagnose.
Then I decided to start making changes in my life. At the time I really did not connect all the dots. The picture has really unfolded over time. But now I am a mother of 4, all conceived and birthed naturally!
I started by changing what I was putting into my body. I took away foods, mainly just fast food at first.
But then it became about what foods/nutrients I needed to add into my diet. And thus my journey and fascination with the healing power of food began.
I began to see that so much of how my life unfolded was determined by the attitude I carried. Our thoughts control so much of our experience.
I practiced finding joy in the everyday. Blessings appeared that were perhaps always there, yet I just had not been awake enough to see them. I realized that by cultivating a grateful heart and positive thoughts that I am a happier wife, mother and person.
Which all led to developing this website and the Birth Eat Love Community!
What is Birth Eat Love all about?
When I became a Mom for the first time way back in 2007, I had NO clue what I was in for.
I thought I knew, but it took me YEARS of struggling and multiple babies to realize that this whole being a Mom thing does not have to be hard. WE just make it hard.
So much of that is because we lack knowledge. We don’t know what we don’t know and we follow wrong advice which leads to more confusion.
I wanted to create a place where first time Moms could get insights to the valuable information that I wish I would have known the first time. So you don’t have to struggle like I did.
In this post on 11 mistakes that might be making your pregnancy uncomfortable, I break down a lot of the mistakes I made in those early pregnancies and what you can do to avoid them.
As I had more babies, I began to see that so much in my life revolved around food. As a New Orleanian, this is no surprise. But it was more than the love of food which I had developed over my lifetime, it was a deep need of food for nourishment.
I needed food to nourish my body and babies in a way that I had never needed it before. Then my thirst for knowledge grew…what are the best foods, how do you prepare them and how can you do that 365 days a year for the next 18 or more years…yea it got heavy.
As my family has grown, feeding hungry, growing children has become a full-time occupation.
When I discovered how much easier meal planning and making freezer meals for postpartum could make my life, I became almost obsessed with sharing the tips I was learning with friends because it changed my life so much.
I kept seeing this cycle though…
In everything we do we are sowing seeds, planting new ideas.
These seeds can be nourished and grow and thrive.
The more joy and love we put into the seeds, the better they grow and the more enjoyable the journey.
For me this is the reoccurring cycle that drives everything:
Birth. Eat. Love… repeat
That’s why I created this website. To give you the tools you need to birth beautiful things – babies, nourishing meals, and dreams!
And to provide you with inspiration, motivation, and support to live your best life right now…not someday when its all past you by.
Because you are here for a reason and you should be enjoying it!
Our paths have crossed for a reason. Now let’s sow some seeds together!
Sign up for my email newsletter below and get your free Essential Self Care Practices Checklist. It’s my gift to help you start focusing on the little habits that can radically change your life. I know because these are the very things I make sure to include in my daily life, so that I feel and love my best.
And recognizing this has truly changed my life and I hope it can change yours too.
Pregnant and interested getting some pregnancy guidance? Check out my services HERE
Have a question?
Please contact me here or email me at lisa at birtheatlove (dot)com