Modern moms are struggling in new ways they’ve never had to in the past.
Two years ago, I was exactly where you are. Drowning in the day-to-day tasks and routines of motherhood. My house was always messy, I was always picking up stuff, unmotivated by the constant repetition of my days, eating poorly, and I was utterly sick of it all.
As women, it’s easy to get into the weeds of daily life - there is a lot on our plates and sometimes it feels like a never ending cycle that we can’t get out of. And, do you hear that? (No, not the scream coming from your kids in the background because they want something - although that’s a struggle too). It’s the noise from the media constantly bombarding us with message that we should do more, be more, and buy more to show that we’re “good moms”.
But, that’s where I come in. I’m here to tell you that less is the key. Less is where you’re going to find the freedom you truly desire.
Every woman comes with a story of how they got to where they are. Mine? I completely neglected myself as I struggled through the first two years of motherhood. The result? I was super-stressed, burdened with anxiety, and suffering with weekly migraines. I was overworked and felt trapped. My unhappiness was affecting my health and creating physical symptoms that needed to be changed. So I took charge and decided to go back to school to become a certified integrative health coach.
My education taught me the true foundation that living your best life doesn’t have to be so dang hard. So I put on my big girl pants and told myself it was time to make a change, and that’s what I did. The results were so incredible that I knew I needed to share them with other mothers who were also struggling. I threw a stake in the internet ground and got this website started (hey!). Now, Andianne.com has become my main gig and true passion.
How I can Help You
What Do I do Here? I help you gain the clarity in your life at home. I’m talkin about two key areas: Preparing healthy meals and embracing a life of simplicity (because I truly believe that should be the foundation for everything we do. After all, your health is your true wealth).
I will give you the roadmap to healthier meals that are family-friendly. I will help you with the tools to simplify the process, and I will help you ignite that spark for life that might feel like it disappeared after your little ones were born - Because once you get your food in order, that spark is like a bubble wanting to rise up to the surface that just can’t be helped.
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HERE’S My StorY…
My name is Andi. I’m a mom. A wife. And a creative type-A right brain (most people don’t think that exists but somehow I’m here). I’m a certified integrative nutrition coach and I’m wildly passionate about showing women the path to healthier meals and eating real food.
I grew up raised in the mountains (skiing and camping) and Saturday morning cartoons.
As a kid, I spent countless hours making crafts. I painted pictures, sculpted animals out of clay, and even created an entire Christmas decoration for my bedroom out of computer paper (think paper stockings, paper fireplace, paper tree.. the whole shebang. I was pretty proud of myself).
After high school, I went to art college, fell in love with textiles and started making bags. People started reacting to them (they liked them, they really liked them!) so I created an Etsy shop, sold some bags, then made some more, and sold those too… I followed that cycle for many many years making thousands of bags with my own hands.
During this time I met my husband (an artist), we fell in love, got married, got pregnant, had a baby.
Then I dove head-first into postpartum depression.
Loooong story short - I experienced a traumatic birth, an emergency c-section, a colicky newborn, and anxiety and depression.
Basically, this new chapter of my life, aka motherhood, wasn’t off to a great start.
Out of all of life’s journeys, Motherhood has by far been the hardest for me.
The dark clouds settled in for a while. They hunkered down and laid claim to my days. I had a hard time bonding with my sweet girl, getting out of bed, and looking forward to my life and future. I was completely unmotivated.
I stopped taking care of myself. I used food for comfort and to mask my emotions. I stopped exercising. And I kept myself pretty isolated out of fear that people would judge me for what I was feeling.
I was amazed at how little information there was out there for women struggling in early motherhood. The deeper I dug, the more I realized how *taboo* this conversation is in our society. Basically, mothers are supposed to keep it all together - to fall in love with their baby at first sight - to feel like they’ve finally reached their true lifes purpose - or at least appear that way.
But how are we supposed to get through this hard transition without the support of other moms who have also struggled? How can we expect to truly enjoy this time when we feel isolated because we can’t find anyone who feels like we do?
I expected motherhood to feel a lot different. But the truth is, I spent 2 years in darkness. The huge burden of day-to-day life felt heavy on my shoulders. I didn’t enjoy very much and I felt numb to the experiences I was having as a mother. It was a place I would have never expected I would go, but there I was.
then I had reached my breaking point…
It was the lowest of my lows - It started out as a normal day, but I realized that I was having another migraine. All I wanted to do was sleep the entire day away - I looked at my daughter and realized that this wasn’t the mom I wanted to be for her.
I didn’t want to face another day where I was so unhappy with myself and felt so trapped in my life. I knew that I had to find a way to fix this and that they only person who could change this was me. So much like you are here trying to learn information to become more healthy, I did the same thing.
And during all my research I stumbled upon a program taught by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I felt totally called to the program, and so I enrolled to become an integrative nutrition health coach.
In my studies I learned ways to cut back on the time spent cooking but make incredibly healthy meals.
I found ways to grocery shop for healthy food on a budget.
And as my family started to eat healthier I noticed how much better I started to feel. My energy levels changed. My digestion was better, and my migraines decreased. My husband husband was also noticing great changes that were happening him.
So I became obsessed with how real food was making us feel. I had felt like I had found this incredible secret that I wanted to share with everyone.
Now, I’ve learned how to provide my family with healthy meals. I’m happier and healthier than I ever was before. I’m able to be more present for my daughter as her mom. I’m less stressed and overwhelmed. I enjoy my life so much more and make space to do things that I love outside of motherhood.
And I basically want every mom in the world to experience how amazing eating healthy food feels!
My entire life has changed because of this and I truly believe that the food we put into our bodies is the foundation for everything we do in our lives.
Now, I’m hugely passionate WITH helping MOMS FIND their way to a healthier lifestyle.
I’ve pinpointed what helps women find their spark and live a more intentional life, and I give you the steps to get there.
I’m obsessed with figuring out ways to simplify the day-to-day routines that all mothers face. I want to help you live your life more intentionally - we’ll start by learning how eating real foods can change your life. Then I’ll walk you through the process of purging processed foods and understanding why this can be so overwhelming in the first place.
I believe in authenticity, real conversations, and that if you’re not happy with your life you can always change it. But the only way that will happen is if you’re willing to believe in yourself and do the work.
Everything I do here is inspired by the fact that every woman deserves to live a healthier life filled with intention, passion and purpose.
So let’s cheers our coffee mugs and get to the good stuff that we all need more of in life, starting today.
I’m grateful you’re here.
let’s start here.
A FREE GIFT FOR YOU
THE HEALTHY FAMILY STARTER KIT
Download my Healthy Family Starter kit. This is my popular guide to transitioning to healthier foods where I’ll show you the 3 easy steps you can do now to clean up your family’s diet, including simple recipes you can start tackling in the kitchen and more!
OH, AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT THESE!
Some great reads from the blog that will help you get started.