Self-care & Nutrition with Lorena Garcia

Self-care & Nutrition with Lorena Garcia

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Welcome to #MomBossMonday! Today I'm chatting with Lorena Garcia, mama to Diego who is almost 2 years old. Lorena is the Co-Founder of Bloguettes (a digital marketing & branding studio) and her latest venture Majka (wholesome nutrition to fuel and nourish motherhood).

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As a new mom it can be challenging to balance family life. Lorena recognized this, but also embraced it.

Becoming a mom made me realize that motherhood is hard work, but more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. Since becoming a mom I am actually more motivated than ever to make to work on projects that are not just financially rewarding but also have an impact.
— Lorena Garcia

Speaking of making an impact, Lorena's new venture, Majka, helps moms live healthier…. more on that a little later.

Lorena’s family and work routines have changed since she had Diego. She has implemented some small changes to get a better work-life balance.

  1. She now wakes up earlier than everyone else in the house to catch up on work and spend some much needed alone time

  2. She schedules everything, even her workouts, which allows her to make the most out of her day

  3. She's learned to say NO and focus on opportunities that are valuable

When it comes to lessons in life, Lorena has some great advice on work-life balance that we love.

My main lesson on work-life balance has been that in order to feel like you have balance you first need to stop being so hard on yourself, as long as today you were better than yesterday you are on the right path!
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Lorena has learned the importance of practicing self-care advice

Something that Lorena has learned since giving birth is, “You never "GO Back" to who you were before having a baby you move forward. As soon as I removed the focus on who I was to who I wanted to be I was able to find myself again.”

Today for self-care Lorena makes it a point to spend time in the morning, even 15 minutes, to sit in silence and focus on what her day will look like, what her objectives are, and what she needs to do that day to feel accomplished.

Blaze your own trail

As a new mom, Lorena looked to social media to see what “things” she should be doing or what she should “look” like after having her son. She pushed herself too hard to reach these “standards” and was exhausted. She has some great advice for the mamas that we certainly agree with.

My main advice would be not to compare yourself to others. We all have our own motherhood journey so make it yours! Do what you know works for you, not what you think you should do.

Majka was born

After becoming a mom, Lorena found herself struggling to keep up with everyday life. She was suffering from exhaustion and her milk supply was dwindling.

Lorena was curious to see if there was a product out there that would satisfy her nutritional needs as a busy new mama. She was looking for food that was safe, easy, convenient, and most importantly made her feel great. And, she didn't want to be scared by what she read on the label!

After a lot of research, she couldn’t find a product on the market that did it for her. She expressed that to her friend Majo, they put their brains and experience together, and from Majka was born.

Majka provides wholesome nutrition products that fit perfectly for a new mom's busy schedule with a mission is to nourish mamas who forget to take care of themselves when they are taking care of everyone else. The first products were Nourishing Lactation Powder and Lactation Bites.

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I had the opportunity to attend a private Majka luncheon at Gracias Madre in LA recently and it was eye opening and so much fun!

I got to meet the founders, Lorena Garcia and Majo Mansour, and learn more about their backstory and why they launched Majka. Side note: Majo also recommended my new Ninja blender and I'm loving it to make my Majka smoothies!

I personally tried the Majka bites and let me tell you they are delicious! I've tried quite a few nutritious treats and I'll be honest, I can't typically stomach them... Majka is different... it tastes so good, and it feels great to know I'm indulging in a little bit of self-care with every bite and drink!

It's so nice to have a product on the market made by moms for moms to nourish our bodies pre-baby through lactation and beyond! We go through a lot... it's important to take care of our bodies from the inside out and it really starts with what we eat.

Photo Credits: Betsy Somarriba

I asked Lorena about the future of Majka…

Majka wants to have an impact by spreading their mission! They want to empower new moms to take care of themselves to know that is not selfish to put themselves first, the better we are the better care we can offer to those who need us most. We love that! 

Now you can try Majka for yourself because Lorena is giving our readers 20% off their first order with promo code lovemajka. She also wanted to remind mamas that the Majka bites and shake aren't only meant for breastfeeding mamas… they are amazing for any mom who wants to eat right and feel great.

AND, we're excited to announce that we're teaming up with Majka for a super fun giveaway! TWO lucky mamas will win the Lactation Powder, Bites and a Majka Shaker! All you have to do is leave a comment below and let us know what you do for self-care and you'll be entered to win. Winners will will be announced on Friday, June 16th.

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