Moms come in many forms—a parent, sister, grandmother and caretaker, even the maternal friend you turn to in times of need. Our moms teach us how to take care of ourselves—because we can't poor from an empty vessel—so it's important we take care of each other. With the use of therapeutic botanicals, adaptogens and Hemp CBD, Windward provides organic plant-based support to keep moms supported, naturally.
Windward co-founder, Jennifer McBride, is a mother of two, sister to many, and caretaker to those in need. She's also the backbone of our company. Read below to learn how she tends to her own self-care and what she recommends for all of the moms out there.
Tea, topicals and tuning OUT. I place my phone on the charger (in airplane mode) before taking my evening shower. Post-shower, I give my body some care with our Hemp CBD Muscle Remedy Salve, Eminence Body Oil and Face Cream, then enjoy a ginger tea with our Evening Recovery tincture.
I keep the Muscle Remedy at my desk for my temples and neck when I’m stressed, have a headache or just need to reset. It does wonders for my mindset on busy workdays. Often you don't know when you can get a break when you're Zooming and emailing and this gives me an instant reset.
Daily Performance instead of that mid-morning coffee is the way to go! When getting up with two small children before 6am every day, I sometimes drink 2.5 cups of coffee before 9am (when I actually sit down to work). Instead of having another cup at 10am, I make a small smoothie and add Daily Performance (or take it sublingually) and it gives me energy and focus well into the afternoon.
My smoothie recipe is:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- Handful of whatever greens in the fridge that should be used asap
- 1/2 cup of homemade almond milk (no shame in store bought!)
- 1 cup ice
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Powder (I add this after I pour some off for my 2 year old who is home with us!)
- 1 dropperful of Daily Performance stirred in once poured into a glass
I’m just getting back into consistent exercise with the help of my Peloton - #WorkingMomsofPeloton! I overdid it a few times recently and woke up at 2am with HOWLING quads even after extensive stretching. After massaging a bit of the Muscle Remedy Salve onto each leg, I was feeling so much better. My husband also uses the salve on his skateboarding-weary knees and wrists and post-surf when he was out for a while in a big swell.