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Restore Ease Dietetics, LLC - An Interview with Dawn Lundin

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A new interview in the Mommin' It Business Series is here! Featuring mom owned businesses that support pregnant and new moms.

Today I’m speaking with Dawn Lundin, owner of Restore Ease Dietetics. Dawn  is a registered dietitian and owner of a virtual nutrition private practice. She also teaches nutrition for the School of Nursing at the local university. 

Tell us about your business. How do you help expecting or new moms?

Restore Ease Dietetics is a virtual nutrition private practice that focuses on mental health and sports nutrition. I work with individuals to improve their relationship with food, recover from disordered eating or an eating disorder. I have ran through three pregnancies and have personal experience navigating running through pregnancy and in the 4th trimester (post partum).

In a world where diet culture encourages women to "get their body back", I encourage expecting and new moms to embrace their body where they are at and how nutrition counseling can help with post partum mental health conditions.

What makes you unique as a mom & business owner?

What makes me unique as a mom & business owner is that I am passionate about helping others and like to meet people where they are at. That goes for my clients and my kids!

What's the hardest part of running your business and being a mom?

The hardest part of running a business and being a mom is the mom guilt. It took me by surprise when my older two sons returned to in person school this fall.

Last school year was hard - SO HARD and I often dreamed of having them back in school so I could spend one on one time with my youngest son. The mom guilt took me by surprise.

I mean I spent every waking moment with my children since March 2020 BUT all of a sudden I feel like the minute my boys get home from school should be devoted to them. Which just isn't practical, sometimes I have late clients, their dad can bring them to swim lessons or need to run a specific workout without the jogging stroller. So I am acknowledging it and taking it an hour, day, week at a time.

What is one "messy" thing about being a mom/biz owner that you would never share in public?

One messy thing about being a mom/biz owner is that sometimes my 2 year old fights his nap and trashes his room while I am meeting with clients. Thank goodness for airpods!

What's your favorite thing about being a mom/biz owner?

My favorite thing about being a mom/biz owner is the flexibility that I have over my work hours.

What advice and words of encouragement would you give to expecting or new moms? 

I will borrow words of encouragement that I received from my father-in-law before we were planning to have kids. He told me that having kids at home are "the best years of your life" and he wasn't wrong.
Just think new mom, you have the best year of you life ahead of you! It doesn't mean it won't be hard at times but it'll be worth it.

How has motherhood changed you?

Motherhood has allowed me to embrace the grey area. As a born type A personality, motherhood has allowed me to go with the flow and be more spontaneous. I can be okay with last minute plans and changes to the schedule. I am able to head out for a run last minute when the opportunity arises in my day.

What is one toy, item, product, book, resource, podcast that you would recommend to a new or expecting mom? 

As a boy mom, The Little Blue Truck book, the haakaa manual breast pump and finding a local certified lactation consultant.

About Dawn Lundin

Dawn Lundin, owner of Restore Ease Dietetics, LLC, is a registered dietitian and owner of a virtual nutrition private practice. She also teaches nutrition for the School of Nursing at the local university.

Dawn has run 18 marathons, mountain bike, cross country ski and stand up paddle board. Dawn and her husband have been married for 15 years. They have three sons ages 7, 6 and 2 years old. They love to travel and spend time outdoors.

Find Dawn Lundin:

Website: https://www.restoreeasedietetics.com/

Facebook: Restore Ease Dietetics, LLC

Instagram: @restoreeasedietetics

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