Pregnancy, New Motherhood, and Fitness: It's Okay to Take a Break

Today let's talk a little bit about running and fitness during pregnancy, after pregnancy, and finding the time as a new mom. Even if you don't have kids or are past this point in your life, it's worth reading along anyway. I didn't run while I was pregnant. As you know from last week's post, running did not become my fitness first love or priority until a few years ago. I did however go to the gym five days a week for years and attempted to keep up that fitness routine while I was pregnant. ...more
Dr E  I think we all have to do what works for us and sometimes, we don't know what will work ...more

I’ve got job security. And you do, too.

 If you’re a mom, you’re probably going to relate to what I have to say....more

Breathing Room

I wrote this post not too long ago. I feel exactly this way at times. When I'm in those dark times, I struggle terribly. I'm better now. Freer, relaxed, less frustrated and angry. I have found my breathing room....more

44 Things my sons should learn before they are adults

Raising kids is a tough and silly job to have. No doubt about that. In the span of one day I am a princess being saved by my sassy four year-old super hero and then ten minutes later I am explaining why we don’t hide cars in the dryer....more

To the normal mother.....

I get asked almost weekly how I do it all? How I handle the pressures of raising 4 little boys? How I am a supermom? I really honestly feel like people think that we are perfect. That my house is spotless and we go through the day with no yelling and end the night singing kumbaya around a fire roasting marshmallows (organic if that is possible because we would never feed our kids junk, geesh) then we all tuck into bed and sleep a full nights sleep with no interruptions and wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to take on a full day! Rinse, lather, repeat....more

8 Surprising Facts About Modern Mothers

Statistical Trends: 8 Surprising Facts About Modern Mothers Fertility Centers of Illinois provides a current snapshot of present-day motherhood....more

11 Dirty little secrets about being a mother. (The ones no one ever tells you about.)

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.comWhen you leave the hospital with your new baby, you’re given a bunch of forms, some diaper coupons and information on formula choices. The one thing you’re not provided with is a manual on how to be a mother.The following 11 secrets are what I imagine the middle section of that unwritten book should contain.1. You will screw up sometimes....more

Mother's Day, and Every Day

I hope all of the mothers out there had a lovely Mother's Day, as well as all of you mother-figures, those kind souls not bound by blood who take the time to be a force of love and support to us when we need it. And even when we don't need it. Thank you especially for being there when we don't think we need you but we really do. I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by these types. I have a mother, a stepmother, a mother-in-law (despite my divorce, she is amazing and I am keeping her), as well as a variety of women I have collected over the years who are my back-up moms....more

5 Things I Learned About Myself Through Motherhood

This year marks my 6th year celebrating Mother’s Day as a mother. Reflecting back to my 1st Mother’s Day, Ellie was just a little over 2 months old at the time. Although sleep deprived, I was brimming with excitement over this new andcrazy amazing world I just entered. During these years, I’ve learned a great deal about being the chief caregiver, referee, and boo-boo fixer (just to name a few titles). Aside from learning tasks at hand, I’ve learned immensely about myself. Here are 5 notable things:1. I’m not that laid-back...more

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