Diagnosis: Diastasis Recti

Did you know that 1 out of 3 women have a separation of their abdominal muscles during and after pregnancy? Did you know that in many cases these muscles do not return to normal? Finally, did you know that traditional crunches and planks can only make this separation worse leading to a "pouch" in a mama's lower abdominals?I didn't either.But, last week, I got a text from a girlfriend with a proposal/request for a post related to Diastasis Recti (a.k.a. the mommy tummy). ...more

A Mother's Body

Ben and I went out for dinner Saturday night. And, in an effort to notch things up a bit, I let out my pony tail and changed out of my sport bra.While I was in the shower I thought about what I’d wear, and decided on a pair of jeans that I’d purchased years ago, two pregnancies ago, in Chicago. And people, these are the kind of jeans that require you to bring your A-Game whenever you try them on. The kind that CANNOT go into the dryer, since there isn’t a percentage of spandex in these jeans....more