My Postpartum Body Image

I was one of the many women applauding Kate Middleton showing off her postpartum bump on the way home from having baby George. But recently I was feeling bad about myself when she “debuted” her post-baby body. She looked stunning – as always! – and I Continue Reading…

mamatea Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received two samples of Mamatea for review. The opinions below are entirely my own.

mama tea

We often hear about certain tea blends that are great to drink while you’re pregnant or nursing, but have you actually tried them? They’re not very pleasant! I have Continue Reading…

My Most Embarrassing Goodwill Drop-Off

I’ve made lots of drop-offs of donations to Goodwill over the years – usually coinciding with our moves. The donation I made yesterday is easily the most embarrassing. I may have skidded my tires during my haste to get out of there.

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#Mamavation Monday: Today’s The Day!

This afternoon, I should be getting a clear bill of postpartum health from my OBGYN! I am beyond thrilled to start working out again. I was too sick my entire pregnancy to work out, so it has been a LONG time since I’ve done anything except walking.

What am I most Continue Reading…

Breathing It All In

When I think back to the days and weeks after C was born, I don’t remember that much. I was trying desperately to breastfeed, but felt like I was failing. Hubster and I were extremely sleep deprived. C developed colic around his second week of life. Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Two Weeks Postpartum

Two Weeks Postpartum

It’s hard to believe that two weeks have passed since Baby Jo was born. In some ways, it seems like the time has flown by; but in others, it’s like she’s been with us forever.

Things are going quite well for me. In fact, I find that I need to remind myself Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: One Week Postpartum!

I’m baaaack! ;) I haven’t posted a Mamavation Monday update in a few weeks, because there wasn’t much to report. I was very pregnant, very uncomfortable, and very sedentary. Baby Jo surprised us last Sunday when she decided to arrive early!

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Baby Jo’s First Few Days

The past few days in the hospital since Baby Jo’s birth have been filled with visitors, family, soaking in our new arrival, and getting as much sleep as possible before we go home and don’t have access to the nursery. ;) Here are the highlights of Baby Jo’s first few days in our Continue Reading…

My Post-Baby Indulgence Wish List

Every once in a while, I get a craving for something that’s a big “no-no” during pregnancy.  I’ve added several things to my list during the holidays, when delicious food and beverages abound.

I look forward to hearing some of your post-pregnancy Continue Reading…

Building My Team of Doctors

So, if you haven’t heard…Hubster and I are starting to think about trying for Baby Deuce.  Since I’ll be at high risk for experiencing another postpartum mood disorder, I want to be as prepared as possible before becoming pregnant.  I’ve been working Continue Reading…

A Struggle With Body Image

I’m kind of nervous to put this “out there,” because I’ve always kept my struggles with body image and weight very quiet.  But I realize that I’m not the only woman with this inner battle, so I’ve decided to just own it.

I’ve never been one of those women Continue Reading…

My Postpartum Depression Confession

This post is difficult for me to write.  It’s terrifying to reveal my deepest, darkest secrets to the world; but I’ve done it before and I’m going to do it again.  Last week, I recognized my postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms by reading about someone else’s journey to diagnosis.  I’m willing to Continue Reading…