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And you thought breastfeeding was going to cure that

My kid has allergies.  Alot of them.   As of right now, we know egg, soy, peanut and dogs.  We've only tested 15 things and so far we know this. No one wants anything to be "wrong" with their kids.  It's a mother's worst nightmare to hear that your baby has an issue that you [...]

And you thought breastfeeding was going to cure that2017-03-13T18:20:06+00:00

Crazy party mom: my 3 year old’s “girly” Elmo party

I have to start by saying my idea to give my daughter a birthday party turned into me becoming #crazypartymom. I had no intention of stressing this much or spending this much money on her party but I should have known.  My personality is the type that when I say I am going to do [...]

Crazy party mom: my 3 year old’s “girly” Elmo party2017-03-13T18:17:22+00:00

Nope, not doing the switch witch

So Halloween is around the corner. As a fitspo, someone who lived on a strict diet with obsessive rules and tendencies, people are already asking me about my plan. What am I going to do with the candy? For some reason it's about the candy. Which is fine actually. Halloween is fun.  I am totally [...]

Nope, not doing the switch witch2017-03-15T15:01:36+00:00

being selfish has made me a better mom

Before I became a mom I kind of had no idea what it was like to be busy. Ok so I thought I was busy but I quickly realized after having my daughter that I really had ALOT of time.  I kind of wonder what I did all the time.  But I was selfish.  I [...]

being selfish has made me a better mom2017-03-15T15:02:25+00:00

6 things that happened when I traded excessive cardio for weights

  I spent years doing excessive cardio. 5 am wake up calls to do fasted cardio before work. Double runs. Hour long elliptical sessions after work.  All because I thought that is what I needed to do. What I thought I needed to do to be lean. What I thought I needed to do to [...]

6 things that happened when I traded excessive cardio for weights2017-03-15T15:02:48+00:00

what no one told me about losing the baby weight

About 3.5 years ago I became a mom. For the first time. Funny because I thought I was prepared and quickly learned there is no such thing. You learn as you go. What I *thought* was going to be never was. So I read. I went to support groups, I called my girlfriends. I cried. [...]

what no one told me about losing the baby weight2017-06-14T19:25:59+00:00

My biggest insight from my 35th year

Another year has gone by. As I sit in the hotel room while my family is sleeping, I am up working.  Not because I “have” to, but because I want to.     Today, on the first day of my 36th year, I started to think about what I have learned this past year. Usually [...]

My biggest insight from my 35th year2017-03-18T16:40:21+00:00