My Weekly Workouts Part 1

I listened to a podcast a few weeks ago where the host interviewed different fitness influencers and they shared their actual workout schedules. I think the purpose was to show how much intention and dedication it goes into being a fitness influencer. Maybe it was supposed to be motivational too. I can’t say I did…

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3 Best Maternity Shorts for Beating the Heat!

I’m not really a shorts person but in this heat at 6 months pregnant, you better believe I am! I’ve actually never been pregnant in the summer before, so I only had two pairs of maternity shorts from my previous pregnancies. But being in the midwest humidity all of July, had me feeling desperate. I’ve…

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7 Ways Prenatal Massage Can Help You 

 I’m pretty much a sucker for a massage all the time (It’s my favorite form of self care.) but especially during pregnancy. I couldn’t imagine getting through the stresses, aches and pains of pregnancy without a good massage therapist, so when fellow mom, Jenny Silverstone from the blog MomLovesBest, offered up some helpful information on…

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5 Things I Love About Liam

My little Liam is 5-years-old today. Every year on my kids’ birthdays, I make up for my lack of baby-booking and share my favorite things about them – how many things depends on their age. That means because Liam turns 5 today, I’m limiting myself to 5 of the wonderful things I love about Liam.…

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How to Relieve Sciatica During Pregnancy

At about 30 weeks into my second pregnancy, I started to feel radiating pain in my left hip and glute, to the point where it was really uncomfortable to walk. Sound familiar?     The discomfort never extended beyond my glutes, but it was painful enough for me to seek out exercises and stretches to…

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5 Essential Oils For Pregnancy Struggles

Essential oils have saved me during many aches and pains, and every time I turn to my friend and essential oil advocate, Amy Wiggins. During pregnancy, essential oils can be life-savers (due to more aches and pains), yet they can get tricky, since there are some that aren’t recommended. I asked Amy to set the…

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To Bunk or Not To Bunk?

This might sound like a funny topic for a blog, but whenever I mention that the boys have bunk beds, I instantly get asked how it’s working out . . . and here’s my answer “for now.” (P.S. I had a leader of a mom’s group who always said to add “for now” onto anything…

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