Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me

I know, I know, I'm the annoying woman who is complaining about weight loss from breastfeeding. Well, I'm not complaining so much - I'm appreciative of my children for assisting with the removal or downsizing of all the fat cells they helped to create and / or enlarge during pregnancy. Muchos gracias, babies. Yet, while … Continue reading Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me

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To Cancer, Chicago, Clot and Colic

The letter 'c' has made a bold statement in my life as of late and declared war on many women I hold near and dear. As I say to Arwen on the regular, "no thank you". Let's be clear here - this is not a pity post. Nuh uh. Nor is this a post that … Continue reading To Cancer, Chicago, Clot and Colic

Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements

It seems most humans are completely exhausted (and often sick) these days. Whether it be from work, volunteering, kids, social media, commuting, or over-committing, people are simply pooped. And while I wish everyone would give less f***s about what others think and just say "NO" to doing it all, I know you're not going to. … Continue reading Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements

When was the last time you had your forest fix?

Guest post written by Ronna Schneberger, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Naturalist Parenting is a wild ride.  When the kids were little I remember being so exhausted I could barely function. I wondered how I was going to raise these little people to be decent human beings when I felt so tired and grouchy all … Continue reading When was the last time you had your forest fix?

Everyday Champions Series: Practicing balance and resilience to have your cake and eat it too (well most of it)

I'm delighted to introduce our next Everyday Champion, Victoria Grainger: manager, wellness guru, small business owner, wife, MBA graduate, and momma. In this post, Victoria openly shares her experience with profound morning sickness that lasted the entirety of her second pregnancy, leaving her bed ridden (I cannot imagine...I would be next level troll status). Without … Continue reading Everyday Champions Series: Practicing balance and resilience to have your cake and eat it too (well most of it)

Pause: Taking a moment before I breakdown

I'm not good at pausing. You may think that because I practice mindfulness and tout its benefits, run retreats and genuinely love wellness that I'm really good at taking a pause. I can be. I definitely schedule in massages and facials, I run (irregularly...as in almost never), go boxing, schedule time with friends, and read … Continue reading Pause: Taking a moment before I breakdown

Everyday Champion Series: Tackling incontinence, back pain and postpartum depression

I'm delighted to introduce our next everyday champion, Carla Nicol: friend, teacher, mother, wife, and empowered woman recovering from incontinence, back pain, and postpartum depression. ~ Everyday champion: a term I would not use to describe myself. Someday champion, sure. I'm almost 27 months postpartum and still trying to find my fitness groove and return … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series: Tackling incontinence, back pain and postpartum depression