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)

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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: Finding balance with 3 kids (under 5) at home

I'm delighted to introduce our next Everyday Champion momma, Shée Lillejord, a previous Live It Active blog contributor, dietitian, and mom to three small humans. Today on the blog, Shée will share her quest for balance over the past year with three babes at home. ~ Finding balance as a mom...does that even exist? I often … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series: Finding balance with 3 kids (under 5) at home

How parents spend their time: A pie chart

As a non-parent, I really wondered what the hubbub was all about. I always asked (in my head): "Why the complaining? Why the long faces? I mean, how hard can it really be?" And then I had kids. And then I apologized to all my friends and family who I may have been less than … Continue reading How parents spend their time: A pie chart

Everyday Champion Series: Fishy Crackers and Wine; A Single Mom’s Survival Guide

I'm delighted to introduce our third Everyday Champion, Christa Tucker. I was first introduced to Christa on paper in 2016 when I reviewed her submission for a Young Women in Energy Award. As a recent member to the mom-club, this woman was a standout to me; she was working, completing her MBA (distance, no less) … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series: Fishy Crackers and Wine; A Single Mom’s Survival Guide

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

Everyday Champion Series – Part 2: Miscarriage, moving from defeated to okay

For those tuning in for the first time, read Part 1: Miscarriage, a word that can't describe an experience here. ~ Immediately after having my miscarriage I felt a profound sense of relief - I felt I could get back to normal life. We could move forward. And the sadness I was feeling would just … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series – Part 2: Miscarriage, moving from defeated to okay