Dear Pregnant Crossfitter, YOU? You are B.A. I know this because I encounter women like you in the gym on a daily basis. You want to be fit and active during your pregnancy, I commend that. But friend, you're also not invincible If you're anything like I was during my first pregnancy you are confidant that as long as you listen to your body during pregnancy, you'll be … [Read more...] about Is Crossfit Safe in Pregnancy?
I just had a baby 2 months ago. And I’ve pretty much been excited to workout intensely since I was approx 6 weeks pregnant and feeling like complete crap. Something about the sound of a barbell slamming into the floor (I do crossfit) and sore muscles makes my heart really happy. Though I continued to exercise throughout my whole pregnancy, it just wasn’t the same. After my first baby I returned … [Read more...] about 10 Things Postpartum Moms should consider before returning to exercise
I’m pregnant again….. Yay! And a little bit of barf I’m going to go out on a limb here and say something you might not agree with. The first trimester of pregnancy SUCKS. There is (at least for me) this narrow window of time between finding out that I’m pregnant and the sickness kicking in. And in that window I spend my time doing 1 of 2 things. A. Worrying I’m about to have … [Read more...] about How to Survive the First Trimester of Pregnancy
Today starts the How to Feed Your Kid Series on the blog and I'm so excited about it! There are so many ways to feed your kid. Breast, Bottle Feeding, Formula, solids, etc. As with most things these days there is SO MUCH information out there and its hard to know what is the right thing for you and your kid. I am by no means an expert on these topics, however I thought I (and some of our guest … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to be a breastfeeding Ninja
Boy have I been procrastinating writing this post. I’ve been scared to admit this to anyone except my husband. I’ve been hiding what feels like a dark and dirty secret. I didn’t really want to breastfeed. Did you just judge me a little? Its ok if you did, I judged me ALOT for feeling that way, way more than you could ever judge me. Let me back up Its been just over a year since I … [Read more...] about How I REALLY feel about Breastfeeding
Did you miss part 1 of my experience giving birth to my first child? Check it out here After laboring on my own for almost 12 hours (4 of them being AWFUL) I had decided it was time for an epidural. The worst part about getting the drug was sitting still through back labor contractions. I have zero memory of any pain of the needle but I do remember thinking during that time, oh my gosh, what … [Read more...] about Piper’s Birth Story…. Part 2 (aka where things start to get interesting)