“You’re Doing the Best You Can”

I WILL NOT COMPARE MYSELF TO MY PRE-BABY ABILITIES. I WILL NOT COMPARE MYSELF TO MY PRE-BABY STRENGTHS. I WILL NOT COMAPRE MYSELF TO MY PRE-BABY BODY. I’M DOING THE BEST THAT I CAN. This phrase has been popping up in my head over and over the past two weeks; in fact...

Learning YOU vs. Learning a New Diet

This weekend kicked off The Combine Strength & Conditioning’s annual Primal Challenge – an 8 week competition to push the members to become more powerful, stronger, improve body composition, and more.  I decided to do the challenge because I am ready...

Babies Have Highlight Reels, Too

Let me start by saying I am not one of those moms and this is not one of those blogs where I passive aggressively talk about my child or motherhood. I’m not going to post funny, yet sarcastic and mostly negative “I wish they would have told me this, that, and the...

I Had a C-Section but I Still Have a Birth Story

A good friend shared this with me: “Every baby has their own birth journey. And this is hers.” When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately contacted my friend Kat to be our doula. I knew I wanted her to help us with the birth of our baby, as well as help me do it...

I’m More Fun When I’m Pregnant

I know what you’re thinking: How can someone who doesn’t drink and goes to bed at 9pm most nights be “fun”? I’d wonder the same thing, too…but my version of “fun” is probably a bit different than most peoples. This January, the mantra I set for the year (before I knew...