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The Friends I Made During My Motherhood Journey

mom friends

Mom Life Those of you who are moms know, the motherhood journey is filled with challenges and changes. Boy are there changes. And as a result of these changes…changes in availability, time, priorities, likes and dislikes…many of us lose friends along the way. Old friends often can’t relate to motherhood and the changes it brings. […]

Why Negative Self Talk Can Sabotage Your Fitness Journey

“My body is disgusting!” “My butt looks gross!” “I look like a whale!” “I can’t lose weight!” All this negative Nancy self-talk I hear, especially from mothers, has to stop. I have been a trainer for about 10 years, and now am a mother myself, and I still can’t wrap my head around why people […]

Furniture And Home Decor: Taking Care Of Your Surroundings Is Important Too!

home decor

Alright….so let’s talk furniture and home decor for a second. The right kind of furniture can make you feel like you’re living in a magazine…but the wrong kind can leave you feeling like you live in a frat house! Let me tell you something…when I moved to Northern Ireland to live with my now-husband, he […]

Postnatal Depression: What is it? How can exercise help it?

Many women experience a little bit of “the baby blues” after birth. After all, being woken up by a baby crying at 2 a.m. for the fourth time in one night would be trying for anyone. A little bit of the blues or some minor mood swings are normal in the postpartum period; your body […]

Stop Associating Your Self Worth with the Number on the Scale

Losing weight and becoming fit is a journey. For many people on that journey, there are often pitfalls. One of these pitfalls: the scale. Just the thought of stepping on the scale gives some women anxiety. Sadly our society has a very specific image of the “ideal” woman….as if there is such a thing. So […]

Maintaining A Healthy Relationship When You Have Kids

Maintaining a healthy relationship when you have kids

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: being a parent is tough – especially when you’re trying to work, take care of yourself, and maintain a healthy relationship with your partner (whew – i’m tired just writing that). I, personally, feel like I’ve done a fairly good job of balancing work and taking […]

7 Things to Avoid While Trying to Conceive

Trying to Conceive

So you’ve decided you’re going to start trying for a baby, and are wondering what you should and shouldn’t do. Or you’ve been trying for a while, and are looking for ways to boost your chances. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. When trying to conceive, there are some things to be avoided […]