I've never understood the phenomenon of people losing their filters around pregnant women. For some unknown reason, total strangers find it completely appropriate to comment on your looks, share horror stories (for the love, why can't we share something that's not entirely terror inducing?!), or ask questions that require answers that should seemingly be kept … Continue reading Managing Expectations: Third Time is (not) a Charm
The amount of times "write" has been on my to do list is laughable. We're in the season of life where the to-do lists get lengthy and are often never finished. Instead, I tried making "need to do" and "want to do" lists thinking I could go back and forth and, while that helped in … Continue reading Connection through Sharing
This draft has been sitting in my folder since April 3. Almost 3 months have gone by and I have opened and closed it more times than I could count. It's been written in my planner on my running 'to do' list ever since I started it. Still, I haven't been able to bring myself … Continue reading Losing LBR 3.0 – Dealing with Miscarriage
I miss writing. I miss making it a priority and I feel like I say that each time I sit down to actually write. I start writing things 20 times a day in my head but never make the time for myself to sit down and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard?) to … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Remembering Where I Started and Celebrating the Non-Scale Victories
When I got engaged, I was in the middle of a weight loss journey that was really important to me. Dave and I had seen photos of ourselves and realized our happy hours at Applebees with mudslides and boneless wings hadn't been kind to our bodies. By the the time we got married, I had … Continue reading Before and After: Adventures in Body Back
I cannot remember the last 'bad' day that I had and for that I am incredibly grateful. I know if I sat and tried to dig something up I could, but the fact that nothing immediately stands out to me makes me feel super lucky. My kids are generally very well behaved and my husband … Continue reading A Case of…The Wednesdays?
Oh, how things have changed! My last post was what seems like so long ago and I was super pregnant. We've now had Alexander home for about 2 months and we are in the constant process of finding our new "normal"...even if I question what normal is or if it even exists at all when your … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned After Baby #2
It seems like the more pregnant you get, the more you find yourself mourning the 'loss' of something, whether it be your current family routine, your personal time, hobbies you enjoy and you know will be tough to find time for, your ankles, or even the ability to bend over and tie your shoes without asking for … Continue reading Saying Goodbye & Awaiting Hello
T-minus 33 days (hopefully) until our newest family addition will make his appearance into the world. This, in other words, means I am a hormonal, waddling mess who happens to look like I am smuggling a watermelon under my shirt everywhere I go while attempting to look put together. It's fabulous, really. In all seriousness, I … Continue reading The Unspoken Guilt
Seriously. Where did the first month of the year go?! I don't know how many times I thought to myself about things I wanted to write about and then...just never did. I don't even have any good reasons as to why not! Seems silly when writing can be so therapeutic to me; there is something … Continue reading Goals Check-in: How is it Already February?!