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Family Wellness

The ONE Thing that Really Helps Adjust to a New Sibling

Before we had Luca, we were given copious amounts of advice on how to prepare Avery for being a big brother. Gift giving, brain washing, special jobs, the list goes on.  And while some were mildly helpful, the one piece of advice that actually makes the biggest positive impact is unfortunately the hardest to execute – finding alone time with your first-born. It should be much easier to steal away for one-on-one time, but when you don’t have a sitter…

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Living Wellness

The shootings need to stop.

I saw an image this morning. It was heartbreaking. It wasn’t of bloodied bodies. It wasn’t of crying families mourning victims. Yes, those are devastating beyond measure. But this image cut through me. The reality of the insanity of…

Family Wellness

Should I Stay Home or Work?

Should I stay home or work? It’s a question every mom has to answer, and EVERYONE seems to have an opinion about it. So often in the online ‘mommy groups’ people asking hundreds of strangers what is best for…

Family Wellness

My Struggle with Post-partum Anxiety

I’ve always been an incredibly anxious person.  But after having my son, my anxiety became out of control.  I had a traumatic birth experience that left me feeling like I couldn’t trust my body.  I felt like it had failed…

Fitness Wellness

Rockin’ Mama FIT: Prenatal Circuit #3

Let’s start off our week by FITting in a great prenatal friendly workout! These days walking to the bathroom for the 500th time can feel like a workout.  But staying active and strong will help you make it through…

Family Wellness

Toddler Sleep Training SUCCESS!

Do you hear that?  That’s the sound of a toddler soundly sleeping through the night…and it’s HEAVENLY! For three years we haven’t had a night of uninterrupted sleep in our house.  We haven’t had a night without a 2-4 hour…