At week 28 of pregnancy, I took the one-hour test for gestational diabetes with my second pregnancy. I had taken the test at 16 weeks and passed it during that time. I somewhat expected to have it again by...
Covid-19 and the subsequent quarantine have really done a number on my waistline. Even though I've been a stay at home mom for years, we never spent all of our time at home. I used to run errands and...
It has been 6 weeks since you had your baby. You have waited patiently for this day, the day you get the all clear and the green light to return to running. You strap on your running shoes, walk...
To succeed as a parent, you need to be pretty structured. You need daily schedules and routines. Your kids thrive on routines and you need them to keep your sanity. It’s so easy to get so caught up in the...
Bat: check, Glove: check, Superspecs: CHECK! Finally! To many kids’ (and parents’!) delight, some youth baseball organizers around the state have decided to begin the season amid decreasing COVID-19 restrictions. If your son or daughter has missed sports terribly, we...
Many thanks to our friends at Fitness Matters for sponsoring this post. To learn more about the Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy offered at Fitness Matters check out their website here. After my first baby, I actually made a Facebook post...
National Nurses Week is May 6-12. It ends on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale's birthday, the founder of modern nursing. The nursing profession is truly unique with all the different types of nursing. Nurses are in hospitals, nursing...
“We’ll test you again for gestational diabetes this time at about 16 weeks so fingers crossed you won’t have it again and then we won’t re-test until 26 weeks,” said my midwife. With my last pregnancy, other people seemed...
Hello. My name is Kristina. And I have body image issues.  I mean, I identify as female… so… it only makes sense that I have body image issues, right? I have personally done zero research on this other than talking...
"Mom Brain" Moms are notorious for getting caught up in the daily grind of taking care of everyone and everything else, and we forget to take care of ourselves. We stop paying attention to what we eat when we exercise...

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