Mothering · Postpartum

C-Section Survival Guide

Let's talk c-sections, the "other way" to birth a baby. As a mama who has birthed three babies via cesarian, I am here to tell you that they are no joke. A c-section is a MAJOR surgery so all of you mamas on your high-horse talking about how it is taking the easy way out,… Continue reading C-Section Survival Guide

Mothering

Farewell 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2019 was a great year for our family. We all have our health, the twins started dance class, Hank turned one, my parents bought a lake house, Nick started grad school and I joined the Toledo Mom family as a writer/contributor. However, 2019 was also a year of many "lasts" for me.… Continue reading Farewell 2019

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · Postpartum · Time Management

Pumping and working

I often consider myself as having three jobs. My first job is obviously being a mom. My second is my real world big girl job (I am in communications and IT at a public university, if you were wondering). My third job is pumping and breastfeeding! Man oh man pumping, especially when working full-time, takes… Continue reading Pumping and working

Mothering · Postpartum · twins

How I survived having 3 under 2

Hank Jeffrey Cranston entered this world on August 20, 2019 weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. A week later we would come to find out he was only 19 inches long; but that’s a story for another time. My C-section went great and baby boy was as healthy as could be.… Continue reading How I survived having 3 under 2

Anxiety · Mothering · Postpartum

Postpartum Hair Loss

You know that beautiful, shiny, luscious hair you get during pregnancy? Well, it’s all down the drain now; literally. At around 4.5 months postpartum my once average-thick hair began falling out by the handful. In the shower, in bed, at the gym, at my desk, in my son’s diaper – you name it! HAIR EVERYWHERE… Continue reading Postpartum Hair Loss

fitness · Health & Lifestyle · Postpartum

Tough Love

#MOMGOALS series with guest blogger Ashley Jones Often times people assume that since I have a smile on my face in pictures and that I workout everyday, that I love it. That I crap rainbows and sunshine and ride around on a unicorn all dang day 🤣 Well NEWSFLASH I don't. I never have and… Continue reading Tough Love

fitness · Health & Lifestyle · Postpartum · Trying to Conceive

Baby Steps (pun intended)

#MOMGOALS series with guest blogger Ashley Jones Now, to the taking action part... Getting healthy doesn't have to be all or nothing, or a complete overhaul of your entire life at once. I often encourage my clients to take a "stepwise" approach, especially if they are just starting out on their journey. Ways to take… Continue reading Baby Steps (pun intended)

fitness · Health & Lifestyle · Postpartum

#itsalifestylenotadiet

#MOMGOALS series with guest blogger Ashley Jones Want to know my secret..... I don't diet. Now before you roll your eyes and curse me out 🤣 bare with me!   See in the past whenever I wanted to lose weight, I would cut calories in an unhealthy way and I would exercise in an unhealthy… Continue reading #itsalifestylenotadiet