10 Things I Did Not Expect To Happen With Baby #2

I had a lot of anxiety before giving birth to Connor. I expected a rough recovery, painful nursing sessions and the baby blues. I however did not expect these 10 things to happen… #1. A long labor. Every one told me the second child comes FAST. People warned me about staying on Cape Cod until […]

How I Finally Weaned My 18 month old

I didn’t plan to breastfeed past 12 months. I had no idea how hard it would be to stop either. I think I can finally say that I have successfully weaned my 18 month old son. This picture was taken on his half birthday just a week ago! He’s getting so big.  I was a […]

How I Got Back To My Pre Baby Weight

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Six days ago, my baby boy turned 9 months. This once was a fitness blog and while I still make time regularly to exercise, my first priority is him. I set an unrealistic goal to get back to my pre-baby body. Then I pushed it back, and pushed it back some more. These deadline extensions were […]

Nursing and Caring For An Infant when you have Food Poisoning

I was feeling uninspired lately. Life had become routine. It was boring in the best way possible. Then, as I sat down to watch the debate Sunday night, I suddenly felt nauseous. Was it the creepy orange dude lurking behind Hillary and his angry interruptions making me sick or was it from the cheap glass of […]

My First Long(ish) Trip Without Baby: Pumping + Working Out

Leaving your baby for the first time is HARD. The second time, you’re excited about sleeping but dreading the pumping game if still breastfeeding. You know how much of a pain it is when traveling. I was presented with a really cool opportunity to work with a brand I love in Los Angeles this week. […]

Video: Tommy’s 6 Month Update

I always thought “What To Expect” was kind of a funny title for a maternity series of books. Every pregnancy is different and so is every baby. We all experience similar milestones but when the occur I’ve discovered is very different from baby to baby. You can expect something to eventually happen but beyond that, […]

My 5 Go To Breakfasts As a New Mom

I can remember having a 100 calorie English muffin for breakfast with spray butter at 22 years of age. Oh how the times have changed. My breakfasts are now at least 250 calories and made up of nutrient dense foods. Still breastfeeding Tommy in the middle of the night, I wake up starving! On top […]

Mommy and Me Workout + Half Marathon Training Update

This past weekend, I was able to run 8.5 miles on Saturday. This was a huge accomplishment and also accidental. GNC has been supporting my half marathon training and it’s paying off. I wanted to run between 7 and 8 miles but took a longer loop and had to run an extra half mile. This […]

Half Marathon Training Update + My Long Run Breakfast Recipe Video

Last week, I went to two different classes that had child care for little ones like Tommy. It was awesome but that means, I wasn’t running. Since I either need to wake up before Nick goes to work (and pump before I leave) and run in the dark or go after work when it’s time […]