Connor’s Birth Story

Connor was born Tuesday morning at 5 am on July 17th, 2018. I had a feeling he wasn’t going to come early and I was right. I elected to be induced at 41 weeks because of how large his brother Tommy was at birth. Tommy was 10 days late and while I was induced with him, […]

Baby Registry Essentials For Round 2 | Video

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When you have the same sex child for number two, you do not get another shower or a sprinkle. You do however get the chance to buy the things yourself that you wish you had registered for the first time. For me, this meant placing a focus on convenience and sleep. Before Tommy, we were […]

Pregnancy Update: Week 39 | Baby #2

Happy early 4th of July! I took off last week to spend some quality time with Tommy and we 100% enjoyed it. Now that Dad has joined us in Cape Cod, I am of course the second choice but I am OK with that because it meant I got to sleep in today. I wanted […]

What’s In My Hospital Bag #2 Updated 2018

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Being a first time mom, you over prepare. You buy too many things, you overanalyze your birth plan, what your eat, and then the second time around, it’s like, “Yep, I’ll figure it out.” You’re too busy with your other child to really prepare. I filmed a what’s in my hospital bag video 3 days […]

Five Things NOT To Do In Your Third Trimester

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There are so many lists online with what you should and shouldn’t do when you’re pregnant. Personally, I think most of them are overrated. This isn’t one of those lists. Don’t eat sushi, they say. I don’t eat raw fish because I have gotten food poisoning from eating raw oysters and it was worse than […]

1st Time Mom vs 2nd Time Mom VIDEO

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At a prenatal yoga class, a first time mom asked me if it was easier the second time around. Bahahahaha… “What? No! Now, you have a toddler to keep up you on your toes when you used to be able to sit back and relax!” There are many differences between my pregnancies as I’ve alluded […]

My Ultimate Baby Registry Guide 2018

Registering for your first baby is overwhelming. I kept asking people for suggestions but tried to be a minimalist, and ended up with a few hits but ultimately, I returned a few things and then bought things with my store credit as I learned what kind of baby Tommy was and what I truly needed. This was […]

At Home Pregnancy Workout with Dumbbells

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If you love following along with my Instagram workouts, you’ll love my new YouTube video today! Here is the 2nd workout from my prenatal workout guide, focusing on the 2nd trimester. If you are in your first trimester, this workout is also safe. If you are not pregnant, this is also a great low impact […]

Social Media Has Ruined Naming Your Child

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As millennial parents, we have encountered numerous problems that our predecessors never had to deal with. They never got a text message that school was closed. They had to wake up and watch the local news ticker until their town scrolled or didn’t scroll across the bottom to learn of their snow day fate. They didn’t […]

What To Avoid Taking Workout Classes When Pregnant

Just because you are pregnant, doesn’t mean you can’t take your favorite studio classes! I’ve had a few people ask me where they offer prenatal workout classes in and around Boston and to be honest, besides yoga most studios/cities do not have many options. Apparently there is a studio in Chicago that offers pregnancy workout classes as […]