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Baby #5 Pregnancy Update!

I realized that I haven’t been really great this time around talking much about what’s been going on with Baby #5.  Let me tell you, being pregnant while you are taking care of four other little humans can make life really interesting.  I’ll give you a little insight into what this pregnancy has been like… Continue reading Baby #5 Pregnancy Update!

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The Importance of Self-Care

I, along with many other women I (I assume), often feel pulled in so many directions on a daily basis that something needs to give.  I work a full time stressful job, have four kids, am pushing 23 week pregnant with baby #5, own my own business, and still have to keep the house in… Continue reading The Importance of Self-Care

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A Real Weight Loss Plan for New Moms

At three months postpartum, people keep commenting on how great I look!  While it is very flattering, the first thing that comes out of my mouth is “you should see me naked…it’s all an illusion.”   As most new moms know, things shift and your body isn’t quite the same…at least not at three months… Continue reading A Real Weight Loss Plan for New Moms

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39 Weeks 3 Days and My Doctors Hate Me

When I went to my 39 week appointment and was told I could not be induced, I began to panic even more than I already had been.  I was banking on the fact that I would be induced at 39 weeks and have a week to recover before we had to leave on our 11… Continue reading 39 Weeks 3 Days and My Doctors Hate Me

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I Am NEVER Going To Sleep Again!

As I enter in my final weeks of pregnancy, I generally like to try and stock up on sleep as much as I can.  I start getting pretty tired around 7pm and, with the encouragement of my husband, try to get in bed as soon as the kids are in bed.  Seems like a good… Continue reading I Am NEVER Going To Sleep Again!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and yet another reason for me to shout from the rooftops that beauty is NOT a reason to expose yourself to toxins or chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and more. The European Union has banned 1400 of the chemicals scientifically linked to these issues, but the US remains… Continue reading October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month