Nutrition: I Couldn’t Lift or Run My Post-partum Weight Off… I Tried

For eight years, I spent many hours in the gym focusing on weightlifting and hitting new personal records. As told in a previous blog of mine, I started off in all body-weight exercises and...

Am I Failing as a Mom? :: When Katrina Kids Turn Into Ida Mothers

Not only could I not handle riding out a storm, but I absolutely was falling apart knowing I would have to do it as a mother of three. Boom! There went a metal object and...

‘Mothering’ with a Heavy Heart

How do you grieve, cry, get through personal challenges while ‘the show must go on’… being a mom? Mom is supposed to be the fearless emotional backbone of the family, the one our babies come...

Postpartum Fitness :: How I Got the Twin Baby Weight Off

I am currently studying to become Personal Trainer certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, but before I started studying recently, my weight loss and fitness journey started way before. Late 2014 is when...

Remembering Papa: When Father’s Day Goes Beyond Just ‘Dad’

Different scenarios for many people have me feeling not so alone. Sometimes many of us have different father & mother figures. I was/am lucky enough to have my dad and his dad, my Papa...

Pregnancy & Childbirth Trauma :: The ‘Thing’ Not Many Moms Talk About But Should

“My body failed me during my first pregnancy. Why again?” “I take care of myself … why me?” I struggled during my pregnancy with my twins who were born at 30.1 weeks, but before that...
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Dealing with High-Functioning Anxiety :: Going From a “Complete Stop” to “Floor It”

As a mother of an older toddler and twin toddlers who also has high-functioning anxiety, telling me to stop is something I hate. I mask my anxiety by “flooring it,” and not stopping. I...