Tag Archives: Healthy Living

4 Tips for Running Pregnant

So despite being big, like big big already, I’m still chugging along more days than not. Running while pregnant is hard. I see people excel at it much more so than I, but I still get out there. I’ve been running for 17 years now, and yet, in the words Read more →

The Truth About Postpartum Depression

There was no doubt in my mind that having a baby wasn’t going to be easy. The funny part is Ellie is an easy baby. She is so good, so happy, so sweet and perfect. I truly feel so lucky. The hardest part, honestly, was me. Now don’t get me Read more →

Postpartum Body Image

Let’s talk some real talk here for a minute. Prior to getting pregnant I was always fairly lean. I’ve always worked out and eaten more or less healthy, minus the amount of cheese I consume. However, I’ve been a weight yo-yo’er my whole life. When I got pregnant I was Read more →

Five Postpartum Holiday Survival Strategies

Ho Ho Ho holiday season. It has descended upon us. You know what’s going to be really difficult this holiday season? Being newly postpartum. It’s not a secret pregnancy has been hard on me physically and mentally. I’m less than thrilled with my weigh gain, the amount of stretch marks Read more →

Back To Reality

Happy Labor Day! And sad official last day of summer. Back to school and real life tomorrow. I spent a good amount of time working in my classroom, and I’m ready enough for tomorrow, but that’s about it. It’ll definitely take me a week or so to get back into Read more →

As Summer Comes To A Close

Oh, summer. I am so sad to see you go. Really I only work two days this week. I have conference days Wednesday and Thursday then we’re off until we get students on the following Tuesday, but I’m only like half ready. My classroom is not set up at all Read more →

Recipe Round Up – Creamy Chicken Veggie Pasta with a Kick

It’s no secret I’m not much in the kitchen. I can cook a few essentials. I know how to make all the basics and I have about half a dozen real recipes in my repertoire. I’m pretty useless at baking because it’s too precise, but cooking I can manage if Read more →

HDBD Week 9

It’s Wednesday again. Really..? My weeks feel like they’re crawling by and like time is practically standing still, but at the same time I keep being caught off guard by the days. But it is in fact Wednesday, so here’s a quick bump update. Baby size-¬†Baby is 9w3d and the Read more →

Now Is As Good A Time As Any

Happy Monday. Oh Monday. My week. How was my week? It was okay. Brutally exhausting, but fine. First full week back at school after two weeks off and it left me quite tired by Thursday, not to mention Friday. I had my unannounced observation too. First week back after two Read more →

Friday Five – Favorite Fall Foods

Back to reality. And it was a cold, hard bite too. Got on the plane in San Diego Tuesday morning, it was 80 and sunny. Got off the plane in Detriot, it was 18, cold, and dark. Got off the plane in Rochester and it was 15, cold, dark, and Read more →