I must tell you that I am absolutely 100% ready for spring! I use to LOVE the winter! It meant long runs in the woods in the snow! Mountain biking in the cold winter air. Totally crushing winter workouts were the best. Yes, those were the days. Days of nothing else to do but train, … Continue reading Another truth: The worst part of motherhood
Consider the power of knowledge and how it can steer your choices. Think about how your lifestyle and behavior choices can determine whether you succumb to chronic illness or stop it before it happens. Raising children is no easy task, trust me I know. Being a mom is a HUGE job! Never in my wildest … Continue reading Real Food Choice: The power of knowledge
The other day, I came home from training and the boys came running out to greet me. Of course like any excited child they were leaping with joy at what they had done. I could barely get out of the car fast enough. When I came inside, this is what I found! They had made … Continue reading Lunch for “Mome”
Today is the last day of another year, that I can proudly say I am not just surviving but thriving as a mom of two sets of twins. Wow, there have been some VERY challenging times in 2017. Big emotions, tons of energy, some "confusion" about the what not to do inside the house, … Continue reading Twin Mom Tips and Solutions
The magic of Christmas is amazing and beautiful. The energy behind the kids' imaginations is at times unmanageable and unnerving. When I am able to be an active participant in the energy and enthusiasm...no problem! When I have to step into my mom shoes and manage the house, prepare dinner, pick up, give baths, take … Continue reading Wine or Run?
In Part One of this series, we learned about how making simple diet and lifestyle changes can positively affect moms health and the health of her baby. In part two of this series, I would like to offer some recipes and strategies specific to incorporating nourishing foods. If you are new to this approach to … Continue reading Prenatal Gut Health–Part Two
This week I have been reflecting back on my pregnancy journey with the girls. I reread my post, Week 31: Premature labor scare! and all of the old feelings of fear and uncertainty came back to me again. My biggest goal during my pregnancy was taking great care of my gut. I started writing these posts when … Continue reading Prenatal Gut Health–Part One
A couple posts back I mentioned that I though I was really getting the hang of parenting? Yes, I believe it was in this post, Thankful! Well....I believe I jinxed myself. This week, I thought I lost Annabelle and I spent a couple of hours in the ER with Madelyn. I found myself talking to myself, … Continue reading Annabelle and Maddy’s trip to the ER!
Do you ever have days when everything you do just seems to make sense. Like you really feel confident in all of your decisions and you think to yourself, ok I'm doing alright! Well I have had a week like that. Not just a day, but a whole week! I find that oddly exhilarating! Life … Continue reading Thankful!
Exercise while pregnant should be encouraged to all. The major event of delivery, followed by the marathon that occurs in the postpartum period must be trained for. Consider both the mental and physical strength required for mom. The demands change over the first year, getting increasingly intense. Every mom has a strategy for managing these … Continue reading Training for the postpartum demands