Hope & Happiness, Mind & Body

OVERCOMING THE FEELING OF FAILURE

Failing at one thing can be the open doorway that we needed in order to see the opportunity on the other side that we had never considered; failure can many times provide us the strength and experience that was missing from our initial effort so that when we do get off the floor we are ready to charge ahead. Failure to properly manage a sudden financial reward in one instance can provide us that keen wisdom we need in order to ensure all goes well should such an opportune moment arise again. The failure of one marriage can very often lead a person to meet and marry their soul mate after the turmoil and madness of divorce before.

My Story, Pregnancy

HOW TO COPE WITH SEVERE ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

I guess it should be expected that after seven pregnancies in fourteen years I would have some form of failing ligaments - but nothing could have prepared me for the pain and discomfort that round ligament pain caused me during six of those seven pregnancies. My first experience with this nuisance was at 18 years… Continue reading HOW TO COPE WITH SEVERE ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

Fitness for Fun

RANDOM JOGGING: THE PERFECT WAY TO START GETTING FIT

Accepting the fact that I could not commit to a particular time to exercise or jog, I found random ways throughout my day to stretch and strengthen my body while doing what I have to do, whether it be working at my desk, washing the dishes, rocking the baby to sleep, reading stories, doing laundry, combing my hair, putting on my make-up or mopping the floor - random exercising has been the key to my success of reducing weight after pregnancy, keeping it off and getting stronger and fitter as the weeks pass after each baby.

Fitness for Fun

4 WAYS TO GET FIT, LOSE WEIGHT & STAY HEALTHY WITHOUT AN EXERCISE ROUTINE

Mommy self-neglect is real; and we all know this. Whether it is skipping meals, skipping #exercise or holding the urge to use the bathroom until we don’t even need to use it anymore so that we can attend to our family. Everyday is a juggling act - work, school, projects, laundry, homework, daddy, cooking, sewing – whatever activities fill our daily schedule we know at least 95% of them are directly related in some way to having children.

Fitness for Fun, Mind & Body

4 GREAT WAYS TO EXERCISE AT YOUR OFFICE DESK

Not being able to stick to an exercise routine because of my fast-paced mommy life made me decide that exercise would simply have to be done whenever and wherever I could do it. Even if it would simply be some squats here or leg lifts there – I knew it was better to get some form of exercise in than to tell myself it was entirely impossible and skip it altogether. This is when I decided that even during my office job I could work on firming and strengthening my body to achieve the energy and figure that makes me feel most confident.