Why Your Mom Pooch Won't Get Better by Doing Crunches (Spoiler: Because You Might Have Diastasis Recti)

I’ve always been tiny (ask anyone) and getting my abs back after pregnancy was never an issue. Until it was. After my fourth child was born, I noticed I still looked pregnant many, many months after delivery - which was NOT normal for me. Scratch that. I didn't really notice anything until my mom said [...]

4 Bedtime Habits to Get You Mentally Ready for a Good Nights Sleep

A few weeks ago, while listening to an episode of the Melissa Ambrosini Show about blue light, I realized that my family's bedtime habits needed to change. When school started in August, I thought the early wake-ups would naturally shift all our circadian clocks into holy alignment and everyone would gladly fall into slumberland as [...]

The Power Of Releasing Worry, Stress, and Anxiety: How Your Brain Responds

Think of your brain as the President Of Problem Solving. There he is, suit and tie, pacing back and forth between your ears, thinking 24/7. (Or maybe she's wearing a dress and rockin' heels. I don't know.) And since your brain is responsible for problem-solving, where does that leave you? What's your job? Well, it [...]

I Am Not My Cysts: What They Are and How I’m Remedying It

Originally Published on The Sticky Apron When I first found out, I was certain it meant having more kids would be impossible. So, naturally, I cried. It’s still likely my ovaries are damaged from cysts that have been forming and dissipating for the last three years. Five months after first discovering them on a CT [...]