Running For A Reason: Diagnosis XYY

I have to back track for some of this to make sense, but let me start in the now and and then jump back: We found out, via getting his blood draw, that my adorable newborn son has a rare chromosome condition called 47,XYY. This is not life-threatening and may present very mild symptoms. I … Continue reading Running For A Reason: Diagnosis XYY

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“It’s Just An Uphill Stretch.” My Mantra During The Newborn Days

Maybe your newborn sleeps. Maybe your newborn doesn't sleep. Maybe you're struggling playing the formula game and trying to find one that your little one's tummy can handle. Maybe you feel as though you have become a dairy cow and your baby is nursing constantly. Perhaps you're currently running on three hours of sleep. You … Continue reading “It’s Just An Uphill Stretch.” My Mantra During The Newborn Days

I Pledge Not To Provide “Updates” On Postpartum Weight Loss, and This Photo Explains Why

So, I'll come right out and say it: I see a lot of women post "updates" about where they are in their postpartum weight loss journey. I respect these journeys; they are not easy. I realize that posting about it on social media can be therapeutic. I also realize how detrimental it can be. It … Continue reading I Pledge Not To Provide “Updates” On Postpartum Weight Loss, and This Photo Explains Why

An Open Letter To The Woman Who Gave Me Shitass “Advice” On A Mom-To-Be Message Board

Let me preface this: I have never been a fan of "mommy groups." I have always been a fan of empowering moms to have confidence and take care of themselves. The two are not interchangeable. Why don't I care for them? I just don't fit in with the whole "mommy group" crowd. No, I don't … Continue reading An Open Letter To The Woman Who Gave Me Shitass “Advice” On A Mom-To-Be Message Board