I'm not even going to write an intro. We're just going to dive into the meat and potatoes on this one. 1. "You look tired." Um, hello. I know. I am tired. Are you offering to help me? No? Then STFU and tell me I look fabulous. 2. "Have you tried…" Yes. I have tried all of the things. All of the things. No, I did not forget to burp the baby. No, my baby is not cold. … [Read more...] about 5 Things People Need to Stop Saying to New Parents
In addition to the stress of taking care of a newborn, the majority of women add the burden of getting their "body back" ASAP after having a baby. A lot of the time, the added pressure makes it difficult to lose weight (seriously. We've all read those studies on cortisol, right?). As a former athlete and fitness junkie, I'm just as eager to drop a few pounds. But I won't be … [Read more...] about Getting Back in Shape: It Takes Time
One thing first time parents often worry about is if having a baby will change who they are as a person. And, if it does, is it a change for better, or for worse? There are so many ways your life changes after you have a baby. You no longer have the independence to "drop everything" and play hooky or even grab a late bite. When you look at the clock, and it's 2AM, you're not … [Read more...] about Will Having a Baby Make Me a Different Person?
Last night, Clark puked on my vagina. Yes, you read that correctly. My 12 week old baby was sitting up (with support) on my lap, when he decided to vomit all over my yoga pants, and the liquid seeped through my underwear and was touching my lady parts. Needless to say, this is something I definitely did not expect when I was pregnant. I thought What to Expect When You're … [Read more...] about What You Didn’t Expect When You Were Expecting
Oh, the dreaded "what's for dinner" question - as asked by me, not my husband. You see, I haven't been to the grocery store lately, and I really don't want to go tonight. Doing the dishes is also something I do not want to do tonight. But I'm hungry. And takeout is not an option. Because I'm trying to look fabulous, not frumpy. Mmkay? So, in procrastination of food … [Read more...] about The Dreaded “What’s For Dinner” Question