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I’m pretty good at making goals. I absolutely love outlining every awesome thing I’m going to accomplish. I’ll spend hours planning it all out, creating calendars, reward programs, daydreaming about how great I’ll feel once I’m on the other side and have attained my goals. Two weeks later I’ve lost … [Read more…]

I’ve been more aware of my own body in the past 32 weeks than I was the entire duration of middle and high school combined, which is really saying something. I’ve been in awe at what it can do (seriously, there’s a functioning human inside me, that I made!). I’ve been shocked by how far it can … [Read more…]

Sometimes, it’s less about getting in a workout and more about just finding a reason to get moving. Our motivation may wane, we lose sight of our reasons for starting initially, or we just start to make excuses. As my personal hero Gwendolyn Brooks said, “it is easier to stay at home” (she meant it … [Read more…]

Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that finding the time for physical health can be a challenge, let alone mental health. But taking the time for self-care in a busy schedule makes all the difference in the world. There are a lot of different ways to take time to take care of yourself, … [Read more…]

This past Saturday my dude and I went to a birthing class at the hospital where we are going to deliver Roman. It was 3 hours of learning about all the things that accompany pregnancy, 1 hour of practicing breathing patterns, 1 hour of learning that Au Bon Pain is a pregnant lady’s dream, and 1 hour … [Read more…]

A friend once told me that when you’re pregnant you feel all the same things you felt before, but in the extreme. And she was right. When I’m tired, I’m terribly tired. When I have to pee, I have to pee NOW. And when I want a piece of cheesecake, I mean I want it this very second even though it’s … [Read more…]

Alright, ladies! It’s time to talk about one of the most important muscles in your body. The blush-inducing, giggle-fit-creating, this-ain’t-your-grandmas-workout-routine, Kegel muscle. So first of all, there is more to the common Kegel than meets the eye. There is an intricate system of muscles … [Read more…]

What the heck is wheatgrass? Wheatgrass, in a nutshell, is just very young wheat. If you let it grow and mature it will be can be made into bread and pasta and all those wonderful (less healthy!) foods. For our purposes, It’s best to juice the wheatgrass about 10 days after sprouting. The best part … [Read more…]

I can actually remember when I noticed the first stretch mark I had. I was in the fourth grade and in the restroom when I noticed a dark pink lightning bolt in my inner thigh. Further scrutiny lead me to find out I actually had three. I was horribly embarrassed, but remember thinking to myself … [Read more…]

When we put out the call for new writers for The Sisterhood, we were blown away by all the submissions. We had planned on only selecting one new writer, but instead chose three! Please welcome Erin to our Sisterhood team -we know she will bring a lot to our site, and we are so excited to see all she … [Read more…]

It’s Monday, friends. I spent all weekend outside and have all the aches and pains to show for it. My back hurts. My ankle is bruised and swollen, due to one sneaky little garden gnome hiding out behind my feet and tripping me and forcing me to fall over the raised garden bed. Gracefully, of … [Read more…]

We love us some Erin here at the Sisterhood! Thanks so much Staci for picking such an amazing Sister for this week’s honor! I was so honored to be selected for the Sisterhood Spotlight by Mary! She just made my whole day! What a wonderful woman and teammate! I am so proud of all of her … [Read more…]