The first time was when Jon came home randomly in the middle of the afternoon. The boys were all napping and I was just finishing a workout – my first since having Brandon. I was feeling amazing. Strong. Sexy even. And Jon was looking dapper as usual in his work clothes. So I propositioned him. He was surprised, happily surprised. It was okay, the typical first-time-since-baby-we’re-practically-strangers-is-this-going-to-feel-ok sex. I was a bit nervous. We went slow. But we did it. High-five! I was eight weeks postpartum (I know, I know… Eight stitches, enough said!). || Read more
I’m deviating from my usual topics today, but I think this is just as important as having great hair and a killer won’t-break-the-bank wardrobe! ;)
So… I’m kind of a romantic. I love going on dates and I’m a sucker for just about any sweet gesture. Any one, really! Being “in love” is really important to me. I’ve always told my husband that I don’t want to become an “old married couple.” I want him to hold my hand, kiss me in public, and tell me I’m hot dammit! || Read more
I’ve been testing out different gluten-free grains lately and I found a hit! I added a cup of buckwheat to my vegetable soup and it was perfection.
Buckwheat, despite it’s name is gluten free and safe for people with Celiac Disease to eat. One cup of buckwheat has 17g of fiber and 22g of protein. It’s also rich in phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium, and lysine. Replace beef stock for vegetable stock for a vegetarian version of this soup. || Read more
I posted this on my Facebook page and I guess you could say it went a little “viral.” Sixty thousand people viewed it and many liked, shared and left encouraging comments. I received messages and emails that moved me to tears. Some bloggers on the internet are used to that kind of attention… I was not! Prior to this post I was averaging about ten people a day on my Facebook page. :)
I’m posting it again in my blog because I would like to immortalize the message instead of having it get lost on my Facebook feed. I wish I could share it with every woman who’s been made to feel ashamed for not having a “rocking body” at nine months postpartum. For the record… I think all your postpartum bodies are rocking! (Think about it… You just grew and birthed another human!) || Read more
Many mothers experience fussiness in their babies once in a while, and it is usually accepted as part of the trials of motherhood. Yet, some babies have “colic”, which is described as a healthy baby, who is gaining weight steadily, crying inconsolably for over 3 hours, for an incidence that happens more than 3 days a week, for over 3 weeks. || Read more
Most of you know by now I believe in living a life of moderation. Yes, my goal is to be much leaner than I am now! But in my experience it’s healthier for me to take the “slow and steady” method rather than the rapid fat loss approach. || Read more
If you don’t have one of these hair donuts yet, go get one. You’ll thank me later! You can get different sizes and colors and find them anywhere from Claire’s Accesories to Walmart. It will be the best $5 you’ll ever spend… On your hair. ;) They are genius! || Read more
What Stay-at-Home-Mom didn’t want to throw their panties at Matt Walsh after publishing “You’re a Stay at Home Mom, What Do You Do All Day?”
Or… “Dear Son”
Tear!! After “Dear Son” my sister and I started calling Matt Walsh our internet boyfriend. || Read more
In my 20s I did some crazy things to try and lose weight. Cleanses. Two day fasts. Low-carb. Low-calorie (more like starvation). The “Eat Clean” diet. Insane amounts of cardio. Hmmmm… What else? That might cover it. All of those things made me a crazy binge eater. I once left a university class so I could go home and eat the leftover pizza in the fridge that I just couldn’t stop thinking about. And I ate it all. I was freaking starving!
I wonder if most people that clicked through to this post were thinking “here it is! The answer! Yes!” I hope you didn’t although the title of this post is a little misleading. That’s what I would have come here for about ten years ago. Because back then I was DESPERATE to be really really skinny (eye-roll) and I knew there MUST be a trick to it. || Read more
I was flipping through some magazines in my down time (with a nine month old plus a hairstyling business I don’t have a lot lately!) and, as always, slowed down as I hit the fashion section. Redbook headline: “The Jean Jacket is Timeless” – I couldn’t agree more. I always had one growing up but my most recent jean jacket purchase was from the Gap in 2000. I was in grade ten. I loved this jacket then and I love this jacket now. I don’t think there’s any other item of clothing in my wardrobe that has been with me that long! || Read more