Pregnancy Week 37/38: Mental Health

Baby Eden has arrived, but that doesn’t mean I won’t finish out my pregnancy posts. Cute baby photos forthcoming when I share her birth story. Stay tuned. As I was closing out the final weeks of this pregnancy, one topic in particular seemed super relevant. Mental Health. We’ve all heard the stats on postpartum depression…

Postpartum 11 Months: Feeding Baby

Being a health and wellness worker, many people have asked me how and what I feed Atlas, how long will I nurse, if I make his food, and various other related questions. So today I’m going to do a throwback to my pregnancy and postpartum posts and discuss that part of our journey. As with…

Pregnancy Week 32: Not Perfect, but Good.

 “Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.” This is one of my ALL TIME favorite mantras. Some people may think that it breeds mediocrity, but I think it’s a fantastic way to keep our do-it-all, be-it-all tendencies in check. I can be very hard on myself for not having a good attitude, relentless motivation, and…

Pregnancy Week 31: Sleep Support

I’m super late with this week’s pregnancy post. It’s supposed to be a recap of LAST week, but we’re almost in a new week already! Weeks 30-32 have been a bit fraught with anxiety and subsequent lack of sleep which, at least partially, explains my lateness. I’ve been zombie-Chef for the past couple of weeks and…

Pregnancy Week 24: Mama Bear

Rage is not a familiar emotion for me. I mean. Look at this picture. No rage. No fear. No angry expletive-laden outbursts. One of my new favorite side effects of pregnancy is the whole “mama bear”- protective – angry outburst – thing. Here’s a scenario: I’m walking my dog across an intersection, and girl in silver…

Pregnancy Week 19: Focus

  Pregnancy is WEIRD. And cool. I’m typically the kind of person who is anticipating the next event. I rarely stay in the moment, preferring to eagerly entertain fantasies of “what it will be like when…” or shudder in anxiety over “what if…”. Yoga and crisis events have been my only escape from this pattern…

The Clean Slate Day 14 and a Story

I can always tell when I burn myself at work because when I get into a hot yoga studio, the burn will sting. Don’t ask me why I don’t notice while I’m cooking. I don’t know. Update on my digestion (aren’t you excited?!?!) It’s been doing okay… not perfect. I’m pretty convinced that apples and…