Dear Instagram-Highlight-Reel “Fitness Coach”

Dear Instagram-Highlight-Reel “Fitness Coach”

I'm still mad. Yes, I am still mad over someone in direct sales who implied that women can get back to wearing pre-pregnancy clothes after six days if they just "follow the program" and drink a fucking shake. It doesn't matter what the brand or company is (although I am sure you can figure it [...]

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

“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 [...]

This Is My View, and I Run Anyway

Recently, someone made the comment that I have it all "put together so well." Someone else asked me, "is there anything you don't do?!" in a way that implied that I am supermom/superwife/supergirl. Let me stop you right there: While these comments are flattering and I take them as compliments, I am actually a hot freaking [...]

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 [...]