Category: Health

My Goals for 2016 #newyearnewmomma

My Goals for 2016 #newyearnewmomma

In 2015, I shared various goals that were organized into the following categories: Life, Home, Financial, Body, and Mind. Since many of my goals were carry-over to 2016, I decided to do a similarly-organized goals for 2016 post. My Goals for 2016 Life Maintain Balance and live in the moment. In 2015 was able to find a balance between family and work and friends and hobbies. I will maintain this balance in 2016 and make changes in my life where needed. I will play with my child and find ways to include him in my hobbies now that he is mobile […]

Posted December 30, 2015 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, / 37 Comments
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Year-End Goals Check-in

Year-End Goals Check-in

At the start of the year, I shared my goals for 2015. These goals fall into categories of Life, Home, Financial, Body, and Mind. Now that we’re in the final month of the year, I wanted to reflect on how I did this year. Life Find Balance. Find balance between family and work and friends and hobbies. Check-in: I’m managing balancing work and family quite well, and have gotten better with friends and hobbies too. I’m doing well juggling the blogs and I’ve read more than expected, while commuting. I even have recently found time to read a book at home, a few […]

Posted December 14, 2015 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, TopPosts, / 13 Comments
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Tips to Help You Sleep Better

Tips to Help You Sleep Better

Did my lovely readers have a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving with your families?  According to an article on The Huffington Post, tech users reported sleeping an extra 27 minutes on Thanksgiving Day. What do you think, did you get to sleep more? This is my second Thanksgiving post baby, and while I can say it was more restful than the first one with a brand new baby, it still was a bit exhausting with the 8-hour round trip drive to my sister-in-law’s. I definitely understand the food coma causing folks to take a nap, or maybe call it an early […]

Posted November 28, 2015 by Julie in Health, Tips and Resources, / 6 Comments
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Do you sleep enough at night to be productive at work? [Infographic]

Do you sleep enough at night to be productive at work? [Infographic]

According to the lovely infographic created by the people at SleepyPeople.com, several days of getting less than 5 hours of sleep equates to the level of impairment of driving over the drinking limit. Well, working moms everywhere guess what – we are constantly drunk-level impaired! I constantly find myself fighting sleep while driving to/from work and I often can’t make it without a 3 PM coffee break in addition to a huge go cup of coffee in the morning. I thought I’d share this infographic to remind us how important it is to get a good night’s sleep to be […]

Posted August 5, 2015 by Julie in Health, Work, / 0 Comments
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10 Reasons I Love (and Hate) My New Mom Body

10 Reasons I Love (and Hate) My New Mom Body

Pregnancy and childbirth definitely take their toll on our bodies.  We new Moms definitely have some mixed feelings about our new Mom bodies. I thought I would share mine. Things I hate about my new Mom body: My jiggly middle section is… jiggly. My clothes don’t fit right. But, the stretch marks are a badge of honor to remind me what my body can do. I mean, it’s not as if I’m wearing bikinis ever anyway. The fatigue, the constant never-ending fatigue! The dark circles under my eyes. Ugh. Super dry skin, and, well everything else. My plantar fasciitis has returned. Poor […]

Posted July 14, 2015 by Julie in Health, Pregnancy, / 25 Comments
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Mid-Year Goals Check-in

Mid-Year Goals Check-in

At the start of the year, I shared my goals for 2015. These goals fall into categories of Life, Home, Financial, Body, and Mind. I thought it would be good to do a mid-year check-in. Life Find Balance. Find balance between family and work and friends and hobbies. Check-in: I’m managing balancing work and family quite well, but not so well with the friends and hobbies. The blogs I’m managing better than expected, but I haven’t read any books at home or gone to book club meetings, and I so rarely see my friends anymore. Le sigh. Make time for myself and […]

Posted June 29, 2015 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, / 22 Comments
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Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes by Teresa Tapp Review

Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes by Teresa Tapp Review

I was sent a copy of this book for my honest review. Teresa Tapp is the creator of the T-Tapp Workout and author of the book Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes. I’m a new mom who works full time and has very little alone time these days. On top of that, I have joint issues and plantar fasciitis, so my ability to do a good workout is quite limited. So, I thought this would be the perfect workout to try. I was a little taken aback by the sheer size of this book. I’m happy I opted for the […]

Posted April 21, 2015 by Julie in Health, Reviews, / 2 Comments
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Goals for 2015

Goals for 2015

I haven’t really been big on making New Year’s Resolutions, but I decided it would be a good idea to think about some personal goals and things I wish to accomplish. I saw this great post at Crazy Little Projects and thought it would be fun to think about the changes I hope to make and then reflect on them at the end of the year. I like how she came up with different tracks for the types of goals one can make. 2014 saw a lot of changes in my life – moving, baby – so my world is […]

Posted January 2, 2015 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, TopPosts, / 14 Comments
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Gestational Diabetes and the managed carb diet. Pricking your finger is no fun.

Gestational Diabetes and the managed carb diet. Pricking your finger is no fun.

Late in my second trimester I had to do what every pregnant woman gets to do in the mid-20th weeks – take the glucose tolerance test. Well, I failed the 1 hour test, as many people do, and I was really trying to be optimistic about having to take the 3 hour test. Unlike the 1 hour, you have to be fasting for the 3 hour. So not only do I have to skip breakfast, but I have to have my blood taken 4 times, before, and at each hour after drinking the extremely sweet stuff, and not be able […]

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Happy Mother’s Day. I suppose I should make my announcement…

Happy Mother’s Day. I suppose I should make my announcement…

That’s right, there’s a Smurfberry growing in my belly! (That’s the nickname we started using, and it is just too cute.) I know, I’m as surprised as you! I mean, I know I agreed to do this, but I don’t think I actually believed it would happen. I’m still not sure I believe it, but I guess the photo doesn’t lie. Also, it appears this profile that I got from my Daddy which made me be nothing but chin as a child is being passed on to my little one. Sorry in advance, Smurfberry. I’m finishing up my 12th week […]

Posted May 11, 2014 by Julie in Family, Health, Pregnancy, Smurfberry, / 13 Comments
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