You have likely heard many horror stories about the process of labor and birth. People are quick to tell you how long it lasted and how painful it was. The good news is that it doesn't have to be extremely painful or last forever. There are many things you can and should do to make labor as quick and painless as possible. And, it just might be easier than you think. Take a … [Read more...] about What Makes Pregnancy Labor Progress?
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Maybe you are looking forward to that adorable, round belly you get to display for the next few months. Or maybe you are dreading that gut that will extend out the bottom of your shirts and over the top of your pants for months. Either way, brace yourself for progressive belly changes throughout your pregnancy.Baby BumpFor the first 12 to 14 weeks, you will see little change in … [Read more...] about Week-by-Week Pregnancy Progression Belly Growth
Hiring a personal trainer is an excellent way to ensure you will get your workouts done. If you are currently working with a personal trainer or have had one in the past, you probably realized that one of the benefits of hiring a trainer is ACCOUNTABILITY. When you schedule and pay for the training session and commit to working hard for that hour, you are much more likely to do … [Read more...] about How To Become Your Own Personal Trainer
Most school districts across the country have decided to continue distance learning through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Summer programs are opting to minimize enrollment or are canceled altogether. Where does that leave you and your kiddos this summer? In many cases, the answer is, at home (again). Parents have spent the last few months during the COVID lock down … [Read more...] about Limiting Summer Slide by Strengthening Reading Habits at Home
Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.