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Listen to Your Body: Returning to Fitness After a Break

Getting back into something you once used to do can feel even harder than starting it in the first place! Especially when it comes to fitness. The popular advice is to take it slow, but can easing your way back … Continue reading

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What to Do (and NOT to Do) When Visiting a New Mom & Baby

Having a baby is exciting for everyone involved. It’s a momentous and life-changing occasion for the parents. And you, as a friend or family member, are so excited for them and can’t wait to meet this new life they have … Continue reading

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Doubling Down: the Decision to Have a Second Child

Our initial plan was to have two children, two years apart. As I write this, I am about 3 months pregnant, and my daughter is two months shy of her second birthday. I know it’s going to be a lot of work, but I feel this right for my family. Continue reading

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From Heartbreak to Twins: My Journey

SIOS Reader Amy shares the story of her journey to motherhood, which has been full of surprises – both good and bad – along the way. Continue reading

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Point of View: Child-Free and No Less of a Woman

For a long time, I felt ashamed and guilty because I didn’t want to be a mom. I thought something was wrong with me because all of the women in my life were excited to become mothers. I loved working with children as a teacher, but I felt a relief when the children went home with their parents. Continue reading

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Point of View: Deciding I Was Ready to Be a Mom

I knew I wanted children of my own, but had spent so much time over the years with little kids, I suppose I was giving myself a break until motherhood. I knew that once I had children of my own, I would love them with all my heart. I was just waiting for the righttime. Continue reading

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Post-Partum Fit: Going Back to CrossFit After Pregnancy (Guest Post)

With my first pregnancy, I waited until the doctor cleared me (it was around the six week mark, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this). For my second pregnancy, I listened to my body and general sanity. So around 4 weeks, I went back to doing CrossFit. Here are my 5 top tips for returning to exercise after pregnancy. Continue reading

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