What Jenn’s Second Trimester Workout Modifications Look Like

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I recently shared what pregnancy workout modifications have been looking like for me so that you could see an example of what one pregnant lady was doing during her second trimester. As always, we need to listen to our bodies --- pregnant or not! --- and do what feels good to us and what's working …
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Fit4Life: A Butt-Kicking Workout

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Staying active on the road can be tough. When I travel, I always make sure to plan my activities before I go. I research and sign up for any necessary classes. I need a plan. For me, I’ve learned, it’s easier to have one upon going than to make plans while I’m there. My college roommate made the …
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7 Pregnancy Workouts I’ve Been Doing

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One of my main goals for my pregnancy workouts is to switch things up --- and embrace as many as I can, gently and as my body allows. I've been waiting to be pregnant for sooo long that I've literally spent years wishing that I was the one with a bump and the yoga mat headed to that prenatal yoga …
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Bad Bedtime Behavior: He Climbed Out of the Crib!

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Recently, Evan and I were in Chicago visiting my family and he slept in a pack-and-play next to my bed. I woke up to him calling for me, and my heart fell when I didn’t see him in there. I quickly started to scan the still-dark room. My mister was holding the door knob, wanting to leave the bedroom. …
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DIY Wax: Our Not-So-Scary Experience and Tips for Smooth Success

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Home waxing has always made me nervous. I have sensitive skin and have heard horror stories. The image of microwaving wax and spilling it all over my hardwood floors kept running through my mind. But a mama doesn't always have time to get to the salon for professional treatment, so when I received a …
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Beauty in the Trenches

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Motherhood doesn't feel particularly glamorous. You have moments during pregnancy when your round belly prevents you from being able to tie your shoes, and shaving and DIY pedicures are out of the question. Then once the baby arrives, you're sleep deprived and tired. Your boobs are leaking milk all …
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