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Letting Go Of a Birth Plan That Didn't Go As Planned

By | on 30, May 2018 | motherhood FIT4MOM strength in motherhood postpartum new mom real motherhood epidural childbirth birth stories birth support birth story birth

Read the books. Go to the classes. Get a doula. Write your birth plan. STICK to the birth plan. Do A, B & C and you’re golden. Those are the instructions that everyone gives you. Those are the tapes t[...]

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Baby, It's Cold Outside... [Facing Pregnancy, Loss, IVF, Adoption, and the Symbolism of Hallmark Christmas Movies]

By | on 17, May 2018 | motherhood FIT4MOM pregnancy loss miscarriage real motherhood adoption IVF birth stories

About a week ago I received an extremely important text from someone.  It read, “Thought of you when I saw this…,” and included an announcement from the Hallmark Channel stating that they would be rel[...]

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When the Going Gets Tough, You Get Going: A Story of Sisters, Adoption, and Life After Loss Featuring Katrina Surdi

By | on 10, May 2018 | motherhood FIT4MOM strength in motherhood real motherhood stories of motherhood family loss grief teen adoption adoption

This week, we have been featuring stories and wisdom that other women in our lives have taught us as mothers, women, sisters, friends, aunts...the list goes on. We've realized more than ever that "wis[...]

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The Lessons We Learn From Wise Women

By | on 08, May 2018 | womanhood strength in motherhood month of mama seasons of motherhood women's health real motherhood stories of motherhood san diego mom mamawell wise women women

I remember when I became a new mom and got released from the hospital. I watched my mom help ME mom, so gracefully, so naturally, and so....easily.

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I See Your Birth Plan, Birth Story, and Delivery, and I Respect and Celebrate It (Even If It's Totally Different Than Mine)

By | on 01, May 2018 | motherhood strength in motherhood real motherhood stories of motherhood epidural VBAC all-natural childbirth c-section

I see your home-birth. I see your emergency C-section. I see your VBAC. I see your fears. I see your scheduled C-section. I see your adoption plan. I see your IVF needles. I see your tears. I see your[...]

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Breaking News: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Redesigns Postpartum Care

By | on 25, Apr 2018 | motherhood FIT4MOM strength in motherhood postpartum anxiety postpartum depression postpartum wellness postpartum healing postpartum body new mom real motherhood childbirth OBGYN new motherhood ACOG Obstetricians and Gynecologists postpartum care

We've discussed whether or not exercise is safe during pregnancy here, but lately a bigger conversation has been happening about postpartum care and how it needs to improve - for mama's mental, sociol[...]

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MONTH OF MAMA IS HERE!

By | on 23, Apr 2018 | motherhood FIT4MOM strength in motherhood month of mama mamahood real motherhood stories of motherhood

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Lift Your Faces To The Sky, and Dance In The Rain...

By | on 19, Apr 2018 | FIT4MOM strength in motherhood seasons of motherhood fight like a mother real motherhood stories of motherhood

Previously a fourth-grade teacher, I once considered myself a master at classroom management.  It was both a blessing and a curse:  a blessing, because my students were well-behaved (even with substit[...]

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Motherhood. It's Okay To Do It Scared

By | on 18, Apr 2018 | motherhood FIT4MOM strength in motherhood real motherhood stories of motherhood

Are you one who has a mantra, motto, saying, or phrase that you repeat to yourself to get you through the day? I am, and as someone who has lived with anxiety for many years, mine would be “do it scar[...]

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Hey Sweet Mama, Here Is Some Advice As You Enter Into Motherhood...

By | on 28, Mar 2018 | motherhood strength in motherhood mom hack real motherhood stories of motherhood

When you enter into the world of motherhood, you enter a whole new world (and we're not referring to a magic carpet ride like in Aladdin).

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