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International Women's Day: We Celebrate Strength In Motherhood ®

By | on 07, Mar 2019 | motherhood FIT4MOM strength in motherhood fitness for mom international women's day real motherhood new motherhood women community IWD 2019

We celebrate Mom - doing her greatest work, whether that's inside or outside of the home. We celebrate the dad supporting his wife's career so she can raise a baby AND shatter glass ceilings; the dads[...]

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Parenting After Loss: I See You

By | on 12, Oct 2018 | motherhood parenting pregnancy pregnancy loss prenatal loss real motherhood loss grief loss of a child

Dear Parenting-After-Loss Mama,

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Navigating Our New Normal (As a Working Mom Returning from My Second Maternity Leave)

By | on 04, Sep 2018 | motherhood parenting FIT4MOM strength in motherhood back to school mamahood stories of parenting real motherhood mom blog maternity leave back to work working moms todays parents san diego moms

September 4. That date has been etched in my mind for well over a year, bringing with it a potpourri of emotions. “When do you go back to work?” people ask me. “September 4,” I reply, silently adding [...]

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10 Things Every Mama Needs to Survive Back-to-School

By | on 16, Aug 2018 | motherhood parenting school back to school real motherhood motherhood blog maternity leave back to work working moms todays parents san diego moms a letter to my child kindergartener grade school

 

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The First Day of Kindergarten

By | on 09, Aug 2018 | motherhood parenting strength in motherhood school back to school real motherhood the motherhood is real kinder kindergarden motherhood blog

It seems both logical, and beyond possibility that this day is almost here. That we are paused on the front step with our fingers hovering mere inches from the doorbell. Leading up to this crescendo, [...]

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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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