Team No Sleep. This is the Life!

December 5, 2015

As I sit here at 1:45 AM after getting ‪#beardbaby‬ back to sleep, then checking on my other children because of exhausted induced anxiety, the only feeling I have is ‪#gratitude‬. After I shared about our lack of sleep the other day on Instagram, I was told multiple times to ‘just CIO’ and that I […]

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Breastfed Babies are Better, Nursing a 3 Year Old is Gross, And Other Bullshit

December 4, 2015

When my oldest was a year old, a friend told me that my baby and I couldn’t be as bonded as her and her baby because we bottlefed and she breastfed. I wasn’t necessarily offended, as I was confused. I had a very deep bond with my baby and was madly in love her, so […]

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Dreams Do Come True {Don’t Give Up}

December 2, 2015

Dear friends, The message I want to share with you today is dreams do come true. Not in the ‘fairytale, I will be rescued way’, but in the ‘work your ass off and don’t give up way’. I began Birth Without Fear and Take Back PostPartum because of my passion to help others. When I […]

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How To Start Loving Yourself

December 2, 2015

People tell me they wish they had an ounce of my confidence or ask me how I came to love myself for who I am. First if all, I didn’t until I turned 35. It started with me stopping my negative thoughts & replacing them with positive ones. You literally have to retrain your brain […]

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Where Do We Get Our Protein After Workouts?

November 30, 2015

This is a question so often laughed at among vegans, but it is an honest inquiry among non-vegans and one I don’t blame non-vegans for asking. In fact, I once wondered the same thing. We are taught by family, by advertisements, by teachers, by news that meat, dairy, and eggs are the best and, presumably, only […]

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These Are Not Before Pictures

November 25, 2015

These will never be ‘before’ pictures. You know how you see before pictures of someone overweight and usually miserable next to thinner after pictures and then smiling? Where people think ‘when I’m this weight or lose/gain this much, then I will be happy’? Fuck. That. Noise. These will never be before pictures because they are […]

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A New Season

November 25, 2015

I have been waiting to write this blog post for a year and a half. Talk about patience! I knew I would write it when the time was right and the time has arrived. One of the reasons (other than not giving a damn) I have not cared what others think of my body is […]

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Anxiety Is A Fork-Tongued Liar

October 23, 2015

Anxiety. It is a motherf*cking liar. I have come to realize that anxiety is the opposite of instincts. There’s black and white. Sadness and joy. Anxiety and instincts. Anxiety likes to seep in and cloud your innate instincts. It likes to be sneaky and make you believe that what hasn’t happened will happen. It lies with […]

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Team No Sleep {Solidarity and Hope}

October 23, 2015

As I sit here at 1am (2am, 4am, 5:30-6:30am) nursing a teething baby back to sleep… again… all I can think of is how important sleep is for mental and physical health. My gallbladder is better when I sleep. Anxiety and depression are lighter. So many things improve with sleep. That also means they worsen […]

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