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The Joy of Having a Baby and the Misery of our Postpartum Bodies

When you give birth, I’m convinced that there is absolutely no way to be prepared for the overwhelming love you feel for that fresh, tiny – or maybe not so tiny…bless you – human. The moment they first handed me my 6 lb, 9 oz little boy, I was downright giddy. Deliriously giddy. As in, […]

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Pregnant and Panicked: When Insurance Doesn’t Work

I usually love sorting through the pile of mail that accumulates while I’ve been away from home. This time was different. After returning from a Thanksgiving trip, complete with road closures due to icy conditions, I hurriedly flipped through the collected mail. It was waiting for me near the bottom of the pile – the […]

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2017 Colorado Springs Guide to Fitness, Health and Wellness

The Colorado Springs Guide to Fitness, Health & Wellness is brought to you by our many local sponsors and partners. Would you like to have your business added to the guide? Please feel free to email [email protected]

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Hey Mamas: Let’s Be Warriors for Our Children, Not Worriers

Wear Sunscreen. As a freshman in high school, wanting to be considered cool by my Senior brother and his friends, I listened repeatedly to a popular “song” they liked called, “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen“. More reading, than song really and although catchy when set to music – was actually the brain child of a […]

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The Second Time Around: My Journey with Infertility

Another month and another negative pregnancy test. I start my own personal crusade to convince myself that there is a reason. Our timing was off. My hormones were out of whack. It wasn’t meant to be. No matter the reason, the negative pregnancy test is a disappointment. Our First My husband and I have been […]

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A Beautiful Balance:: Three Reasons To Try Whole Living Pilates

I may be alone here, but after pregnancy, it took (and is still taking!) much effort to see (or feel) my waist again. Crunches. Planks. Diets. The latest, greatest workout class. If you are a mom who has wanted to see her abs again, likely you can put a check mark next to each item […]

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Finding Balance in Motherhood + Focusing On Your Why

A few months ago, I finished up a yoga class with a few balance poses. These were not hard poses. They were poses I had done for a while. But for some reason, I couldn’t seem to find my balance. I was all over the place and getting frustrated when the teacher called out, “Don’t […]

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