Should I Give My Newborn A Pacifier? Mom Guilt And Reasons Why No Harm Will Be Done

Update October 2019: As a first-time mom, the world of parenting is a foreign one. But we all learn quickly. By the second baby, we feel like pros. This means a lot of the anxieties aren’t present. We learned from experience and have a clearer picture of how things will go. One of the baby items

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What It’s Really Like Post Repeat C-Section

Deciding to face a second cesarian section was a difficult one, especially for an indecisive person like myself. I have no regrets regarding my decision, not to VBAC and have a healthy and thriving newborn. I knew what to expect going in, which made the experience overall even more positive, less nerve-wracking, and at times,

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Tips To Keep Running: Running Motivation When You Really Want To Stop

On the running motivation struggling bus? Need tips to find the motivation to keep running? Well, just keep running. That is the simplest piece of advice for those who are struggling to maintain their workout regimen or make it to the end of the workout. And it’s easier said than done. But there are a

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The First Mile vs Last Mile Of The Race: What To Expect During First Half Marathon

Running a half marathon is a huge victory that is on many runner’s bucket lists. And while half marathon training, many start to wonder what to expect during their first half marathon. There are countless articles giving tips and providing personal accounts of what it’s like to run that half marathon distance for the first

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Cortazu Outdoor Women’s Stretch Jacket Review: An Option For Runs To Running Errands This Fall

Finally, summer is taking its last breath well into the start of October here on the East Coast. As the cooler fall winds replace take the temperature down a notch, it’s time for runners to get out their lightweight running jackets. And this runner is reaching for the Cortazu Outdoor stretch running jacket for women.

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Golden Hour Goddess Maternity Photoshoot

Sunflowers and sunsets.  This was my theme and vision for my maternity photoshoot.  Shot during the golden hour by a talented former photographer friend of mine, we recreated an angelic, goddess, fairy tale look that was everything I could’ve hoped for and more. Dress: Mama Bump Rentals Crown: Amazon Hair: Dana, Art of Hair (New

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Sunflower Fall Maternity Photoshoot

There are two things I love the most: sunflowers and sunsets. And this was exactly my theme and vision for my maternity photoshoot. I didn’t take maternity photos with my first pregnancy because I had just gotten married (lots of pictures) and already scheduled a newborn shoot and family photos for when he arrived. It

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Teach Toddlers About Running With ‘Ready, Set Run!’ eBook Release

My followers might already know that I am expecting a baby in exactly one month! But I have also been hard at work on another baby of mine: my first children’s book. It’s been so hard to keep this all to myself. I have only to perfect everything from the illustrations created by the talented Mariya

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Maternity Photoshoot Coming Soon!

Can’t wait to share the photoshoots I had to celebrate this pregnancy! I didn’t take photos when I was pregnant with my son, so am so happy I decided to capture this moment in time forever this time around. We broke it up to include two different settings and sessions. Will share them soon!

Garmin Releases Solar Powered Fenix 6, But I’m Keeping My Vivoactive 3—For Now

A new Garmin running watch hit the shelves, this time impressively being solar powered. But this runner isn’t retiring my Garmin Vivoactive 3 for an upgrade just yet. Garmin released last month not one, but four new smartwatches for athletes: the Fenix 6, Fenix 6S, Fenix 6X, and Fenix 6X Pro Solar. The first three

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5k Review: View From A Volunteer And A Runner

There are charity 5k races held for just about every kind of cancer. But there has yet to be one held in New York City for one of the fast-growing ones in the U.S.—until now. Saturday, September 14 marked the first annual Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5k. Held in Marine Park, Brooklyn just about 50 runners,

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