Best Maternity Running Shorts

Running during pregnancy is beneficial for both mamas and baby. It helps keep our weight in check, is great for mental health and reduces the risk of gestational diabetes. There is even research that suggests it can reduce heart defects in babies. The only thing that gets in our way—besides lack of energy some days … Continue reading Best Maternity Running Shorts


I Ran Not One But Two Had Marathons Pregnant

Can you run a half marathon while pregnant? Better yet should you? The first is a question many expecting mamas might be wondering—better yet Googling. The answer to both is yes and yes. I ran not one, but two half marathons pregnant. Not only did I make it through to the finish, but I had … Continue reading I Ran Not One But Two Had Marathons Pregnant

Gender Reveal Party: It’s A Girl!

So excited to announce that it’s a girl! And while finding out this news was one of the most exciting few seconds of my life, waiting for the gender reveal party was the real anticipation was. I could not wait for this party and truly enjoyed spending the time with my loved ones, sharing the … Continue reading Gender Reveal Party: It’s A Girl!

Fit (-ish) Pregnancy: The Ups And Downs Of Second Trimeter Workouts

Back Story Those who have followed this blog know that I have a such a passion for fitness. But I have also never been the fitness model we see on Instagram, the fastest runner or even the most consistent in my regimen. I am just a normal chick trying my best to be the best … Continue reading Fit (-ish) Pregnancy: The Ups And Downs Of Second Trimeter Workouts

Experts say death of pregnant woman hit by falling tree in Queens park could have been prevented

WPIX 11 New York

FLUSHING, QUEENS (PIX11) – A 60 foot tree remains on the very spot it fell on Sunday in Kissena Park.

The massive tree crasheddown and killing 30-year old Yingyi Li-Dikov.

A young woman’s death tragic enough, but she also six months pregnant.

Her devastated husband  collapsed in tears this afternoon, leaving flowers, stuffed animals and candles where he lost his young wife and unborn child.

“It was something that was an accident waiting to happen,” said Beverly McDermott, president of Kissena Park Civic Association.

Regulars to this park say they have complained to the city’s Parks Department for years about the condition of a number of trees in the area.

Carsten Glaeser, lives in this part of Flushing but is also an arborist.

Upon entering the park, he almost immediately spotted an issue that could one day pose a danger to the public.

“We’re looking at a severe cavity. You…

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