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Bouncing back to regular life post-partum: why I'll never do it again

I had a serious punch-in-the-gut introduction to being a mom. After nine months of a healthy pregnancy where I peacefully contemplated the miracle growing inside me (see: Pregnant Women are Smug), life was probably gleeful at the opportunity to give me a nice reality smack. Delivery left me with a fourth degree perineal tear (if you don’t…
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Nine wardrobe items I'm OK with never fitting into again.

A friend’s comment on Thursday’s post inspired me to go through my closet today and throw out anything from my pre-pregnancy wardrobe I know I’ll never wear again. Perfect timing, with our upcoming move and all. So I made myself a pot of coffee and got to it.   As I sorted through my clothes, the…
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Scarily veering into the land of Mom Jeans

It took me about seven months to lose my pregnancy weight. The last time I weighed myself (about a month ago), I was one pound under what I weighed before being pregnant. Wahoo! So then, answer me this: Why can’t I wear my old jeans? My theory is my biology is on to me now.…
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Scarily veering into the land of Mom Jeans

It took me about seven months to lose my pregnancy weight. The last time I weighed myself (about a month ago), I was one pound under what I weighed before being pregnant. Wahoo! So then, answer me this: Why can’t I wear my old jeans? My theory is my biology is on to me now.…
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