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What I Learned When I Had to Call 911

What I Learned When I Had to Call 911

I’m the WORST person to have around in an emergency. I freeze, I panic; I am basically worthless. When I was in high school, I was driving to school and turned the corner to find my best friend and her sister had been in a car accident. I pulled over, saw they were okayish, and [...]
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Tears in My Wine and Cabbage in My Bra: How I Survived Weaning Cold Turkey

Tears in My Wine and Cabbage in My Bra: How I Survived Weaning Cold Turkey

I Was Bamboozled I’ve been lucky in terms of my breastfeeding journey. As self-deprecating as it may sound, there is a self-dialogue that says, “mama, you may have had this coming” in my head, because I’ve known so many stories to be much different than mine. So, I write cautiously, but also with courage. I’ve [...]
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How to Survive Plugged Ducts

How to Survive Plugged Ducts

In August we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, and while breastfeeding is amazing and beautiful, it can also be incredibly difficult and painful. Over the past seven years, I’ve travelled along my own breastfeeding journey, and after nursing three children, I can safely say I’ve learned a few things along the way. One of those things [...]
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Diastasis Recti Awareness Month

Diastasis Recti Awareness: 3 Things You Need to Know

The word and condition known as diastasic recti (DR) has been spreading like wildfire on social media platforms, mom groups and fitness communities. Often referred to as “mommy tummy,” this condition has many of us focused on the size of the gaps between our rectus muscles and also leaving us afraid to perform, for example, [...]
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Living with Lyme Disease: Climbing the Mountain of Chronic Illness

Defining Motherhood :: Living with Lyme Disease

Defining Motherhood is a series where we highlight a local mom’s story about her unique motherhood experience. This month's Defining Motherhood story is from Ryyah Phillippi, who is living with persistent Lyme disease. Special thanks to Aubrey Nicole Photography for capturing the images to accompany Ryyah's story. Being chronically ill requires a strength that I can’t explain. [...]
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Closing Our Doors to Open Our Hearts :: NCMB Joins A Day of Service Alongside OtterCares

Northern Colorado Moms Blog has a huge heart to support and give back to our Northern Colorado community. We can’t think of a better way to do this than by partnering with the amazing local company, Otter Products.  Otter Products, maker of OtterBox and LifeProof products, is dedicated to the corporate mission "We Grow to [...]
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Running Start: When Learning to Run is Not About Running

Never underestimate your own strength. You were born for a purpose and blessed with the power to achieve it.  – Unknown Running Start is a program that provides women with barriers to fitness with a “Personal Motivator”: other women “who have found strength, confidence, and courage through running and want to pay it forward.” Together, […]

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Your “All Clear” Postpartum Checkup and the Return to Exercise, Part 2

Now that you’ve read my first post on why I think postpartum moms need more guidance and support regarding their return to exercise, you’re ready for part 2! 4 General Postpartum Considerations to Return Back to Exercise When can I start exercising, lifting, running, and jumping? These are common questions I receive and my answer […]

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