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    Traveling Six Months Pregnant

    A little over a year ago, around the end of the year of 2017, my sister and I decided we wanted to take our wonderful mother on her dream trip to Ireland. We saved and saved for a few months and then called our mom and told her our plans. Of course, she bawled. March came around and we bought our tickets, planning to go December 2018 so we could spend some time in Ontario with our family for Christmas after our trip. Little did I know, I was going to be six months pregnant! I got pregnant in June and one of my first thoughts (after the ‘omg I’m…

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    New Year’s Resolutions, New Mama Style

    I’m not someone that generally makes New Year’s resolutions. I usually think what’s the point, they usually don’t last, and then I’m just left in disappointment for the rest of the year until the next New Year’s Eve when I can repeat the same mistake! I tend to set these high goals for myself without having the short-term goals or plans in place to achieve them. But this year will be different. I’ll be welcoming a baby boy and there are some things, as a new mom, I want to at least have in the back of my mind when I start this new journey. If New Year’s resolutions work…

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    Military Life

    Being a Military Wife: Four Things I’ve Learned

    I was recently asked by a friend about my experiences as being part of a military family, coping with military life and being ‘left at home’. She wanted to know how I feel when he’s gone (deployed), about moving so often, and about him working long, weird hours sometimes. I had not really thought about it very often because no one had ever really asked me how I felt about it. This is the lifestyle I chose marrying a man in the military, but I realized I actually did have something to say about it. I appreciate my husband and all his hard work and service to our country. Although…

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    Preparing for Motherhood – Physically and Mentally

    When preparing for motherhood it can be so easy to get caught up in all the things baby needs. From little onesies and hats, to diapers and bottles, to the bigger stuff like a crib and a car seat. And that’s barely getting started. But it’s important to remember that baby doesn’t just need stuff. Honestly, half the stuff you get you probably won’t even use. Baby also needs a healthy and happy mom. You need to prepare yourself as much as you need to prepare baby’s room.  Now, don’t get overwhelmed when I say that! There are so many different decisions to make. Will I breast feed or formula…

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    Health and Fitness

    How I Stayed Healthy and Fit During My Pregnancy

    Let me start out by saying I am in no way, shape or form a huge fitness guru! I’ve been helped out a few times by different friends and my brother (who is definitely more of a fitness junkie) and I’ve learned over the last few years what works for me. My routine is always changing, and I just like to move! But, having a healthy pregnancy was important to me from the beginning. Before doing anything fitness related during pregnancy, I asked my doctors and you definitely should too. Before I got pregnant, I was a pretty regular gym goer and a pretty healthy eater. I definitely indulged every…

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    Married and Pregnant in Your 20s: Some Encouragement

    Being in your 20s is an interesting time. Some people my age still live at home with their parents, some are in school and will be for a while yet, some have moved across the country or elsewhere, some are travelling, and some are in that party stage, and will probably never get out of that. Then there are those who are getting engaged and married, and who are starting their own families. I know a few people who are in this stage, but for the most part our generation tends to wait till closer to 30 to get married, when they are more financially stable and have felt like…

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    Pregnancy: Three Tips to Help You Through It

    Pregnancy is wild. Our female bodies are able to create another whole human being during pregnancy, within the span of nine months, which may seem like a long time when you’re pregnant, but it really isn’t. Our bodies can house little beings, make them feel safe and warm, from inside us, so close to our hearts. And the fact that I am fortunate enough to take part in this miracle? It’s an incredible feeling. Don’t get me wrong, as amazing as it is, it’s hard. I’ve had it pretty good compared to other women. I never really got sick, maybe a few nauseous days in the first trimester that didn’t…