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Fertility

Here Are 5 Things to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Women are having babies later and later in life. And while age is certainly an important factor when trying to conceive, these days there are ways delay your biological clock. Egg freezing is one of those ways. Egg freezing (also known as oocyte cryopreservation) is slowly becoming mainstream. While it was once considered experimental, that […]

hobbies

How Self-Care Makes You a Better Mum

When I was a kid, I took Polynesian dance lessons. I stopped as a preteen when life became busy with other things (Busy: Ha! Clearly I was not yet a parent). And I took up hula and Tahitian dancing again as a college student and early in my marriage before kids. Not performing on stage […]

Your Health

Four Ways to Cope With the Postnatal Baby Blues

When my first child was born, I was taken aback by the unfamiliar feelings of fear, isolation, and boredom. I’m not sure what I thought motherhood would initially be like, but I am pretty sure that it wasn’t me blubbering on and on about how awkward my body felt or about how much I was […]

Allergies

What You Need to Know About the Tick-Borne Meat Allergy

It’s been in the news and it is scary; people getting bitten by ticks and then developing life-threatening meat allergies. But what do we really know about this relatively new phenomenon and how common is it? If you live in the Southeast or Eastern United States then you may be aware of the Lone Star […]

burnout

The Best (& Quickest) Ways to Deal With Burnout

I have a friend, Nicole who worked as a certified event coordinator in a big corporation planning meetings and conventions every year. When she first started out, she worked late and on weekends. She dealt with exhausting demands from her bosses, detailed logistics and short-notice deadlines. But as time went on, any semblance of a […]

anxiety

I’d Never Even Heard of Postnatal Anxiety Until It Hit Me Hard

There’s recently been a lot of talk recently about postnatal depression, something that wasn’t so talked about in previous generations. But even as society moves in the direction of de-stigmatizing mental illness, some of us get left behind. Because despite being an avid researcher on all things pregnancy and new mom-related, and having battled bouts […]

healthy mum

Here’s What I Learned From Following the Whole30

This past December, I decided to try the Whole30 plan. I had first heard of the program years ago, but never seriously considered trying it. I’ve always cared about health and fitness and since my late teens, I’ve worked out consistently five to six days per week (with occasional mandatory hiatuses like during my twin […]