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Welcome back to part 2 (of 2) of my unexpected, crazy-ass birth story. If you’ve read part 1, you know that I was admitted to the hospital with very high blood pressure and earned myself a ticket to be induced at 36 weeks and 3 days. Now as the induced labor progresses my memory of […]

BY Alex | August 8, 2018 | Personal

my unexpected birth story – part 2

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I’ve been going back and forth for months about whether to share my pregnancy/birth story with the world. I always thought it was a little weird to share as it’s so personal and can easily become a too-much-information situation. That being said, I had a very scary and unexpected situation giving birth to my little […]

BY Alex | August 8, 2018 | Personal

my unexpected birth story – part 1

birth story HELLP

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Like a lot of women, while pregnant I suffered from morning sickness (aka all-freakin-day sickness). From six weeks to twelve weeks pregnant I was in a constant state of nausea and simply felt like crap. The worst was the lack of appetite, and having to force myself to eat. I typically did feel better when […]

BY Alex | July 6, 2018 | Personal

My Cure for Morning Sickness (well, temporarily at least)

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Yes, I’ll admit I’ve riding the Instant Pot bandwagon hard for the past year. I’m usually one of those that avoids participating in popular trends, or at least I wait until the hype as died down. But there was something about the Instant Pot that really appealed to me, and as soon as mine arrive […]

BY Alex | May 3, 2018 | Personal

Reasons Why I Love My Instant Pot

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I have a story. It’s one I haven’t shared a lot. Only to close family and friends. It’s my story of infertility. Everyone’s life can look perfect from the outside, but the truth is that everyone is dealing with something. Everyone has their struggles. My struggle was becoming a mom. Everyone’s infertility story is different. […]

BY Alex | March 15, 2018 | Personal

My Infertility Story

infertility story

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When I was pregnant I was determined to not waste my money on unnecessary baby things that I didn’t actually need. I hate clutter in my house and I knew that babies came with a lot of stuff. While I wasn’t exactly successful at this goal – as there’s a lot of baby stuff that […]

BY Alex | March 7, 2018 | Personal

Must-Have Items for First-Time Moms (and where to find them)

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I’ve got nine years and 25 triathlons of experience under my belt. I’ve tried many different methods, clothing and techniques over the years. I’ve collected my best tips and created a detailed guide to help you prepare for your next triathlon. Ultimately you will need to do what works best for you, and regardless I’m […]

BY Alex | February 22, 2018 | Personal

What You Need to Know Before Completing your First Triathlon

completing your first triathlon

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