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Back to Nature

In the past few years, I’ve become increasingly interested in natural remedies and naturopathic medicine; first, as a way to help me get pregnant, and then as a way to keep myself healthy. Between appointments with naturopathic doctors, discussions with friends, and my own research, I’ve come across the following recommendations. They’re suited to just [...]

Swimming for two

Back when I was preggers with Baby Pencil, I decided that I wanted to pick up swimming. Not only do I LOVE the water, but I thought it would be a great way to kill many birds with one stone: Get tan before I turn into a pale nomad that never leaves the house Get [...]

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Couch to 5K... and Beyond

Mr. Bee and I recently started the Couch to 5K program, which is designed to take you from the couch to running 5k (3.1 miles) in 9 weeks. Although I've never been a fan of running, we live right by a beautiful park and I didn't want to pay $80/month for a gym membership. Plus [...]

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Technology & Losing the Baby Weight

Going into pregnancy I swore up and down to myself that I would lose the baby weight quickly. I also swore to myself that I wouldn't gain a lot of weight during pregnancy and would stay active throughout those 9 months. Well, after sitting around a lot eating pizza and cake while letting my gym [...]

Ballet as Therapy

When stress or tragedy occurs, I feel like we all need something therapeutic to help soothe our souls and calm our minds. In my case, the most stressful and difficult life struggle so fas has been dealing with infertility. During this time we shared our trials with our pastor, saw a counselor, confided with friends [...]

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Exercising as a Family

I have known for a while that when I had a family, it was important to me to maintain an active lifestyle. Mr. Pen and I actually met when I joined the volleyball group his friends were a part of, and throughout our dating relationship many of our activities were group sports. Mr. Pen grew [...]

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Post-Baby Workout Wear

In my post-partum mission to get fit, I’m happy to find myself on week 8 of Couch to 5K (I actually jogged for 35 minutes yesterday without stopping!!). Over the past couple of months I have developed a workout uniform that’s quite different from what I would have worn to workout before the Trikester arrived [...]

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