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My Post-Baby Workout Routine

Even before becoming a mom, I have always been physically active and enjoy a good workout. I participated in competitive sports in high school and enjoyed fitness kickboxing throughout college. Moving my body always makes me feel better. Working out became a stress relief tool and something I just had to do. My motivation didn’t […]

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Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. The holiday season is upon us, and parents everywhere are searching for the perfect gifts for their little ones. With the rising popularity of electronics, even with the very young, it’s tempting to focus on buying gifts that our kids will […]

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I Detoxify My Armpits and You Should Too

7 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She underwent surgery and treatment and thankfully she is now in remission. After my mom’s breast cancer diagnosis though, I started to look more closely at what products I was using and how they affect my overall health. I learned that our skin is our […]

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Intrauterine Device (IUD) 101

After giving birth to my second child in 2018, I knew I was done. We may not be done growing our family (as we are considering adoption), but I made the personal choice to not go through pregnancy again. This brought me to a discussion with my partner and with my OBGYN about birth control. […]

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