Author Archive | Anna Julien

5 Pilates Exercises for New Moms

Let’s take a minute to chat about our post-baby bodies. I will start by saying the pressure new moms endure to “bounce back” after childbirth is unfair. After growing and birthing actual HUMAN BEINGS, it seems a bit absurd to apply any type of pressure to weight loss or fitting into a particular size. One of […]

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An Ode To Motherhood

An Ode to Motherhood The touch of my skin and the smell of my hair are just right. The rise and fall of my chest feels familiar; I am home, and love, and grace. And after a few minutes, he was sound asleep in my arms. The comfort in that moment was palpable, his perfect […]

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Life Is Messy With Kids

  Isn’t it amazing how much life changes after having a baby? Life with kids is often considerably less spontaneous and more scheduled – it requires a lot work and responsibility. But, it’s not all bad when you consider the tradeoff (i.e. the kids) and the fact that my life is far more organized than […]

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How To Care For A Newborn and A Toddler Alone

Caring for a newborn and a toddler alone can be a challenge, there are no two ways about it. What makes it especially difficult, in my opinion, is the continued lack of sleep and the unpredictability of both ages. There isn’t much to be done about the exhaustion however, as newborns often work on their own schedules. If […]

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Why I Love My Baby Monitor {Giveaway}

I’m going to share a little parenting admission with you today. I have been using a baby monitor for the last three years, in both my one and now two bedroom apartments. In fact, I kept the monitor on for my daughter well past the infant years even though I could distinctly hear her down […]

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When You Become A Mom of Two

Tucked away in the back corner of my mind sat a tiny seed of doubt. Thoughts about childbirth were bubbling to the surface and igniting a sense of fear within me. Unlike the first time, it wasn’t simply about coming home; this time I had someone waiting. I paused to watch her little chest rise […]

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