Random Musings

Beau’s Birth Story

Beau’s Birth Story

The Day Before – Magical Thinking Beau’s birth story began on a Saturday morning. I was 40 weeks and 5 days pregnant with zero signs of impending labor and I had just published a blog post titled “The Overdue Blues”. Yep, I was pretty much […]

Final Pregnancy Update: The Overdue Blues

Final Pregnancy Update: The Overdue Blues

I have always understood that my due date is just an estimate and not a deadline. I’m well aware that it’s perfectly normal and healthy to go beyond it. Blah Blah Blah. Despite knowing these things, I still have the “overdue” blues. But I’m getting […]

The Past, Being Present, and the Pope

The Past, Being Present, and the Pope

I never thought I’d be getting pregnancy advice from the Pope but hey, if the shoe fits! I came across these words from the Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis and found them to be so profound for my current life. “With great affection I urge […]

Mood Swings, Preggo Brain, and Turning 32

Mood Swings, Preggo Brain, and Turning 32

Well, it finally happened. I lost my marbles. Up until my 33rd week of pregnancy, I was holding it together pretty well. I was staying on top of all my responsibilities, my mood was stable, and I was cruising along thinking “I guess I’m just […]

Ask Steph: Getting motivated and caring too much about what others think.

Ask Steph: Getting motivated and caring too much about what others think.

One of my biggest struggles when it comes to the ever elusive search for balance (whatever that looks like) is figuring out how to handle “all the communication”. You know, the texts, emails, Facebook messages, and the voicemails! Oh Emmmm Geeeee, the VOICEMAILS!! **Mini rant […]

Mid Pregnancy Update – Learning to “Just Be”

Mid Pregnancy Update – Learning to “Just Be”

I’ve tried to somewhat moderate how much and how often I share about my pregnancy. Not because I’m a super private person – I’m definitely not – but just because I already utilize social media quite a bit. Professionally, to promote classes and other awesome […]

First Comes Love…

First Comes Love…

In the week leading up to our wedding this past October, my aunt Sheila initiated a game of emoji Pictionary with me… #2 was easy, of course. Everyone knows how that rhyme goes! “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in a […]

28 Random Things About Us

28 Random Things About Us

This month I’m feeling lovey and I’m excited to be getting married soon! Relationships are a HUGE part of healthy living, are they not? Romantic or otherwise, the people in our lives have the biggest impact on our overall health and happiness. Tonight, I felt […]

Moving Weekend Reflections

Moving Weekend Reflections

Moving weekend!! I can’t wait to leave this place yet it deserves a moment of appreciation from me. So I sat outside the front door this morning to enjoy my coffee. I’ve never done that before but I’ve learned the importance of taking the time […]

Why I Do What I Do

Why I Do What I Do

This entire day following the Les Mills Super Quarterly has been, for me,  as emotionally intense as the day was physically intense!! It’s like a “hangover” that’s taken me all day to work through. While muscles I forgot I had are reminding me of yesterday’s […]