Baby, Family, Lifestyle, Vlogs

Grandma Penelope Meets Roelyn Penelope

Before all this coronavirus craziness really began, we were lucky enough to have some special visitors! Matt's Grand Aunt Rebecca arranged for a sister trip to Virginia Beach for her and Matt's Grandma Penelope to meet our new baby. At the time the trip was booked, they didn't know the baby would be named after… Continue reading Grandma Penelope Meets Roelyn Penelope

Fitness, Food, healthy living

Vitamins and Supplements: Good or Bad?

Did you know vitamins supplements are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? That's a scary thought considering most of us take a multivitamin every single day. Check out this video from PBS's Frontline show to learn A LOT about this up and coming industry: https://www.pbs.org/video/frontline-supplements-and-safety/ The vitamins and supplements I took during… Continue reading Vitamins and Supplements: Good or Bad?

Baby, Family, Pregnancy, That Crunchy Life

How I Achieved a Natural Birth (and You Can Too!)

When your 2.5 hour labor forces you to give birth in the car, it can be easy to assume that medical intervention was not an option. While this was entirely true (read my whole birth story here), there was actually a lot of work that went to preparing myself for a natural, med-free birth. I… Continue reading How I Achieved a Natural Birth (and You Can Too!)

Fitness, Food, healthy living

What You Drink Matters

You may have heard the saying "don't drink your calories," but do you know why? I will inform you of the importance of what you drink, and how it affects more than just your calorie intake but also how your body functions. After reading, you will be able to choose better options for your lifestyle.… Continue reading What You Drink Matters

Fitness, Food, healthy living

The Diet Even Personal Trainers Utilize

Do you hear the word "diet" and cringe? Ya, me too. Nothing sounds worse than eliminating delicious foods and starving for days on end. I decided to adhere to a diet plan for Lent, and here's why this one is different. For me, the Whole30 diet has taught me to read labels, find hidden sugars,… Continue reading The Diet Even Personal Trainers Utilize

Baby, Family, Pregnancy, Vlogs

I Gave Birth in the Car: Baby Launstein is Here!

We were speeding through the tunnel when I reached between my legs and could feel the baby's head emerging. I literally grabbed the "oh shit" handle and Matt made it to the emergency room doors just in time for me to deliver the baby in the car in the parking lot. Before Labor I had… Continue reading I Gave Birth in the Car: Baby Launstein is Here!

Fitness, Food, healthy living

This or That: Debating Popular Food Choices

There are a lot of choices when it comes to options in the grocery store. But how do you know which ones are actually better for you and which ones big companies promote as better for you? That might not be the same for every family, especially considering budgets. Below I break down some common… Continue reading This or That: Debating Popular Food Choices