Style File — Go Comfy

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Nine times out of ten I dress in a form of leisurewear – flowy tops or tanks, leggings, zip ups, vests, sweaters, joggers – the sort of thing that can be easily layered. I think the fashion mags are calling it “athleisure”, a mix of leisure and athletics. Whether it’s a trend or not, rest assured that […]

Placenta Smoothie

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Here I am, popping in to shout from the rooftops to the internet — encapsulating your placenta is great, buuuuuuut …. blending it in a smoothie is better! Now, don’t be alarmed. I didn’t blend the whole thing. Just a 1 inch cube. It was hardly there. But there enough to give me a big boost after […]

Meet the Deklan Bump!

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I left out the most important part of our Lubbock adventures because it deserved a post all of its own. And no, the title of this post has nothing to do with a Gretchen baby bump. No, no, no – not yet! It does have everything to do with the little miracle that is my […]

How To Exercise With Kids

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I put off exercising for years because … well … HOW? First I had one kid and then I had two. Add my home state of rainy Washington and it just never seemed feasible to find a time to consistently exercise. So, I didn’t.  Then, one day – I just stopped making excuses. Dishes could […]

Style File — Postpartum Days, Months, + Years

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I have a whole list of draft posts sitting in WordPress. 37 to be exact. Some are partially done, others are waiting a photo, most are just topics I want to share, brief reflections and yummy recipes. This summer, I’m trying to work through them. I’d add “all” to that sentence, but “realistic goals” is […]