Fall is one of my favorite times of year, and not just because it hails the start of another round of the pumpkin spice craze! As the days get shorter and the air breathes a bit cooler, fall also means it’s time for our family to spend a day at the fall festival! This year, I was lucky enough to be invited to Harvest Farms Fall Festival in Wellington, Colorado (stay tuned for a special coupon!). Not only was our experience amazing, but we were able to learn about the amazing mission of this farm; helping to break the cycle of addiction and homelessness.
Holy wow, the last month has been an absolute whirlwind of activity!
You may have noticed that BigFitFam.com has been down for the last 2 weeks. More on this later in this post, but for now, just know that we are back up and running and we are going to be better than ever!
Here is a quick recap of our month as I haven’t been able to create a post! Continue reading “Big Fit Fam is BACK!”
Pregnancy is quite the journey! It is both exhausting and exciting, frightening and full of love.
Your body makes a ton of changes during this time, and you will quickly find that your heart rate rises faster and your belly makes it hard to do certain activities.
Staying active during pregnancy, however, is very important for both you and baby. I am a firm believer that maintaining a workout routine even with a bigger belly is an essential part of prenatal care. However, you must be careful to avoid certain exercises. Continue reading “Stay Healthy and Fit During Pregnancy by Avoiding These Exercises”
May is just around the corner, and with it comes a day that every mommy looks forward to: Mother’s Day.
Mom’s spend a lot of time doing a lot of thankless tasks throughout the year, we are yelled at by the tiny people we are trying to rear and clean up the same mess 10 times a day simply to do it all again tomorrow.
On Mother’s day, our tiny humans thank us with cards and extra kisses, our spouses shower us in relaxation and breakfast made by anyone but mom.
It’s a wonderful day, just for MOMS. For the women who have created life inside their own bodies or chosen to spend their lives raising children they married into or were fortunate enough to adopt.
We deserve this day.
Which is why, while I search through the card aisle for the perfect card for my own mother, who has put up with 34 years of ME, I get pretty annoyed with the card category entitled “Pet Mom.” Continue reading “Mother’s Day is For Mom’s: “Pet Mama’s” Move Aside!”
Have you ever tried to finish or even start a much anticipated project and come up against a wall every time to try to start?
I have about 10 million projects around and within my house that I am anxious to complete, or just begin! Yet, there always seems to be something that keeps me from turning my house into the home of my dreams….Let’s start with POOP… Continue reading “7 Reasons Nothing Gets Done At My House”
The making of life is an event for celebration and awe. More often than not, however, we become so embroiled in the discomfort that pregnancy brings throughout all 9 months (check out my article “5 Things You Didn’t Expect About Morning Sickness“), that we forget the side effects of baby creation that are pretty amaze-balls! Continue reading “5 Pregnancy Side Effects to Fall in Love With”
Babies are always a blessing!
New life, new love, tiny toes….There is nothing about babies that doesn’t make me smile. It’s also so exciting to see the reactions of those you love when you tell them about your coming bundle of joy! Continue reading “Babies Are ALWAYS A Blessing: Smile For The Reveal”
A few years ago, in the midst of my shift as a hospitality manager for a large restaurant, I came upon a woman nursing her newborn baby in the restroom.
I was shocked. Continue reading ““Bathroom Mom:” A Breastfeeding Diatribe”