A Yin to the frantic Yang of our 21st-century lives The majority of couples going through infertility treatment report some degree of stress. Both infertility itself and the treatment required to overcome it can be incredibly stressful! In general, our everyday lives don't exactly make things stress-free, as we’ve seen mindfulness, meditation and minimal living on the rise as a direct response
We recently made the move from townhouse to house, and with it upgraded our square footage (essentially translating to a whole lot of blank wall space)! My imagination quickly ran wild with ideas on how to turn said house into a home. And while new memories would soon be created here, I knew I needed
Time to get real… Four years of riding the infertility roller coaster was emotionally draining, IVF is no walk in the park and certainly not a quick route to having a baby. In full transparency, it was stressful, painful, time-consuming and worst of all: expensive – thanks in large part to our broken U.S. healthcare system.
Sometimes I have to pinch myself just to make sure I’m not dreaming. Our daughter recently turned ONE, and yet becoming her Momma still feels so surreal at times. In large part I imagine because although parenthood was always part of “the plan,” over the years the Universe certainly had taken us on several detours
Having taught yoga classes for nearly a decade, exercised all throughout my pregnancy, I assumed I would jump right back into working out after giving birth (once I received the official go-ahead from my Midwife). But truth be told, I was cleared long before I actually started truly working out. The months following my daughter's
Patanjali described the physical practice of yoga in Sanskrit as “Sthira Sukham Asanam.” Loosely defined, we should strive to practice yoga with strength and in a relaxed manner. Sthira translates as strong, steady, and stable. Sukha means comfortable, happy, and relaxed. Asanam refers to the physical practice of yoga. Baby and Me Yoga can lead to a
Last month, I had the honor of speaking on the Chicago Moms Panel alongside some pretty talented Mommas at the Best of Bump Club Chicago event. If you weren't able to attend, not to worry... I've got you covered! Please read on to discover all the FUN baby/kid-friendly activities Chicago has to offer all-year-long! FREE (or Super
the storm that is infertility National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) may have ended, but for those who struggle with this illness its an all day, every day battle. My hope in joining the thousands who also vocalized their story was to decrease the stigma behind the “I” word … infertility. It's time to Flip the Script!
Stories of Gratitude: My Journey Through Infertility Written By: Tanya Findlay (for Bump Club & Beyond)Posted: November 16, 2017Categories: Feature New Moms PregnancyShare:Tags: gratitude Infertility IVF When my husband I decided to start a family 4 ½ years ago we initially approached our “let’s make a baby” plan in the most relaxed way possible: didn’t obsess over it, didn’t use ovulation-testing kits or chart my temperature.