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I’m Not Crying Because I’m Sad!

I’m Not Crying Because I’m Sad!

Right after I had my baby girl (her nickname is Peeps, which I’ll be calling her on this post) almost 2 years ago, I remember my husband wheeling me out of the hospital when all of a sudden…the tears started flowing and I could NOT STOP. I cried on the whole drive home. I cried [...]

Musings from a SAHM on a Journey

Musings from a SAHM on a Journey

I used to be fun. I use to have more good days, filled with belly-laughter than bad days. Most of the time nowadays, I’m unhappy. I feel like I’m suffocating in my life right now, the kind of suffocation where you rip your shirt off because you simply cannot breathe while wearing it. I feel [...]

My Experience With Placenta Encapsulation

My Experience With Placenta Encapsulation

I think it’s fair to say that when most people hear about a woman consuming her placenta their gag reflex kicks in. At the very least, most people find it incredibly strange and wonder why anyone would consider doing something so downright “icky”. But I also think it’s fair to say women who’ve had a [...]

Quick and Easy Freezer Meals

Quick and Easy Freezer Meals

I began to meal prep a couple of weeks before the arrival of Baby 2K. I did this for our family before M was born and it worked well for us. When you’re recovering from birth, breastfeeding, and adjusting to life with a newborn, cooking dinner for your family is not high on your list [...]

Why I Hired a Doula

Why I Hired a Doula

When I stared down at my positive pregnancy test on the morning of Tuesday, June 17th, I knew I was in for a world of physical and emotional change over the next nine months, but what I couldn’t predict was the amount of knowledge, perspective and empowerment I would gain through my pregnancy. When I [...]

Ask the Mamas: Working out with Kids

Ask the Mamas: Working out with Kids

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, kids, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Mama Say What?! [...]

CrossFit: My Journey to Fitness After Babies

CrossFit: My Journey to Fitness After Babies

Who says you can’t be fit and be a mama at the same time!?   I used to actually. Could never seem to find the time. Until CrossFit, that is! I had always been an athlete growing up so, naturally, CrossFit was right up my alley. I was a pretty competitive gymnast in high school [...]

You Can Always Go Further

You Can Always Go Further

You can always go further than you think you can! (Especially with the right motivation) When I was nine years old, I remember attending a gymnastics camp and I remember the head coach had a motto, “You can always go further than you think you can!” We repeated it over and over, and to this [...]

Top Ten Postpartum Warnings

Top Ten Postpartum Warnings

When you’re pregnant with your first child, you find yourself bombarded with well-meant (but often totally useless) advice such as, “sleep now because when the baby comes you’ll never sleep again!” If only we really could bank sleep away like that, then maybe it would be somewhat helpful… but since how you sleep now won’t [...]

Beckett’s Sip and See

Beckett’s Sip and See

In the Midwest, and especially where Mama Say What?! reader Heather is from, it is considered bad etiquette to have a shower for a mama who already had one for their first baby. Instead, they throw a party called a “sip and see,” which is a casual meet-and-greet after the little bundle has arrived. I [...]