By Renee Bullis, PT, DPT As a women’s health physical therapist, one of my favorite parts of my job is empowering women during pregnancy. One of the ways I do that is through exercise. I completely understand that exercise can be...
When I first started thinking about having children I wanted a whole houseful of children.  Originally wanting 4 (but settling on 2 after my husband’s insistence), I couldn’t wait for all the good times we would all have together. ...
I can’t believe that my baby is already fourteen weeks old. We’ve exited the newborn phase. Sleepless nights, constant feedings, crying, and general craziness seem so far away now that we’ve settled into a nice routine. Reflecting back on...
I was 27 weeks and 6 days. It was a regular summer day like any other in the Coronavirus era. The kids were outside splashing in the blow up pool. We'd eaten dinner outside and were getting ready to...
I feel like I am going crazy with emotions that all revolve around this transition from one child to two. If you’re curious about what goes through the brain of a 35-week pregnant lady about to have her second child,...
I am currently in my third trimester with my son, and today, I was not okay. To be honest, I was originally going to write this blog post about staying positive and remaining grateful during this COVID pregnancy. I have...
The moment I found out I was pregnant, excitement and gratitude filled my heart! I felt (and still feel) so lucky that I get to be a home to and help grow a brand new life. Once those initial...
It’s hard to quantify, impossible almost. How could I possibly comprehend the magnitude of this surrogacy? In the last weeks of my surrogate pregnancy, I was able to travel to Chicago to spend the weekend with the intended parents (IPs)...
I believe I was 9 when I knew I wanted to adopt children someday. I've always had a heart for people who are hurting, especially those who can't take care of themselves. When I got married, my husband wasn't passionate about...
Dear Me, Hi, it’s me. I know that you’re in the throes of trying to have a baby. You’re desperate and probably depressed. You’re tired of the medications, injections, appointments and pregnancy tests. You’ve endured devastating ultrasounds, miscarriages, emergency rooms,...
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Sun’s Out- Fun’s Out ! Summer Bucket List ideas for Your...

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Summer is in full swing here, there, and everywhere! Pools are (mostly) open, camps are in full swing, playgrounds and parks are full of laughter...