Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Interview with Dr. Bri PT on #Women's Pelvic #Health


This past Sunday I had the pleasure of chatting with the owner of one of YouTube's biggest up and coming women's fitness channels, Dr. Brianne Grogan PT, DPT from FemFusion Fitness. 

I had a great time chatting with her. It was a new experience for me to be the interviewer, and not the interviewee. The subject of pelvic health isn't one that I typically discuss on my blog, but it is a topic of great importance to me. I find that this subject is often not addressed, and women (and sometimes men!) are left to suffer without the knowledge they need to relieve chronic pain, and lead healthier lives.

I do hope that you take the time to watch the entire video. It is worth the time, I promise!




Helpful Links:
Sign Up For Pelvic Self Help Quizzes 
Ab Camp 
Start Here if You're New to the Femfusion Channel 
Pelvic Pain/Tension Relief 

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Terrible [early] Teens? Eeeek!

Parents, listen up. I have a confession of sorts to tell you. It's like a little secret that isn't widely discussed much, but maybe it should be. Kids between the ages of 12-15 are generally butts. There. I said it.

Now, let me back it up, and explain it. When my first child was around 13 and in middle school I was talking to another mom about her behavior. This mom had 3 kids all older than mine. She told me that no one likes their child while they're in middle school, but after that awkward growth spurt those same little jerks turn into great people. She talked of how her, and her daughter were best friends now, but she couldn't stand her during that time. At the time, I thought that was a harsh thing to say. Now that my last one is about to turn 14, I can tell you, it's so true. Autism, or not, verbal or not, it makes no difference. The hormones get to them all, and change them into moody messes that want to do everything on their own, but also want to jump in bed with you still when there's a thunderstorm. They don't know HOW to feel. Their hormones are out of control, and they feel that way, too. It reminds me a lot of the terrible twos. It will likely wear you out, and use more patience than you knew you even had. You'll get through it, though. I promise that one day they'll return back to a nicer, calmer, more mature kid. Most of all, know that it's not anything that you did. They all act up around this time, It's developmentally normal. It's not about a failure on your part to guide them correctly. I know I certainly felt that way the first time around, and a little the second time, too. This time, I KNOW it's not personal.