Yesterday, I taught this slow flow Live streamed through Yoga Nova Studio but unfortunately supplied the incorrect link to many of my friends so they could not join the class. I realized the error minutes before class so I recorded it on my phone to share with those who had wanted to yoga with me.
As much as I’m sure many of you are going stir-crazy being stuck at home, I am so inspired and impressed with how the majority of people are taking social-distancing and self-quarantining seriously. While we may be apart, by staying home we are working together on something so much bigger than ourselves. We have decided to sacrifice our traveling and our socializing for the greater good; to keep one another safe and healthy.
I found quick and honest articles like these extremely helpful when I was trying to navigate this insane baby product industry. Every baby and their needs are unique, but this is what worked best for us in the first crazy 6 months of Langley’s life. Continue reading
I am a people pleaser. I have been people pleasing my entire life. So much so that I used to deprive myself of my own happiness at the cost of making others happy. I used to beat myself up over conversations, over analyzing my choices and their responses, and wondering how I could have been better so they would like me more. I used to stay awake for HOURS replaying interactions with others and how I could have made the situation better.
It wasn’t healthy.
Nothing could have prepared me for the exhaustion, body aches, drastic routine changes, and pure LOVE that your first child brings.
I am a first time Mama to my sweet baby girl, Langley May, and I could not be happier.
We are so excited to announce that our little babe has arrived!! We welcomed a baby girl into this world Saturday, May 18th, 3:05am weighing 6lbs 1oz. Since we didn’t know if we were having a boy or girl, we had a few names ready, but when we finally met her face to face we knew she was a Langley May Kurceba. If you’re interested in what happens when you have a baby, here is Langley’s birth story.
“It takes a village to raise a child.”
…how about it also takes a village to support a woman growing a child?
I have been fortunate to receive so much support and education since publicly announcing my deteriorating mental health in first trimester. I now realize that had I sought help earlier, I likely would have felt much more “normal” about what I was going through and a lot less guilty/feeling down about my symptoms and emotions. Here are the people and activities that allowed me to truly enjoy the remainder of my pregnancy and helped inspire confidence and empowerment for my body and birth.