Hmmm…I’ll start my story when I met my husband in the July of 2010. It was a whirlwind romance and things moved very quickly for us. Shortly after meeting, my husband got stationed across country in Utah, while I stayed back in my home state Ohio.
I stayed back because I was a new home owner and a career woman. Shortly after his move we discovered I was pregnant with our first child Honey Bee (my four year old daughter). I continued to work and we maintained a long distance relationship. In May of 2011 we married in a small intimate informal setting. Our family watched as we took our vows and began our lives as newly weds. Boy, oh boy I wasn’t prepared for all of the challenges that marriage had in store for us. Our daughter was born a few months after we wed, via c-section (which was not a fun experience for me).
I got laid off from my job in the middle of all of this. So me and Honey Bee finally packed up and moved to Utah. That’s where I began my journey as a stay at home mom. After living in Utah for a few years we got PCS’d to the Chicagoland area (where we currently live). It was during that move that I discovered I was pregnant with our son Bumble Bee. We were overjoyed to be adding to our family.
With him I was determined to have a VBAC (which I achieved with the help of my doula). I thought having a VBAC would heal all of the wounds left from my c-section, however it didn’t. I dealt with a whole new set of issues that presented themselves as postpartum anxiety and depression. As a way to cope with my depression I started this blog and named it Healing Mama Remedies. I wanted to connect with other moms who were struggling in motherhood. I also wrote for therapeutic purposes. My goal was to heal my mental struggles, health, body and mind. During my healing journey I discovered that I love heavy lifting. Who knew, that I would love lifting weights? However, it’s more than that to me, I really feel heavy lifting made me a better mother.
A few months after starting my heavy lifting journey I found out I was pregnant with our unexpected blessing Fuzzy Bee. I was shocked at first, but I’m so excited for our new arrival.
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