stephaniefischer

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Stephanie is a fitness professional on a mission to undo the damage done by much of her industry when it comes to body image, confidence and self-worth. She enjoys sharing her journey as she sheds the “fit chick” label and embraces authentic living from the inside out! A Mankato native, Stephanie is currently the Director of Healthy Living at the Mankato Family YMCA. She lives with her husband, Nick, and their 18-month old son, Beau. He is the light of their life! She enjoys finally sleeping through the night again, teaching and taking group fitness classes, and sharing her love for Restorative Yoga with all the other tired moms!

When You Don’t Have A Best Friend

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I don’t have a best friend. According to my unofficial poll on Instagram, 35% of women say the same. That sounds about right to me. When it comes to the women in my immediate family,...

The Four Emotional Stages of Finding Out You’re Having Twins

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Twins. It's a concept that had never even crossed my mind, at least not as something that would ever be a part of my own reality. I've never wished for or wondered about a multiples...

My Pandemic Perspective :: Women Are Dropping The Ball

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We were prompted to write about our pandemic perspectives and my first thought was, "Which one?" It’s been a complicated year, to say the least, and we all wear so many hats. As a fitness...

“It was Fast and Fun!” :: Buying and Selling with Angie VanEman of American...

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In my 35 years of life I’ve given birth and purchased a home exactly two times each. So I’m by no means an expert on either front. But when it comes to these life-changing...

He Must See Something In Me That I Don’t.

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**Please allow me to interrupt topical pandemic programming to bring you these unrelated musings on motherhood.** Can we talk about little boys? I'm specifically referring to my three-year-old son, Beau. He wears me down with his...

How I Said Goodbye to Clutter-Induced Stress by Hiring Help and Why You Should...

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Listen up moms of Mankato. Just because you can do it yourself, doesn’t mean you have to. I’m talking home organization. When the world around us is utter chaos, nothing feels better than neat and tidy...

Surrogacy Series (Part Eight): The Conclusion. And Maybe a Little Drama.

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It’s time for me to wrap up this surrogacy series. I gave birth on Memorial Day and made it a point to write this conclusion before Labor Day rolled around. These two holidays serving as...

Surrogacy Series (Part Seven): The Birth

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It’s been five weeks since I gave birth to surro babe. This is how I affectionately refer to him online, since I can’t share any identifying information. You have no idea how much this...

Surrogacy Series (Part Six): Moments Stolen by a Virus

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It has been about three months since my last update at the end of February. If we’re measuring in pregnancy time, that’s one trimester, but if we’re measuring in pandemic time, it’s approximately an eternity. Before...

Toddlers Make the Worst Coworkers.

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I really love to work. And I’m good at it. I like when I get so excited about an idea that I forget to eat, drink or even look at the clock, fueled only by passion...