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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!

My Stay at Sundara Inn & Spa + FIVE Giveaways!

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When I think Wisconsin Dells, I think 3 things; Kids, Water Parks, Chaos. So imagine my surprise when I learned that there exists an Adults Only oasis in in the Dells called Sundara Inn &...

Here’s What I’m Really Thinking When I’m in the Weight Room…

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I’m standing in the weight room in my all black outfit, resting between sets, thinking about the pile of brightly colored workout tops crumpled up on my bedroom floor. The ones I used to...

Why you need to forgive yourself and your in-laws for getting it wrong after...

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When I first met my now husband’s family, I completely fell in love with them. They are boisterous, openhearted, a little inappropriate and a whole lotta fun. I fit right into the mix. “Where have...

Ready to be Inspired? How one woman got honest with herself and lost 60...

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What’s in a name? Whether it’s a baby or a business, it’s a big deal! In this case we’re talking about a business. What a business chooses to name itself tells you a great deal...

Moms, Put down the Pad (and the Shame)…Let’s talk about Incontinence.

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Knock knock. Who’s there? Etch. Etch who? Bless you, friend. Did you instinctually cross your legs at the mere mention of a sneeze? Or maybe you’re really easily amused and actually laughed at that one - did you pee...

The Stork Delivers :: A Birth Story

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Kate and Jack Michaletz to learn about their experience working with The Green Stork for the birth of their first child. They utilized a wide range of services...

The Burden of Proof :: My Journey As a Working Mom

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Four years ago, I was settling in to my new job, when someone popped their head into my office. He said, “So how long are you going to stick around, until you have a baby?” My...

Interview with a Midwife

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Last week I had the chance to sit down with certified nurse-midwife, Amy Petersen, to learn about the midwifery services that have been offered by Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato since July of...

Perspective: A Letter From My Former Pre-Mom Self

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Hey Steph, it’s me. You know, you. It’s us. Lately, I’ve been noticing how you linger on the photos of us that pop up in your Facebook memories. Also, I see how you pause and...

Can’t Get No Satisfaction :: My Truth as a Working Mom

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Growing up, I never dreamed of being a mom. I always assumed I’d have children “someday” but it wasn’t something I longed for. Throughout my twenties, I focused on my career and found a...