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!

Whatever You Do, You’ll Still Be You

It was about 6 months ago that I wrote this post about my hopes and fears of becoming a mom. I was just days away from giving birth and I just couldn’t help but...

When Sharing Isn’t Caring

I remember being sixteen and coming home past curfew after my very first boyfriend had broken up with me. My dad came into my room, probably ready to lay down the law, and found...

Three “Truths” To Help You Cope With Sleep Deprivation

“You mean babies don’t just go back to sleep?” I remember being horrified by this realization when my baby was 3 weeks old and wide awake for hours in the middle of the night. Nothing...

Every New Mom Needs This

This post was hard to write for a few reasons. For one, the constant demands of a newborn haven’t left me much time for blogging. I’ve tried to “blog when the baby blogs” but...

Musings of a New Mom

A friend sent me a text this morning before 6:00am... "Sorry it's early" she said.  "I have a newborn. There's so such thing as early or late. I'm awake. Always." I responded.  This particular morning I was awake...

Hopes and Fears of a Soon to be Mom

My first child is due to arrive any day now and I’m realizing that my greatest fear about motherhood is also my highest hope. They are one and the same thing. Part of me...