Like most pregnant women will tell you, morning sickness is probably the most inaccurately-named ailment on planet Earth. Contrary to its name, it can (and often does) last all day and all night, with little to no relief. While nothing truly "cured" the feeling of constant nausea or daily puking sessions for me during those first 13 weeks, there were a handful of remedies that made the experience slightly more bearable. Should my husband and I choose to have another baby, you can be sure that the first step in my pregnancy journey will be stockpiling these supplies so that I'm prepared for impending storm.
2nd Trimester Recap: Gender Reveal, Baby Registry and Nursery Progress
Here we are at the end of trimester #2 already! Some days it feels like this pregnancy is going to last forever and others it feels like it flew by. Read on to learn more about my second trimester journey and how Andy and I have continued plugging along in preparing for Baby Janitz's arrival.
First Trimester Recap: Excitement, Nausea and a Global Pandemic
My husband and I decided that 2020 would be our year to start a family and we were blessed to find out in early March that we were expecting our first child. Little did we know that a global pandemic was also on the horizon.
How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Whether you have been personally affected by the novel coronavirus or are feeling its effects - being asked to stay home from work and limiting your exposure to others - it’s important to make time for your wellness. Particularly, your mental health. These are some of the ways I’ve been prioritizing my mental health as a means of coping with this worldwide crisis.
How to Keep Your Spirits Up During the Winter
I live in Central New York, where winter can sometimes last until late-April (I wish I was kidding). I know that winter can be trying and the "winter blues" is a real thing. Here are five tips for keeping your spirits up while you wait for spring.
Why It’s Important to Go Outside: Even When It’s Cold Out
When the wind is raging and the snow is falling it can be difficult to make yourself step outside - especially when you give yourself the option of sitting on the couch under a blanket with a warm cup of cocoa and your favorite slippers. But getting outside is important during all seasons and doing so - especially during the winter time - is a great way to practice hygge.