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About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.

Fitness Fridays: Stretching My Comfort Zone

My health and fitness journey reminds me of my journey to recovery from my postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.  This journey is setbacks and plateaus.  I had hit a plateau last year.  I had been exercising consistently, but I was … Continue reading

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Skeeter’s tough day

Three weeks ago, Skeeter had her annual check up for her bladder reflux at our fantastic Children’s Hospital.  These annual check ups cause much anxiety for both of us.  Her first two visits to Children’s (a middle of the night … Continue reading

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Star of the Week: Munch

Two weeks ago Munch was the star of the week of her kindergarten class. She enjoyed her morning in the spotlight. We prepared for this week a month in advance.  I got to sit back and watch her in her … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Getting My Run On

I’m introducing a new feature on the blog for Fridays: Fitness Fridays.  As part of my continuing journey towards health and wellness, I had this vague goal of “running more consistently”.  My cousin kept encouraging me last year to join … Continue reading

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Lack of spousal support

Time and time again, I am reminded of how grateful I am to have a husband who has been incredibly supportive of my struggles with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. As I talk to other Warrior Moms, the lack of … Continue reading

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Feeling like a fraud

I allowed my inner critic to beat me up for the past week.  I wallowed in shame and self-pity.  I felt like a fraud.  Who did I think I was?  Why did I even consider playing in the big leagues … Continue reading

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#Pushplay and my amazing fitness mentor

 <a href=””>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> I posted this picture on my Facebook, and I have never received so much positive feedback and encouragement.  I spent the past three years beating myself up for everything. I had resigned myself to a sedentary … Continue reading

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Welcome to the frozen tundra: my love letter to wind chills

Baby it’s been cold outside. We spent the day in footy pajamas and lots of layers.  It was so cold that school had been cancelled, yet my husband had to go into work.  He had the ability to work from … Continue reading

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Me too moments – the magic of LTYM

I am so excited to be working with the lovely Alexandra Rosas again as we launch the second annual Listen To Your Mother show in Milwaukee on April 27, 2014.  It was truly a life changing experience last year; it … Continue reading

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Resurgence of my nemesis anxiety

I felt that choking feeling again.  I could not sit still.  Anxiety had reared its ugly head again.  I looked on in horror as I noticed a hive on my wrist.  I have not broken out in hives from anxiety … Continue reading

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