Author Archives: tranquilamama

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: Mental Health and Physical Health

My journey of health and fitness begins a bit differently than most.  I did not gain a lot of weight while pregnant with Skeeter.  Since I had gestational diabetes, I monitored everything I ate.  I gained twenty-one pounds with her. … Continue reading

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Not One More

An offhanded joke about being barefoot and in the kitchen left me feeling full of rage and irritation.  I bristled at the barb about being barefoot and pregnant.  I blurted out that pregnancy was very difficult for me.  I recognized … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Week 2 of PiYo

I am sitting with my planner, a copy of my 10k training program, and the PiYo program. I am loving PiYo for the strength and flexibility. I am running four times a week as part of my 10k program. Traditional … Continue reading

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Share Your Story

Two weeks ago I participated in #ppdchat on Twitter.  I do not always go now, but I wanted to know how I could help.  The topic was minority mental health awareness week. This discussion was enlightening and uncomfortable.  I know … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: And the bass keeps runnin’ runnin’

You are welcome for that ear worm.  I have been running and running these past two weeks.  I am planning to run a 10K in the fall, and I needed to start increasing my overall miles per week as well … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Hitting the Reset Button

I have a confession to make. I have fallen off of the fitness wagon again. I have been choosing unhealthy snacks again. Life got stressful, and I turned to my comfort food. I stopped exercising as much. I did not … Continue reading

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My lifeline through PPD and PPA #PostpartumProgress10

After the realization that I was not okay, I turned to Google to figure out exactly what I was struggling with.  Mercifully it led me to Postpartum Progress and Katherine Stone. I spent hours on her blog.  The best source … Continue reading

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#ClimbOut Team Baraboo Climb Recap

I cannot believe it has been over two weeks since my sweet girls and my amazing husband joined me on a hike.  We had a family wedding the weekend of the climb, so I decided we would take advantage of … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Running and sprinting

Nearly a week ago I ran in my second 5k of this year. The course is full of hills, similar to my normal training runs. I experimented this time with really resting my legs the week of the race. I … Continue reading

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Never Give Up Hope: My Story of Recovery

Hi new friend, I am so glad that you found my blog.  I know why you are here.  You want to know if you will ever get better.  Right now you feel like it never will.  You feel like the hours … Continue reading

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