What Inspired Me to Create FoodFitFunMom

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

— Albert Einstein.

Welcome to my blog – FoodFitFunMom! I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

So it was July 2019, I was on maternity leave and I had SO much time on my hands. Well you know… the kind of time where you are sleep deprived, your schedule is dependent on your newborn and most of your day is sitting around nursing.

My problem is when I am nursing my mind is thinking about 1000 other things – all the dirty laundry, the piles accumulating with mail, what do stay at home moms do?, how many days left do I have on my maternity leave?, is there anything I want to accomplish today?, how do I sleep when the baby sleeps – I’d be sleeping all day and most importantly where should we go on our first family vacation?!

Call me crazy but I was planning our first family vacation when Lincoln was in utero. “We are going to go to an all-inclusive resort in January, after our son turns 6 months old – we need to wait till January because babies cannot wear sunscreen before 6 months.” This is what I would tell everyone and I was so happy to be planning a vacation. Most people just called me crazy and told me to have the baby first, even my husband.

Well, if there is something about me you should know, it is that I am go go go (definitely an east coast girl), I have a lot of energy – even as a sleep deprived new mom – and I am very persistent. I should mention too, that my husband and I LOVE to travel so the thought was not something new, just different with a baby in the picture.

Fast forward a week or two and Rich (my husband) who was back at work, decided to send me a list of some of the top cities and places he wanted to travel to and you bet your socks I did not let a moment pass by before I started planning our first vacation. His list meant I had the go ahead to starting planning. I spent every ‘hands-free’ moment googling “where to travel with a baby.” Well let’s be honest, I did this quite often before Lincoln was even born but now the vacation seemed more likely to actually happen. (Stay tuned for an additional post on how we chose where to go and why we traveled when we did).

All the googling and researching had me looking at blogs of families or people who love to travel, sharing their stories and experiences so people like me can gain useful information. Well after this I began to think, (at this time, that’s all it was, really just a thought) maybe I should share all about my life as a new mom so others can use my passions, experiences, and lessons learned to create their own experiences.

As we rolled into September and started last minute preparations for vacation I took the initial step to create an environment for my blog – changing my Instagram name to FoodFitFunMom. During our vacation I kept using phrases such as, “I need this picture for my blog”, or “this should be documented for my blog.” Well I talked about creating a blog day in and day out during our vacation and even upon our return and I am pretty sure Rich was trying to call my bluff.

Well here we are today, one week post vacation and here I am writing to you and letting you know I am committed to sharing my experiences as a new mom and all the fun adventures life brings.

My blog may transform overtime, but like my name suggests I will be sharing information about food (since eating, especially amazing food, is the key to my existence), fitness (I love to workout and like every mom I am struggling with my postpartum journey), all the fun things my family and I do (travel, outings, and more to come) and just general information about being a new Mom.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you all!

XoXo FoodFitFunMom

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