It should go without saying what’s appropriate or acceptable for grown men and women to do in a bathroom. I find myself slightly fascinated by the kinds of things I see and find when I’m in a washroom.
I knew before I even started my maternity leave that returning to work was going to be more than my heart could handle. Today was my first day back to work after maternity leave and my heart and soul are aching. I sobbed more than I even anticipated I would. In fact, I blatantly avoided co-workers because talking about it made me tear up again.
I’ve heard people talk about how turning 30 was a life changing event all my life. Turning 30 seems, for no reason in particular, seems to be the magic age when a person crosses the threshold into serious adulthood and the last ounce of youth left in you slips away.
I am not religious. That’s right, I said it. I don’t identify myself as religious, however I am definitely not Atheist either.
So what does that mean?
When someone asks me what my beliefs are, it’s not easy to answer. I don’t say, “I’m (fill in the blank)” and them just understand what that means. I have to literally explain what I believe. I’m often left feeling like I just made something up on the spot after I’m done explaining. It feels as though I need to be part of an organized religion for my beliefs to be taken seriously.
When a woman gets pregnant, the focus of every doctor appointment is obviously the health of the baby and mom. As the pregnancy progresses, so do the changes of her body.
So much emphasis is put on getting stretch marks and gaining weight that they seem to become the main focus around post-pregnancy self care. Women flock to buy stretch mark creams to diminish the look of stretch marks they received during their pregnancy. They eagerly await their 6 week check-up to get the go ahead to start working out and drop those extra pregnancy pounds.
But what if working out was actually working against getting back in shape? This is the case for many unsuspecting new moms.