January 2021

Meet Kelcey

I’ve been married to my husband, CJ, for 8 years. We have a 4-year old, Avery, who keeps us laughing with her silly and outgoing nature, and a 2-year old, Riley, who is definitely not short on personality. I’m a stay-at-home mom, indoor cycling instructor, hater of clutter, and lover of dark chocolate almonds. As …

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Meet Heidi

My name is Heidi Haas, and I recently started the blog Sustainability inthe Cities. I am based in the Twin Cities (St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN) andblog about ways anyone can make their lives more eco-friendly. Sustainability and living an eco-conscious life has always beensomething I was interested in. It wasn’t until my son was born, that …

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Career And Motherhood: The Challenge Women Face Everyday

Being a mother is extremely rewarding. However,  some women have to choose between unintended repercussions in choosing to pursue a career while raising a family. Having a career and motherhood can come with a whirlwind of emotions. Let me preface this article by saying that I do not take a stance on having a baby …

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5 easy tips for managing your gestational diabetes

5 EASY Tips for How To Manage YOUR Gestational Diabetes

“What do you mean, I can’t do the 3 hour test?” I (mostly) calmly asked my doctor. It turns out, she explained, that since my blood sugar was over 190 after the 1 hour test, I was put into the Gestational Diabetes category and would not be doing anymore tests but instead be taking classes.

I’m happy to state that I am now 9 weeks postpartum, as I write this, and was able to manage my gestational diabetes through diet and passed my 2 hour glucose test, meaning I do not currently have type 2 diabetes. Read below for the 5 big learnings I had from this experience.