PCOS Recipe Call

Cysters, I need some help.

I’m bored with my PCOS-friendly recipe options.

Pinterest is a wonderful resource to store favorite recipes – if you haven’t noticed yet, I’m obsessed with using it. However, there is something special about receiving a recipe from a friend. A recipe that has been tested and is being vouched for. A recipe that is deemed a favorite. A recipe that says “this made me think of you!”

I want recipes from you guys – recipes you love and recipes you want to love. I’m not asking for things that you necessarily came up with yourself… you can share something you found on Pinterest, from a blog, from a cookbook, or from your own recipe book. The only thing I ask is that they are relatively healthy and PCOS-friendly, or easy to revise for PCOS. They can be things you’ve tried or things that you want to try and just haven’t yet.

You can leave your recipes in a comment for others to see, or send me a message if you prefer. I may write a review on some of them if I’m feeling extra frisky!

Bring ‘em on, ladies!

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Your PCOS Does Not Define You

Ladies with PCOS, listen up. Pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee, get comfortable. We’re about to have a little chat.

Your PCOS does not define you.

I know you feel like a failure because your ovaries won’t respond. I know you feel ugly because of the excess belly weight and the hair that doesn’t belong there. I know you’re in pain because the cysts are rupturing back to back, and your uterine lining screams as it claws its way out of your body, cruelly reminding you once again that you’re not pregnant. I know you feel broken as you take test after test looking for signs of ovulation, as you over-analyze each temperature you take first thing in the morning, as you wonder if the missing period is a miracle or a sign of yet another annovulatory cycle. But dear woman, please know…

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In the Peace of Infertility

I feel like I have hit a milestone in my life. I have finally found the peace in infertility.

At least for now.

I think I’ve had enough transitions in my life lately, enough excitement, enough “surprise! here’s a dose of life!” moments that I haven’t been able to fully focus on infertility. I haven’t been able to think about it.

We’re in the middle of planning a trip to Disney (Disney!!!) and it’s completely shifting all of my focus in life onto something new. I’ve been taking FertilAid Vitamins since mid-January and they seem to be working (review coming soon!). I’m just at peace right now and it feels so good.

Just. So. Good.

I don’t know how long this will last, but I’m embracing it.

Soon, I’ll share the scoop on FertilAid and how it’s working for me, and why I intend to stay on it.

For today, I’m going to just enjoy the peace of infertility.

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Our Easter {2015}

Our Easter weekend was so wonderful. I was able to really relax, have fun, sneak in a nap (a nap!!!!), and enjoy pure quality time with my little girl. Most importantly, we celebrated our savior. We were pretty busy, and yet there was a perfect balance of “we have to be somewhere at a certain time” and “let’s just sit here and be incredibly lazy for a few hours”. Here’s a quick recap!

Thursday {4/2}

After a very trying day at work (let’s face it, the whole week was hard), we were graciously told around 1:15 PM to just go home and start our Easter weekend early. Hallelujah! What a wonderful gift! I did not need to be told twice. By 1:45, I was in the car and headed to Zoey’s preschool. It was the day of their Easter egg hunt, so I was able to surprise her and show up in time to watch her hunt. Then it hit me: this was her last Easter egg hunt at her preschool. Ever. She’s graduating in May, so this is it! Come August, she’ll be a public school kid (gasp!) so this Easter egg hunt was considered a milestone moment (boohoo). After the hunt, I asked her if she wanted to go take a picture with the Easter bunny… her response: “No mom, I can see him just fine from here. I don’t need a picture.”

Dying!!

Have I mentioned I absolutely hate mascot costumes? And clowns?

I digress. She’s a smart kid.

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The Unexpected…

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you;

He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

~Deuteronomy 31:8

I recently learned the hard lesson of expecting the unexpected. You would think by now I’d be a pro at this.

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Product Review: FairHaven Health DreamBelly Butter {Plus Discount Code!}

Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for a review, but all opinions/comments are my own! 

DreamBelly Butter Review

When FairHaven Health was looking for bloggers to review their DreamBelly Butter, I was intrigued. When I saw that it’s recommended for more than just a pregnant belly, I jumped right on board! After having Zoey, I was covered in stretch marks. Literally covered! From the boobs, down to my thighs, I looked like a pink striped peppermint and it was awful. Most of the marks hit once I was put on bedrest and had to keep the NST on 24 hours a day… I was no longer able to lather up with lotion because I had an itchy gel taking over my belly day and night. Thankfully over the years most of the marks have lightened up a lot, but they’re still there.

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Zoey’s 5th B*Day Party Recap

IMG_6523 Zoey’s 5th birthday party was very exciting! But oh, what a week surrounded it. Hopefully soon I can share the details of March 20-26, because it has been insane… by far the weirdest 7 days of my life. But, I digress. Zoey’s birthday was wonderful and I’m so thankful for those who celebrated with her. We decided to try an ice skating party since she wanted the theme to be FROZEN, like every other little girl her age. Ice skating just seemed like the most logical solution and I’m so glad we tried it!

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