New Year, New Blog

Over the past year I have slowly been transitioning away from Running With Tongs. While Running With Tongs was a good fit for me for many years over the past few years I have been feeling disconnected from my blog and from what it once was. As many of you who are parents know life can often be busy and overwhelming so it has taken me nearly a year to fully transition over but from here on out this space and my social media are officially Naturally Lindsay/Naturally Family. 

When I started Running With Tongs I was transitioning from a vegan food based blog to more of a wellness food blog. Overtime my life evolved from training for races, attempting to make fitness a main part of my life and writing lots of recipes to motherhood with fitness, food and adventure being secondary. From this my blog and Instagram evolved into Naturally Lindsay – a space to talk about all things motherhood/postpartum, along with good eats, adventures and centered around conversation and connection. 

I want this to be a space where I can be open and honest about my life, what I am struggling with, what I am learning and also about the things I love like adventures, food and fitness and how I manage those things while also mothering. I also want this space to be where you can come and share, find connection and feel a little less alone. 

So I welcome you here to this new space and if anyone has a great logo designer send them along because mama needs a new logo. 

 

// I’d love for you to share in the comments topics that interest you, questions you have or anything you would like to see here on the blog and/or my Instagram. 

i am resilient.

Summer 2018 you’re not what I envisioned and it’s a struggle to mentally process this all.

But I am resilient.

Full moon, Mercury Retrograde and too many weeks of solo parenting. 

I am resilient.

If I am being totally honest I went to a new moon circle at the end of June and this was the mantra I received and I didn’t know what it meant for me. I have been sitting with it for the past month and just like that it hit me that this is my mantra for this summer for the last 13 months as I navigate postpartum once again. Becoming a parent to 3 littles, Neil’s new job that has resulted in the most time we have ever spent away from each other In nearly 12 years and add solo parenting has made this a very challenging season of life but I am resilient.

So when I am feeling the weight of things whether it’s parenting solo, working through hormone imbalances, dealing with disappointment that seems to be a trend this summer and having those days where I feel like I’m not enough (be, doing, loving) I have to remind myself that I AM RESILIENT.

pssst you’re resilient too ❤️

Body Image & 4th Trimester Body Project

I am learning to appreciate this body everyday and at very size. I am learning to appreciate this body that has experienced 3 miscarriages, carried 3 babies to term, birthed 3 amazing beings, has nursed 55 months and counting, has carried my children as bitty babies, wiggly toddlers and heavy big kids. It has hiked hundreds of miles and run races. It has been a variety of sizes, weights, and it has also been hated for so long despite all of the amazing things it has done. So while I am a still working to be happy at every size while still working on feeling stronger and confident in my body I now have these images to hold with me. I mean look how incredible my family is. Look at those sweet faces. Look at us together.

Head on over to The 4th Trimester Body Project to read my full story.