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Andee Bookmyer

Andee Bookmyer
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Andee is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health Coach, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach and Certified Stress Management Coach. She grew up in Northwest Indiana and attended Ball State University. She taught high school English for several years before becoming a mommy to Preston. She has a passion for writing, CrossFit, laughing and helping others. For more of her writing, you can visit her personal "Bookerella" blog at https://i5878.wordpress.com

Staying Afloat This Winter

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Some days are better than others. We understand that and have lived that our whole lives; we know that some days we are cruising along, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, we're...

Kiss Holiday Stress Goodbye

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Halloween is over, we already had some flurries and our first frost of the season made some of us cringe. Shorts, polos and sundresses are now replaced with hoodies and yoga pants and winter...

Mom Confessions

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Sssssshhhh…I have a secret to share. Some days, I am an absolute hot mess. I smile big and try to look put together by matching my shoes with my shirt or something cute like...

Part 2 of Mom Life: Shedding Weight and Gaining Confidence

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We all know it can be hard to get up early and work out, with or without kids, single, married, dating, divorced, whatever. It can be hard to find energy to squeeze a quick...

Mom Life: Shedding Weight and Gaining Confidence

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My very first blog ever, about a year ago, was inspired by a comment about my body; I was told I didn’t look like I did CrossFit. GASP! Anybody who does CrossFit knows that the number...

Female Trademarks: Beware “It’s Fine!”

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Men may think about sex every five seconds, but here's what women think about every five seconds:  Food, sex, shopping, “Do I need to get my nails done?” “Does this dress make me look...

Mommy Mingling: The Challenge of Making New Friends

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I recently posted a meme on the Indy Moms Blog Instagram page: "Anyone that says cliques end in high school have obviously never been through the ordeal of trying to make mom friends." And it...

Breastfeeding Tales from a Clueless Mom: Our Little “Boob Guy”

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I remember early on when I was 3 months pregnant, then 6 months pregnant, then 7 months pregnant around my baby shower and finally 9 months pregnant, and the proverbial “ready to pop,” that...

The Marriage Masks People Wear: When It’s Just for the Kids

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I recently read an eye-opening, thought-provoking and scathingly honest article by a woman who was unhappy in her marriage. Despite not feeling appreciated, or like the marriage was filling her love tank, she persevered,...

Duct Tape, Please?

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I wonder if it’s just me, or if all parents would transform from calm and relaxed one second to near batshit crazy the next if someone talked smack about their child? Recently I was at...

Stopping the Leaky Love Tank

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Vampires really do exist. At least emotional vampires do! Emotional vampires tend to drain your energy, test your emotional fortitude, seek a lot of attention, and act in frustrating ways when they don’t get...

Um, Excuse Me?! I Just Held That Door Open for You

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Last week I looked like a crazy bag lady. And then a crazy, ticked off bag lady. While carrying my 42-pound toddler, my big-arse patriotic tote bag (‘Merica), my toddler’s travel toy bag and a...

Dodging Judgment: Yes, I ONLY have one child!

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Yes, I know I only have one child. Yes, I see a bunch of absolutely beautiful families around me every day that have two, three, four or more kids! Yes, I can see bigger families and...

Mom-A-Rama Tales: Fleeting Guilt of a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Sometimes I feel guilty about staying home. Like when I'm holding hands with our little boy and taking our dog for a walk in the middle of a sunny, beautiful day. Or, when I'm...