All Posts By Brittany Bright

Broke and Out of Shape: Get Fit Without a Gym Membership

I’m pushing 7 months without my little nugget in my belly, and I have YET to get in the gym. To be fair, breastfeeding has helped me lose all of my baby weight. But at the same time, I did have a C-Section, and I do have stretch marks… all of which make my stomach unflattering. On top of all of that, I do not have the time to go to the gym. The topic of this article is about how to get fit by skipping the gym. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or tone what you already have, this article is for you. In my case, I need to gain weight and muscle back. I’m skin and bones right now and I can’t become fit without gaining a little weight. Many people that I know are trying to get their summer body right. So today, this is what I will be talking about. How to get fit without a gym membership. Thanks to the ultimate cheat sheet I found on cheatsheet.com, you too can get fit without a gym membership.

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National Best Friend Day: 10 Reasons to Thank Your Best Friend

It’s National Best Friend Day! If you know me, then you know that I am a sucker for “National Days.”  It gives me the perfect excuse to celebrate silly, cool, or important things. For instance, getting donuts on National Donut Day, or buying my dogs treats for National Pet Day. I also petition for “National Put Money in Your Daughters Account Day.” *Hint* *Hint*, Mom. In honor of National Best Friend Day, I am dedicating this article to the best friends in my life.
With the hustle and bustle going on in our lives, we might not get the opportunity to tell our best friends “thank you.”  We might not get the opportunity to see them often, and we may even have to miss out on important events going on in each other’s lives. However, when the time comes, my friends are right there. I’m not talking about just the friends I have now or the friends I had in college or high school, but my DAY 1’s. Literally, and figuratively. I am the girl that can make friends very easily. But, I am also the girl that is extremely selective with who I consider a friend, and who I choose to share my personal life with.

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Babies at Weddings: Memorial Day Recap

For Jaxon’s first Memorial Day holiday, we took another family trip to Chicago. Yes, I put him on an airplane again. Yes, naive Brittany thought it would be similar to his first trip on an airplane. No, it was not. I will get to that later.  Just to warn you, I’m going to keep it real here. Babies at weddings and other events can either be a fun experience for everyone involved, or a headache.

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Friendships After Pregnancy: Real Friends, How Many Of Us Have Them?

“If you want to know who your real friends are, have a baby.” This is what happens to friendships after pregnancy. 

I hear this comment a lot. I have never said this myself, but I have seen other people make the comment on social media. However, I want to take the time to address it. I have had this discussion briefly with other mothers to get their opinion. My opinion is this: I do not totally agree with the comment. Apparently, women who get pregnant and have a child lose their friends in the process. They stop inviting mamas to go out, they do not text or call to check up on the mom or their baby, they do not show up to the baby shower, etc. I can only speak from the experience of a new mother, but allow me to explain why I disagree. And if you think I’m wrong, then this would be a good time to reevaluate a few friendships.

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