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Gold Star Families Remembrance Week

Did you know that September 20 – 26th , 2020 has been designated as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week?  It is a week to honor the families of fallen service members who were left behind after their hero paid the ultimate sacrifice.  This week brings up so many big emotions and memories as I think back to that day and the many weeks, months and years that have followed. On June 24, 2010, I vowed to do any and everything I could to honor Eddie’s sacrifice and keep his...

Apology Letter to Military Spouses

Dear Military Spouses, I have never been one to shy away from admitting when I am wrong.  Well at least not since I have been a bit more of a seasoned adult, if you will.  I am writing this letter to apologize to every single military spouse out there.  For many, many years I placed tremendous judgement on military spouses.  And as embarrassed as I am about those judgements (because they were unfair and completely wrong), I believe writing this letter holds a lot of value, not only because...

You’re In School AGAIN?

I mentioned in my last blog, “Has It Really Been Over 18 Months?”, that in 2019 I began studying to become a yoga teacher and upon graduation in early 2020, I began teaching Yoga.  What I didn’t mention was how much practicing, studying and teaching Yoga has changed my life.  For the better. I suppose I should probably start with my Yoga hOME, Life Moves Yoga, because after I had the “aha moment” that I shared in my previous blog, I immediately began researching studios here in Central Texas.  It...

Retired, 42 Years Old and Pregnant: The 1st Trimester

In my last blog, over two months ago, I talked briefly about where I had been and what I have been up to, with every intention on regaining momentum specific to writing more.  My plan was (and still is) to focus my blogs on two major areas: my pregnancy and post-partum journey and topics specific to you - professional women who juggle too much and helping you find balance and joy.  Well here I am, yet again, a few months later and I honestly don’t know where the...