Articles by Pattie Reaves

 
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With only 14 days left in the year, I signed up for a race

on Dec. 17, 2014, at 11:08 a.m.
It’s the Epic 5K in Bangor on Dec. 28. Wanna join me?
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Sharing the bloggy love with my friend Housewife Plus

on Dec. 15, 2014, at 7:40 a.m.
My good blog friend Sarah at Housewife Plus nominated me for a Liebster Award!

Bangor Daily News announces online partnership with Maine Hockey Journal

By Pattie Reaves on Dec. 11, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News is pleased to announce a new partnership with Maine Hockey Journal (MHJ), a digital media content provider that specializes in providing up-to-date news, scores, highlights and informative commentary on the sport of hockey from the state of Maine. Established in 2006 MHJ has been at the …
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Here’s my goal this month. What’s yours?

on Dec. 09, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
I haven’t written in awhile, and all the things I wanted to write about are just piling up. So here they go.

Introducing Collage

By Pattie Reaves on Nov. 20, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News visuals department presents “Collage”, a blog dedicated to Maine’s visual arts and journalism. Everyday, staff photographers at the BDN produce compelling work to illustrate stories from around the state. “Collage” is a place to share our experiences, reflect on the state of photojournalism and display our …
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My body, 16 weeks later

on Nov. 13, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
Oh man. I haven’t written in nearly a month. I guess that’s a sign of how busy things get when you head back to work? I keep putting off writing because I have lots of ideas for posts but I‘m unsure of who I am writing for any more. Are …

My body, 16 weeks later

By Pattie Reaves on Nov. 13, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
Oh man. I haven’t written in nearly a month. I guess that’s a sign of how busy things get when you head back to work? I keep putting off writing because I have lots of ideas for posts but I’m unsure of who I am writing for any more. Are …
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What my typical day with a three-month-old is like

on Oct. 29, 2014, at 5:26 p.m.
I did a post like this when Felicity was a newborn and our routine has changed A LOT since then.
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How the fit mom with no time copes

on Oct. 17, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
Like, did I seriously think that it would be easier to have a regular workout routine when I was also working 8 hours a day?
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And with that, maternity leave is over

on Oct. 13, 2014, at 5:43 a.m.
In a different way, going back after maternity leave is another momentous moment, maybe even harder to emotionally navigate than the day she was born.
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How I did a race with almost no training whatsoever

on Oct. 07, 2014, at 7:02 a.m.
Alternative titles for this post: Racing 11 weeks after having a baby, or How to race as a breastfeeding mom (Answer: I don’t know) or Hey! That was my first race in a year!
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My body, 10 weeks after giving birth

on Oct. 02, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
So I had that moment on Monday where I was looking through my closet for something to wear to go into the office for a meeting and I realized, Holy crap, I have two weeks left and I am going to need to buy an entire new work wardrobe.
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My body, two months after giving birth

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 9:35 a.m.
I thought it was so badass keep running up until 40 weeks pregnant, and then it would be so much easier once I wasn’t carrying this huge fetus. But now, the weight manifests itself when I try to leave her.
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I use four websites to track my workouts. Here’s why.

on Sept. 12, 2014, at 10:21 a.m.
I’m a big believer in logging all your exercise. If only because when I write it down and see it all added together, it makes me feel really, really good about myself.
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My body, 7 weeks after giving birth

on Sept. 08, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
This week I put the last of my elastic-waisted, ruched-shirted pregnancy wardrobe away.
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The most important lesson I can teach my daughter is how to fail

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
Even while my infant daughter is literally strapped to my chest right now almost everywhere we go, I’m constantly thinking about how to help her grow up into a resourceful, independent, confident woman.
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My first run after giving birth

on Aug. 29, 2014, at 11:17 a.m.
I went for my first run after giving birth on Sunday, a day shy of Felicity’s five-week birthday. Other than the due date run, I really hadn’t run since mid-May.
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My body, 4 weeks after giving birth

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 10:35 a.m.
This post actually was meant to be the three-week post. It lived in a scratch notebook for a week and I didn’t get a chance to start working on it until today. So here is my three-week picture. I’ve been about the same weight for the last two weeks, 172- …
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The things I didn’t need for a newborn — at least, not right away

on Aug. 11, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
Some things ended up just not being that important. Others are things you can wait on until you need them.
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What my typical day with a newborn is like

on Aug. 08, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
I. Am. So. Tired.
 
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