Mom After Baby is a safe space to help moms feel supported, heard, and empowered throughout all seasons of motherhood.

Mom After Baby (previously FitMommyStrong) is a site tailored to new, expecting, and postpartum mothers — bringing informative and resourceful content to moms all over the world! The site was created by Karissa, a mother herself who struggled to find the support she needed after the birth of her first child. This led her on a mission to advocate for moms so that they could have the information & support they need, whenever, wherever throughout their motherhood journey.

You’ll find posts like L&D preparation tips from experienced nurses to ways you can better understand your postpartum emotions from a licensed perinatal therapist or even practical tips to help you be a calm mama at home (from experienced moms like me)!

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About Karissa

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Hi, I’m Karissa. The mom of two wild little boys, a fire wife, dog mama, and most importantly — the girl in YOUR corner, ready to advocate for your needs as a new, expecting, or postpartum mom! Because guess what? THOSE NEEDS MATTER!

I’m privileged to be in your corner. You see, after having my first little boy, motherhood hit me like a ton of bricks. I felt lost, confused, sad, happy, angry — all of it. It just felt, heavy. And to be honest, I really didn’t have anyone to turn to (at least it didn’t feel like I did).

After finding the support I needed through therapy and having an insanely supportive husband, I grew passionate about helping other moms going through the same rut I did. The sad part about it all, is that it’s actually REALLY common. I just didn’t know any better.

I want you to know better. I want you to have a judgment-free space you can turn to for support when you need it. I want you to have resources available to you that you can trust. And that’s why I created Mom After Baby.

I genuinely believe the essence of motherhood goes beyond just being a mom. You’re constantly challenged to maintain a fit & strong mind for your own sanity and for your children. I’m honored to be here to help you achieve that!

What Makes Me Qualified To Run This Blog?

  • I have FIRST-HAND experience as a mom of two wild little kiddos (two under two), allowing me to understand the changes and seasons that come along in motherhood.
  • I dealt with horrible postpartum anxiety & borderline depression after my first son was born. Therapy and open communication helped me overcome that heavy part of my life.
  • I’ve been fortunate to learn from and collaborate with experts in this field such as perinatal therapists, postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, labor & delivery nurses, and more to create high-quality content for our aligned readers.
  • Most importantly, I’m dedicated to continuously bring you the best informative and uplifting content to help as many moms and families as possible!
  • I’ve completed some certificate trainings to help me further understand and educate myself specifically on Postpartum/Perinatal Care for Mothers (see them below).

Why Do I Recommend Specific Products?

Look, being a mom is no easy task. Neither is finding the RIGHT products for your baby when there are about hundreds and thousands of varieties. At FitMommyStrong, I value putting YOUR need first.

  • The needs of a mom done with breastfeeding, but has no idea what formula to choose.
  • The needs of a mom in agonizing pain from her recurring blocked milk ducts.
  • The needs of a mom exhausted, tired, and desperate for sleep.
  • The needs of a mom too afraid to leave the house with her baby who constantly cries.
  • The needs of a mom feeling like she’ll never enjoy being a mother.

I put those needs first because I know they’re important. And it’s important to me to ONLY suggest products that will help you fulfill those needs — whether they’re for you, your family, or your baby. Transparency is a value to me and this site, and I will always strive to provide nothing less!

Lastly, if you made it to the end, I’m so glad to have you join me on this fun, loving, wild, crazy, and simply beautiful journey of motherhood.

LETS CONNECT – I love getting to know all my readers, seriously, you mamas rock! Choose the social channel you’d like to follow below and let the friendships begin!

Let’s Work Together

To any brands reading that are interested in collaborating, I’m always happy to discuss a collaboration if we mutually agree it can bring value and benefit to the readers of Mom After Baby. If you’d like to partner together for product reviews, sponsored posts, social media campaigns, or guest posting, please email me at karissa @ (no spacing).