Dear Diary,

When you think of yoga, the words meditation and relaxation come to mind. So, am I crazy for bringing my baby?  Recently,Caitlynn and I became one with the universe and took a Mommy & Me yoga class. Watch our video diary to find out if it was chaotic or calming. Then click on the Gaga Reviews & Giveaways tab to find out how you can enter to win an 8 session yoga pass!

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

7 Responses

  1. Olivia

    Love love love this! I couldn’t envision this class, so your report gave a first hand look at this amazing opportunity for moms. Now for giveaways in Cayman! Wink wink!

    Come visit soon.


  2. Jewel H.

    At first I thought of Mommy and Me Yoga as another cute fad. But this has changed my mind. Bond, stretch, breathe and relax. Take the stress out of motherhood while developing your baby’s motor skills. Great idea!

  3. Maisia Smith-Jackson

    I really enjoyed this video! I wondered what Mommy & Me yoga was like and got to see it firsthand through the video. Kudos to moms who do this….the babies looked so happy! I will have to forward this to a few of mt friends who are expecting…they will love it! Thanks!

  4. Janica Smith

    Very informative video. This is a great idea. LOVE IT!!!


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