weekly mantra //

September 1, 2014 in mantra


Because life is all a big balancing act. Sometimes ya gotta give to take; you’ve gotta indulge to keep going; and you have to stop beating yourself up over things. So keep it real, friends.



this mouse will:

  • organize the house.
  • practice lots of yoga.
  • go for long runs in the middle of the week.
  • eat takeout every night for dinner.
  • drink wine while watching the Real Housewives on the DVR.
  • meet up with blogger friends for a fun night of delicious food.

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Yep. The mister left with Moosh for Denver yesterday afternoon! And it rocked my world. It’s my first time away from Moosh for more than one night (total… over the last 2 years). But in all honesty, as much as I wish I could have travelled with them this week, I’m totally looking forward to the ‘single’ life for a few days. It’s just me and Oscar Pants — just like the old days!

But wish me luck, ’cause this gal is already missing her boys.


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weekly mantra //

August 25, 2014 in life,mantra

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It’s no secret that I’ve been dealing with some pretty severe anxiety as of recent. I’m lucky to have an incredible support system around me. They are supportive, understanding, and oh-so-patient. Especially that husband of mine (and my parents)!

The thing about my anxiety is that it’s been paralyzing me from moving forward. I’m more ‘comfortable’ in the uncomfortable-known than the unknown-potentially-comfortable. Does that make sense? I think so.

But with support, I’m moving forward. Forward into the unknown — scary as it may be! :)

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Taste Of Hudson // GIVEAWAY

August 21, 2014

Disclosure: In exchange for sharing information about this event and running a giveaway, I will receive a pre-loaded dining card for the event.  The Taste of Hudson, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital, is celebrating 10 years this Labor Day Weekend. This annual family-friendly event brings together a love for food, art, music and family fun. […]

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Every Move // Review

August 20, 2014
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Being healthy and active really translates into turning your entire lifestyle into a focus of health and well-being. There are so many products on the market geared towards healthy-lifestylers. I, myself, take full advantage of many of them — I track every run/walk/bike ride with RunKeeper; I use my Jawbone UP to monitor my daily […]

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Akron Has A Lot To Offer // Guest Blog Post

August 19, 2014

I’VE BEEN BUSY, YA’LL! Now go see my guest blog post over on Healthy Is Happy. Please. Pretty please? And catch ya on the flipside (south of the turnpike, of course).

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weekly mantra //

August 18, 2014
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you can’t see it but it’s real //

August 15, 2014

I will preface this by saying that the timing of this post is unfortunate. However, after the news of Robin Williams suicide and apparent battle with depression, it pushed me further towards writing this all down. I’ve been open about my struggle with postpartum depression for the first 9-months after Moosh was born. And then […]

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The Perfect 10-Miler // Race Recap

August 14, 2014

I’ve been hesitant to set a goal for my first half marathon. And a few weeks ago a fellow mother runner suggested that I register for the Perfect 10-Miler and use it as a ‘training’ run. I figured, heck! why not! I usually do my long runs on Sundays anyways. I should have only been […]

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weekly mantra //

August 11, 2014
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<3 <3 <3 Keeping it simple today. To be honest, the last few weeks (months? years?) have been incredibly challenging for me. And because they’ve been challenging for me, they have been challenging for my husband and family, too. I’m incredibly grateful for their understanding and I’m extra grateful to have their unwavering support. <3

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