{ weekly mantra }

April 1, 2013 in mantra


This weekend we traveled back to Amish country [where we both grew up] to have lunch at a Chinese restaurant with Chad’s family. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone. And Ari was so smiley and happy! We’re always nervous he’s borderline meltdown when we go out to eat.

But Sunday was a whole other story. Chad and I both made it to the gym [which was empty — hooray for everyone spending the holiday with family instead of the gym! Gave us a lot more time to #getfit!]. And then Crazy Baby came to town. Exhaustion + teething + downright refusal to nap. Ugh!

This week it’ll be the same ol’, same ol’ at work. But Thursday morning I have a dentist appointment, and hence a half a personal day. So it should break up my work week enough to keep me sane. Too bad I’m terrified of the dentist! 🙁

I’m excited to have scheduled a date day for this Saturday! Our sitters’ high school-aged daughter has been practically begging to watch Ari — which is awesome, cause really we’re due for another date. Here we come, West Side Market!

I’m addicted to the post-workout high! Seriously. And because of it, I’m committing to hitting the gym hard this week!

I wish that Ari would sleep through the night. Or that I can learn to survive with broken sleep.

I’m happiest on days when Babycakes has napped sufficiently. True story.

Weekly mantra:

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin April 1, 2013 at 10:10 am

Rachel, have you considered sleep training Ari? I did it for my son an it worked beautifully. I highly recommend reading/skimming “the sleep easy solution” after three nights he slept 12 hours straight. If you want any tips please let me know. I’m happy to help.


fizzgig April 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

it’s fan-tabulous that you are still making time for your selves both at the gym and with dates, kudos!


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