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crazy beautiful life.

February 24, 2015
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Life has been crazy. But in a crazy-beautiful kind of way lately. Sure, things have been exhausting and somewhat unpredictable; but I’ve also been taking time away from the interwebs and spending a heck of a lot more time in the moment — living it! It’s not always glamorous. Wait – it’s NEVER glamorous! HA! […]

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This Week in Northeast Ohio // Upcoming Events

February 10, 2015
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We may be in the darkest depths of winter (a big UGH to that time from New Years to about the beginning of May), but in Northeast Ohio, there are plenty of things to do and fun places to explore and keep us occupied! Sure, we may have to go out into the cold; but […]

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Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Parents //

February 4, 2015
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Valentine’s Day takes on a much different feel when you are a busy parent. To be honest, Valentine’s Day is, and always has been, just another day. It’s especially easy to see it this way as a parent. Which is why this year it’s extra important to me to at least make this day a […]

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TGIF for real.

January 23, 2015
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Blogkeeping: Be sure to enter my giveaway to win 2 tickets to Red & White on Thursday Night Presented by Akron General! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This particular week in January always seems to rock my world. Even after 24-years — even after thinking that I’ve completely grieved — it still manages to rock me. So I’ve had […]

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i wish someone would have told me

January 16, 2015
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The original title of this post was “The unexpected parent,” but after writing it out, it no longer felt appropriate. I wish someone would have told me that everything you hear about being a parent is complete and total BS. Because you really can’t put into words how becoming a parent changes you; deep down […]

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survival + small victories = supermom!

January 7, 2015
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I know I’m not alone when I say that most days I feel like I’m just surviving. Get up. Drop Moosh off at the sitter. Rush to work. Survive 8+ hours at work. Pick up Moosh. Entertain Moosh/survive until his bedtime. Do chores. Workout. Sit down. Fall asleep. Wake up. Repeat. Hum drum. Blah. Ugh. […]

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Post-Holiday Update //

January 4, 2015
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I’m finally over the flu! It’s been a rough seven to 10 days of it, but I’m officially over it! And since our house was riddled with illness over the holidays, I decided to keep life as low-key as possible. And it has been marvelous! Our post-Christmas life has been a buzz with the excitement […]

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2014 Family Pictures //

December 5, 2014
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Before the hustle and bustle of the holidays started we had some family pictures taken by a friend, Nicky Williams! The weather was windy and cold; Moosh was incredibly fussy; and we were all just survivin’! But somehow the pictures turned out amazing (despite the lousy weather + lousy attitude!). I just LOVE them! I […]

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holiday wrap up! //

December 1, 2014
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[I feel the need to preface this post with two things: 1. Sorry for all the pictures; 2. Sorry all the pictures are of crappy quality. I’m tired] Thank you to everyone who checked in with me over the last week or two. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, but I’m feeling so much […]

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weekend wrap up // Holiday Flea 2014

November 26, 2014
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This past week has been one of the most challenging weeks of my life (for reasons I’d prefer to not get in to). But this weekend something magical happened. I SURVIVED. Okay. So that may seem dramatic; but it’s true. Friday Moosh and I had a playdate; but before we made it to our playdate […]

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