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weekend wrap up //

April 14, 2015
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Friday  // After a long day at work and a long day at the sitter for Moosh, we wound up at our favorite local indoor play place, Café O’Play, to try and burn off whatever energy he had left. He had fun, but that quickly turned into a meltdown. So we headed home thinking the […]

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life with a toddler // upgrading to a big boy room!

April 12, 2015
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When we were prepping for Ari’s arrival some 3 years ago, we decided to turn our upstairs spare bedroom — the room right across the hall from us — into his nursery. We painted, we prepped, we crafted, and we put all of the furniture together. Well, the best laid plans, friends. Cause we used […]

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the art of juggling // TFAWM an update of sorts

April 9, 2015
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Guys. Let’s just cut to the chase: It sucks. Working and being the mom of a toddler sucks the big one. It’s exhausting. And I constantly feel pulled in a thousand different directions. And it is the fault of no one. It just is the life of a mom. Because moms put that kind of […]

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weekend wrap up // Easter edition

April 7, 2015
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After last weekend and this past week, we really needed a truly happy and fun weekend. So when Friday arrived we jumped into our weekend with both feet! Ari was hanging with his friend Kayden all day on Friday and when I went to pick him up, I hung out for a while with K’s […]

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get crafty // alternative easter crafts

April 3, 2015
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Easter in our house is a touchy subject. First of all, we don’t really *do* Easter. I mean, we do; we just don’t the church part. Because — surprise — we’re not churchy people. [PS. Let’s not get into the thick of it. It’s OK if you are; we just aren’t.] Also? Moosh has an […]

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saying goodbye.

March 27, 2015
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Over the last couple of days I’ve been incredibly quiet on social media. Between twitter, instagram and facebook, I’ve kinda ‘stepped away’ and taken a breath. Because we got hit with some pretty rough news on Wednesday. Our beloved Oscar Pants — the pup I’ve had since he was 8 weeks old — hadn’t eaten […]

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the evolution of a working mom. (PS. I’m sorry for all of the judgment before)

March 17, 2015
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I recently came across this article about how childless women judge working moms. I admit – I’m completely guilty of this. In fact, when we found out we were expecting Ari, one of my fears was how this unexpected pregnancy was going to affect my career. Even long before our unexpected pregnancy, I would think […]

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life lately //

March 11, 2015
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The last month has virtually flown by. It’s been a whirlwind of exhaustion, cold, fun, illness, and what was nonstop marathon training. Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to as of late: 1. It turns out my kid is afraid of giant plants. A few weeks ago Moosh and I went up to Cleveland to […]

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why I’m no longer running a spring marathon //

March 3, 2015
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I must admit — I bit off more than I can chew. There are several reasons I’ve decided not to run the Pittsburgh Marathon. But the main reason is that it is taking away from time with my husband and son. Don’t get things twisted — Chad is incredibly supportive of my aspirations to run […]

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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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