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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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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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