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End of Summer Health + Fitness Update | and a BIG announcement!

August 31, 2017

Guys, I am proud to say that I didn’t let the hustle and bustle of Summer get me off track with my health and fitness journey. Wooo hooo! Weight Watchers Update  // I’m at my lowest weight since Remy was born. Not my goal weight, but significantly closer. I’m down 30.5 pounds since I started WW […]

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Accountability // Health + Fitness Update #2

July 11, 2017

It’s been a whole month since my first health + fitness update, so I guess it’s time for some accountability. Right? Ugh. Right. Here’s the thing — the scale? It’s only moved a tiny bit. Like, only a pound and a half lost in 4 weeks. But? I’ve gained strength + muscle and I’ve lost […]

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Accountability // Health + Fitness Update # 1

June 9, 2017

It’s been one week since my fitness update. And I feel amazing! Don’t get me wrong — things have not been perfect. Nope. In fact, I’ve barely been home to make dinner; I’ve been slacking on things around the house; and I’ve generally been a crazy person. But I feel amazing. In fact, I had […]

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Postpartum Health + Fitness After Baby # 2 //

May 31, 2017

Real talk: Postpartum health and fitness after one baby felt like a breeze. Postpartum health and fitness with a toddler and terrible newborn?? It feels impossible. Well, it felt impossible… I know, I know — I’ve heard that we make time for things that are important. And if health and fitness are important, you do […]

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5 Eco-Friendly (and Realistic) Spring Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms

April 7, 2017

Since becoming a mom two things have become very clear to me: First, is that in order to best protect my children I want to limit the amount of chemicals they are exposed to; the Second, is that my house will never truly be clean — there will simply always be toys and clothes and […]

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What I’m Loving Wednesday //

March 29, 2017

It’s still Spring break around here and we’re keeping busy with activities and naps galore! But I feel like I’ve had too many awesome experiences to ignore as of late! So I’m sharing what’s good — here’s what I’m loving lately: The brand new podcast S-Town, from the people who bring you Serial and This American Life. […]

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WHEN THE FOG CLEARS // Finding a way through postpartum depression

March 15, 2017

I’ve never shied away from talking about my struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety. In fact, while I was pregnant with my first child, Ari (now 4.5), I had a sneaking suspicion that I would be one of the 600,000 women in the United States each year to develop Postpartum Depression (PPD). I felt… prepared. […]

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Soothing A Colicky Baby //

February 12, 2017

In my (many) efforts to be a super-‘real mom,’ I’ve shared our struggles with colic quite a bit. Honestly, before becoming a mom — heck, even after becoming a mom — I had read and heard so little about the battle that is colic. It was discouraging, to say the least. We found ourselves knee-deep […]

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Ari’s Hospital Adventure // The Full Story + A HUGE Thank You

December 30, 2016

For those who have followed along to a couple of sporadic updates on Facebook and Twitter, Ari was admitted to Akron Children’s Hospital on Tuesday morning. Early Saturday morning Ari started to vomit — a lot. Chad had already been exposed to direct contact with Ari, so he took over full-time care duty while I […]

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Breastfeeding Miss Bea //

December 18, 2016

I feel inspired, friends. Inspired to share my story of breastfeeding Remy Bea. It turns out, I haven’t actually mentioned anything specific about our journey, other than the fact that she won’t take a bottle. So let me tell you a little bit about breastfeeding Miss Bea… *Note: Until now, I’ve never shared a single […]

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