Weekly Mantra //

June 12, 2017

Mom life is simultaneously gratifying and terrifying. As any mom knows, life is a constant roller coaster of crazy and pure joy. And this week is already shaping up to be crazy pants. I know — it’s only Monday! So this week, just like any week, I’m going to be inhaling caffeine, and exhaling negativity. 😛 […]

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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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Explore Ohio // Downtown Cleveland { AND A GIVEAWAY! }

June 5, 2017

It’s a great time to be a Clevelander, friends! We’ve been in the spotlight a lot over the last year, thanks to a couple of championship games. But for those of us who’ve grown up here, we’ve long known that the city of Cleveland is a diamond in the rough! Which is why I’m beyond […]

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STEM Learning with Snapology // WIN a LEGO® brick set

June 2, 2017

STEM learning, or the concept of education based in science, technology, engineering, and math, is something I think about frequently as a mom of a 4 year old. See, I understand the importance of engaging Ari in learning from an early age with things that interest him. Heck, I’ve had him enrolled in building classes […]

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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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Monday Mantra //

May 29, 2017

My mind is straight up mush tonight. We’ve had a whirlwind of a week (and weekend) and I’m just plain ol’ exhausted! I had planned on getting a lot of work done this holiday weekend, but instead I just embraced the moment and kept my laptop shut. While I’m getting us back into a routine, […]

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned In 1 Year as a SAHM //

May 23, 2017

Just over one year ago the decision was made for me to become a stay-at-home mom. Truthfully, I was terrified. I had lost my job at 9-months pregnant with our daughter, my second child, Remy Bea. I had an awful pregnancy full of illness and pain. I was terrified of suddenly being thrust into this […]

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Monday Mantra //

May 22, 2017

I spent almost the entire day in bed yesterday. I woke up well before any human should wake up (like, 3:30am) and went to meet up with some MRTT (Moms Run This Town) ladies to volunteer for the Cleveland Marathon. I was home by 8am, but so exhausted. Like, I took two- 2.5 hour naps […]

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a Midweek Mantra //

May 17, 2017

My emotions have been all over the board this week — and it’s only Wednesday. And the more I stare at our calendar for the next couple of weeks, the more overwhelmed I get. Between work schedules, t-ball for Ari, workout classes, and other obligations, I kinda just want to shut down. Yesterday I finally […]

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Explore Ohio // Cuyahoga Falls { AND A GIVEAWAY! }

May 14, 2017

Before moving to the Akron, Ohio area, I’d heard about one of its suburbs, Cuyahoga Falls. I assumed it was this tiny place. Because, honestly, it just sounds like a tiny little peaceful place. But it isn’t tiny by any means! But it is peaceful and has so many wonderful things to do and see! If […]

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