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Smoothies, Foodies, and the Vitamix Ascent Series Launch //

March 3, 2017

In my constant search for balance in motherhood (and life) I have made certain concessions for the sake of time. For instance, we often forego eggs, toast, and cereal for breakfast in lieu of something we can take on-the-go — like smoothies. I’m guilty of occasionally using those pre-made frozen smoothie fruit mixes. Yes, I […]

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FeBREWary Beer School at Ohio Beergarden

February 28, 2017

I’m finally just catching my breath coming off my crazy-busy week last week. While things had been crazy since Monday, the fun really took off on Wednesday when I had the pleasure of attending FeBREWary Beer School at Ohio Beergarden in North Olmstead. While Chad and I have frequented The Rail since it’s early beginnings […]

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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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First-Year Mommy Must-Haves // and a GIVEAWAY!

February 10, 2017

Whether you’re a new mom of one, two, or seven, the first year with a new baby is tough! Now that we’ve made it to the other side of that first year (hooray!) with Miss Bea, I want to share the things that helped make this transition a whole heck of alot easier! Seventh Generation […]

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Red & White on Thursday Night // Recap

February 2, 2017

Last week Chad and I legit skipped our way out the front door to attend the 20th anniversary of Red and White on Thursday Night — a food and wine event to benefit The Arthritis Foundation. I’ve said before that this event is truly our favorite event of the whole year. It’s something we continuously […]

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P.S. I Love JORD (and my husband) // GIVEAWAY

January 28, 2017

In keeping with my commitment to be as open and honest as possible here on my blog, I have to say that I had no idea how having children would change my relationship with my husband. See, Chad and I had dated for four years before we decided to get hitched! So we certainly didn’t […]

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Easy Gift-Giving with #GrouponGoods

October 30, 2016

Back before having children I felt like my gift-giving game was on-point! I mean, I had energy to plan and prepare for birthdays, Christmas, and everything in between. Now? Now my life is full of uncertainty. I was barely able to plan and prep for my own kids birthday this year, let alone anyone else’s! […]

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Introducing Solids with Gerber Cereals //

October 6, 2016

As a first time mom, I had super high (and super unrealistic) expectations of how I would ‘mom.’ You know the drill… those who aren’t moms seem to have all the answers. I was no exception. With Ari we did Baby Led Weaning (BLW). At the time, he had very little interest in food. So, […]

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Soothing a Colicky Baby

August 19, 2016

All moms of newborns understand that their babies are going to cry. They cry when they’re hungry, tired, and have a dirty diaper, the waterworks are on. We understand that it’s really the only way they have to express how they feel. But no one can prepare you for those other moments — the moments […]

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Seize Your (Poise) Moment //

July 20, 2016

I’m no stranger to talking about things that other people are too nervous (or scared) to talk about. PPD, anxiety, toddler problems, body image issues, hair loss, and, you know… a little light bladder leakage (LBL). Nope. That hasn’t stopped either. Recently I took my first yoga class postpartum. And by yoga class, I mean […]

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