Big Apple Circus in Boston {Giveaway}

Spring break is right around the corner and I am already planning my week off with the kids. One of the activities I'm looking forward to the most is taking the kids to the Big Apple Circus, which is in Boston through May 11th for its annual engagement at City Hall Plaza with its all-new show, LUMINOCITY.  It’s LUMINOCITY —celebrate the vitality of life at the Crossroads of the World! Catch Continue Reading

Life Hurts {My Gaga’s Sunset} – My Messy Beautiful

Life hurts. No matter how many inspirational and uplifting stories you read and surround yourself with, there will always be unavoidable pain. I have always tried to look at the bright side. When God closed one door, He always opened a window to a better place. I've always trusted that there is a reason for everything. Right now though, I'm struggling. I'm struggling to deal with normal Continue Reading

5 Ways a Puppy is Like a Newborn

The snuggles. It's been a long time since my kids would simply fall asleep on my chest and stay there. Having a puppy is a good reminder of baby snuggles. The potty training. Well, this is different in a baby since they wear diapers but still, tons of potty breaks! Instead of changing size 1 diapers though I'm taking her outside and ringing a bell on the way out (she's already started ringing Continue Reading

Meet Miss Elsa, our little curveball.

When you're least expecting it, life throws you curveballs. Some are terrifying and some are thrilling. Fortunately, our family's most recent curveball was of the latter variety. On Monday, my husband's cousin (who is a veterinarian about 30 minutes from our house) posted on my Facebook wall about a puppy she met that needed a new home. A cute 11-week-old Jack Russell Terrier (same breed as my Continue Reading

The Differences Between my First and Second Child

Our first child was coddled. He attended"baby gym" at 3 months old and wore cloth diapers (none of which ever saw my daughter's bum, because LAUNDRY). I spent every day working on baby sign language with him and making his organic baby food from scratch. I spent hours every week setting up a photo shoot and documented every little milestone: first smile, first laugh, I have video evidence of them Continue Reading

New Girl at CrossFit, 9 Months Later

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I'm 9 months into "CrossFitting". In 9 months I could have had another child but instead I've transformed into a stronger, faster, healthier version of myself. By giving myself an hour a day, 3-4 times a week at the box (CrossFit gym), I've become someone who can devote more energy to her kids and family. I showed up to the gym today a few minutes early and while I was putting on my shoes, a Continue Reading

On Independence and Alzheimer’s

I have always looked up to my "Gaga." My mother's mother moved to Florida from Vermont after meeting my grandfather at a company picnic she attended with her cousin while on vacation.  She bravely moved away from her large family and settled in St. Petersburg, Florida. She continued her career as a registered nurse and started a family with my Grandpa Barney. She had three boys followed by my Continue Reading

Grateful for Momastery

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Do you read Momastery yet? Glennon Melton writes with the type of honesty and candidness that makes you want to scoop her up and be her best friend. She's a breath of fresh air and I'm so thankful for my friend Cynthia for sharing her post "Don't Carpe Diem" with me back in 2011. I've enjoyed her blog ever since. She is so open with her struggles as a mother, wife and human being that you feel Continue Reading

Thankful Thursday: January 16th

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Happy Thursday! I just finished a great workout at No Risk CrossFit, coached by the awesome Keidy and am feeling very grateful that I have a healthy body that allows me to get stronger every day. I'm thankful that there are some incredible people I've met who are like-minded in their fitness goals (love you Heather!) I am so happy that my Continue Reading