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

CrossFit Games Open, Newbie-Style

I signed up for the CrossFit Games Open a few months ago on a whim. I know there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that I would ever make it past entering my scores onto the web site. Only the elite athletes go to the regional competitions with the dream of making it to the Games in California this summer. So why did I spend $20 to “compete” in an open where I can’t complete half of the movements Continue Reading

Grateful for Momastery


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

It’s Thursday & I’m More Thankful Than Ever

Good morning friends! I hope you're having a great week. It's VERY cold here in New England and the kids have had a blast playing in the snow (we've been singing "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" quite a bit around here- the Frozen soundtrack is on repeat). I'm still on a Facebook detox, but I hopped back on last night briefly to give my email address if anybody wanted to get in touch and get 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

Thankful Thursday is Back!

Thankful Thursday by Baby Gators Den

I started Thankful Thursdays on the blog a few years ago and it was always my favorite day of the week to write. There is something about Thursdays that means I always am due for a reminder of how good life is (it's no coincidence our Faux Book Club meets on Thursdays as well). Thursdays just need a little more love. Now that we are in the second week of 2014, I am happy to commit to bringing Continue Reading

Top 10 Benefits of CrossFit for Moms

Top 10 Benefits of CrossFit for Moms

In no particular order: Functional fitness. I can carry both of my kids up the stairs without panting at the top and avoiding the argument of "carry me! carry me!" I can now grab both and run up the stairs. I can also now carry all my groceries in with one trip from my car- it's just like a farmer's walk. I also don't need help when buying huge awkwardly shaped items-- need to load a giant Continue Reading

Facebook-Free, Day 5 Update

Guess what? Leaving Facebook behind has been easier than I anticipated.  My friend Lindsey gave a great metaphor: "It was like cutting off a third arm... you think you'll miss it/need it but you function perfectly fine with just 2..." I have two arms and things are going fantastic. Facebook-free life has freed up so much time. Time I'm embarrassed to admit I had previously spent scrolling Continue Reading

Why I Quit Facebook

I've been addicted to Facebook since I first received an invite at my college email address. Since 2005, I've been checking a website for updates on my family and friends. Instead of sending an email or actually picking up a phone or stopping by someone's home, I clicked "like" on their new baby's picture. I "liked" pictures of weddings and vacation and perfectly executed Pinterest Continue Reading