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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Why I Quit Facebook

I've been addicted to Facebook since I first received an invite at my college ufl.edu 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 … [Read more...]