10 Lessons Learned from 1 Year of CrossFit

You have no idea how really out of shape you are until you start CrossFit. I remember doing 90 burpees on my first day and thinking I was going to never make it off the floor by the end. You know what? I did and kept coming back for more. You'll have sore muscles where you didn't know you even had muscles every day for the first 2 months and then you either don't realize you're sore anymore or … [Read more...]

Ways I’ve Changed Since Becoming a Mother

Next week, I will have been a mother for 4 years. The best 4 years of my life have transformed me in ways I've never imagined, here are a few of the more memorable ways: Sleep. I never appreciated sleep before becoming a mother. I could now bury my head under my pillow and sleep for days if my kids wouldn't rip the covers off me and demand chocolate milk and an iPad. I wish I could time … [Read more...]

My Friend Heather

The first time I met Heather (aka Housewife Heather) is a memory that always makes me laugh. It was spring of 2010 and I joined my friend Beth Ann and her friend (Heather) for a walk along the bike path where Beth lived. Jackson was about 6 months old and I was still out of shape. Nevertheless, I had packed up my BOB jogging stroller to join them on their walk. After we walked for an eternity … [Read more...]

Thankful Thursday

It's funny how some weeks start out rough. Mondays feel like, well, Mondays. Then by Thursday things can look much more "up." This week has been a wonderful reminder that people are good. Here is my list for this week: Girlfriends that are always up for a Rhody Mamas play date at Biomes Marine Biology Center (Jackson's favorite was the puffer fish) One of my oldest "Mom friends," Vicky. … [Read more...]

I’m here…

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Sorry I've been missing, but I'm here. Exhausted and fighting a cold but here. Last weekend was a tough one emotionally. One of my dearest friends (who lost her husband last August) moved back to Florida. She's been living with family in Seattle & Florida for the past 7 months, but packing up her house took more of a toll than I expected. The finality of it hits you like a ton of bricks when … [Read more...]