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mother’s day gift guide

mothers day gift guide

Thank you For Two Fitness for sponsoring this post! Mother's Day is coming up quickly (May 10th), and the awesome mamas in your life deserve a little extra attention for all they do! I put together a quick gift guide that combines traditional gifts with something special to experience - take a look! For the [...]

As a stay at home mom, my days usually revolve around Eleanor - trips to the library and kids' gym, playing doll house, doing puzzles, and lot and LOTS of reading! I made a resolution this year to spend more time reading for my own enjoyment. Now, I love reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear just [...]

learning for a lifetime

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Growing up my parents always emphasized that learning wasn't just contained to the four walls of our school and that it shouldn't simply stop once we graduated. There are always new concepts to explore, ideas to investigate, and skills to build - and there's a new online tool to make it happen! At 27, I stand as [...]

when colds strike

nyquil cold

Getting sick yourself is no fun, but there's one thing that's worse: when your husband and toddler are sick. Our whole family caught colds a couple of weeks ago and in a word, it was miserable. It's hard to see your little one be uncomfortable and possibly even harder to listen to your significant other [...]

a “special” snack

Sometimes our daily routine can get a bit monotonous - it's easy to get stuck in a rut and do the same things over, and over, and over. Special K gave Eleanor and I the chance to try out their brownies, and I knew they were just what I was looking for to change up [...]

I posted recently about a few of my fitness related New Years resolutions, and so far I've been doing pretty good. I've been making my Mommy Fitness classes a priority while also staying active with Eleanor. Last week I combined these two resolutions with Toddler Time at Mommy Fitness. It was half an hour of [...]

the rise of the mompreneur


Think of the typical mom - she's a chef, maid, chauffeur, nurse, playmate, and snuggler. She's a take charge, no nonsense, innovative thinker, the President and CEO of her household, and it's up to her to keep things running smoothly. But we all know that in life with kids, nothing ever goes exactly as planned. With [...]

IKEA Foundation Soft Toys

I think everybody has that one year of school they'll always remember. Mine was 2nd grade - Mrs. Engle. I had many amazing teachers, but Mrs. Engle transformed school for me forever. She turned me into a lover of learning, an empowered student, and eventually inspired my decision to become a teacher myself. Mrs. Engle [...]

capital one 360 new year financial peace

2015 is going to be a BIG year for our family. With baby #2 on the way, we have never been more aware of our financial wellbeing. From hospital bills to diapers, babies come with a multitude of expenses. This is round two for us, so we have a better idea of what to expect [...]

The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us! If you're considering braving the Black Friday crowds, then this post is for you! I've pulled together my favorite resources for surviving the Black Friday craziness. Everything from how to dress, what to eat, and where to score the biggest deals - I've got you [...]

supercharge your holidays

There's no way around it - the holidays are busy! There is shopping to do, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, and parties to attend! And of course, we all want (and deserve) a little time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the season. So how do we make the most of this hectic time? I [...]

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