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Twitter Sisterhood

I was a sorority girl in college.  My Mom encouraged me to join Rush as a Freshman.  I think she was concerned that I was going into a school with 44,000 students not knowing many people after...

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Breastfeeding Moms Can’t Run on Dunkin

I’ve never really considered myself a “lactivist.”  I honestly don’t care what a Mom feeds her baby, as long as she is feeding him or her. You could say I am Pro-Baby Feeder.  I’ve been fortunate...

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Another chapter closed: breastfeeding

Growing up, my Mom always referred to changes in life as closing a chapter or beginning a new one. Graduation from high school, moving off to college, relocating to New England by myself are all...

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My Daughter’s Birth Story

Brand new family of 4! It’s been 12 days since my sweet daughter was born and I am just now getting to sit at the computer and write down the story of her birth. Sorry it’s so lengthy, but this is my...

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Newborn Must Haves: the Second Time Around

I don’t claim to know everything about newborn babies or breastfeeding (despite what my Mom believes) but I do know what has worked for me with my two kids. For Me:My #1 favorite item to surviving the...

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Rhode Island is First to Say No to Formula Samples

My small state of Rhode Island was all over the news and social media world today. Facebook and Twitter feeds were filled with people talking about the news that Rhode Island would be the first state...

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Breastfeeding in Public Brings out the Idiots

I don’t get worked up very often, but reading the comments on this article on ABC News about mothers who staged a “nurse-in” at Targets across the country made my blood boil. The gist of it is a Target...

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“What to Expect” as a New Mom {Giveaway}

I have a few friends who are pregnant with their first babies (Hi Elena & Jen!) and I am so excited for them. However, at the same time I remember the uncertainty of being a new Mom and all the...

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Project 10: Making some progress!

Before I get started, please accept my apologies for skipping last week. I thought about you guys, I really did. Life got in the way and I spent all week preparing for my In-Law’s 40th anniversary...

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Toddlers & Breastfeeding

If you’re reading this post hoping for something controversial related to breastfeeding toddlers (like this Time Magazine cover) you’re in the wrong place, sorry! Jackson weaned himself at around 13...

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What I’m Reading Now: “Until I Say Goodbye”

I can’t remember where I first read about Susan Spencer-Wendel, but I would bet money it was in the UF College of Journalism’s magazine: CommuniGator. Susan is a fellow University of Florida College...

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Thankful Thursday: Start each day with a grateful heart.

Happy Thursday! This week’s Thankful Thursday is  short and sweet. My laundry room’s mess is growing by the minute and I need to go tackle it before it takes over my house. Here are a few things I’m...

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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...

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New Girl at CrossFit, 9 Months Later

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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CrossFit Games Open: 14.3, from the view of a newbie.

If you’ve ever looked at a CrossFit WOD and thought, “meh, that’s not so bad” then you know the inevitable: that same workout will kick your butt. That is the one where you will leave a sweat angel on...

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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...

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: CrossFit Games Open 14.4

Let’s start with the good: I did 14.4 with some awesome ladies at my 10am class (suffering with friends is always better than alone). I managed to make it through 29 (painful) wall balls, 50 toes to...

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