I tried Shred415

I tried Shred415
I tried a new workout, Shred415, this weekend and I’m glad I stepped out of my exercise comfort zone to try something different.  Shred 415 is an interval training class that alternates between treadmills and floor strength training with weights, balls and benches. Years ago when my kids were babies, I frequented the Daily Method... Read more »

Mom bloggers must stop by age 10

Mom bloggers must stop by age 10
My children are now 8 and 10 years old and I’ve realized I can’t write about them much anymore. It’s cathartic to be a mom blogger and write about breastfeeding, potty training, thumb sucking and all the many gross and frustrating issues and triumphs in the first decade of our offspring’s lives.  Yet, there is... Read more »

What I am reading: Unselfie

What I am reading: Unselfie
Michelle Borba’s Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World is a hot commodity these days.  It took me six-weeks on the library wait list to receive my copy.  Once I finally got it in my hands, I indulged quickly trying to savor up all the details. The word empathy has sparked many family conversations since.... Read more »
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Mickey's Camp: Self Care and Helping Others

Mickey's Camp: Self Care and Helping Others
Self care and helping others are current important intentions of mine. Despite the moving boxes, I left them, the kids and the chaos for two unique days with my mother-in-law at Mickey’s Camp where I had the opportunity to focus on both intentions. Mickey’s Camp is a one-of-a-kind adult camp, giving busy adults the opportunity to... Read more »

First impressions of the suburbs

First impressions of the suburbs
We received the keys to our new home at about 2:55 p.m. yesterday and raced to our dream house to greet the movers that were waiting for us with all of our possessions on a truck. Within the first hour I met two of our neighbors and had more in common with them then the... Read more »

An interview with my 8-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my 8-year-old on her birthday
Eight years ago my little, pink baby girl arrived ten days early on 8.8.08.  At first she cried and cried and with time, patience and hard work she has become the happiest person I know.  She is my shadow, always by my side, helping me sometimes more than I can help her.  Now she is... Read more »
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A few things I will miss in Chicago

A few things I will miss in Chicago
We are in the home stretch with this moving journey.  This time next week we will be in our new home in the suburbs.  I’m focusing on the finish line, but still taking moments to shed tears over the places, things and people I will miss the most. Yogaview has been my yoga studio of... Read more »

What to eat for Meatless Monday today

I have not been cooking much lately due to the chaos of packing and I am noticing I’m sluggish from heavy and greasy take out.  I’m daydreaming about these delicious meals as I sit here listening to my stomach growl. Breakfast: Poached Egg and Avocado Salad Yes, a salad for breakfast I know.  Starting the... Read more »

Packing tips from an expert

Packing tips from an expert
Moving has now become a reality and I have a house that needs to be packed.  There is so much stuff and I am not sure where to begin or how to put the past eight years into boxes in an orderly fashion.  I reached out to organization expert, Erin Kelly, and she offered helpful... Read more »
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What I am reading: Modern Lovers

What I am reading: Modern Lovers
Sitting in the sun and reading is one of my favorite summer pastimes.  My latest page-turning beach read is Modern Lovers by best-selling author Emma Straub. College friends Elizabeth, Andrew and Zoe have grown up and celebrated marriage, new homes, businesses and families together. Suddenly they are witnessing their own offspring reaching maturity and ultimately... Read more »