Fitness Goals: Monthly Update

A month ago we wrote about making fitness goals and holding ourselves accountable using the buddy system [original post here] because apparently in your 30’s you can’t eat whatever you want consequence-free. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d make it.  I’m queen of goal-setting one minute and the-diet-starts-tomorrowing the next minute.  But having an accountability partner […]

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What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has come and gone again and I’m not gonna lie, I got some pretty memorable gifts this year [especially the VERY accurate drawing my 3 year old made me of what he thinks I look like] but this year’s really got me thinking about what I really want for Mother’s Day. Not necessarily […]

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Feature Wall: How to Fail and then Successfully Paint Birch Trees

My poor baby was stuck sharing a room with her parents for the first year of her life, and because I know she was desperately crying out for pastel wall color and sleek Swedish-designed mobiles, we decided to make it up to her by giving her a baller bedroom. And in our house, that means […]

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Vacation House: How to Find the Perfect VRBO

Last week, a group of friends started murmurs of a couples’ trip to New Orleans.  The second the text notification frenzy began, I shot a look at my husband that said, “Get on the VRBO house research.”   You see, Dave is a VRBO wizard.  He has held the reigns of our vacation rentals our […]

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Spring Uniform

As soon as the temps jumped above 50 this week, I got the itch. Literally, my legs were itching from being trapped inside tights for the last 5 months! So, I’m done. No more tights! And once I take them off, there’s no turning back for me. I full steam ahead into my typical spring […]

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The Buddy System: Fitness Goals

When the babies turned one not long ago, we looked at each other and said, “Ok, this year we gotta find a way back to ourselves.” But in actuality, I’m not exactly sure we can ever find our way back to who we were before. I found myself wondering if that person even truly exists […]

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Wine, Dine, Party Time: A Weekend in Wine Country

Dave and I made our third trek out to wine country recently, and I swear that my soul belongs on that coast.  I don’t know why my family stopped short in the Midwest when emigrating from Italy, but they should have kept going.  Each time, we return with a little more knowledge and a lot […]

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Teacher Style Round-Up

I have this recurring nightmare about the first day of school where I show up to greet the students wearing *GASP* a twin cardigan set, mom-jeans and an apple-bead necklace! I wake up in a cold sweat, before slowly reassuring myself that this is not reality. But not too long ago, this would have been […]

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One

Our babies turned one this month.  And as much joy as we have for this celebration, there’s a bittersweetness there too.  Mostly because they’re our last babies.  So the end of this year marks a close to a lot of the mothering experience for us: the last time we’re pregnant, the last newborn smell, the […]

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Easy Hairstyles for the Work Week

Every year I tell my students there are 3 things you should never ask a lady: 1. How old are you? 2. How much do you weigh? and 3. Is that you real hair color [because, no it’s not]. Lately I’ve been thinking about adding a 4th never to that list- How long has it […]

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