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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A Letter to My Daughter

My baby turns one tomorrow.  One year ago today, the night before she was born, I sat at this same computer with a swollen belly and a box-full of tissues, writing this letter to my son. Full of love and fear, I sobbed and worried and dreamed about how this tiny person would change all […]

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Old Farts

I recently came across this gem on Instagram… at first I laughed my ass off, nodding in agreement as I sent it to MB. Then, after just a few minutes of browsing back through my own pre-children photos, it hit me. Holy s*@%!! When did we get old? I look at my face every single […]

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Re-purposing Old Clothes

We are in the dreaded in-between rut of late February.  We’re in between seasons.  Between sizes. Between sleep cycles.  And, man, are we feeling the rut.  This week I went to Target by myself for a whole hour and I didn’t buy anything.  I went to Target by myself for a whole hour and didn’t […]

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Winter Workout

Ah snow days. As a kid, I remember crossing my fingers and toes at even the hint of a snowflake floating down from the sky that we would get that inevitable phone call. Every child’s dream. And, I’m not gonna lie, at this point in the school year, every teacher’s dream as well. So when […]

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Ice Princesses

Feeling the sharp pangs of the special and localized mom-guilt that comes when your attention is divided because you now have two kids, Erinn and I decided to give our first-borns some much needed one-on-one time and planned a mommy-son double date to Disney on Ice. Full disclosure, I am not a Disney person.  Don’t […]

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