• Family

    Mom Guilt & Learning to say Yes…& No

    I feel like Mom Guilt is the worst feeling in the world. And it doesn’t happen just because I feel like I’m not spending enough time with my child, but I feel like that feeling comes often…like when my house isn’t clean, when I feel like I’m not spending enough time with my husband, when I don’t want to see…

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    Making Friends as Adults

    Let’s talk about making friends as adults. It is so freaking hard. I actually find myself re-making friends with the ones I’ve already got and then feeling super awkward and nervous for the encounter…that we both agreed to. Not only does it feel like we have to book a two hour happy hour six weeks in advance, but nine times…

  • Family

    I’m Back!

    Lordy, the beginning of this year has been nuts! Honestly, I was sick in early February and feel like it took me FOREVER to get back into life. We travelled to West Virginia for Alex’s birthday and then we have been constantly moving since then. My grandma passed away mid-March and with Easter and her funeral plans, we have all…

  • Family,  Fitness

    February 1st

    February 1st… A time to reflect on January, have a glass of wine with our friends who mistakenly gave up alcohol for a month and look back on goals that were made when opportunities seemed endless with the start of the new year bringing heightened motivation. January was LONG. It’s the first time in a long time that I kept…

  • Family

    Becoming Parents

    We had moved to St. Louis from Chicago. We bought a house. We had somewhat of a savings account. Our millionth friend announced their pregnancy on Facebook. But we didn’t feel like there was this overwhelming missing piece in our lives. We loved spending time together and had built a life around a pretty selfish existence. Nice dinners, lots of…

  • Family

    33 Thoughts at 33

    I LOVE my birthday and I have loved it regardless how old I get. When I was in 2nd grade, our teachers had us draw a picture of our favorite holiday and I drew a birthday cake. Probably because my parents made it so special for us – our birthdays were always above and beyond and we seriously looked forward…

  • Fitness

    Weight Loss/Fitness Update

    It’s been 4 full months since I have really been paying attention to the food I’m putting in my body in hopes of seeing some sort of result. After January, I decided to not weigh myself for a while because I tend to see pretty drastic fluctuations from one day to the next and I would just get frustrated that…