Mother’s Day Weekend Recap

This past weekend was my second Mother’s Day as a mom. I had a fun, busy weekend. Saturday was pretty typical weekend stuff, taking care of errands, getting a hair cut, going to the grocery. Pete gave me my Mother’s Day present one day early, and I LOVE it. It’s a new diaper bag/carryall from Storq. […]

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Going Plant-based

I’ve been mostly vegetarian for nine years now. I made the decision to go vegetarian after learning about animal treatment in factory farms. Five years later, I got a dog. This re-affirmed my decision to be a vegetarian—I saw animals in a whole new light once I got a dog. They have personalities. They’re living, feeling, […]

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15 Months Old

Sully turned 15 months old this past month. We have seen some pretty huge changes lately, the biggest being that he is now a walking baby! He started walking around 14.5 months old. Once he took his first steps it was only another week before he started walking laps around the house. I was amazed […]

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Backyard Meals

Spring weather is here, and the past few weeks have been so pleasant. Each weekend we have spent a little time sprucing up the back and front yards, since I expect to spend a lot of time outside with Sully this spring/summer. The deck in the backyard was one of our first spots to address. […]

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Crescent City Classic 10k

I ran the Crescent City Classic (a 10k) on Easter weekend. I trained as much as I could for this in about two months’ time. For most runners this would be considered pretty minimal training, though: two three mile runs during the week and a long run on the weekend. I started with four miles as my […]

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Where I’ve Been

I took a four month hiatus from blogging, and now I’m back! Life got really busy with juggling freelance work and taking care of a now 14-month-old (can you believe it?!). Naps also became short and irregular for a couple months there. They are still short, actually, but he seems to be taking them more […]

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The Perks of an Early Bedtime

The Perks of an Early Bedtime

Sully is not one of those babies that slept through the night at six weeks old…or even six months old. I’ve always been jealous of moms whose babies did this on their own. He is a very frequent nurser and would nurse every 2 hours or more, day and night. The lack of sleep took […]

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Tuscan Bean Soup & Salad

Every Thursday I scour the internet and my cookbooks for three dinner recipes for the week. On Fridays, Sully and I venture out to Target or Whole Foods to get all the ingredients. I’m loving our new system. I used a meal delivery service for months after Sully was born (they would send me recipes and […]

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Sully’s First Halloween

I have been so excited to celebrate holidays with Sully. Since he was born in January, he just barely missed the big three holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) so I’ve been anxiously waiting for this time of year to get here. Finally, it has arrived! So I am diving into the holiday spirit. I decorated for […]

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Favorite Things

Happy Halloween! Well, it’s a day early, but trick-or-treating has officially been moved to today due to inclement weather expected tomorrow (actual Halloween). I can’t wait to post photos of Sully’s costume and his first Halloween! In the meantime, here’s a list of some recent favorite things of mine. Inbox by Gmail Pete got me […]

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