One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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The Reminder I Needed

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There are some things I’m just a sucker for… My oldest when he puts my arm around me and asks for something in that smartass-I-know-you’re-going-to-say-no-glance-but-I’m-going-to-try-to-charm-you-anyway look. Little Bean when he tilts his head down and looks up with that grin only your 5-year-old can give you. And my damn husband when he asks me to go out […]

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A 2 Soundtrack Sensational Sunday

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This morning I was able to sleep until 8:30 — EIGHT THIRTY! This is unheard of at my house. If it’s not the kids waking me up at the butt crack of dawn it’s my stupid body, which is now trained to get up at  5 a.m., thanks to hitting the gym super early for the past three years. Not this morning […]

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No Trace! Well… Except When it Motivates Me

Posted by 1 year ago 16 Comments 1422 views

Trying to keep the house clean with kids it’s a constant battle. Who am I kidding? It’s probably just as hard without kids – – I just don’t remember those days. Now I’m buried by Legos and Matchbox cars. There always seems to be something on the counters — mail, papers, bills, CRUMBS! And the Nerf bullets, oh […]

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2 Sick Kids and a Metronome

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It’s never a good day when BOTH kids are home sick. The 10-Year-Old has some kind of virus and the 5-Year-Old is sporting the latest in pre-k style: pink eyes. I took both to the doctors first thing and then we camped out all morning. One kid in bed, one watching movies and me on […]

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A More Than Sensational Anniversary, Mother’s Day AND Sunday!

Posted by 1 year ago 0 Comments 1244 views

I have so, so, SO much to share and only a few minutes before Game of Thrones, so I’m going to zip through the past few days. The past week has been an absolute blur! Last Monday I ended up driving 7 hours from Burlington, Vt., to Baltimore after my flight was canceled. It wasn’t a bad […]

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Quick-ish Middlebury Maple Half Marathon Recap

Posted by 1 year ago 4 Comments 1514 views

There are so many thoughts swimming in my head it’s hard for me to start this post.  My weekend in Vermont with Cabot and the amazing group of women they organized was exactly what my soul needed at this point in my life. I left on Friday a little down. I’ve been dealing with a lot […]

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An Awesome Half Marathon Eve in Vermont

Posted by 1 year ago 1 Comments 1400 views

Hello from Middlebury, Vermont! Can it be any more gorgeous here? I flew in yesterday, had lunch in Burlington and then checked in to my bed and breakfast. I’m here as part of Cabot Fit Team, and Cabot has been a fabulous host! This morning we took a trip to the Kayhart Brothers Dairy farm, one of the […]

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Stepping Out of My Own Way

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Recently I had to go through a lot of old photos and videos, and boy has it got me feeling old! Not only did the boys look so young, I looked so much younger than I do now and I only went back a couple of years. Not that it matters. It was just something I […]

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Why am I doing all this again? Oh yeah.. that’s right…

Posted by 1 year ago 2 Comments 1348 views

Yesterday was glorious. A Sensational Sunday at its best! The stars aligned perfectly causing both boys to sleep in, and I enjoyed a quiet morning by myself doing… what else … blogging. I know it’s pretty pathetic but I really do enjoy it! I actually had enough time to write up my latest recipe for GreenLiteBites, Salisbury Steak […]

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Note to Self (Friday Night at the Park)

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Note to self… Good job staying strong in the face of family ho-hums about spending Friday night at the park. No one wanted to go at first, more comfortable with the status quo of TV watching and video game playing but the initial grumbles wore off and then — shocker — no one wanted to […]

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