Summer Adventures with My Threenager


My awesome wonderful adorable daughter has gone from an amazing toddler to a fast-talking, testing everyone and everything, total… threenager. Don’t get me wrong, she’s not sassing me, out of control, or an outright (to use a Baby Sideburns word) a-hole. It’s just that, she’s become a big girl seemingly overnight. She’s a smart girl […]

Have Sand Toys…Will Travel


In my early twenties I was famous for throwing a towel in the backseat of my Honda Accord and hitting the beach any chance I got. My favorite destination was Narragansett Town Beach in R.I. because a two-hour ride was totally worth it with good music, friends, and the sunroof open. Besides, the surfer boys […]

A Rockin’ Rock Cats Birthday


My husband and I had received a most unexpected phone call from the Children’s Medical Center, several weeks ago. Of course my “mommy worry” antenna went up and mind started the whirlwind of questions, as my other-half conversed with the hospital. Is their something wrong with his test results from the last procedure? Does he have […]

On or Off? The Great Shoe Debate


Do you live in a “no shoes inside” home or a “please just wipe your feet” kinda home?  Do you allow shoes inside your house or do you ask your kids and guests to take them off before entering your home? I rarely take off my shoes before going inside so how can I ask […]

Race Preview: #RUNHARTFORD

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Written By: Sarah Bourne Perillo, Hartford Half Marathon Finisher 2013 and 2014. Contributor: Patty Girard, Hartford Half Marathon Finisher 2013, Full Marathon Finisher 2014.  Have you ever considered participating in an organized running event? If so, the Hartford Eversource Marathon is the race for you! Through July 31st if you register, you will receive awesome […]

One and Done… How Do You Know?


When I first began this piece in January, I was nearing the end of my third miscarriage since Claire was born, my fifth total in my life. I was sad for obvious reasons, but I was ok, I still felt grounded. Upon learning of the conception, I was certainly thankful, yet I told God that […]

Double Ds?

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“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth” – Mitch Albom When did THIS happen?? My oldest baby is now in double digits!  I swear it was just a few months ago that I was 10 years younger and completely clueless about how […]

Blendtec or Vitamix?


Dear Runit Community, I am turning to you for some help in making a very important decision. I am at a stage in my journey where I am ready to mix it up (no pun intended) and get a fancy blender/juicing machine to start incorporating smoothies and cleanses into my routine.  I have thought about this […]