Let’s Recharge

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It’s the Friday before Christmas, we’re midway through Chanukah, and things are coming to a head- holiday gatherings have been in full swing, there’s been shopping stress, planning stress, and I’m pretty sure our Elf, Ruby, has only moved 4 times this month. There are expectations to be met, there are people to please, and […]

A Mom’s Travel Guide: Ladies Weekend Trips!

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In the midst of the mad dash to get through the holidays we mothers are constantly whispering a silent prayer to help us press on throughout the week, that day, or the next hour. I, alone, have several more Christmas cards to write out, a whole house to clean before the first family get-together of […]

Too Stressed to Even Think of a Good Title!

  “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” -David Allen As I’m writing this sentence, I have exactly 32 minutes within which I need to have this post up.  Oops, make that 31 minutes.  I’m listening to one kid, […]

Better Than Brown Bags: The PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag

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One of the most important habit changes I made since I started my transformation journey was bringing my breakfast, lunch, and 2 snacks to work.  Not only did I save hundreds of dollars per year, but I gained complete control over the foods I put in my body.  When I have healthy foods at my […]

Want to Stay Married? Good Advice Here.

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I don’t know about you, but the Sunday New York Times is something I look forward to every week.  I have my favorite sections, of course, and one of those is the “Style” section. If you see how I typically dress, you’ll understand that 1)  either the NYT Style section is not really about fashionable […]

You Don’t Even Know About Fun…

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I was talking to my 7 year-old daughter over dinner about the play-date she just had at a friend’s house, and I asked her if she remembered to use her manners. She replied, “Mom, I was just having so much fun, I think I forgot.” In my best mommy voice I reminded her that, “Having fun doesn’t mean […]

Bowling, Cards, and Friendships

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Every other year, some girlfriends and I plan a big overnight to celebrate the holidays. This has meant party buses and VIP dancing in the past, but this year we went a little more low key. Other than the fact our two conjoined hotel rooms were at Foxwoods Casino, we went old school. We each […]

A Few (+1) of My Favorite Things

2014 was a great year of running for me.  So far, I have completed 4 5k’s and a marathon.  I’m not sure how many miles I logged over the course of the year but I do know that it was way more than ever before.  I will finish up the year running every day until New Year’s […]