Weekend highlights: laying low

Hello, hello. Happy Monday….and welcome to the last few days of October. Eek! I am pretty excited for the holiday season to get here, I won’t lie. But in the meantime, we have a weekend to recap… …and well…there isn’t much to say. Vera was still battling the lingering symptoms of Hand, Foot and Mouth…

Weekly workouts

It’s been a week around here. Vera’s Sunday fever turned into Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease on Monday….and that sucker is brutal. Rash all over, sores in mouth – rendering eating a chore, feverish, upset tummy, crankiness. Oh, and I believe she’s teething again as well. She’s actually been in pretty good spirits more than I…

Weekend highlights: books, zoo + naps on mama

Hello and welcome to Monday! I hope your weekend was a good one. We managed to squeeze in some fun despite Vera’s lingering cold that turned into a fever yesterday. Ugh – fall sickness is here, I guess. Friday:  Mike arrived home from work a little early – yay! – and was able to join…

Weekly workout recap!

Oh, hello. Didn’t mean to disappear all week, but here we are for another weekly workout recap. I didn’t even fully realize it’s Friday until this morning, so I have no meal plan to share again 🙂 Hope these workouts give you some ideas though! Photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash.  Last week’s workouts:  Friday: Total body…

Weekend highlights: a quiet weekend

Hey there! We had a blissfully quiet weekend, which Mike and I were both craving. Quality family time, relaxation, silliness…we had it all. Here’s a few highlights: We kicked off the weekend with some outdoor playtime on Friday afternoon until Mike came home. Then it was dinner and Vera was off to bed shortly after…

Week of workouts

It’s Friday! Woohoo! If it’s not clear, I’ve officially fallen off my meal planning game…and I can’t motivate myself to get back into it. We have some loose ideas for next week – pulled chicken that should get us through a couple nights, mini pizzas, chicken sausage/baked fries, and homemade tomato soup over the weekend….

Oatmeal combinations my toddler loves

Oatmeal is a breakfast staple around here, for me as well as for my bottomless-tank toddler. I like it (for her and for me) because it’s filling, good for you and you can dress it up just about any way you please. I thought I’d share a few of Vera’s favorite oatmeal combinations if you’re…

When the baby’s away, mom will… + today’s strength workout

Vera slept over my parents’ house Sunday night, so my Monday morning was wide open. I had planned to do some productive things….like run, write, maybe have a fancy breakfast. It turns out, the way I like to spend my time when Vera is not around is….sleeping in (I mean only until 6:15 but still),…

Weekend highlights: Go Tribe + Happy (early) Halloween

Hello, hello. Ah, back to the grind today. Hope your weekend was a good one! We had a good combination of fun and relaxing, so let’s get to the recap: Friday:  I was offered free last-minute tickets to the Tribe game (ALDS Game #2) from work, so we scrambled to find child care to make…

Weekly workout recap

Morning and Happy Friday to you! Big plans this weekend? We’ve got swim lessons of course and may check out a festive Halloween event….and yes, I got us family costumes. Hopefully I can convince Mike to wear his though 🙂 Here’s a recap of my workouts for the last week, since last Friday! Friday: Two-mile…

Rise Nation class: review + tips

Over Labor Day weekend, I took my first Rise Nation class…and it’s safe to say I love it. I’ve taken just one more class since then due to scheduling but I would love to be able to take more. However, because “I love it” is not very helpful, I thought I’d share a more detailed…

Weekend highlights: finally fall – for now

Morning! Hope everyone’s weekend was a good one. Fall finally settled in – for a few days anyway, I’m seeing some 80-degree days in the forecast – and I’m personally glad for the change as we were able to spend hours outside without suffering under the sweltering sun. Vera has been making noises off and…