The Truth About Santa.

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Last night, Nate, who just turned 11 this week, called me into his room. "Mom, is Santa real?" One would think that with an 11-year-old, I was expecting this conversation (especially considering that I was 8 when I found out!).  Naively, I was hoping to push the magic another season or two. My first reaction, "of course he's real.... … [Read more...]

Damnit, It’s Cold! Comfort Clothes for Frigid Days. #FashionFriday

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It's November, yo.  Which means you guys get to hear me whine, complain and stomp my feet toddler style about the cold weather for the next several months.  The last day or two have felt particularly cold to me here in Philly.  The temp may be 47 but it's one of those bitter-to-your-bones cold. I'm supposed to be running a 5k early Saturday. … [Read more...]

How Do You Sleep at Night? Back Sleeper? Stomach? {Stiff Neck Woes}

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Late last week, I woke up in excrutiating pain in my neck.  It was literally out of the blue.  I woke up around 1 am with shooting pains.  I was really out of it and spent the rest of the night half awake/half asleep thinking I had just pinched my neck and would be fine once I woke up.  At some point, I shuffled to the bathroom and took a couple of … [Read more...]

5th #MomMixer Complete! Thanks to @CVS_Extra, my biz partner @ClassyMommy & My Family

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Mom Mixer is an event I co-host in Philadelphia semi-annually with my business partner Colleen Padilla from Classy Mommy. We invite brands to come to our hometown of Philly to showcase their latest products and to meet with our fabulous east coast bloggers.   Yesterday I hosted the 2014 Holiday Mom Mixer at the Franklin Institute. Another Mom … [Read more...]

I’m Such a Mom of Boys: Photos from Monster Jam #MonsterJam

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So we headed to the Wells Fargo Center in Philly last night to see Monster Jam. (There's a sentence my 20-year-old self would not think she would ever say!) With two boys, watching big trucks do loud and crazy things is right up our family's alley.  I bet all you Moms of girls-only are super jealous that I got to do this, right? So I wanted to … [Read more...]

Did You Guys See this Video? “Ray Rice Inspired Makeup Tutorial”

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The title of this video sounds so awful but when I saw 3 different friends share this on Facebook, I clicked through because I knew there had to be something beyond what the title implied. I love this girl and the angle she took on delivering her message with this video. Just watch and appreciate. … [Read more...]

Juice Cleanse Done. Continuing on The Road to Wellness.

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Whether or not any of you care or are reading about my juice cleanse remains to be seen so if you aren't into reading about it, you can just skip along from this post because I got wordy in this one! But in case anyone's curious, I thought I would share where I'm at with my juice cleanse and my journey to getting beyond the unhealthy eating habits … [Read more...]

Detox & Juice Cleanse w/Evolution Fresh Review {DAY 1}

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Today is day two of my "reset."  I'm very lightly doing a juice cleanse detox using Evolution Fresh juices I picked up at Whole Foods yesterday.  I am not following any specific plan other than to eat way healthier, lightly and to try and reboot myself from some of my bad eating habits that I've picked up over the last couple of months. Here's … [Read more...]

Weight Gain, Un-Wellness and My Road to a Detox & Possible Cleanse

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Yesterday I freaked out when I stepped on the scale.  That was my moment.  The moment I cracked and I realized I had to shape up and that something with my diet and routine has to change. I can pinpoint exactly when my bad eating habits started and say with confidence that it was Easter, which you guys may remember was late this year.  It was at … [Read more...]

Why Is a College Education So Expensive?

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I'm going a little off topic today after I was tagged yesterday on Facebook in this post, The Top 10 Most Expensive Private Colleges in America. It was actually posted on July 4th but it was just yesterday that a fellow grad discovered it and shared it with a bunch of us.  The link takes you to #8, my alma mater, Trinity College. Ugh. Not exactly … [Read more...]