We Have a New Puppy! Meet Maisie!

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It's been a couple of days since I posted. We're currently on vacation so that's part of the distraction but this is my other mega-distraction: I can't help but be distracted by that face!! Her name is Maisie and she will be 12 weeks old on Saturday. We adopted her through a local shelter who rescues dogs from the south who are in … [Read more...]

I’m Telling My Birth Story 11 Years Later #EndMaternalMortality #BlogHer15

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Who would you be if your mother had died in childbirth? That was the question Dr. Priya Agrawal for Merck for Mothers posed to us over the weekend on a panel at BlogHer on raising awareness to help end maternal mortality. Really think about your answer. It's a terrible thing to contemplate. Growing up without a mother; or consider your … [Read more...]

Back on the Healthy Eating Bandwagon: What’s Your Tipping Point?

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Pretty sure that my family knew that my "HOLY SH*T" scream from the bathroom yesterday morning couldn't mean anything good as I stepped on the scale. I shouldn't have been surprised at what I saw though. The same way you lose weight - slowly and by a healthy calorie deficit- I gained weight slowly but eating (& drinking) more. If I'm … [Read more...]

Ocean City, Maryland: A Great Family Beach & Boardwalk Experience #ocmd

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Living in Philly, we're Jersey shore folks when we want to go to the beach. Hubby grew up going to Long Beach Island and we love visiting there and various other towns along the shore in New Jersey. But we were looking to check out something different this summer and since my husband has lots of Marriott points, we booked a 5 night stay at the … [Read more...]

Some Highlights from Disney’s Beach Club Hotel #DisneySMMC

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We've stayed at a few Disney resorts but after most recently staying at the Disney Beach Club, I think I now have a favorite! As I mentioned earlier, Epcot is our favorite park so having a room only a few feet from the World Showcase entrance to Epcot was pretty awesome. The view couldn't be beat - here's a family shot of us - you can see the … [Read more...]

Home: Having a Disney Hangover & Day 1 Recap of #DisneySMMC

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We're hooooommmmee! I can't say that I'm thrilled to be home and back as reality isn't anywhere as near as being in Disney. The Disney Social Media Moms Conference is always such an amazing event. It's the only event I attend where I feel that my family is so totally welcome. There's one full day of conference sessions for attendees but Disney … [Read more...]

Back to the Grind…

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I've been totally MIA because the past two weeks have been some crazy scheduling. Cole had his First Communion and then we left a few days later for Orlando and Disney for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference! I will definitely be blogging about our experiences and sharing more soon but first I gotta get groceries, take to the cat to the vet … [Read more...]

#RedNoseDay Comes to America! Awesome Charity Initiative w/@Walgreens #promo #RedNose #ad

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A little over a week ago, I went on a top-secret whirlwind trip to Chicago. I wasn't allowed to share any details about it until so I'm just bursting at the seams to share with you all if you haven't already seen it on my Facebook page. I went to Chicago to witness the first sale of a Red Nose at Walgreens. Not sure what that's about? … [Read more...]

Dear Mother Nature, More Days Like Yesterday PLEASE

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April and May are going to be crazy for us.  Business trips, a big First Communion party and a trip to Disney, I feel like I'm totally scrambling. So when we woke up yesterday and saw that it was going to be a gorgeous day, I asked the kids what they wanted to do.  Cole's scheduled soccer game was cancelled due to some vandalism on his field … [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate 15k Philadelphia Review & Recap #hc15k #hotchocolate15k #running #runchat

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On Saturday, my husband and I completed the Hot Chocolate 15k in Philadelphia.  (That's 9.3 miles.)  The only other big run I've done was the Broad Street Run in 2013 (10 miles). Running Broad Street is sort of thing here in Philly if you are a runner but now after running the Hot Chocolate race, I realize why I wasn't a fan. Broad Street is a … [Read more...]