Laid Back Dinners for Valentine’s Day at Home

There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to Valentine’s Day but over the years I’ve come to love a laid back night at home. Sunday nights are always my night to cook something nice and I’m looking forward to making Rich feel a little special.

Today I thought I would share a few ideas if you want to do the same this weekend!


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Embracing the Unsettledness

Last week, I took some time to sit down and review my intentions for the year and set some small goals for myself in February. I love having tiny, manageable things to focus on and my intentions are helping to keep me grounded through this phase of my life.


I looked back on my post this weekend to make sure I was still on track for the month and my last, very vague goal stood out to me, “Be more patient with myself and embrace the unsettled feeling of getting into our new normal with me back at work.”

Kind of a strange goal and hard to measure, right? Well, here’s the thing. Behind the goal and behind the vagueness is something I’ve had to admit. I’m struggling.
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February Coffee Date


Good Afternoon! I’m coming at you from my desk during my lunch hour and drinking my favorite tea. I’m hoping it will get me through the rest of my Thursday! The past few weeks I’ve been focused on settling into my new normal as a working mom and blogging has been put on the backburner. […]

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February Focus

Good Morning! This year is off to a good start and while the past few weeks have been a blur, looking back I’m proud of the way my January turned out. I took some time last night to review my intentions and set some new goals. This alongside with a glass of wine and The […]

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Weekly Recap 1/31


Good Afternoon! I survived my first full week back to work and all I have to say is thank goodness for the weekend. It was a bit of a roller coaster week, but looking back I’m pleased with how it went. Some days I felt like I had everything under control and others I went […]

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Three Months of Parenthood


Good Morning! Another month flew right by and it’s time for our monthly update. Month three brings new challenges as I take on adjusting to being a working mom.

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Weekly Recap 1/24


Good Morning! I survived my first week back to work and I was so thankful to have the weekend to relax. I’m looking forward to having one more day to spend as a family, but in the meantime I wanted to check in and share how things worked out last week.

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My Thoughts on Fitness After Baby & Expecting More: Fourth Trimester Workout


There’s no doubt that I love being a Mom. Even on the most challenging days the love I feel for Buel trumps any frustrations. Even those I have with my post-baby body.

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Twenty Tried and True Weeknight Meals

Twenty Tried and True Weeknight Meals

I’ve been meal planning and posting my plans on here for almost four years now and for awhile I’ve been meaning to go through and sort through my favorites. This past week as I prepared to go back to work I did and below is a list of my twenty favorites!

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Meals & Workouts 1/17


Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was typical- I had a girls’ game night on Friday night, took Body Pump with my friend Denise on Saturday morning and then stocked up on groceries for the week. Last night we hung out at home in our sweatpants as a family as we […]

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