Getting My Steps In

Aug 27, 2015 by

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*Photo Courtesy of one of my awesome CTWM mother runners*

When I was pregnant, and concerned about losing all of the newly acquired baby weight, my Mom assured me that it would just come off after I had the baby- and then, “Oh, you’ll be chasing after your kids, it’ll just come right off!”  I didn’t believe her.  Until I realized how much cardio I was burning on the weekends- literally chasing after my kids.  It wasn’t until this new fitness craze of “getting steps in”, did I realize this to be true.

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How to Date Your Husband

Aug 13, 2015 by

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A few months ago on Instagram and Facebook, I started noticing the hashtag #dateyourhusband popping up all over the place.  Friend after friend would post up a picture of themselves and their main man together, clearly on a date night.  These posts really resonated with me, because my friends who were posting them were all mothers like me- busy all week holding down the fort at the office, doing chores, grocery shopping, driving to and from appointments, birthday parties, Target, the mall, cooking dinners, packing lunches, and, um, taking care of their kids, family, pets, and am I forgetting anyone else?  WOAH.

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Phoning it in at Dinner Time

Jul 30, 2015 by

It’s Summer.  It’s HOT.  And I really, really, really, REALLY do not want to cook or prepare meals outside of the daily lunch boxes that accompany the kids to preschool.  I’m phoning it in, and frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn.  (It’s too hot to give any damns).  TOO HOT.

Last week I prepared an amazing one pot meal that lasted us for days- the kids ate it at night for dinner, and brought it to school in their little thermoses.  A one pot wonder, if you will.  Guy Fieri’s American Chop Suey, which I made with ground chicken and turkey was easy, and a huge hit!

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Jul 16, 2015 by

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Or, otherwise entitled, “Take me OUT OF the Ball Game: Adventures in Parenting Toddlers in the Wild.”  By, Marie & Erin.

Erin and I live dangerously.  You may remember us from such tales as, “Taking Children to real life restaurants and living to tell about it,” and, the Mom Classic- “ESCAPED- one night out in public without children”

The 4th of July brings us to another tale.  We brought the brood to a New Britain Rock Cats baseball game over 4th of July weekend.  It was a great idea!  We had a Groupon ticket deal- the seats were AMAZING- right behind home plate, and the weather forecast promised a cool, bright evening, not a rain cloud in sight.

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Free Fun on a Rainy Day

Jul 2, 2015 by

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We had some big plans for Sunday.  They involved a big family-size inflatable pool, hot dogs, and a fire pit with S’mores.  Mother Nature, however, had others.  Instead of the hot and steamy afternoon in the pool, we were met with a soggy and pretty chilly day that we would have to turn around.  We quickly took a little detour and brought the whole family to Cabela’s, of all places!

Have you ever been?

I may have blogged about this before, so stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but, man, Cabela’s is a treasure trove of fun for little kids!  They have an aquarium in the middle of the store.  A legit aquarium!  There are displays through out the store, a wildlife museum, and oh, did I mention an aquarium??

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