I have had quite a few people reach out asking about our experience with an Au Pair and how we found our Au Pair. If you want to skip my background on why we ended up hosting an Au Pair and the info and advice to hosting your own Au Pair you can scroll down… Continue reading Finding and Hosting an Au Pair: Confessions of a Host Mom
7 months later from my initial post when we were in the ABSOLUTE THICK of it, I would say we have a fairly solid routine. We never left home without two solid outfit changes and there were still a decent number of accidents where he was just a little too slow on recognizing the need… Continue reading Potty Training Update – 7 Months In…
My son is our first child and I am clearly not an expert. I admittedly go for the “wing it” mentality when it comes to child-rearing. I have asked friends, my mother, and mother-in-law for their perspective on certain issues but I have been fairly limited in my seeking information via google or published resources.… Continue reading Reflections on Potty Training…while in the midst of it.
Moment to moment there is a change in the air. For a brief minute upon waking I have forgotten that we aren’t supposed to go anywhere nonessential. Individuals who care for the sick and dying are now embattled heroes putting themselves and potentially their own families in the path of the pandemic. The inability to… Continue reading Living in the World with COVID-19
I have decided as I near the big 4-0 that I really need to get a better handle on cash flow and long-term investing Every day I feel that push-pull mentality of acute-in-the-moment time management and long-term planning that changes every hour. I decided I need to do a better job of tracking my activities… Continue reading Investing for the Newbie
I am now a married woman, on the eve of turning 35 and officially a MARATHONER as of one week ago. I remember a lot of people telling me how amazing it was going to be to say those words, I am a marathon runner. In actuality, the build-up and fear of failing (i.e. a… Continue reading THE Marathon – NYC or Bust
Patrick and I were happily engaged in April earlier this year and in our bliss quickly decided that we didn’t want a long engagement. Both of us are in our mid-30s and have been together for a couple of years. Patrick had taken on a brand new career as a fitness coach and us being… Continue reading The Self-Uniting Marriage – how, what, why?
Some of the activities I have dabbled in as part of my Marathon training: Treadmill run at home Sprint Triathlon 5K run Outdoor training run Treadmill run at a hotel (while traveling for work) 5k race Longest run to-date (16 miles) I realize now that my thoughts have transferred from “can I do this” to… Continue reading Progress is More Important than Performance
I formally present to you my personal adventure into revolutionizing my life redux version. This is delivered via: Marathon Training Re-introduction into Crossfit, post-injury (otherwise known as “humble pie”) Nutrition Revamp What I am not going to do is glorify the experience. I am serving it up sans BS. None of these activities are easy.… Continue reading Honesty in Training…
I have really had to learn how to ask for help over the last two weeks. That realization that I cannot do it on my own creates a physical reaction, almost like itchy skin after rolling around in the grass for too long as a kid. Or an adult. Whatever. The point is that I… Continue reading How many things can I add to my to-do list?