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Tips for Traveling During Pregnancy

Woo to the hoo! My travels during pregnancy are OVER. While I am always grateful for the opportunity to travel for work (and play!), I'm also pretty pumped to be permanently home until the arrival of Little One. I traveled regularly through both of my pregnancies, but the bulk of my travel was at different [...]

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Pumpkin Party Recipe!

I did a little baking over the weekend… I was attempting to make my favorite cookie recipe of all time gluten-free BUT super simple (AKA without 5,000 strange and wacky ingredients that cost $15 each and can only be located at Whole Foods).  But unfortunately, I couldn’t make it work.  Maybe next weekend?   So, [...]

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One Year Ago Today

Good morning!  I’m off on another jet plane – this time to Colorado for an Operation Beautiful event at Colorado State University.  It’s a super short trip; I’ll only be gone for about 30 hours.  But I am looking forward to hotel sleep…   I am also 35 weeks pregnant TODAY!  Holy heck.  I can’t [...]

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End of the Trip (well, Almost)

I’m back home!  So excited to be here after being gone for a long, long week. I ended my trip in Charlottesville with Kath, Matt and Mazen.   We had an awesome lunch in the walking mall.  It was only after my food was delivered that I realized that I ordered two kind of potatoes – [...]

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Where I’ve Been

Guess where I am now?   But first – let me tell you where I’ve been.   Short answer… I feel like I’ve been everywhere!  On Tuesday morning, the Husband and Henry dropped me off at the Philadelphia airport.  I went from Philly –> Des Moines.  Iowa is so pretty this time of year. I [...]

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Favorite Home, Gym, and Pool Workouts

I was browsing my Pinterest boards and checkin’ out a few of my favorite workouts.  I’m currently in “waddle” or “cleaning counts as cardio” mode, but it’s nice to have a collection of home, gym, and pool-friendly workouts to tackle when I’m ready to turn it up a notch or so.  Here are a few [...]

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Favorite Vegetarian Meals and Treats

I got so hungry while making this list!  Here are my favorite original vegetarian recipes from the last year or so:   Very Orange Tofu Stuffed Potato Skin Shells Goat Cheese Stuffed Corn-on-the-Bottom Savory Mini Quiches Quinoa and Spinach Breakfast Pie Coco-Nut Cups Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Quinoa Cakes ‘Chicken’ Salad Sammie Pumpkin Pie [...]

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In Need of Normal

We woke up this morning in desperate need of normal – at least for Henry!  He’s such a flexible and easy-going kid and I thought he’d really enjoy our grand adventure of a trip – but nope.  He was totally over car rides and new hotel rooms and strange food.  Also – he really misses [...]

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New Hope

We’re on our big vacation!  There will be a little bit of fun and a little bit of work – and a lot of family time.  So pumped.  We started things off with playtime – we attended the wedding of our friends and Becki.  Becki was actually the person who introduced the Husband and me!  [...]

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My 5 Favorite Pandora Stations

Little One started to do aerobics in my belly at 3:30 AM, so an hour later, I found myself sitting at my desk, sipping a cup of coffee and checking emails.  It’s going to be a long day! I may also have a touch of anxiety about our multi-city road trip, which starts today.  I [...]

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Odds and Ends

Fact: When I stood on the table to get this overhead shot of our pizza, I burnt my arm on the chandelier.  Now I have a huge, fake flame sized burn on my elbow. Another fact:  My kid thinks nothing of the fact that I stand on the table to photograph pizza.  Hah.   How [...]

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Life with a Paper Planner and Less Screen Time

First things first:  snack of the day. Brown rice cakes and hummus.  Oh man.  So good.   So while I’m munching on that, I thought it was definitely time to give you all an update on my Put Down the Phone Challenge.  Back in August, I wrote about my desire to check my phone less [...]

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Getting Ready for Baby

Just poppin’ in on a Sunday to say hello and share some thoughts from my weekend! The theme of this weekend has been “getting ready.”  Countdown to Little One is ON.  When I found out I was pregnant in the spring, I thought forward to autumn and the holiday season and felt like it was [...]

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Day in the Life

6:30 AM I wake up and consider getting out of bed. I check the monitor. Henry is still sleeping so I promptly decide NO. I used to feel really lazy if I didn’t maximize every waking moment of my life, but I’ve recently realized that being insanely busy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be… [...]

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