Book a Week

I’m making a real effort to get back on track in all areas of my life.  Healthy eating – CHECK.  Sleep – CHECK.  Fitness – CHECK.  Catching up on Fear the Walking Dead – CHECK (and AHHH! So good).  And last, but not least, Book a Week!  When I was about 15 books into my [...]


So Many Books A Week!

How’s your “Add, Not Subtract” Week going?  I love that so many of you are participating in this philosophy this week – it’s all about adding healthy things in, not worrying so much about taking unhealthy habits out. So far, so good.  I feel like this mindset is so positive that it never feels like [...]


Claire received a hand-me-down dolly with a realistic face (you know, the kind that opens and closes her eyes when you lay her down), and Claire thinks it’s the weirdest thing ever.  She’s not sure if it’s real or not and will reach out to touch it before shrinking back at the last minute.  Hah! [...]


First of all, thanks so much for all the kind and supportive comments on yesterday’s post about training.  I really was surprised by and appreciated the remarks about how I’m doing better than I think I am… I needed to hear that!  Sometimes you just need to have someone say, “You can do it!”  So [...]


Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese

Things are… looking up!  Not “great” yet but getting closer.  After my not-so-fun weekend, I took some big steps to improve the situation on Monday.  First things first: a date with my gym hot tub (so I could get a momma break and ease my aching body).   Step two was getting my back adjusted again [...]


Book a Week Catch-Up

Week 15:  At The Water’s Edge This book was written by Sara Gruen, who also wrote Water For Elephants.  “In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water’s Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a [...]


Going On

We had days and days of downpours.  But yesterday, the sun came out to play!  Wahoo.  I spent last night on the deck with a big glass of wine and a few chocolate Easter eggs to celebrate.   Other things going on: Work from home life = 11:55 AM on the left, 11:58 AM on [...]


Week’s Worth of Random Thoughts

First things first, I'm KILLING it with the workouts, despite crushing exhaustion (THE FOUR MONTH SLEEP REGRESSION IS REAL).  I had a good week - boot camp on Monday, a bike/run on Tuesday, and more boot camp on Wednesday. I'm leaving soon to go on a long run. Many people have asked for a "boot camp transformation" [...]


Workouts and Books

First things first… Oh, I had fun writing my April Fools post this year.  I hope it made you laugh. I know that Henry seriously loved wearing a body armor suit of diapers! If you’re new to HTP, I always do a fun April Fools Day post. Here are my past ones:   Ironman Australia [...]


I’ve Got So Much to Share

On Instagram, I had a request to blog about tea steeping times. The post after I went to the Celestial Seasonings tea factory is filled with fun tea facts, but here’s the upshot. Also – if you don’t have a tea timer, you must get one! I have a new favorite workout tea tee.  I [...]


Sunday Funday

Killer workout with my buddy Brandi yesterday! We wanted to swim, so I pulled up my Pinterest of Swim Workouts and selected one that I haven’t done in a while.  This workout was SUPER fast.  I haven’t swam 1500 yards in for-ev-er and probably would’ve struggled to just straight swim that distance – but the [...]


Book a Week + Everything in My Kindle

This week’s Book a Week was an important one for me. I read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.  I actually started this book last year but only got through two chapters before I set it aside.  The introduction recommends reading it sloooowly so you have time to [...]


The Worst Hair Cut Ever + Book a Week

Last week, Henry was going through a “moment” and was being a stubborn little man.  I think it actually coordinated with a mental leap because I’ve noticed a lot of new cognitive developments (like he suddenly figured out how to actually hide and be quiet during Hide and Seek – not doing this <— gosh, [...]


Workouts + Goodreads

Last week, I broke out my indoor bike trainer so I could start riding the bike again!  Wahoo!  I haven’t been on my bike in forever, so it felt really good – minus my sore butt - to clock not one, not two, but THREE indoor rides.  (I don’t have a real block to prop [...]

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