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35 life lessons at 35

Anyone else feel like time moves faster as you age? It’s almost like the years are evaporating. Looking back to my college days, I always thought I’d feel mature and “adult” when I reached 35. I imagined I would have crossed off all the goals on my bucket list. Instead, 35 has arrived—and I’m still a work in progress. But you know what?…

Family time management & unique wooden watches

Are you an ace when it comes to family time management?

I wish I could say yes, but it’s not my strong suit. Can I nail a deadline? Handle a dozen last minute tasks dumped in my lap? Step up to the plate when there’s breaking news or an urgent, time-sensitive communication need? Definitely. I know how to work against the clock. However, I’m often at a loss when that sense of immediacy slips away.…

What to pack when flying with baby

Normally, I would consider myself a fairly light packer. I can fit everything I need in my carry on bag. However, that was before we had a baby. Now, we’re so heavily burdened with luggage, we could use a Sherpa for hire! Isn’t it amazing how one tiny being can exponentially increase the amount of stuff you need?! That’s where I can help. Are you wondering what to pack when flying with baby?…

Flying with a baby: 5 reasons it shouldn’t scare you

Moms—let me guess—you just booked your first plane ticket since giving birth and are now cruising the internet for support. How do I get through TSA with my formula and breast pump? What should I do to protect my little one’s ears? How do I cope with the glares of other travelers who are none too happy too happy to have a baby sitting next to them?…

5 fitness & diet ‘rules’ that changed my body

When it comes to diet and fitness, I’m a firm believer in lifestyle changes. I want to make lasting improvements in my health. I don’t count calories, nor do I track steps. Instead, I maintain a general awareness of what goes into my body and make sure to balance that out with exercise. My approach to losing the baby weight was much the same, however I did develop a few “rules” that made a big difference.…

Body after baby: Getting your confidence back

Of all the adventurous things I have tackled in my life thus far, I can tell you—definitivelymotherhood tops the list. As I write this, we are approaching Hudson’s first birthday. This little guy brings so much joy, challenge and change (for the betterto my life. He is truly a blessing! A number of you have requested a post regarding my postpartum fitness journey.…

Door County: Finding your favorite ‘Spot’

Those who know me well, know Door County has a special spot in my heart.

It’s the kind of place that forges your strongest, most precious memories. My family began coming to the beautiful Wisconsin peninsula when I was a kid. Decades later, it remains our favorite retreat. My husband proposed on the shores of Lake Michigan, we tied the knot in a Sturgeon Bay church, and I can’t wait to watch my son discover the magic of Door County for himself.…

Play: Why adults need ‘recess’ too

The opposite of play is not work, it is depression—Brian Sutton-Smith

There’s something to be said for keeping your “inner child” alive, active and entertained. It’s okay to be playful. In fact, it’s good for you. As adults, we have a tendency to think of play as an unproductive waste of time. I’m here to counter that argument.

At age 34, I still get giddy when passing a playground.…