The Problem with Wearing Busy as a Badge

Whenever I ask someone how they are doing, I can usually predict the answer. Regardless of the back story or excuse that comes after — whether a job, kids or another life event or obligation — the answer to…

life

5 Low-effort Ways to Detox

Oh, Sunday. You start out so promising — the second of two much-anticipated weekend days. But if you’re like me, by about 4:00 pm, you start to feel a little down. Down for the Monday ahead, the Friday that seems…

wellness

Sausage & Burrata Pasta Skillet

A month or so ago, Dan was on an overnight business trip and it was just me and Lyla on a weeknight. I put my little lady to bed, and then decided to make myself a grand dinner. What…

food

30 Things to Do Before 30

Oh em gee, it’s almost here! I’m a few weeks away from my 30th birthday, and I’m starting to feel old. I mean I understand in the grand scheme of life, I’m not old. But there’s something about 30 that takes you from the…

life

Man! I Feel Like a Woman (i.e. Why I Love Breastfeeding)

Breastfeeding is a weird topic these days. On one hand, it’s something you’re expected to do. It’s the best for your baby and after all, why wouldn’t you? On the other, it’s a total inconvenience for society. Not only do people…

motherhood

Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups

These delicious little baked oatmeal cups are my current obsession. Partly because they’re healthy and tasty, but mostly because they’re a perfect grab-and-go snack or breakfast.  If you’re also a mom, you know why — finding time to prepare…

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15 Postpartum Essentials

Before Lyla made her big debut, I had a lot of time on my hands. I planned for my maternity leave to begin one week before my due date, and then I was 10 DAYS LATE! I cleaned, did…

motherhood

Easy Weekday Recipe Roundup

We’ve been trying to eat healthy pretty consistently since baby girl entered this world. And each week, I find myself returning to the same pool of healthy, easy recipes for my weekly meal plan. Key word: easy. Because let’s…

food

Taco-style Zucchini Lasagna

Getting back in shape after a baby is sooo much harder than I imagined. In addition to reinvigorating my fitness routine (postpartum fitness post to come!), I’ve had to make a few serious changes to my diet. One of those changes…

food

How to Live Dissatisfied

What?  Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly.  A few weeks ago, I heard this talk about living happily. And it really grabbed my attention. Instead of focusing on inspiring, positive pieces of advice, the speaker…

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