Focus Fitness Main Line {Review + Giveaway}

focus fitness mainline

I'm not sure about all of you, but I don't belong to a gym. Pre-kids I was gym rat - 5:30am, 3-4 days per week before work, I was there. Now that I have three kids, that lifestyle is a distant memory. Like really distant... how and why did I manage to wake up so early? I will never know. These days my workouts consist of a once or twice weekly run before my husband is off to work, chasing my kids around the playground, and I am pretty sure loading and unloading my double BOB stroller in and out of my trunk and/or holding my 30lb 1 year old while climbing stairs, making dinner, and bending over to pick up Legos  counts as some sort of weight/resistance training, right? I mean, seriously, you should see how ripped my left arm is from holding kids. But in reality, this mama is ready to get back into a more regimented, predictable workout schedule which is why when Focus Fitness Main Line asked me to come check out their studio and take some classes, I was all over it! This boutique … [Read More...]

The 7 Moms You’ll Meet at Mommy and Me Class

MOMMY AND ME CLASS

Thinking about signing up for a Mommy and Me Class this fall? Here are some of the moms you are likely to meet. At some point or another I've been all of these moms........well, most of them. 1. The Nervous Nelly - This mom doesn't let her kid get more than 2 paces away from her. You might start a conversation with her but then she is off...waddling behind her child, hands cupping her child's bum like a human safety net. As she scanters off you notice she is really in shape.... then you realize that if you, too, mimicked every step your toddler took each day, you'd be pretty trim as … [Read More...]

Graphic Tees for Moms

graphic tees for moms

These days I am all about the graphic tee. Throw on a pair of jeans or cut-offs and the mom uniform is done. My kids are beating the crap out of each other, er, I mean, wrestling each other on the floor as I write this and I've come to realize one simple truth in these childrearing days: You can't take yourself too seriously. Gone are the days of perfect hair, polished looks, and pedicures..... Life is messy and exhausting, so why not have a little fun with it? And if nothing else, these tees are a great conversation piece - that is, if you can actually hold one.... So here they are, my … [Read More...]

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

  Welcome to the Silhouette Portrait - Let's Get Crafty Giveaway! Hosted by: Momma Lew What is the Silhouette Portrait? And why do you want it? The Silhouette Portrait is an electronic cutting tool that works with your PC or Mac. With a small blade, it cuts paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and more! You can use the included design software to cut any font on your computer, download shapes and designs from the Silhouette Online Store, or even create your very own designs up to 8 inches wide and 10 feet long! Momma Lew recently had the chance to review the Silhouette Cameo. You can … [Read More...]

While You Were Working…

while you were working

While you were working, I tried to make some dinner, But with the baby on my leg, it wasn't such winner. One bite here, two bites there, food on the ground, everywhere... Why do I even bother cooking, I swear.... Time to clean up, but the kids want to play, Please come home soon. I check the clock, and pray. While you were working, I saw other daddies pulling in, Kids cheered with excitement and her face turned to a grin. Jealousy, envy, a pit in my belly, When is the last time I showered, is it me who's that smelly? Whatever. I can do this. Three more hours … [Read More...]

#NSALE Home…. and then I’ll stop (promise!)

Ok so you are probably getting sick of all these #NSALE posts. This is the last one... promise! My kids are ALLL sleeping right now, so I do what I normally do when I have a moment to myself.... look at the dirty dishes in the sink, convince myself that if I do them now I will wake up the kids with all that banging, and opt to play on the computer instead. So I checked my email and saw an email from Nordstrom's with their pick of the day....Volupsa Candles.... Wait a minute! These are my favorite! I had to keep looking.....which led me to looking at their home sale, which led me to wondering … [Read More...]

Dinner You Can Make During Dora a.k.a. Sesame Spinach Chicken Salad

sesame spinach chicken salad

One of the best things about summertime is obviously the outdoor play. My kids want to be outside all the time. I swear they wait by the window and if they see a kid, hear a kid, or smell a kid (I swear kids have a 6th sense for each other's presence) they immediately grab their shoes and are off. This is all great and wonderful, but not when its 5pm and I am just about ready to make dinner. Last night I caved and let them go out.  Dinner could wait. While chatting with a neighbor I even convinced myself that I should forgo the recipe I had in mind and keep it simple. I had a rotisserie … [Read More...]

25 Things You Might Not Know About Me.

25things

Well, now I've been blogging for about a year and a half and it's gotten to the point where there are a few other people who read my blog besides my mom, my sisters, and a few friends. For the most part, I have no clue who reads my posts except if you "like" or comment or share etc... which of course I always love! It makes me feel like someone else out there gets whatever it is I am saying. But back to my point. In an attempt to humanize this random lady who write a mom-blog, because that is what I might be to some of you, I figured I'd dedicate a post to telling you a little about myself. … [Read More...]

#BagItForward with Champions for Kids & Elmer’s

bag it forward champions for kids

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Motherhood  as part of my participation in the #BagItForward Campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.  Last week I crossed a few items off our summer bucket list: attend an outdoor concert, stay in pajamas and let the kids just play at home, and hold a lemonade stand. But it wasn't your typical lemonade stand. It was a simple service project that I could do with my kids.  Champions for Kids, a non-profit that encourages families to do simple service projects for kids, has partnered with Elmer's for a #BagItForward campaign. They are … [Read More...]

Nordstrom Anniversary SALE Picks! {Babies, Boys, Girls, and Men!)

Here we go with Part 2 of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! (If you missed Part 1 for women you can check that out HERE). I scoured each section for baby, boys, girls and men.......no, literally scoured. Like if I never have to look at a clothing website again, I might be okay with that. But enough with the chit chat... let's get to the goods! (The images may take a minute to load, but hopefully worth the wait!) This post contains affiliate links. If you make purchases through my site I will received a small commission and might be able to by the other half of these shoes I've been eyeing up. … [Read More...]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks for Women

Ok so the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in FULL SWING! I avoided it for days because of its overwhelmingness. Yesterday I got over my issue and took a peek. Yep. Overwhelming. The price reductions are pretty sweet, but the selection of items is even sweeter. So I did whatever I do when I feel overwhelmed and I called my mom. She asked me to make a list of things I liked/needed/wanted/had-to-have-but-didn't-really-need-but-really-want..... and I couldn't do it. TOO MANY OPTIONS people. So then, I reached out to my peoples. My favorite fashion peoples: Abby and Kaytlynn - the very official … [Read More...]