Workout Roundup: Week of September 18, 2017

Another week of workouts is in the books, and this one was great! It looks like half marathon training is actually happening since I have now done two long runs in a row. Even though it has been warmer this week, fall is such a fantastic time of year for running. After struggling all summer,Read more


10 Things I’ve Learned in My First 2 Weeks as a Foster Parent

It can’t be emphasized enough – becoming a parent via foster parenting has turned my world upside down. While that may seem like a negative description, it’s actually all-encompassing. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my husband, and parenthood in general in just a few short weeks. The learning curve is steep and the adjustmentRead more


Workout Roundup: Week of September 11, 2017

What do you get when you mix two hurricane days, a full-time job, and a relatively new foster placement? Insanity. You get insanity. In case you missed my panic-stricken Instagram story, we were notified Sunday afternoon that school would be closed on Monday due to Hurricane Irma. I’m not gonna lie – we were exhaustedRead more


What It’s Like to Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

You know those trips where there’s so much to say about them that you don’t even know where to start (aka every trip I ever take that’s more than 3 days long)? Well, that’s how I feel about my experiencing hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc. Called the TMB for short, the trail is aRead more


Workout Roundup: Week of September 4, 2017

Whew! What a week! In case you missed it, AJ and I welcomed our first foster care placement last Tuesday night. I recapped what the first 48 hours were like, so check out that post here in case it somehow slipped past you. Becoming parents overnight did throw a little bit of a wrench inRead more


Foster Care: 48 Hours into our First Placement

Oh. My. Gosh. You Guys. I apologize in advance for what is undoubtedly verbal vomit. You’ll just have to bear with me. We received our first foster care placement 48 hours ago. Where do I even start? I woke up on Tuesday with a horrible migraine that wasn’t going away, but I headed to theRead more