• Family,  Food,  Health,  Kids

    Countdown to Spring with Sustainable Sprout!

      With a foot of snow expected by tomorrow in New England the kids and I are dreaming of warmer days! How cute are these seed packets from Sustainable Sprout?! I always start planting seeds with my son and daughter early spring so we have homegrown plants to put in our garden come summer. The kids love watching them grow from start to finish. We take photos and keep journals to chart he seeds’ progress!  I ordered these seeds from Sustaible Sprout on Amazon and we can’t wait to get them planted once all this snow clears and it’s actually spring. For those of you who live in New England…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Health

    LOVE

    In honor of this month of LOVE I’m sharing some of my favorite quotes… Love is a noun and a verb. It’s sustained by action and what we do for one another every day. I love my children who are my WORLD. I love my friends who are my TRIBE. I love my family who are my STABILITY. I truly believe in my heart of hearts that LOVE is DEVOTION. When you eat, sleep, and breath it then you know there is nothing like it in this world. Don’t ever “shush” your inner voice because it knows who you truly are and what you deserve. xo

  • Family,  Health

    Don’t let your mind bully your body

    Mondays always come quick and I tend to get overwhelmed at the week ahead. It’s easy to let our mind bully our body. Toss and turn at night and wake in the morning feeling tired and a little blue. The Monday blues are real. Our minds and bodies are so deeply connected that stress can be felt in every inch of us. This morning I’m stuck thinking “what can I do to change this?” NOTHING…..I don’t need to change anything, I need to accept it. I am going to be human. Accept that I’m not perfect. I’m not going to ruin today by thinking about things I could have done differently…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Health,  Style

    144 days until summer

    “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Summer will be here before we know it and I don’t believe in rushing the process of health. It takes time to change your body and it’s easier than you think. SkinnyMint is here to help you kick start your journey. You have 144 more days until the official start of summer. Order your 28 Day Ultimate Teatox now and get a FREE armband to help you workout in style. You won’t just look your best, you’ll feel it too.

  • Family,  Health

    11 Things Every Woman Should Know…

    Being a woman isn’t always easy, but it is a gift. I love being a mother, daughter, sister, friend, and partner. I believe in women supporting other women. I follow the Power of Positivity in my social media news feed and when I saw their post on Monday morning, I knew that is was worth sharing. There is truth in the statements below. You don’t know what anyone feels unless you walk a day in their shoes (or heels). Insecurity can get the best of us. Myself included. Please take the time to READ THIS and to tell the women in your life that you love them. It’s goes so much further…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Health

    Eating my way through Providence, RI

    “The 50 Best Places to Eat in Providence, RI Before You Die….” And I’ve eaten my way through only 17 of them! How can this be? I quickly scanned the list and my Instagram to see where my appetite has taken me since moving back to my home state of Rhode Island three short years ago. I may be a small person, but I have a big appetite! I can’t wait to put the remaining 33 restaurants on my 2017 Foodie Bucket list.  Below is my list of conquered restaurants. You can click the link and see where you need to dine in Providence RI before you die!   My conquered list:…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Health

    “Life is what happens while we are making other plans.”

    Life happens, it continues without hesitation. You can make all the plans in the world, but life doesn’t have to follow your lead. It has taken me years to understand what I am looking for in life and partnership, but I can answer that now. I want my last “first date.” I want a partner that I trust and crave. I want an equal partnership where successes are shared and challenges are overcome together. Someone who believes that “family is family” whether it’s the one you started out with or the one you create together. If this love that I am searching for is different than my perceived “life plan,”…

  • Family,  Health,  Kids

    A new year and motherhood butterflies

    Every year when the children go Back-to-School I get a mix of emotions. I feel butterflies in my stomach. It feels like a fresh start to a new year. I have always based the “new year” on the school calendar since I was a little girl. It just feels so structured and the fall brings in cool weather and change. The past week I’ve found myself debating my role as a parent. My children are in Second grade and Kindergarten. How did that happen? Motherhood seems overwhelming at times. I question: Am I making the best choices for my children? Am I giving them enough of my time? Are they…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Health

    Decisions Decisions

    “Why is it that any one decision always seems too small to be the biggest decision of your life?” We make choices every day. Some make more than others. As parents we get bombarded with questions, endless questions. At times I feel like I’m playing a game of trivia and failing miserably. I don’t know everything despite what my children may think, but what I do know is that thousands of tiny decisions have brought me to where I am today. I’ve been a single parent for 4 years now. That used to sound scary, but now it sounds comfortable. I know what to expect, I set my schedule, I…

  • Family,  Health,  Kids

    Schools out…

    As the end of the school year arrives today, I can’t help but reflect on the year. I’ve always used the school year as a time reference to gage the changes and growth in my life, even as I child. This morning, I find myself thinking about all the ups and downs my children and I faced this school year. The days I forgot their water bottles on the counter and had to race back home. The times we searched franticly on a Tuesday morning for a missing book that had to be returned because it was “library day.” All the little responsibilities that go into raising school aged children.…