It's Going Down {Week In Review}

Friends! It's been so long and there's been so much I've wanted to share. Rather than try to catch up with beyond late recaps (something I despise), I thought I'd give you a rundown of my week ....more

The Breakfast Dash: Banana Flax Pancakes

I was going bananas this morning – literally and figuratively. Silas and my grandma Fresh off a long weekend to Cincinnati, where I exhibited a ridiculous amount of bravery (or stupidity) by taking both boys by myself, I was tired and lacking in patience. I nearly lost it when Miles shed a tear, or several, as he declared that he was hungry.We both needed sleep – well, more of it – and food.I left Silas, who was squirming in the pack and play, and got to work on breakfast ....more

Celebrating Moms with For Two Fitness Giveaway

I normally don't share posts like this but I want y'all to know about this giveaway. It is awesome – even for the non-moms. Wait ....more


It was just a 10-minute YouTube video that I found it with the ever clever search "arm workout."Except that it wasn't. It was an eye-opener.Silas was napping on Tuesday (well, I thought he was napping but that's neither here nor there), and it presented me with a much anticipated opportunity. It was my chance to add in some low intensity resistance training ....more

3 x 3 {A Three Things Thursday post}

I have to say that if you could grade maternity leave, I am totally acing it. ACING IT.1. In addition to the diapers, wipes and mesh undies, I think hospitals need to give out Kindles. Seriously ....more

Back on my feet

The discharge instructions from the hospital in regards to my C-section are fairly standard. No driving for 10 to 14 days. If I have increased pain or swelling at the site of the incision, seek medical attention ....more

Bits + Pieces {A Three Things Thursday Post}

Eff you, Justin Timberlake. Eff you.1. When Mark and I were looking at names for baby boy, we had a few criteria. The name could not be too trendy, too weird or the name of any problem students that Mark has had as a teacher ....more

Silas Jasper: His Birth Story

I read a lot of birth stories as I prepared for the arrival of Silas, and I dreamed of what mine would say. A successful VBAC, an intervention-free birth. A beautiful delivery ....more

Well, hello there

I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Silas Jasper.This little dude, whom I've already labeled as dark and brooding, made his entrance via C-section at 7:40 a.m. April 10.He has dark hair and blue-grey eyes, two arms, two legs, 10 fingers and 10 toes. He is amazing and perfect, and we are so happy to have him in our arms ....more

Thoughts {A Three Things Thursday post}

1. I taught my last class of pregnancy on Wednesday. Barbell – my favorite ....more