5 reasons you must try Zumba

Tips for hiking with young children

I enjoy hiking our local nature trails and try to pass that love to my nieces and nephew whenever I get the chance. They all thankfully seem to appreciate the outdoors too, which makes me very happy! Lower Michigan is enjoying some nice weather as we come upon the end of September so I took advantage of the mild temps to take my youngest two nieces and nephew hiking (ages 8, 6 and 4)....more

40 reasons to love life (and birthdays)

I can hardly believe that my 30s are rapidly coming to an end and a new decade is upon me. In a few days I will turn 40 years old. Wow. That age once seemed so far away....more

5 reasons to enjoy camping

Last week, my family and I went camping (more to come on that experience). I'm sad to admit it's been a while since I've slept in the great outdoors and when I snuggled into my sleeping bag, I realized that I have missed the experience....more
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10 tips for relaxing

10 Ways to Earn 'Cool Aunt' Status

It’s no secret that I love being an aunt to four beautiful nieces and one handsome nephew, who range in age from almost 4 years old to 19 years old. They each provide me diverse conversations, activities and memories to cherish. While my husband and I figure out if we want a child, and can have one, I find contentment with the love and laughter these amazing kids bring to my life. From the moment my oldest niece was born, my heart has been full. ...more
runwithnoregrets I've found that the older the kids get, the more creative I think I need to be. ...more

Highlights from our Kentucky Derby adventure

Wow. A simple word to describe our recent experience at the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. A dream come true for me to attend these races where I watched history being made....more
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On the road to the Kentucky Oaks & Derby

If you know me, even just from reading this blog, you know I have loved horses since I was a child. I rode hunter/jumpers for many years until my bone cancer diagnosis and surgery replaced my femur with titanium. One of my jobs before my diagnosis was exercising race horses. Despite not being able to ride anymore, these four-legged amazing creatures are still my favorite animals....more