8 Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just a couple weeks away (May 14!) and I’ve been compiling a short list of great gift ideas for every mom. When I think of celebrating Mother’s Day, I love spending time with my family AND then having a little “me” time! The perfect Mother’s Day gift to me is centered around ways to

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Goals for my 28th Year

Whoa. This week we celebrated my 28th birthday, and while I know in the grand scheme of life that is still super young, I can’t help but think how “old” I’m getting! As you have children, birthdays become different as well. For example, this year we were graced with not only Hand, Foot & Mouth disease

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10 Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

We have traveled with Aidan since he was 6 weeks old. By the end of June he will have flown in over 20+ plane rides, ranging from quick 1 hour flights to Atlanta to the 6+ hour flight to Ireland. We’ve also experienced these trips from birth to nearly 2 years old and I must

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Best Brunch in Cincinnati, OH

On our last trip to Cincinnati, I was on a quest to find the best brunch spot in Cincinnati and I think we found it. Maplewood Kitchen & Bar is a “west coast cafe in the heart of Cincinnati”. The restaurant offers healthier fare that screams California. Think “poke tuna tostada” or “ricotta toast with berries

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April Edit – Pink Edition

The year continues to fly by and we have finally entered my favorite month of the year – APRIL! April is also known in this household as birthday month (it’s fair to say birthday are a big deal around here)!!! I love celebrating throughout the month – whether it’s through small gestures from Kyle (like volunteering

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Collective Espresso – Cincinnati, OH

This past weekend one of my dear friends got married in Cincinnati. For as close as Cincinnati is to Indianapolis (and given that my brother lived there a few years after college), it’s surprising how little I’ve explored the city. We were lucky enough to get the weekend “baby free”, thanks to my parents watching

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March Edit

March is here & I can finally say that spring is coming! I am anxious to usher in a new month, and start with a clean slate in all aspects of my life. This month will have less travel – just a trip to Cincinnati, Chicago & Wisconsin planned so far – which means more time

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7 Books to Read this March

Has anyone noticed that March is the perfect month to read? The weather is starting to turn a corner, and any opportunity I get to sit outside with a glass of wine to read sounds amazing. Plus, it’s always around this time that people take a small getaway. Whether it’s spring break or just a

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