Transitioning, Traveling, Tummy Troubles, and Training

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It feels like forever since I sat down just to write.  As I’m transitioning into a new stage of life yet again, writing is one of those things I look back on and wonder how in the world I used to fit it in. As the kids age, I find myself focused on them in a much more emotionally draining way. Babies and toddlers are a handful, of course, but I find myself reminiscing about changing diapers and persuading a 2-year-old to

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Sharing Uganda

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I’m alive!! So sorry it’s taking me forever to get back to the blog. Thirty-six hours of continuous travel back and returning to work has been quite a challenge, but it was more than worth it! I don’t have much time right now. I’m actually headed to the office but I wanted to share some photos. I don’t know what I’d say about the trip yet anyway. I think I’m still digesting it. So while I gather my thoughts hopefully my

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T – 4 Days Until Africa?!

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I really couldn’t come up with a more creative title than that probably because I’m in shock. You guys may not remember when I hopped on an opportunity to travel to Uganda with friends, so I will recap… A friend of mine has a friend who’s currently working in Uganda. He invited people to come visit while he’s stationed there. I decided to join the group because, really, I may never get this opportunity again. Especially, for pretty much, the cost of a

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Birthday Boy, Breakfast Skipping, and Bag Hunting for Africa

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I need to start this post with my birthday boy, of course. This weekend was all about him. We did dinner on Friday. And he had a party with school friends on Saturday. He was practically glowing all weekend. I, on the other hand, was dragging. I double booked us Saturday morning and had organized a Fit Club outing while my mom was in to visit. So I had to help host kids from the school at my CrossFit gym. I

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What State are You In?

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My intense training week at work is over and I made it out alive. Actually, I made it out inspired! I work with some of the most amazing people. The amount of knowledge and experience they have in business, sales and education is impressive, and I feel lucky to have had a chance to hear them all speak this past week. One presentation in particular (Positive Guidance for Young Children) has possibly changed my whole approach to parenting, how I interact with

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Ask Roni: You Gained Weight. Doesn’t That Bother You?

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So glad you like your new work so much. I must ask though, and please don’t take offence, I am just wondering, it looks like you have gained about half the weight back from those figures… does that not bother you and are you going to do something about it? Been following your blog for many, many years. -Fiona Fiona is referring to the screenshot I posted in yesterday’s post that said I weighed 160 pounds… I was glad she asked

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Bullet Point Friday With a Week of Office Lunches

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Happy Friday! I’m between work and a dinner date with The Husband so I’m going to make this quick. First of all, work is AWESOME! I really, really love it. Maybe it’s still the newness of everything that makes me happy but I don’t think so. I’m having a little self-doubt and confidence issues here and there but that’s just me. I’m starting to feel productive and part of the team, although I know still have a long way to go

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Tales From the New Office Job!

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OMG I have SO much to tell you guys! My first day on the new job was on Valentine’s Day and I came home to this. Totally sweet and unexpected. Anyway, let me just tell you off the bat, the new job is awesome! I don’t think I could have found a better match for me in all realms — location, co-workers, and the actual work work. My commute is just under 20 minutes. I take mostly side roads and go

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In One Week …

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I start my new job! I can’t believe it. After a 7-year hiatus from traditional work I have accepted a marketing manager position for a national daycare franchise. Next week at this time I’ll be in an office doing office-y things dressed in office-y clothes. (Speaking of, I am in desperate need of a shopping trip. I haven’t had to wear “real” clothes in a very long time. Everything in my closet is way out of style and at least

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Escaping Reality on a Saturday Afternoon

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Needing an escape from the real world, I have decided to take a break and write about my day so far. It all started with a little internal battle. I posted this on Facebook a little while ago… Lying in bed this morning. Pondering a run to the gym so I could take yoga. Should I go? Nah. The bed is nice. Should I go? Ugh. I don’t want to get dressed. Should I go? Gah! It’s cold out there. Should I

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