Photo Blogging Challenge – Nom Nom Nom


The theme for the November Photo Blogging Challenge was “Nom Nom Nom”. With Thanksgiving falling this month, I figured it couldn’t be too hard to get photos.


Baby Elise is not too sure about turkey at her first Thanksgiving celebration


My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my Mom’s potato pie


We made it to my husband’s side of the family for Thanksgiving dessert


Elise is happy whenever it’s meal time


I bought Elise her “own phone” to nom on instead of trying to eat mine

Hope you enjoyed my photos!

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.


Photo Blogging Challenge – Places You’ve Been


The theme for the October Photo Blogging Challenge was “Oh the Places You’ve Been”.

First is a beautiful sight just a few feet from our home.


Fountain at the new Adams Hancock Common in Quincy, MA


This display at the Scituate Town Library made me smile


Elise (10 months old) enjoying the new tactical wall in the Thayer Library Children’s Room – Braintree, MA


Dad reading to Elise at the Boston Public Library Children’s Room

during the Boston Book Festival


This was a view from New Hampshire on Labor Day weekend

Hope you enjoyed my photos!

No surprise that the many libraries I bring Elise for storytime are 3 of my featured places this month.

I had too hard a time choosing just 5 this month.

Here’s a bonus photo of some deer we saw driving home from Scituate Library:


This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.



ZOOMA Cape Cod 2018


ZOOMA Cape Cod 2018 Ambassadors

I had an amazing time running ZOOMA Cape Cod 10K!

It was my first 10K and I finished in just under 2 hours.

Running/Walking with all women was so empowering and I made an awesome new friend from Texas!



The course was beautiful – very scenic – throughout Falmouth.


I’d recommend ZOOMA to any lady runners. So glad I raced!


I also had the best cheer squad on the race course – my daughter & husband!

The first picture is me running over shouting “That’s my baby!!!”

Photo Blogging Challenge – Colorful


The theme for the September Photo Blogging Challenge was “Colorful”.

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First photo is of my daughter playing in the kids area of Abilities Expo

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This is me & Poe – quite a colorful character! Most don’t know he was born in Boston.

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Elise being held by her Grandmother Martha at Fenway Park

First Red Sox game for Elise!


Grandma & Elise looking at sea turtles in the New England Aquarium

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Elise is a great sharer & is sharing her toys with her new baby friend at a kids picnic event


Hope you enjoyed my photos!

No surprise that my adventures with my daughter make up most of the photos. 🙂

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Fitness as a Mom

9 months ago I had a baby girl and she is awesome!

One thing that’s been fun for me is getting in workouts that involve my baby in her stroller.

Here’s what I recommend if you’re on the South Shore of MA like me:

1) Peek-A-Blue Hikes

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I’ve written before about how much fun Peek-A-Blue Hikes are on my first day attending, but I’ve loved them even more with each hike!

The routes are guided and one is stroller friendly.

I’ve only taken the stroller route but every week there are at least 30 parents and littles.

The hills are a bit of a climb pushing a stroller, but that’s the workout of it.

2) Walk in Boston


My favorite route is from South Station to the Aquarium.

The boardwalk section often puts my baby to sleep but when she’s awake, she can see the harbor seals at the Aquarium for free!

If you plan in advance, you can get a pass from your library for admission for up to 4 adults for $10 each.

3) Always Be Strolling


We take our baby in her stroller all over the state.

In the photo above, Dad & baby are at the opening of the Adams Hancock Common in Quincy.


That’s what’s working for me! Other parents, what do you recommend?