Photo Blogging Challenge – Five


The theme for the March Photo Blogging Challenge was “Five”.

I had trouble finding time to take photos this month, but here’s what I came up with.


Five tiny fingers on my daughter’s hand.

Her nails can only be trimmed while she’s sleeping.


Five delicious berries in this drink called “Snapchat Worthy”


Time to take 5 and dream of being a super hero


Five ribbons decorating for Elise’s God Mom’s birthday


Five toys were hiding in this Easter gift from Nanie



How adorable is this announcement from my friend that she’s having twins?!

She’s a math teacher and I love her creativity!


Thanks for checking out my photos!

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


Free fitness at Cambridgeside

One of my favorite things about spring & summer in MA is the return of free fitness classes!

They pop up all over the city.

For indoor workouts, my favorite is Cambridgeside.


Sign up by clicking the image above.

Hope to see you at a class!

I’m sad I missed BollyX. They’re my favorite dance workout.

Brooks Bra Bash

Did you know, “sports bras should never celebrate a birthday”?


I headed to Brooks Bra Bash at Marathon Sports in Boston to get a free sports bra fitting from Brooks.


Since having a baby, I had no idea what my bra size is.

Can’t get back to getting fit if I don’t have workout clothing!

Thanks to the fitting, I got an awesome comfortable, new sports bra from Brooks that has enough compression that my large chest won’t bounce when I run!

Thank you to Marathon Sports for hosting!

I’m not even 5k ready post baby, but maybe I’ll get to marathon shape some day.

Opinions are my own. I was not compensated. Just a happy customer!

YWCA Cambridge

It’s International Women’s Day and I can’t think of a better time to write about the YWCA in Cambridge, MA.



You may think of the YWCA as a gym, but it’s actually a nonprofit that does so much more!

The YWCA Cambridge is an institution in Cambridge and Marshfield, a cornerstone for providing safe, affordable accommodations for women and families and an advocate for human rights.

With 103 units of single room occupancy housing for single women and a 10-bed shelter for homeless families, the YWCA is the city’s largest residential housing provider for women.

Our Marshfield Branch, offers a reasonably priced summer day camp program to families in Marshfield and the surrounding communities.

The YWCA Cambridge is dedicated to eliminating racism empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

As far as health and wellness:
Boston Classical Soo Bahk Do, a Korean martial art, has recently become a YWCA Cambridge program. The main building hosts classes in Tai Chi, Latin Dance, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and more!

When my baby is a little older, I’ll get a sitter and sign up for a workout class.

Since I’ve worked in fundraising for nonprofits for over 10 years, I love when I can support other nonprofits and get a workout at the same time!

Photo Blogging Challenge – Simple


The theme for the February Photo Blogging Challenge was “Simple”.

I decided to tweak the theme a little to “Simple Joy”.

These photos are all going to feature my 2 month old daughter.


When you’re a baby, simple things bring you joy.


Simply being held brings a huge smile


Relatives all say holding the baby brings joy to them too!


Great Grandma loves simply holding you!


Finally, the simple joy of sleeping on Mom


Thanks for checking out my photos!

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