December 1, 2015

not on fighting the old

My very first post here was almost six years ago. Six years ago! Six years ago I was a full time stay at home mom, I still had a child in diapers, I had never uttered the word crapball, or taken a Zumba class, or eaten quinoa. And when I introduced myself, I led with […]

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August 19, 2015

we make the rockin’ world go ’round

A million moons ago I wrote a post called The Bikini Promise. Basically it was my ode to not waiting for perfect circumstances to do something you want to do. For me, it started with a bikini, and while I needed some platform sandals, lipstick and a wide brimmed floppy hat to carry off the […]

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July 29, 2015

tables

My friend sent me that meme yesterday and it’s been stuck in my head. It’s funny how quickly things can change. One minute you’re riding your beach cruiser through the neighborhood with the kids, the next minute you are being fitted for a road bike. One minute you are floating in the pool with a […]

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July 23, 2015

on being an adult

My heart began to pound so hard I could feel it in my eardrums. When I realized that this wasn’t some joke, when I realized that you were a hundred miles away from me, uncomfortable and anxious with your own butterflies beating at your chest, I had a moment of pure gratitude. Gratitude. Thankfulness for […]

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July 20, 2015

big girl panties

If we are Facebook friends (or if you’re in any service industry whatsoever that involves asking me the question “how are you?”) then you know that I have recently begun training for my first triathlon. Yeah, I’ll just let that sink in for a minute. I say it a lot. I tell everyone. Mostly because […]

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June 30, 2015

Fitbloggin’ Denver RECAP

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The switch flips on all of my social media feeds, the hashtags fly, there is a soft green light cast over everything. It’s time for FITBLOGGIN’! Like so many in the tribe, I feel a certain kind of ownership. It’s OUR conference. It’s like a homecoming every […]

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February 5, 2015

on turning 12 and loving your mom

Dear Thing One, We had an argument over the weekend. A BIG one. You and me, well, we are tight. And it’s interesting because you are in no way a “momma’s boy”, whatever that means, but we have a relationship that is pretty unique. When you were much younger, and we were still living in […]

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January 13, 2015

kelly jelly

My group of girlfriends loves to throw a birthday party. We have a whole ritual. We set up a “secret” chat on Facebook and give it a funny name. We go back and forth for days, figuring out the date and location. We hang on to ideas in photo files and scattered post it notes […]

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January 5, 2015

let’s dance

THING ONE: Sitting on the couch with his blankie under a blanket, eyes wet and glassy. MRSFATASS: Honey! You okay? What’s the matter? You’ve carried that blanket around since you were a year old. Now you’re only a head shorter than I am, and have strong square shoulders and long legs, but darn if you […]

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January 2, 2015

the year of the woman

“Is it only for women?” Every day, someone asks me that. We talked about it a lot before we opened, whether or not we would market exclusively to women. I was hesitant in the beginning, because while I was sure there would be people who would seek us out because of that, I wondered about […]

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