Heart rate training, shoes, and veggies


This weekend I did something I haven’t done for months – I ran without my heart rate monitor.  It was liberating and it was glorious not to hear my Garmin’s obnoxious chime that my heart rate was too high. I had a realization this past week when I was getting increasingly frustrated with how slow [...]

Play with your food

My mind was still on vacation

I’m not going to lie and say that my 3.5 year old loves eating his veggies.  I hoped my kids wouldn’t be picky eaters, but somewhere between the ages of 18 to 24 months, Zain’s list of acceptable foods shrunk drastically. He started back at preschool last week.  When I picked him up on the [...]

Adjusting to life with my 2 boys

I prefer not to add any artificial ingredients to my baby burrito

Well, really it’s 3 boys if you count hubby :). Last week was my first week on my own with both boys and we all survived.  Lucky for me, Ezra is an easy baby so far (I’m probably jinxing myself by saying that) so as long as he’s fed and has a clean diaper, he [...]

A mud race, a tricycle and a tantrum


On Saturday, hubby and 2 of his cousins ran the Warrior Dash in southern Maryland.  This was my third weekend in a row of being a race spectator; I didn’t mind sitting this race out since it meant not getting muddy. It took us about an hour and a half to get to the race [...]

Fun with play dough

I’m always looking for new fun activities to do with Zain.  Today, I tried my hand at making homemade play dough for him.  It was super easy and he had tons of fun playing with it. Making play dough is easy! I was glad to make my own so I didn’t have to freak out [...]

My baby is 2!

I think time speeds up when you have a baby.  I don’t know how 2 years have already gone by since I met my perfect little man. We celebrated his birthday all weekend.  We had a big dinner with hubby’s family on Saturday night. Yesterday (his actual birthday), we went to the National Aquarium in [...]