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5 Minute Hard Core Abs Express Workout

5 Minute Hard Core Abs Express Workout

Happy Fitness Friday! Not that days matter all that much any more. Anyway, today is a very special one because I’m sharing this gem of an at-home fitness resource who is not only a legend of her craft (featured on Live with Kelly and Michael, Good Morning America, Fox, in the New York Times, Woman’s Health, US Weekly, Fit Pregnancy, Fitness, Health Magazine, Shape and more), she is also a friend and a fellow ex-Manhattan turned Greenwich mom. Nikki Glor…

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

I’m sure you’ve seen recipes boasting the best chocolate chip cookies ever, but I know for a fact that only one exists and it’s this one right here. They’re a snow day staple at our house, and since we are on an extended worse-than-a-snow-day-hiatus from life, what better time like the present to bake a batch? These disappear whenever my husband is around, until the last cookie. I asked him once why he never eats the last cookie, and he…

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At Home Workout With Celebrity Trainer Raheem Chatman

Raheem Chatman Free Workout

I’m bringing back Fitness Friday for a very special treat: a free workout you can do at home, with or without weights, with a personal trainer to the stars. Raheem Chatman trains Geneva Carr and Ashanti (if you’ve ever seen her abs I know you’re listening) and now you. If you’re feeling anything like I do right now, you might be worried about losing those gym gainz now that even Equinox and Soul Cycle threw in the towel and shuttered…

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The Best One Pot Arroz con Pollo

The Best One Pot Arroz con Pollo

Thank you for your feedback on what you want to read right now, and welcome to day two of Coronavirus Quarantine Content. Some of you asked for healthy, family-friendly recipes using pantry staples, so today I’m sharing my go-to chicken and rice recipe that I shared on my Instagram stories Sunday evening. This version can be made with many different substitutions (for example, I used cipollini onions and shishito peppers because that was all I had around and couldn’t stomach…

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The New Normal Under Coronavirus Quarantine

The New Normal Under Coronavirus Quarantine

Given that our lives have now been completely turned upside down, I wanted to address something that has been bothering me in the wake of Coronavirus quarantine. Following school closures last week, and now state mandated closures of pretty much everything, many of us and our partners are out of work, or working from home. We are fortunate to have the ability to do so, as many do not, and some are in a state of panic and dread wondering…

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The Beginning Of The End Of Nursing Forever

The Beginning Of The End Of Nursing Forever

I feel this is the beginning of the end of nursing forever. My daughter, my third and (most likely) last baby, will be 11 months old three days from today. Last night, she didn’t want to nurse. She wanted to suck her thumb instead. Raquel is my first thumb sucker, so this is new to me. I laid her in her crib, certain she would change her mind and want me to feed her. But she didn’t. She just went…

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16 Things I Learned Since I Turned 20

16 Things I learned Since I Turned 20

It’s my sweet sixteenth anniversary of turning 20, and for some reason I’ve been thinking about how much change has happened since I was standing on the edge of not-quite-adulthood. The way I consider time and experiences has been the biggest shift. There is something so liberating about being in this stage of life, even though I’m quite literally, tied down in the most familial sense. You feel it, right? Yeah, I’m about to get philosophical. Here are 16 things…

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New Year New Home

new year new home

It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that we are moving! I’ve been relatively quiet on social media and here on this blog throughout the holiday season not only because I was spending some down time with family, but also because I’ve been busy getting our new home ready for my family to move in.…

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How My Style Has Changed Since I Became A Mom

Christian Louboutin Rainbow Glitter Disco 70s Ankle Boots

While you won’t find me in the much-memed “mom outfit” of leggings and a sweatshirt unless I’m at the gym, my style has subtly changed since having children. I hadn’t thought too much about this until I was previewing the Saks shoe sale the other day via text (so Xilennial) and my homegirl Marla sent me a pic of a pair of rainbow glitter Christian Louboutin So Kate’s. “Maybe in my twenties!” I wrote back. They were so me, that…

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My Mental Health Journey

90s Polka Dot Silk Slip Dress

October is mental health awareness month, so in the spirit of erasing the stigma around mental health care, I want to share my mental health journey. Most of us are quick to go to the doctor when our bodies don’t feel well, but some of us are afraid to admit when we are having a difficult time mentally.…

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