Boxing with BAE

So one of the many things that has changed since having Bean is the ease of working out with BAE whenever we want. When we met several years ago, we both had health and fitness as part of our values. We tried various workouts together like lifting, running, boxing, kickboxing, soca classes, swimming…you name it!…

Love and Marriage

So I’m back from a hiatus…an unplanned one, but so much has happened.  For one, I married the love of my life!  If you’re panicking thinking that you missed out on wedding planning posts, you didn’t.  I didn’t blog about our plans to get married.  I didn’t share with all of my friends or my…

(Play)dating on a budget

Summer is coming to a close, but I’m determined to keep the fun going.  Bean’s calendar is more impressive than mine these days!  I’m excited to get a play date invitation because it’s time for me to chat with another Mom (I could do that ALL day) and a chance for Bean to get some…

The Stroller Run

No way it’s been a month…right? My bad…Bean’s side eye is always ready for me when I’m slacking! A few weeks ago, I teamed up with The Stroller Run to get the word out about the fun run taking place at the National Harbor.  The Stroller Run holds races all over the U.S.  that benefit…

Tapping Into Me

The first year of motherhood was…amazing, beautiful…but consuming.  Being a mother to an infant consumed EVERY part of me physically and emotionally!  I thought about Bean in everything that I did.  I don’t want to say that I was obsessive about him because of the negative connotation, but I kept him in mind in ALL…

Fun in the Sun

It’s heating up in DC and it means more time outdoors enjoying rooftops, cookouts, playgrounds, and splash parks!  Bean loves the playground and is increasingly engaging with other kids outdoors.   Fun in the sun means sunscreen protection.  While melanin provides natural protection for people of color, our skin can still burn (just takes a…

Year One Lessons

I can’t believe we have a 1 year old…it’s surreal even while typing this.  We have a vibrant, increasingly independent, giggling, sprinting, climbing, toddler on our hands.  He’s grown so much…and so have we as parents.  Here are some of my year one lessons! Ask for help.  I’m still working on this.  It takes a…