Meet the Newest Addition to Our Family: Ryan Thomas

Happy to be a big brother =)

Good Morning and Happy Monday!!! First, just want to say thank you to everyone for the wonderful prayers, thoughts, and wishes the last few days. For those that aren’t aware, my husband, son, and I were thrilled to welcome the newest member to our family, Ryan Thomas Gonzalez, last week. Ryan is already back to […]

4th of July and Why I Need To Run

Pretty good stride for an almost 18 mo old!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!!  My husband and I took our son to the beach for the first time this year.  I knew he would enjoy the sand and water, but I wasn’t prepared for HOW much he would love it. It was a perfect day. —————————————————————- I haven’t posted much since […]

4am Wakeups? No, Thank You.

Happy Boy in the AM

Good Morning!!! I typically don’t post a ton about parenting because I try to keep this blog to running-related topics, but since my son’s sleep habits were affecting my running, I have decided to talk about it. Little background on my son: 17 months old Sleeping through the night since an early age We are […]

Please Don’t Judge My Parenting


I had planned on publishing a different post today, but after last night’s experience, I felt the need to vent. My sister, my (almost) 16 month old son, and I went out for a very early dinner to our local diner.   It’s not as easy as it once was to take him out to […]

You’ll never understand how much you’ve taught me, my son

Moments after you were born

Dear AJ, Happy 1st birthday!   I know you are too young to read or even understand this letter, but I wanted to say a few things to you before time passes and my memory fades. Can you really be a year old already!?!  I feel like you were just born – I remember delivering you as […]

Having “me” time does not make me a bad mother

Still going everywhere with me!

I’m a very happy stay-at-home mom. I LOVE spending each day with my little man [and I'm beyond grateful that I have the ability to do so]. But a recent trip to the gym made me realize [once again] how important and necessary “me” time is on a regular basis and that I’m still struggling […]

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