erika

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Originally from Michigan, Erika moved to Chicago for undergrad, met her future husband, and has moved back and forth between Chicago and Fairfield County ever since. Erika started out as a working mom in grad school, but along with a second relocation from Chicago to Fairfield County in 2013, she transitioned to staying at home. Erika does her best to stay sane playing at the park, running with the stroller, looking for more caffeine, browsing at the wine store, and leaning on fellow Mommy friends. You can follow her random Mommy musings on Facebook at Mommy Shark

Get It Boo! Challenging Myself to Workout Everyday in the Month of May

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People like to say that it takes 30 days to change a habit. Of course, if you ask other people, they will say it takes 60, 75 or 90 days. Guess it depends on...

20 Years After High School

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1998...it was a simpler time. The Internet was brand spanking new, Britney Spears had pigtails, Lindsay Lohan was still adorable, Brandy and Monica were arguing about who got the boy, theaters full of people...
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The Old Television in the Bedroom Debate

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I've always had one opinion about television in the bedroom: Not in my house. Sorry if that sounds preachy or judgy; but it's my honest opinion. I want my bedroom to be for quiet...

Taking Ownership of My Day…One Day at a Time

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Back in January of this year, I wrote a blog post about the negative mindsets that I was giving up in 2018. It was a super upbeat cheerleader post about ways in which I...

4 Negative Mindsets I’m Giving Up in 2018

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Psychologists like to say that a big portion of how we approach our lives comes from our internal monologues. So, in other words, our internal voice can be helping us to go in positive...

How About a Weekend Off The Grid?

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Remember when you were young and carefree and you could just take a weekend off the grid? No social commitments, no parties, no nights out in bars or clubs. You could lay around in...

Needing Some Space: Wanting to Miss My Children

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Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? I think that it does. Especially when it comes to my children. When you miss people, you are all the more excited to spend quality time...

Does My Day At the Pool Sound Relaxing?

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Does my day at the pool sound relaxing? Because it wasn't. Whenever I tell someone that we just "spent the day at the pool," they smile and nod in a benign way, because it...

An Extended Vacation :: Life Lessons of a Fairfield County Nomad

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Sometimes, life happens. You try to work with your landlord to extend your rental but he/she doesn't agree to your request and hastily terminates your lease. What do you do? We chose to make...

The Perfect Summer Reading List

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As the cold weather starts to ease up for a warmer season, so does my reading list. I can handle a heavier story (a gripping WWII historical fiction, for example) in colder months, all...