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    Hello CNC Readers! My name is Athena, from Rochester, NY.  I blog over at FitLifeBalance.com where I ramble about my multisport lifestyle, work (and occasional play) travel adventures, and reasons you should vote for me for Parent of the Year award. Tina has given me the opportunity to share some tips about a topic I […]


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    I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the “Summer Snapshots” Photo campaign. Please join in the fun by posting to your own website, Facebook page or Twitter feed and use the hashtag #CVSPhotoFun. While I am being sponsored to help lead this campaign, all opinions expressed about CVS/pharmacy are my own. Hi, friends! I just […]


    A New Day in the Life III

    August 28, 2014

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    Good morning! Thanks for all of your hair dryer recommendations. You guys rule! Here’s another peek into our new day in the life! 1:30 AM: Mal comes home from his softball game and hanging out with the guys. Murphy, our guard dog, hears him. He doesn’t bark, but he jumps off the bed and annoyingly […]



    Hi, friends! I’m looking for some hair dryer recommendations, and I’m hoping you guys might be able to help me out! A few years ago, Mal bought me a fancy ionic hairdryer, but instead of it making my hair sleek and smooth, it makes my hair frizzy. I know. It’s suppose to do just the opposite, […]


    Postpartum Fitness How I Overcame Feeling Discouraged

    This post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok as part of the Body After Baby series.  At one point or another, most of us will need to take time off from exercise. Whether it’s an injury, illness, or pregnancy, it’s pretty common that something will sideline you from working out. And, of course, it’s […]


    The Old Irish Goodbye

    August 25, 2014


    Hi, friends! Happy, happy, happy Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here’s a quick little recap of mine…             Left to right starting at the top: Kettlebells 4 Kids. The WOD was a lot of fun (and surprisingly challenging for just 8 minutes) and we got sweaty for a […]


    The Virtual Pug Run

    Heyyyyyy! Happy Friday, friends! I have five random things to tell you about this morning. Are you ready?! Here goes! #1: Be sure to enter the two giveaways running on CNC right now: Win a free week of meals from Blue Apron and win $100 CASH! Cash money, people! Don’t skip this one! I will pick […]