Hi guys! This edition of CNC Instagram Live is from September 19th, and I received a great group of questions from you guys for it – thank you for sending! I love having a running list and hearing what kinds of topics you guys are interested in hearing about, so keep ’em coming! Ok, into the questions we go! 1. Is fasted cardio ok for women, specifically 20-25 minutes of interval sprints? My answer: it depends!…

Hi, guys! We had quite the fun time on Friday night… and it was totally impromptu! I didn’t feel like cooking, so we decided to take the whole family out to dinner at the Hingham Shipyard. We took Murphy to dinner at Trident last year and had such a great time together, we decided to do it again. It was basically a dog-friendly Friday night on the South Shore. Woohoo! Trident has an outdoor patio…

It’s time for another “day in the life” via timestamps! I hope you guys enjoy these blog posts because I think they’re really fun to write, and it’s a nice way to remember our “regular” days as a family. Let me know what you guys think! 7:15 AM: Breakfast in the living room with Quinn (and Murphy). On the menu: Banana oats mixed with Nuzest smooth vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, and almond butter. Delish! To…

Murphy had a great 10th birthday! I can’t believe our sweet pug is such an old man now. It happened so fast! I mean, look at his gray face. Oh my heart. Old pugs are my favorite. Murphy’s birthday celebration kicked off with a ride in the car, which, of course, is always one of his favorite adventures. He barked out the window and lost his mind every time I turned on the car blinker…

This post is sponsored by Freshpet, and its content is provided by Murphy P. Haupert. (His middle name is Piranha.) As always, thank you for supporting this blog!  Back in 2011, Murphy offered some life advice to CNC readers. He didn’t speak of pug training or pug temperament. Instead he spoke from the heart and offered his best words of wisdom. At the time, he was just 3 years old, but Murphy knew a thing…

Hi, guys! We were up and at ’em on Monday morning. I woke up at 4:45 to bang out some work before the boys woke up, butttttt… Quinn woke up a short while later, so I didn’t get all that much accomplished. Whomp whomp. He was exhausted, but didn’t want to stay in bed any longer, so I let him wake up with a show while I answered a few more emails. We made it…

Hi, guys! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! 🙂 This morning started bright and early at 4:45 AM. Instead of hitting the gym, I broke out my laptop and immediately got to work. Monday totally got away from me, so I attempted to make up for lost time. Holy inbox madness! Quinn actually “slept in” until 6:45 AM, so I managed to sneak in a solid 2 hours of…

Our poor sweet pug is getting old. He turns 9 in June, and we recently noticed that he might be having some issues with his hips, which is super common for the breed. Yesterday, I saw Murphy sleeping in Quinn’s bed, which he’s never done before. He usually sleeps in our bed (and crushes the pillows like it’s his job), but it seemed like he opted for the lower bed over our much higher one…

Hi, guys! Happy Friday! Boy, do I have a story for you. I’m still feeling pretty shaken-up and helpless after it. Ughhh, story below… So, our morning started out like most days. I woke up, fed Murphy, and ate my breakfast, which was overnight oats made with ground pumpkin seeds, SFH Churro protein powder, banana slices, collagen, unsweetened almond milk, and a big old scoop of sunflower butter. After breakfast, Murphy and I went out for…

Hi, friends! Our sweet Murphy had his teeth cleaned yesterday. He’s never had it done (in 8 years), so it was about time. Plus, with his hollow jaw (yes, he’s quite the “special” dog), a couple of his teeth were starting to, well, rot, so they needed to be removed. Everything worked out just fine with his cleaning, but the morning before he left for the vet was especially hard – for both pug and…

Happy (belated) birthday to Murphy! Our little puglet turned 7 years old the other day and, of course, we needed to celebrate. Before he even knew the plan, Murphy was already super pumped for a “ride in the car.” We picked up Quinn early from daycare and then drove to Hingham. We met Dada there and then walked over to Maggie’s Dog House for Murphy’s birthday surprise. Remember Murphy’s Subaru adventure that was filmed at Maggie’s?…

Alternate title: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Murphy’s World. I loved reading all of your comments (thank you, btw) on my 8-year blog birthday giveaway about what you’d like to see more and less of on CNC. There was definitely a mix (i.e. more food posts, fewer recipes, more product reviews, fewer sponsored posts, more CrossFit, less CrossFit), but the one thing that just about everyone agreed on was more Murphy posts!! The little furball used to be the…

Hi, friends! I just wanted to share a quick update with you guys about Murphy. As you saw in this morning’s BarkBox post, he’s doing quite a bit better. Physically, he still has a way to go, but, personality-wise, he’s back to his old pug self (i.e. acting like we never feed him, obsessively sitting on our laps, barking at the mailman), and we are especially happy about it! So, last Thursday, we visited the…

This post is sponsored by BarkBox. Look what arrived just in time for Murphy’s birthday! Our little puglet turned 6 years old on Sunday, so a BarkBox was the perfect way to celebrate. As you might remember, we LOVE BarkBox in our house. I’ve blogged about it a number of times in the past and it’s easily one of Murphy’s favorite things ever. Never heard of BarkBox? It’s a monthly box of treats, toys, and…

Hi, friends! What happened Wednesday? Let me tell you! Quinn woke up on the wrong side of the bed, so we took a walk around the block and tried to get our day started on the right foot. Truthfully, we never really got there, but I have a feeling he’s going through a growth spurt or some sort of developmental milestone. He napped a lot yesterday and when he was a wake, he was either…