This post is sponsored by Project Baseline by Verily, but opinions are my own. Before I share what actually put me into remission, I want to acknowledge what’s happening in the world right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a stressful and anxious time, and it’s scary for me too, but we’ll get through it together. Right now, more than ever, it’s important to support research of all kinds so each and every one…

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx. Hey friends, did you know March is National Nutrition Month? Well, it is, and I have a fun post today, thanks to BabbleBoxx, to celebrate! BabbleBoxx sent me an awesome box of goodies, including healthy dressings, keto snack bars, beet juice, and more, so let me show you some new tasty food finds! Action for Healthy Kids Action for Healthy Kids sent a fun silicon oven mitt, which has already…

Thanks to Dollar Shave Club for sponsoring this blog post. As always, thank you for reading and supporting the brands that sponsor content on Carrots ‘N’ Cake.  You guys know that I’m not fancy when it comes to my beauty routine, which means I’m particular about the products that I use. They need to be high-quality and perform well. I don’t like having one million half-used products in my bathroom. I dunno, it stresses me…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)’s IBD Parenthood Project to bring you this blog post.  If I’ve learned anything from motherhood, it’s that in order to raise a healthy baby, I needed to be a healthy mom first. My experience with pregnancy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was relatively lucky, but everyone’s journey is different.  IBD Parenthood Project aims to address misperceptions and fears women with IBD and their health care providers experience throughout all…

Hi, friends! I’m back from Arlington, Virginia and absolutely loved my time there. The nice people from Stay Arlington invited me for a visit over the weekend. Arlington was named the “fittest city in America” two years in a row by the American College of Sports Medicine, so they wanted me to see what it was all about. I got to experience all sorts of fun ways to be active in Arlington, and I can’t wait to…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to bring you this blog post. Read on to learn more about a new resource that was just launched to help women navigate IBD and pregnancy. I think all of us moms can agree that motherhood (especially new motherhood) can be one of the craziest rollercoaster rides that we’ll ever experience. While it’s a time of true joy as you bring your little one into this world and…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to bring you this blog post. Read on to learn more about a new resource that was just launched to help women navigate IBD and pregnancy. At the end of my pregnancy, I started to have a few flare symptoms related to my ulcerative colitis diagnosis. They were fairly minor to start, but got worse and worse as the weeks progressed. My GI doctor put me on a…

I’ve partnered with Wegmans to bring you this blog post. As always, thank you for supporting Carrots ‘N’ Cake! As you guys might remember, I am a long-time fan of Wegmans. They’ve made their way to Massachusetts with 6 locations, and I seriously love to visit. There’s a location about 25 minutes away, so we’ll pop in from time-to-time to do our family’s grocery shopping, especially if we’re in the area. In recent months, I’ve…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to bring you this blog post. Read on to learn more about a new resource that was just launched today to help women navigate IBD and pregnancy. Until my early 30s, I wasn’t really a “kid person.” I never really played with dolls as a kid. I didn’t babysit younger siblings or cousins. And, honestly, I had very little interest in other people’s kids. When Mal and I…

With holiday travel just around the corner, I wanted to re-share this blog post in case you plan on flying with baby. Mal and I were (totally) clueless during our first couple of flights with Quinn. We’ve since flown across the country more than a half dozen times with him, and it gets easier and easier every time, but I still remember one of our first flights to Seattle and, holy cow, we were a…

Hi, guys! Here’s another edition of our “Quinn and Mumma” days. It was your pretty standard morning of adventures, but this post concludes with an easy and delicious weeknight recipe. It’s actually an old school CNC recipe that’s been revived since it’s such a simple, nutritious, and quick dinner to throw together on busy night – or, hey, just any night when you DO NOT feel like cooking. Basically, you should add this recipe to…

Just the other day, I received a group text about our annual Friendsgiving. I was immediately appreciative of the pre-planning, but then it occurred to me that our friendly celebration is just a few weeks away. (How did that happen?!) With Friendsgiving (and Thanksgiving) just around the corner, I couldn’t help but think about what I wanted to contribute. I personally love a good appetizer, especially one that everyone can share in together, so I created one using some…

I’ve partnered with Under Armour to bring you this blog post. As always, thank you for supporting Carrots ‘N’ Cake! The Carrots ‘N’ Cake 10,000 Steps a Day Challenge officially kicks off today! Woohoo! (If you haven’t had a chance to sign up, you can still participate. Just sign up here.) It’s a 28-day challenge that runs today through Saturday, December 1st. The goal is to accumulate 10,000 steps (or more) each day, so I wanted to share…

I’ve partnered with Chiquita bananas to bring you this blog post. As always, thank you for supporting Carrots ‘N’ Cake! Cancer touches so many lives and my family is no exception. That’s why I’m proud partner with Chiquita for their Pink Sticker campaign. Throughout October, Chiquita’s familiar Blue Sticker is going pink to encourage action from millions of consumers in the fight against breast cancer and to highlight the brand’s dedication to the American Cancer Society’s mission…

I’ve partnered with So Delicious Dairy Free to bring you this blog post. As always, THANK YOU for supporting CNC! Now that Mal is back to school, Quinn and I are starting to get into a routine with our “gym days” once again. Starting our day with an hour-long CrossFit workout for me and playtime for him in the kids’ room always starts our day off on the right foot. I swear, both of us…