Hey guys! Welcome to this next edition of CNC Instagram Live. I have a great group of questions for you today, so if you’d like to hear them, stay tuned and listen in!     LDN and UC Update I received a few variations of this question and am happy to talk about it because I’ve got a lot to tell! LDN (knock on wood) has potentially kicked in, though it’s hard to know for…

Another Newport weekend is in the books, and it might just be one of my favorites yet! 🙂 It was our 11th year visiting and Quinn’s 7th (feel free to do the math on that one), and it’s still one of our favorite weekends of the entire year. It just never gets old, and I truly cherish the moments we spend together there as a family. That said, here’s a recap of our Newport weekend!…

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…

Greetings from somewhere over Minnesota! Are you ready for some meal prep hacks for a long flight? Oh, I bet you are! 😉 I was up and at ’em this morning to catch an early-morning flight across the country to Seattle to visit the Brooks Running team and fellow #runhappy ambassadors. The flight is nearly 6 hours long, so I packed all sorts of food, including breakfast and lunch as well as snacks (just in…

Hey guys! We recently spent the weekend in a tiny house, courtesy of Getaway, and I wanted to tell you all about our experience aka here’s a review of Getaway Boston (tiny house) + discount code! The nice people at Getaway offered us a weekend away in one of their tiny houses. Mal and I are kind of obsessed with tiny houses, and since they’re dog friendly, we took them up on their offer and…

I just wanted to jump on here and tell you about our trip to Stowe, Vermont!  We stayed at the Lodge at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain Lodge). It’s an amazing place, and we’ve actually vacationed at the lodge during the last three summers. The PR person there is wonderful, and we’ve been friends for a while now, so when she invited our family for another visit, of course, we said yes! With that here’s a…

I can’t wait to share this review of Club Med in Sandpiper Bay, Florida! A little backstory first… We had originally planned a family vacation to the Punta Cana location of Club Med, but with all of the craziness happening there, we decided to switch our trip to Sandpiper Bay, Florida. Thankfully, Club Med was very accommodating and switched our lodging with just a small penalty. The airline, however, was not so accommodating. Whomp whomp….

We’re off to Florida this morning, so I figured it would be the perfect time to share this blog post with tips for surviving an elimination diet on vacation. Not that I’m doing any sort of elimination diet right now, BUT I know them all too well. I have taken many trips away when I had a restricted diet, and it’s not all that enjoyable. Of course, the thought of having to give up some…

We had quite the July 4 celebration!! 🙂 We headed down to our friends’ house in Centerville on Cape Cod the night before July 4th and stayed through most of the holiday the next day. As a way to recap, I wanted to switch things up and share some snapshots with timestamps from our mini vacation away. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 July 3 We were up and at ’em on Wednesday morning with…

Hey and happy Friday! Not only am I excited about the upcoming weekend (we’re seeing our hometown crew), but I’m excited about today’s post because #snacks. I love to travel and do it often, which means I have had plenty of practice packing healthier travel-friendly food for when we’re on the go. After lots of experimenting over the years, I’ve found that I feel best when I pack low-sugar (and high protein) options, especially when…

Hi, guys! We had THE BEST time in New York City! It was our first family trip to the Big Apple. It was also Quinn’s first train ride, which was a huge hit (despite his expression below)! 🙂 Saturday On Saturday morning, we took the train from Westwood/Route 128 to Penn Station, so it was about 4 hours from station to station. We opted for the Northeast Regional instead of the Acela to save some…

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, friends! Another annual Newport weekend is in the books! It was our 10th year visiting (and Quinn’s 6th – feel free to do the math on that one), and it’s still one of our favorites (if not our FAVORITE) weekend of the entire year. We have so many wonderful memories from our trips to Newport and always make more there! 🙂 FRIDAY We arrived early Friday evening, got settled, and then Quinn and I…

Hello from Des Moines! 🙂 I just wanted to pop in real quick to share a cute story from my travels yesterday. It gave me all of the warm fuzzies! 🙂 But, first, check out the throwback photo below. (I was at the 12th Annual Niman Ranch Farmer Appreciate Dinner.) It’s from 2010 when bloggers were few and far between. I remember meeting Chef John and Danielle and feeling like we were all long lost…

A huge thank you to Stowe Mountain Lodge for hosting us during our stay. We had an absolutely amazing time, and we can’t recommend this resort enough as a family vacation destination!  Oh, boy, I don’t even know where to start with this recap. I almost made a video recap because I just have SO MUCH to say about our recent stay at Stowe Mountain Lodge, but, hopefully, I can share all of the awesome details in this…