Five on a Friday 4.13.18

Yesterday was actually my Friday – today I’m off from work because I got picked to chaperone Sadie’s class trip to the Children’s Museum! (The class moms do it as a lottery so everyone gets a chance – they’re fantastic!) As I’m out herding a bunch of five-year-olds, here’s Five on a Friday!


When I was sick right before our flight to Disney I was VERY nervous about my ears and pressure on the plane. My ears usually pop on flights without being sick/having ear infections and in no way did I want to be in pain for the trip. I flew back from Portugal in November while sick and the pressure was unbearable. I saw these EarPlanes on a Buzzfeed list (I think) and figured I’d give them a try. I wore them for the whole flight on the way to Florida and put them in right before we started to descend on the return flight. No pressure, no pain! Not even my usual ear popping. Definite travel game changer! (They also come in child size – would probably be great if your kid has ear pain on flights!)

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I feel like there is nothing harder than getting back into the swing of things after vacation. For me, it’s getting into the swing of things after two weeks of being sick/hospitalized AND vacation. The house is a disaster, laundry needs to be done, suitcases and other things still need to be put away… oh and our cleaning company who came once a month to tackle some areas for us called while we were away and told us they were closing. WAHHHHHHHH!!!



After seeing Hamilton last month I’ve been listening to the soundtrack on repeat! Seriously it’s so amazing. I also replaced the screen lock image on my phone with this one – it’s such a great reminder to see every day. 🙂



I wish I could rest from vacation and heading back to work but this weekend is jam packed! Tomorrow Sadie goes back to dance (two classes), then we take her to a birthday party and hand her off to my parents so she can sleepover their house. Then Dave and I are heading into Brooklyn for a wedding! It’s his co-workers wedding and we’re staying the  night. But there’s no rest even on Sunday! I head straight to my cousin’s baby shower!! It’s gonna be a long weekend but I can’t wait.



If you haven’t checked it out yet, I’m featured on my friend Renee’s podcast! Her Wild Cozy Truth podcast is amazing, it empowers women and addresses so many different topics. On my episode, I open up about a toxic relationship I had as a teenager and the lasting effects it still has on me today. I’m very proud of how the episode turned out and how I am able to talk about that period of my life and how I used it to make my life into what it is today.

You can listen on any podcast app (Google Play, Apple Podcasts etc) or click here.


Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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  1. I was also in a bad relationship as a teen, so I think I definitely have to listen to that podcast!
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  2. <3 Love you! You are awesome for sharing your story (also, omg Renee! I haven't thought about so many bloggers in suchhhhhh a long time).

  3. Thank you for sharing your story – great podcast. I had a boyfriend when I was young who’s words 20 years later still occasionally makes me question my self-worth despite being older, wiser and stronger, as well as being married to an amazing guy for 12 years. It sucks that these brief relationships can have such lasting effects.
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    • I’m sorry it took me so long to respond to this comment, my blog has fallen to the wayside. It’s amazing how words said so long ago by one person can still affect us today. I am so glad you’re in a great relationship now! <3

  4. Very curious about those EarPlanes. I don’t usually have an issue with ear pain, but when I do, I REALLY do, and I like the idea of having those around if I have to fly while congested because that is THE WORST. Thanks for sharing!
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  5. I wish I wouldve known about Earplane ear plugs earlier. I recently took a trip to new york and boyyy was it painful. Thank you for sharing your story and your helpful information.


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