How Zumba Taught Me How to Be 35

Zumba helping me come to grips with getting old

So I’m 35 today. I’m not overly excited about it. In fact, I’ve been dreading it since turning 34. I’m old. I’m cranky. I’m out of shape. Oh, and I’m tired. Oh so very tired. But in preparing to write this post, I tried to think about what the angle would be. I’m old and […]

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Thanksgiving Preparations (or Lack Thereof)

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I am aware that Thanksgiving in the time of the Pilgrims was probably pretty difficult. I mean, finding and killing a turkey. Growing everything you were going to eat. Staying alive until the holiday. You know, stuff. But there are things that we have to deal with that they did not. Namely, Pinterest.     […]

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Earning a Relaxing Veterans Day

Veterans Day is always a funny day for me. The appreciation for those of us who chose to join the military is nice – as is the free cupcakes and coffee. The overabundance of commercialization of the day bothers me some – camouflage on every football uniform and other feel good actions. The day makes […]

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My Personal Fitness Assistant – ClassPass in Seattle

Class Pass Subscription Fitness Program Launches in Seattle

So here’s the thing. I’m almost 35. (If only you knew how hard it is for me to say those words.) I’m almost 35, I’ve birthed two children. My body is not exactly what it was when I met my husband. (I recently gave away the size 4 dress I was wearing the day I […]

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The Week That Was

Gratuitous Adorable Photo

While it has been quiet here on Two Washingtons, we’ve been keeping it real throughout the internets. Over at Liberating Working Moms, we started the week sharing our real life admissions and realizing that while moms may sometimes feel like everyone but them has their lives together, the truth is we all order Papa John’s […]

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Buried Under

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First, the title of this post refers to the Rayna James hit “Buried Under.” If you’re asking, who is Rayna James? Well, maybe you should reconsider your Two Washingtons fandom. Rayna James is the Nashville persona of Tami Taylor. And if you don’t know who Tami Taylor is, well then we really can. not. be […]

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Pumpkin Patches Are Overrated (There, I said it.)

Pumpkins are Cooler than Pumpkin Patches

In today’s social media age, you can watch the seasons progress in photos featured on Facebook and Instagram. Summer features adorable children on the beach, then back to school on the front steps with back ups and now, we’re in the pumpkin patch season of the year. (This will soon be followed by Halloween costume […]

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So Photogenic

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      Lila and Lucy, can you give each other a hug? Guys, look at the camera! Can you just stand next to each other? Girls, look at momma and smile! Say “we love momma!” Whatever, just eat your bunny grahams.    

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My Favorite Things: Cosmic Kids Yoga

My Favorite Things: Cosmic Kids Yoga

A week or so ago Lila was having a meltdown about something. Who knows what, probably something about not having the right amount of toothpaste on her toothbrush or something. She’s three, you know how it goes. Anyway, meltdowns like this don’t lead to successful bedtimes, so I was doing my best to try to […]

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Raising Kids in a PC World

Raising Children in a Politically Correct World

This past Monday was a holiday in parts of the country, but there was no three day weekend here in Seattle. Not only is Columbus Day not a holiday here, but as of October 6, it isn’t even Columbus Day anymore. Seattle (and Minneapolis) now celebrates Indigenous People Day.  The change in name is an […]

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