March update

I feel like a March update is easier if I break this down into sections, so… Shopping/Parenting (which don’t go together at all, but roll with it, ok?) Sunday felt like spring. The air was all sunshine, soft breezes and bird songs. Also, we were home, doing nothing because Sweet Pea was sick. Puking, avoiding […]

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Random February Stuff

February February has historically been a good month for me. February is the month in which… -I ran my first marathon (Myrtle Beach, 2001) –I met Dan (Valentine’s Day, 2008) -We closed on our house (2010) –Sweet Pea was born (2012) Birthdays, Books, and Clothes It feels like Sweet Pea was born yesterday. And suddenly […]

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Name Your Demons

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown suggests silencing the voices in your head—the ones trying squelch your greatness—by naming them. I went a step further.  *         *         * I’m old Aggie. You know how in a dream, someone’s someone but they look just like someone else’s cousin or whatever? […]

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Coffee Date January 2017

Can we do coffee again? (I don’t know about you but I had a lot of fun last time). Are you on Instagram? I’m on Instagram. We should follow each other if we’re not already following each other. Or we shouldn’t… depends if you want to see all my fitness posts… My plan is for my […]

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Best Books I Read in 2016

I read 49 books this year. You can see them all on my Goodreads Profile if you like. I’m pretty sure you can find me on Goodreads (which I am obsessed with) though my email address—pam.sinel(at)gmail.com. Here are my ten favorites in no particular order. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler I loved Danler’s voice. The way she […]

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#WorkoutWednesday: 30 Minute Strength Workout

Ever since Lady Bug was born (she’s now two-and-a-half), my running has been two steps forward, one step back, eg) frustrating to the max. As soon as I get in a good groove, I start increasing mileage, throwing in a workout here and there, jumping into a 5k, and then bam, something throws me off. […]

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Race Report: Wobble Gobble 5k

The morning started like any other race morning, with two packets; a square packet of Quaker Instant Oatmeal and a rectangular, tube-like packet of Starbucks Via. Unlike a usual morning, I Instagrammed my breakfast. I spent a moment wondering if I was a loser or a cliche or both because really? Choosing a cool filter […]

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#We’re With Her

My great grandparents immigrated to the United States in the late 1800’s to escape the pogroms in Eastern Europe. Once here, they had three girls, including my grandmother, Edith Berger Sinel. Having skipped a grade, she and her older sister graduated high school the same year. Their father said, “Girls, I can buy a house or […]

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Barre 3 Streaming: An Honest Review

With limited access to studio barre classes, I streamed Barre 3 classes for a couple of months, and I want to tell you all about it.  This is my honest review of Barre 3 Streaming. Disclaimer: They gave me one month of free streaming in exchange for an honest review. If you know me or […]

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I turned “I can’t” into “I did” (without vomiting)

Three years ago, I sat at a table with a successful, smart, genuine woman at the BlogHer conference. I met many amazing women that weekend but this one said something to me that I’ve held close ever since. Her blog was huge, she was traveling the world sharing her message, and she had a book […]

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