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Running with purpose- The Boston Marathon!

Who What When Where WHY?? Good questions. I asked myself the same thing when my husband, Jared, decided to run the Seattle Marathon last Thanksgiving. The whole thing was decided on a whim, something that our friend Misha schemed up in passing, and the next thing I knew he (and several other gullible suckers) were signed up for 26.2 miles of torture. Being the decidedly more practical of our pair,

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wellness

My Secrets To Self-Care

“Self care” is a buzzword that people toss around a lot these days—and for good reason. While it’s never easy to find “me” time, everything feels different when I do. I am happier, I’m more focused, I’m a better mom, a better friend and I’m a better wife. To me, “self-care” equals self-worth. Investing in ourselves builds self-esteem and confidence—and it doesn’t have to be as time-consuming as we think.

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fitness shop style wellness

Workout Gear for Every Sweat Session

If you’ve read Now & Gen for a while, you know that one of my favorite ways to blow off steam is breaking a sweat. But a workout doesn’t necessarily even have to mean hitting the gym: Carving out some time for physical activity can mean a brisk walk outside with my husband, a yoga class to clear my mind or even chasing around after the kids on our bikes.

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wellness

Tips and Tricks to Combat Allergy Face

This post is sponsored by Zyrtec, but all opinions are my own. Spring is over and we are heading into the summer! Surprisingly enough, my allergies are still bothering me! After countless trial and errors, I’ve finally figured out a beauty routine that helps me look and feel my best during the sneezing season—along with a little help from ZYRTEC®. Honestly, the allergy med has been a lifesaver for me.

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homestead wellness

Gift List: My Winter Essentials In One Box

‘Tis the season! Which also means holiday shopping. I’m obsessed with finding just the right thing for just the right person, and the task is daunting. Over the years, I’ve found that picking out toys for my three children is relatively easy compared to shopping for my friends. What do you get the girls who have everything? Luckily I know a super cute one-stop-shop to end the struggle and save

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