7 In Holiday/ Kids/ Life

Why I Go Overboard For Christmas

Why I Go Overboard For Christmas I woke up this morning with so much excitement and it was all thanks to my son’s own excitement that was so contagious he had us all up and ready like never before. It is December 1st the start of the happiest month of the year and the arrival of his beloved Elf Chippy. Every year the night before December first Mike and I set up the table in our kitchen for Chippy’s annual arrival…

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11 In Kids/ Life

Raising Kids To Be Grateful All Year Round

Raising Kids To Be Grateful All Year Round  It’s finally here the week of Thanksgiving is upon us. It was President Abraham Lincoln who dedicated the last Thursday in November to a day of Thanksgiving in America. This time of year gives us a time to reflect on all that we have to be Thankful for. I truly believe we all have at least one thing we can be Thankful for but when we really examine our lives we can find so much…

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6 In Life/ Uncategorized

20 Random Facts About Me

Hello Friends, I’m so glad you came here to learn a little bit more about me, the girl behind Running on Love and Caffeine! I can’t believe I launched this little blog of mine 5 months ago! Time really flies when you are having fun! I wasn’t really sure of where this blog would take me all I knew was that I wanted to write to hopefully help and inspire other Moms and women in general on a bigger platform.…

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13 In Holiday/ Kids/ Life/ Uncategorized

The Perfect Baby Gift- Incredibundles Review + Giveaway

This post by is sponsored by Incredibundles but as always, all thoughts and reviews are of my own honest opinions. Thank you for supporting brands that support my blog! The Perfect Baby Gift-Incredibundles Review + Giveaway  Alright this is it everyone, I have found the holy grail of baby gifts! If you are like me then you are finding that your social media news feed is flooded with pregnancy and birth announcements. It is my absolute favorite thing to see pop…

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19 In DIY/ Holiday/ Kids/ Recipes

Spooky Graveyard Cupcakes

 These quick and easy Halloween themed graveyard cupcakes are sure to WOW your guests and you won’t believe how simple and fun they are to make! Halloween to me is the start of the holiday season. Halloween is when all the fun beings and we start doing seasonal things as a family. There are movies to watch, school functions to attend, parties to have, fun places to visit to get you in the spirit, and of course themed treats to…

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27 In Kids/ Life

Being An Age Gap Mom

The Reality I have been blessed with two beautiful children with two completely different personalities and one big age gap between them…or at least considered big by today’s norm. It was never my intention to have an age gap but it was just the cards we were dealt. I grew up with my siblings being 2 and 3 years apart from me and although there were many times we fought we have this incredible bond. My parents gave us the…

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12 In Life/ Uncategorized

What I Choose to Tell My Child About The Recent Tragedy And Why

I’m going to be honest and say that I hate that I am writing this because that means something awful has happened, yet again. We are grieving as a Nation and trying to make sense of such a senseless act. My heart just hurts and I can’t get the thoughts of what occurred in Las Vegas out of my head. I am sad that so many of us no longer feel safe. So many of us are saying ” I can’t…

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5 In Life

Life Lately… Where I’ve Been and Exciting News to Share

Hey loves, I’m back! It’s me Michelle from Running on Love and Caffeine, remember me?!  Well I didn’t forget about you or this little blog of mine it’s just that life happened and I’m over here just trying to keep up. So the big news is that WE MOVED!! We sold our townhouse in the busy suburbs of the metro DC area and moved to a single family home in the country! What?!? Crazy I know! My husband recently said…

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25 In Kids/ Life

The Reality of Momsomnia

  “When I’m worried and cannot sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep”- Bing Crosby   Sleep, it’s the one thing us parents all say we need and lack at the same time. I was in a chat group with Moms the other day and the question was asked; “what would you do if you had an afternoon/night to yourself with no kids?” and about 95% of the answers were “nap or sleep”. Whether you are a working Mom,…

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