Join Me at the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk!

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Photo credit to John Deputy

Photo credit to John Deputy

Whenever I see my Grandma my spirit lightens and I can’t stop smiling. She’s my hero. At 95 years young she’s experienced a life I can’t imagine, lost her Husband, battled breast cancer and yet she shines. Her energy, her spirit and her youth are so present you can’t help but love spending time with her. The love I share for this wonderful woman is why this September I’ll be lacing up (one day after my 30th birthday!) and participating in the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai, which supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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My Grandma is a phenomenal woman indeed. She doesn’t talk much about her battle with breast cancer, and I can only imagine what she and my Grandfather experienced when they received her diagnosis. No family should have to experience the loss of losing a family member to cancer, yet so many face this challenging news every day. Since 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised critical funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research through community fundraising events.

How You Can Get Involved

Register today for the Jimmy Fund walk!

Join thousands others on Sunday, September 27 and walk 26.2 miles to support cancer care and research. Use promo code BLOG to save $5 off of registration! All routes finish at the Copley Square finish area in Boston where walkers will enjoy live music and food

Support Me!

My fundraising goal is $300, please consider donating even $1 towards improving the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world

Cheer On Walkers!

Whether you live in Hopkinton or Back Bay you can set up around the course and support the walkers during the walk.

Regardless of if you’ll be walking or cheering at home YOU can help make a real difference in the lives of families fighting cancer. Battling this crippling disease requires extensive treatment, research and support and I hope you’ll consider becoming part of this this life changing event.

Together we can make the world cancer-free.



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Join Me At EarthFest this Saturday! #UFundDreams

I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA for this post in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I still remember the fear and anxiety of applying to college and trying to maneuver the financial aid process on my own. It was not fun – at all. I missed out on many opportunities to receive scholarships and grants because I was unaware and didn’t tap into local resources to help me strategically apply to college and financial aid. Knowledge is power and I’m thrilled to again be working with Fidelity and the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) to share why saving for college doesn’t have to be scary and should start sooner than later.

Over the past couple years our family has gotten to experience college savings, made fun. You heard me right. College savings can be fun. How, you ask? Through the U.Fund Dreams Tour, that’s how!

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At various events around Boston like MayFair and the upcoming Earthfest this Saturday (7/18), guests can obtain digestible information on the cost of college in Massachusetts and the different options that are available to families.

I know from my experience how important it is to be armed with information when deciding on such a big decision as where to send your child to college. MEFA & Fidelity have partnered to host the U.Fund Dreams Tour, in an effort to empower you to make decisions about your children’s future and know that there are resources available to help families better navigate the process. Why didn’t I know about this years ago?!

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If you’re around this weekend stop by EarthFest in the Boston Common where you and your family can experience the U.Fund Dreams Tour live!

Get silly in the photo booth, talk with a representative about any questions or concerns you have and leave equipped with tangible information on how you can start saving for college now!

I’ve partnered with Fidelity & MEFA for this post in support of the U.Fund Dreams Tour. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.



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Our Family Has Expanded, We Adopted a Puppy!

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NO, I’m not pregnant :)
I stay surprising myself. And my newest adventure has been quite the surprise.
My daughter is nine and will be the big ol 1-0 in September which is absolutely mind boggling to me. My big eyes curly headed girl who always needed to be up under Mommy is now emailing a 100 times a day, making videos and her assets are growing at a rate that is NOT ok with me!! She is lovely and as I think about our journey I can’t help but want another baby…

PUMP THE BRAKES / Do NOT pass GO, do NOT collect $200!!

While I firmly believe no-one is truly ready for a baby regardless of how many “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books ya read, our family is not fully at a position to bring another child into the world. So what do I go and do?

Get a PUPPY of course! Yes, we’ve adopted a puppy!

World, meet the newest member of our family, pup Logan Griswold! (ain’t he cute!)
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How’d we choose his name? Great question! (Logan because the boyfriend loves Wolverine. Griswold because my favorite movie on the planet is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I can’t wait to get my moose reindeer mug!)
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Our little 5 month puppy, a Brindle Terrier, who we adopted him from Last Hope K9 Rescue in Boston was born in a shelter in Arkansas then fostered with a great local family before our house became his home. It’s been a whirlwind over the past three days we’ve had him, but we are all so happy to have him!
This is my first dog ever and our family’s first pup and we’re looking forward to learning best practices for raising a kind respectful pup from our friends!
Happy 4th of July, friends!!


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