Young – Healthy – Fearless

Young and Fearless

Life motto at the moment: Live Young, Healthy, and Fearless.

Time may march on, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up being youthful, fearless, and healthy.

Swing on swings
Head the farmers market and try something new
Remember the love you had when you first met
Keep trying new things
Don’t forget your daily Vitamin D with a side of SPF
and mostly LIVE!!

This is why I haven’t been blogging lately. I’ve been busy living. Weekends have been carved out for my son and my husband and sometimes even me. Weeknights are full of reading and bath time and basketball and whatever else we feel like doing in the moment.

I’ve learned a lot of things from Logan but this time I’ve learned something from the time I’ve had with Logan. It goes extremely fast, and I can’t get it back. This kid is creeping in on being 2 1/2 already, how can this be?

So take the time to be Young, Healthy, and Fearless.

Do what makes you happy.

Make choices that can keep you around the ones you love longer.

Breathe.

And be fearless!!!

I tried it – Cycling

Cycling

Remember me preaching that you have to find “you” time? I started feeling like a hypocrite because I wasn’t practicing what I was preaching. Sometimes you have all the best intentions to be your own person but at the end of being Mrs. Bailey and Mommy, a girl just wants to kick up her feet up and drink some wine.

But instead of wine drinking, I decided to call my friend Larry and tell him after five years of telling him I’d try cycling that I was ready to go. He. Was. Thrilled.

I give mad props to cyclists. I clocked in 13 miles with an average speed of 12.5 MPH and the fasted at 22 MPH. It was so much fun, I really like to ride a bike. The weather was perfect, the route was a semi-incline at 3% grade the way there and pretty much cake on the way back. My only complaint was how bad my lady parts felt afterward. I mean, woah, it was intense. So if that could get fixed I would cycle more.

Next up… Mountain Biking (on the bunny slopes ;-)

Why Logan is Logan.

Naming

I had an email from a reader (yay!) asking me how I decided on the name Logan. She is 36 weeks pregnant and her and her husband can’t compromise on a name.

Let me first start off by saying that I loved the name Ryan. Wes hated the name Ryan. So Logan is not a Ryan (obviously). When we started going through names the only ones that Wes liked were comic book names, I wasn’t as attached to a name (besides Ryan) so I was open. This was the list that I was given:

Peter
Bruce
Steven
Tony
Logan
Thor
Lex
Clark
Loki

Anyone see a common theme here. It’s all about the Spiderman, Batman, Superman, etc. etc. So while I was given the list of approved names from Wes, I had to decided on the final. Since my brother’s name is Tony and my dad is Steven, so bye-bye Iron Man and Captain America. I couldn’t have imagined naming him Loki, Bruce, Peter or Thor. So it was Lex, Clark, or Logan. Then when I saw the blue balloons I just knew it was meant to be…. Logan was meant to be.

Don’t stress about naming your baby. If you screw it up, that’s what nicknames are for. I mean think about it… William is Willie, Bill, Will, Liam, etc.

p.s. Logan is Wolverine ;-) Kind of fits his fighter mentality, right?

Happy… Birthday

Mother's Day

Date: Sunday, May 10th, Mother’s day.

Task: Enjoy the little one who made me a mommy

Step One: Logan runs down the hallway and throws his arms around me and then looks at me and says “Happy Birthday”.

Say whatttt

Okay my heart melted in a million pieces. He was so proud of himself for wishing me happiness on Mother’s Day, so who cares if it’s a birthday wish.

One thing that is frustrating as a working mom is to stop and just be. It’s either all about my career or all about my family. So commercial or not, it was nice to just be on Mother’s Day. Grabbing a workout, snagging an amazing “happy birthday” gift from my best guy, and laying outside in the sun while everyone napped was all and more I could have asked for.

I am also very excited for my friend Veronika and the exciting news she shared! SHE makes motherhood look good and even if I haven’t met her in person, I think she’s pretty freaking amazing.

So cheers to just being on Mother’s Day.

Happy Birthday!

Mothers Day

Want to see the Mother’s Day video from Logan? It’s on Instagram – violetsageblog

Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother's Day

Workout Tops (1,2) | Nike Shoes | Shampoo and Conditioner | Alexa Tote in Nude | Coordinates Necklace | BCBG Shoes

 

Dear Dads, 

Guess what… Moms are pretty simple, if you take a minute to step out of the “norm” idea of gifts. We love pictures of our babies and we don’t want to cook on Mother’s Day. When it comes to gift giving, think outside of the box. Look at what we like but rarely do/get. Be creative and remember who your wife is too (and no our name is not just mom). 

Much Love,

Moms Everywhere

With that being said… Here are some of my favorite picks this year

For the athletic mom: We love graphic tops with inspiration and cute shoes. Easy Peasy

For the beauty mom: Spa is nice, but so is something that lasts… For me, that is my favorite shampoo that I feel is too expensive to buy

For the working mom: hello nude bag and fabulous shoes

For the moms in all of us: a necklace with the coordinates of where your child was born

I can’t wait to spend the day with my little man and soak in as much love as I can get. What is on your docket?

Califun

park

I mentioned that we took Logan to Los Angeles for his check up but what I forgot to mention is the amazing trip we had prior to that. Last year when everything was happening with Logan we would drive up and back in 24 hours. Logan started noticing that when he’d be in the car for a long time that he would end up in a Doctor’s office being poked and prodded. So Wes and I decided that we would make his follow-up appointments more fun. We left on Friday (driving while Logan sleeps is the only way to do it) bound for Aliso Viejo. They have a hotel there that is connected to a large club sport. So not only do they have amazing pools, a kids water park, fresh food, tons of water stations to use at will, a large room, clean cribs, great staff, and a 20,000 sq. ft. work out facility, they have daycare. That is right people, a daycare that you can use for up to three hours a day as long as you stay on property.

Saturday we took Logan swimming, played football, went shopping, let him play in the daycare, drink smoothies and eat as many pancakes as he wanted. Then on Sunday we headed up to Pico Rivera where my brother lives. We spent the day with them at a Wildlife Park where all Logan wanted to do was swing. We headed into Downey for Ice Cream and Tacos before letting Logan run out his energy and ham it up for his Uncle and Aunt at their house. We made it to Downtown Los Angeles RIGHT before the Clippers playoff game.

I hope these small trips make it easier for Logan when he has to endure these follow-ups. I know them for sure help mom and dad’s nerves.

Next time we will take him to Pretend City… Timing didn’t work out to go, but next time we will!

Football