My name is Nicole. I have two boys who never stop eating or moving. This is not an exaggeration at all. Most times they are moving AND eating. I write. Here on my blog, for non-profits, for other parenting sites, on the schedule chalkboard in my kitchen. It matters not to me where I write, as long as I can put thoughts into words someone will read.

Pilates is my one true love (don’t tell my husband). I truly love fitness and staying active. I enjoy healthy eating with the occasional piece of chocolate. Music, aromatherapy, hot baths, and long lakefront runs keep me somewhat balanced. I do my best. I swear, probably more often than I should, but oh well. They’re just words, after all, and freedom of expression and all that. We live a cozy family life in a big always moving city, Chicago. How is that possible you ask? It’s easier than you think! In fact, I wrote all about it! I love cheekiness, sarcasm, and humor. Life is better with laughter in it.

I strongly believe in the rights and equality of all humans. As I tell my boys, “everybody is different.” I think you should try your best to leave the space you occupy in a better condition than when you found it, this includes mother earth.