trent blanchard
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Are Crabby and Mean Always What They Seem?

Okay, I have been SO guilty of judging people when they do something that sets me off and not giving them the benefit of the doubt.  Admit it, you have been guilty, too.  Please admit it…This behavior really didn’t hit home until I overheard one of the twins being very judgmental about a friend and I cringed first and then went into huge mom fail mode, realizing they…

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in Home, Recipes

HARD APPLE CIDER SANGRIA RECIPE

We love our Sangria and at all times during the year. The only thing we do is change up the Sangria recipe for the seasons. While it’s probably most known for summer enjoyment and dining al fresco, when you choose white Sangria, it works equally well for fall and winter with red wine or hard apple cider and brandy. One of the things we really…

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A FALL INSPIRED “TRITINI” COCKTAIL RECIPE

If your triathlete is like our triathletes, they do very little imbibing while in training and during race season. It’s sad how often we drink alone as triwives/partners…But, with the season winding down, we may just find a drinking buddy. So, to be ready, we decided to get creative and come up with our very own “TRITINI” cocktail in celebration. In our search for the…

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mom fail
in Kids & Family, That's Life

A Mom Fail Gone Right

  If you know me at all, you know that I have a major control issue when it comes to my kitchen… It starts at the market, both with sourcing my food and then bagging my purchases.  Don’t you dare try to help me bag my groceries or I might melt down.  It continues to all aspects of the kitchen, including loading and un-loading the…

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in Home, North America

WASHINGTON’S SAN JUAN ISLAND: AN IDEAL SETTING FOR A TRIATHLON OR GETAWAY

Just when you think San Juan Island in Washington is amazing, you find out it has a triathlon and it like changes everything! I mean really; the perfect resort hosting the perfect race. Could it get any better for a triathlon family? I think not. We learned about the triathlon on a recent trip to Lakedale Resort. Although we were not on San Juan Island…

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in Guest Blogger, Home, Life with a Triathlete

When A June Cleaver Kind Of Girl Meets An Enemy Called Triathlon

One of our readers, Jen, was kind enough to put her feelings down in writing about being a triwife, living the triathlon lifestyle, and what it has meant for both her relationship with her husband, the triathlete, and her family. We were so moved by her honesty, humor, and candor that we are thrilled she let us share it with you…ENJOY. We’re sure you can…

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in Food & fun, Home, Ironman, Kona Bound, North America

THE ULTIMATE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO FOOD & FUN ON HAWAII

Between Dana and I, we have been to the Big Island of Hawaii at least 15 times and probably more. We have been both for vacations, including one wedding – mine – and the Ironman World Championships. The only conclusions to be reached are that WE LOVE HAWAII and that we really know it inside out and all the great places to have food and…

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in Home, Life with a Triathlete

The Eight Stages of Human Development and the Triathlete

Recently, I was researching Erikson and his eight stages of development while working on an article for a new baby product and realized OMG! It has been studied for generations that it takes a human a lifetime to go through each of these stages and I realized it takes just ONE RACE for a triathlete to pass through them all. Trust me, just keep reading…

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HOW TO HANDLE ALL THE TOGETHERNESS IN NON-TRIATHLON GETAWAYS

In the space of a month, David and I have had two non-triathlon getaways. Since it had been years when absolutely no training would be involved and all gear would be left at home, I wasn’t quite sure how we would handle this new found time together. But, we did and survived totally unscathed and argument free. Want to know our secret? The unspoken expectation…

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