Rachel Mastin

I live on the east side of town with my husband and daughter. I'm a part-time RN and a full-time wife and mama. In my free time, I enjoy running, traveling and baking. My favorite place to travel is Northern Michigan. My family loves Reds games and going to different parks throughout the city.

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The room is modern. The walls are neutral. There is a white noise machine on the floor to drown out the noise of other conversations. Books about marriage, relationships, sex and communication line the...

Healthy Swaps for Your Favorite Foods

As busy moms, eating healthy can be difficult. But it can be done, and it can be easy. Since March, my husband and I have lost over 50 pounds together, simply by swapping out...

A Summer Treat :: Homemade Black Raspberry Ice Cream

Last weekend, my husband, daughter and I went black raspberry picking (and then made homemade black raspberry ice cream!). Now, there are a few things you should know about black raspberries. First of all,...

Father’s Day Top 10 – The Lessons I Learned From My Father

My father is one of the greatest role models I have had in life. I hope to honor him by raising my daughter as well as he and my mom raised me. For Father’s...

The Serious Side of Parenting

After the baby comes home from the hospital and you have managed to get more than 30 minutes of uninterrupted sleep between the revolving door of visitors and endless feedings, reality sets in. There...

Traveling with Kids: 10 Tips for Staying Sane

With Spring Break and summer vacations in the near future, here are some travel tips when traveling with young children. Everyone is different, but here is what has worked for us when traveling as...

Finding the Silver Lining in Infertility

Anyone who knows me knows that I am usually a glass half empty girl. I am a skeptic. I hope for the best, but plan for worst-case scenario. So when it took my husband...