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Nicole Aikins
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  • Hightstown, NJ
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Traveling solo with toddler
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I'm considering going on vacation with just my 22 month old and myself to Florida. Am I crazy for traveling alone with a toddler? Advice please! We're headed to Club Med because of their awesome…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alix Hayes Jun 7, 2012.


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Mom On The Run: Training For My First 10k

I'm never one to back down from a challenge. Crazy or not, I will NOT be outdone. I'm convinced it's due to my only child status, but I digress. So when an acquaintenance casually mentioned that they were doing a 10k, I indirectly took it as a challenge, and a little too quickly said 'I'm going to do it too'. Seriously, what was I thinking?!?

So the date is set: October 13, 2012, I am doing the New York Rock &…


Posted on July 24, 2012 at 11:35pm — 2 Comments

Driving While Mommying

So I had a VERY scary moment the other day. While driving to take my daughter to daycare (a 35 minute drive from home), my daughter went into her usual morning routine:

  • Baby drops cup
  • Mommy (myself) reaches back to find cup
  • Baby cries for toy
  • Mommy reaches to find one of the 1000 toys that are in the backseat
  • Baby throws the toy that Mommy gave her because it's the BROWN horse and not the BLACK…

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 12:13am — 1 Comment

When 'It's Official' Really Set In

So it's really, really official. I became a 'Single Mommy' right before Thanksgiving. It really hurt. 8.5 years, 1 child, and now it's done. The biggest challenge that I've faced is how to co-parent without impacting my daughter's schedule or happiness. I am thankful that she's young and resillient. Her father and I never co-habitated, so it wasn't as hard to deal with someone moving out, although he did take his things. I thought that it would be harder, but I'm dealing pretty well. Trust…


Posted on February 6, 2012 at 12:07pm — 5 Comments

When Momma's Got To Work

I consider my life a fine dance in balancing work, family, and personal obligations. Sometimes, my rhythm is a little off, and other times, I feel like I should be a contestant on 'So You Think You Can Dance'. Being a mom is challenging within itself, but adding the pressures of working outside the home really takes extreme coordination between all facets of my life. I still remember my first day back to work after maternity leave, crying as I pulled out of my parking lot, thinking 'How am I…


Posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments

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At 4:14pm on October 24, 2011, Chrissy Fleming said…
Hey Nicole!  Great meeting you, too.  & I would LOVE for you to attend one of my Zumba classes!
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Your profile page looks great!
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