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Disney on Ice’s Worlds of Enchantment

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Hi Friends! Disney On Ice is back in town and I’m looking forward to watching Worlds of Enchantment with my little ladies, and you can too! I’m giving away a Family 4-Pack of Tickets (valid for Friday evening showing), and

Posted in Disney, Kids, San Diego Fun

Prettiest Blue Sky I’ve Ever Seen

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#waybackwednesday 2011: a year spent in a lot of confusion. I got a lot of different counsel from people and for awhile couldn’t figure out who I should listen to. I thank God for leading me to heed advice from

Posted in Jiu Jitsu, The Stronghold

Thankful for 2016

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Truth: I spent a good amount of 2016 in a state of anger, bitterness and depression. I let too many things almost break me emotionally when I should have been relying on my faith more. When I went back to

Posted in In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, Kids, Marriage, Martial Arts, Parenting

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

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Too many weird coincidences about these photos. 1) Left Photo taken on 12/12/09. Right photo taken on 12/12/15. Thank you #OnThisDay feature! 2) Cousin Rachelle on the left, her namesake #CaleahRachelle on the right. 3) I’m happily holding dessert in

Posted in CrossFit, Fitness, Food, Health

15 Weeks Post Fracture

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15 weeks has flown since this day, the day of the broken arm. 9 weeks in a cast and 6 more weeks delaying PT put my training routine at a standstill. From 20-24 hours a week of training to 1-2

Posted in Jiu Jitsu
About StrongholdMom

Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.

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