The Moment a Complete Stranger Changed My Perspective

It was one of those every day moments. At least it seemed like it until a fellow mom, a complete stranger, stopped me in my tracks and talked some sense into me. We were at the American Girl store celebrating my little girl’s birthday. I was squatting down to take her picture so we could commemorate… [Read More]

He Planned a Mystery Trip Full of Surprises – Pt. 2

  My husband did the unthinkable. He actually planned a spontaneous, surprise vacation for the two of us right down to the dinner reservations each evening. He even made sure the kids were taken care of it so I wouldn’t have to stress over it! You can read about the agonizing month of hint dropping,… [Read More]

And Just Like That…My Nest Is Empty

Today my youngest followed her big brothers off to school for the first time. After all the school shopping, pep-talks, and a million “I’m so excited for you!”s…today was finally the day. That bus pulled up and I watched all three of them climb on and ride away from me. I guess you never really… [Read More]

He’s My Dad

 Legend has it, his first words to my mom when I was born were, “Well…you got your girl.”  Clearly he had no idea just how awesome it was going to be having me for a daughter.   He has always picked me up when I was down…or when there was too much snow for me… [Read More]

It’s Mother’s Day…So Here’s To The Moms

Here’s to the Moms who feel like they have no clue what they’re doing – every. single. day. Here’s to the Moms who haven’t had a good night’s sleep in years. Here’s to the Moms who love their kids so fiercely they would literally do anything for them. Here’s to the Moms who are always too busy… [Read More]

13 Years Ago

Thirteen years ago today we said ‘I do.’ I can’t help but laugh when I think of how young and clueless we were back then. Twenty three years old. Babies, really. WAY too young to be jumping into marriage. (Why didn’t anyone try to talk some sense into us?!?) It still blows my mind that… [Read More]

Thoughts On Becoming a Dance Mom

I was a dancer. From the time I was 6 years old…I just danced. My dance studio became my second home. I spent more hours of my week with dance friends than I did with school friends. My first kiss was at one of my dance recitals. (Incidentally, our relationship didn’t go anywhere. Turns out,… [Read More]

She Is My Mom

She is fabulous. She is absolutely hilarious. She strikes up conversations with strangers. When I was younger I was embarrassed by this. But the older I get the more I appreciate it. Now I realize it’s a life skill. I wish I was as good at is as she is. She and I can talk about… [Read More]

Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombing

A local radio host, Keri Noble, wrote yesterday about the Boston Marathon bombings: “There are no words, but it feels strange to say nothing.” Profound words on a profoundly sad day. Another one of those days when you turn on your computer and your heart sinks at what you’re seeing. Another incident that sparks anxiety… [Read More]

Before I Was a Mom…

  Before I was a mom… I thought I knew who I was. I was wrong. Before I was a mom…My house was clean. Before I was a mom…I showered on my own schedule and I never had an audience while going to the bathroom. Before I was a mom…I was never going to let… [Read More]