My Running Playlist for 2013

Hello there, old friends… I haven’t run since October. I took three months off. I thought it would feel relaxing, and for a while it was. But ultimately I ended up feeling lazy and gross. So I’m back at it again. It hasn’t been pretty, but it feels SO great to be running again! Exhilarating actually…. [Read More]

I Must Confess…

There’s something I have to get off of my chest. I’ve been keeping it a secret for a while now. I’m not proud of it, but I can’t hide it any longer. Okay. Here goes… About a month ago I was at Target…alone, if you other moms can even imagine it. I walked by an… [Read More]

Thoughts From The Bus Stop

It’s difficult to explain how I felt sending my kids off to school today,  just 3 days after the tragedy in that elementary school in Newtown. I felt anxiety and fear for their safety. I felt heartache for the parents who would never get another chance to tell their little ones “have a good day”… [Read More]

I Survived “The Talk” With My Son

Well, the time finally came. I had to have the “S-word” talk  with our 8 year old. No, not the sex talk…The Santa talk. It became painfully obvious to me last year that he didn’t believe anymore. But I thought if we could just make it through the holiday without him blurting it out to his younger… [Read More]

Worst Mom Ever

This all began a week or so ago when the flu started going around the house. First my daughter, then me. Then yesterday my middle son woke up saying he didn’t feel good. My gut instinct was, “Hmmm…this seems like a bit of good old fashioned drama to me.” But since it had been going… [Read More]

Politics & Marriage: A House Divided (At Least We Can Laugh About It)

This is my lawn. One of these signs (the smart one in the foreground) belongs to me…the other belongs to my loving husband. Aren’t we obnoxious? We’ve actually had neighbors stop as they are driving by and make fun of us. We totally deserve it. When it comes to politics we are a house divided…. [Read More]

Observations From Our Latest Walt Disney World Vacation

I’m a Disney girl. I’ve been to Walt Disney World at least a dozen times. I totally get it. The history, the hospitality, the “have a magical day,” the illusion show, the gift shop-y-ness of it all. I LOVE it! And I want my kids to love it too…which is why we make the trip every… [Read More]

Thanks For the Memories, Mr. Bear

Recently a Facebook friend posted this uh-mazing video about a boy reuniting with his lost lovey in the most unbelievable way…trust me, you’ll want tissues handy when you watch. Lump in your throat? Me too. But not completely because of that video. Mostly because of what happened a few weeks ago while I was putting… [Read More]

The Song That Saved My Sanity

Picture it: We’re driving to the cabin in the trusted family mini-van. It’s a few hours in and the kids are getting antsy and restless…and frankly, on my last nerve. We’ve played every car game I can think of. I’ve doled out every threat and bribe imaginable. And I’ve uttered the words, “Hands and feet… [Read More]

The Many Mysteries of Motherhood

There are a few things about my family that leave me shaking my head in astonishment and wonder on a daily basis. Allow me to share: *  How is it possible that “there’s nothing to do” at this house. We have three kids’ bedrooms AND a    playroom filled to the brim with toys and activities…. [Read More]