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Month: December 2017

We Definitely Started the Fire: 2017 in Review

New Year

It’s always bothered me a little bit that Billy Joel didn’t think we started the fire. Really? Like nothing to do with it at all?? In reviewing both the big wins and the dumpster fires of 2017, I think we Read more…


A Very Miley New Year’s Resolution

Party in the USA Personalities

Myers Briggs likes to put us all in two neat buckets, Introvert and Extrovert. However I tend to think that most of us fall somewhere in between. Much like Miley Cyrus in “Party in the USA.”


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (For People Who Can’t Find the Book)

Are you frantically looking around your house today saying, “Shoot… how did we lose ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas? We read this book once a year…”? We’ve been there, so I’ve got you. Pull out your phone and do a Read more…


A Very Merry Congratulations To…

Christmas Movie Bracket Winner

So you’d think I would start off this post by congratulating the winning movie from the Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket. But first I have to say a gigantic thank you. I’d Like To Thank the Academy To every single Read more…


It’s My Christmas Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

December is a crazy month. But we get by with a little help from our friends.

‘Tis the Season to be Frazzled Don’t be fooled. NO ONE has their act totally together in December. Not a one. Every single person currently fumbling through this month has forgotten to buy a gift, wrote down the wrong address, Read more…


A Very Merry Road to the Final 4

A Very Merry Road to the Final 4

The Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket wraps up this week (scroll down for the voting schedule!) and it’s been a wild ride, my friends. We’ve been through a lot together.


5 Lessons Learned from 1 Line a Day Journaling

Five lessons learned from one line a day journal

Five years ago I started a One Line a Day Journal. Each page has a date at the top with lines for five years. Every day I write down one line about something that happened that day. From monumental moments to Read more…


Santa’s Going to Need Some Bengay

I run. 5ks. Exclusively. And infrequently. Like twice a year. It’s less a hobby and more a thing that happens to me. Much like Jonathan Taylor Thomas in the classic Christmas film, I’ll Be Home For Christmas. (Which unbelievably did Read more…


Who Bit My Sister?

Norah has gotten bit at daycare a couple times this fall. I’m not psyched about it, but I understand. 1 year old kids don’t have a fully developed vocabulary to verbalize their feelings. They are also still trying to push Read more…


Sinterklaas: The Fun and Terrifying Reason Dutch Kids are Well Behaved

Wooden Shoe Rather Be Dutch? The Dutch people are wonderful and I’m proud to be a Dutch-American. A quarter Dutch-American. Basically a US melting pot European mutt… but the most prominently displayed part of my DNA is Dutch. My maternal Read more…