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The New Yorkiest: Hamilton, Pods, & Pizza

The New Yorkiest!

“Mommy, where are you?” – Jack “New York!” – Me “New work?” – Jack “New York!” – Me “Newark?” – Jack Apparently my three year old didn’t think I was cool enough to be spending a weekend in New York. Read more…


Nearly Dead in Daytona: A Friendship Exam

Nearly Dead in Daytona

I’m a strong proponent of the “rub some dirt on it” parenting/self-help strategy. Fall down, you get back up. Get hurt, cry a little but bounce back. Get sick, go to the gym to try to sweat it out. Not 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…


Cleveland Rocks: Our Visit to State 20/50

Drew Carey was right, Cleveland rocks.

Some couples go to lovely romantic island resorts on vacation. Glen and I chose Cleveland. The Journey to 50 I’ve mentioned before that our master plan is to visit all 50 states together. We even have a huge map in our Read more…


The Time Chicago Foolishly Tested Our Commitment to Friendship

Like an air traffic control fire would really keep us from our friends' wedding halfway across the country. Let's do this!

Throughout our lives we make lots of different friends. Not all of these friendships stick, which is okay because we grow and learn from them. But some friendships are real sticky, in a good way. I’ve written about some of Read more…


Party Like a Rock(y Mountain) Star: 3 Killer Colorado Destinations

Colorado needs to calm down. We get it, Colorado. Your scenery is the prettiest. Your people are the loveliest. Your state flag is the most appealing on a t-shirt. Your dogs are allowed in most all establishments. Your citizens have Read more…


Toddlers Don’t Sit: A Long Beach Island Vacation Recap

Vacationing with two toddlers at the beach is not for the faint of heart. Or for those with a sub par fitness level. Fortunately one of our toddlers has a pretty healthy respect for the ocean and the other can’t run Read more…


The State Who Must Not Be Named (Fine, it’s Delaware)

I have a healthy respect for 49 of our 50 states. They bring their own unique colors to this beautiful tapestry we call America. Except Delaware. I’ve never been to Delaware. Begrudgingly I will one day I suppose. But you have Read more…


Resting Helpful Face: Philly Work Trip Part II

You don’t need to have read Work Trip Part I before reading Part II. If you’ve been following along you know darn well that my writing has no logical rhyme or reason. But if you did read Part I you’re the Read more…


Writing While Hungry: Philly Work Trip Part I

I took a work trip to Philadelphia for a couple days last week and there were two non-work related takeaways. Flying without kids after flying with kids is super weird. I had so many hands… what was I supposed to do with Read more…