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A Working Mom’s Guide to Doing it All (Terribly)

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Working moms get this question a lot: “How do you do it all?” It ALL. That’s daunting. And for this working mom, I do “do it all.” But sometimes I’m doing it all TERRIBLY. Da Bomb (Cyclone) This winter the bomb Read more…


Dance Like Everyone Is Watching

The Wonderfully Weird Make the World Go Round

I love the suburbs. I really do. Give me a pain in the neck yard to take care of, a person walking their goat around town on a leash, and a folksy country fair any day. I find cities to 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…


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…


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…


Instagram Vs. Real Gram Thanksgiving

Vacations are great. Vacations are also great for Instagram. Everything is more grammable on vacation. This Colorado vacation was no exception, but it was also really begging for a Instagram vs. Real Gram breakdown because #balance. We all love a Read more…


How To Get Your Own Row of Seats on the Train

Sometimes you need to take matters into your own hands to get a seat on the train.

I’m average height by WNBA standards. When a pregnant belly was added to that frame, well let’s just say during my pregnancies with Jack and Norah I had “presence.” Mostly with Jack, because I stress ate my way through all Read more…


Love & Football: A House Divided

Years ago I asked my mom “How are you supposed to know who to marry?” Sure there is love and respect and attraction, but what is the secret sauce for making a marriage last? She gave some very sage advice. Read more…


I’ve Got the Music in Me: The Making of a Piano Prodigy

For someone who has never been a real performer, I have two too many stories about humiliating myself in auditoriums. And what do you do when you make a fool of yourself in front of hundreds of people. Write about Read more…


Autumn So Hard: A Very Toddler Fall

Autumn with toddlers

We’ve been autumning REAL hard. So hard that this is now my second post about fall. Nope, third. Is there any other season that sets such high expectations for appropriate/required activities? If you don’t like the beach, summer gives you Read more…