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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…


Sneezing While Driving (And Other Totally Rational Fears)

As Halloween approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about fear. Our world is pretty scary right now, and that’s a whole other conversation because honestly, world, pull it together… But to give us a slight reprieve from many real fears, today’s Read more…


Tales of a Crazy Cat(less) Lady

I am very allergic to cats, and as a result have never really cared for them all that much. As a species, felines don’t really seem all that bent out of shape about it though. I guess the feeling is Read more…


The Sibling Love Hug Tackle: Our Story on Huggies.com!

There's nothing like the love of a sibling.

Our family is on the Huggies website! Dude! How cool is that? This summer I was contacted by a writer doing an article for Huggies on first hugs between siblings. She wanted to feature me as one of the moms Read more…


A Homemade Halloween (Kind Of)

At two years old Jack has decided that he is old enough to pick out his own Halloween costume. Good parents would see this as an exciting and sweet milestone marking a step towards independence. However, I see it as Read more…


Monday’s Mama is Funny AF.

As a matter of principle, I don’t post on my blog on Mondays. (Only half of that sentence is true.) And I guess while we are telling half-truths, let’s play Two Truths and a Lie real quick: 1. I fundamentally 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…