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.


Five Lessons Learned from One Line a Day

Five lessons learned from one line a day journal

Five years ago I started a “One Line a Day” memory 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 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…


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…


A Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket

Vote for your favorite to crown the champion of Christmas. Well commercialized Christmas.

UPDATE 12/17: We are down to our Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket Final 4! Elf vs. Home Alone starts Sunday, December 17 at 7pm. Grinch vs. Love Actually starts Monday, December 18 at 7pm. Check out the Very Merry Road to Read more…


Ladies Who Laugh: 10 Awesome Women Making the World Funnier

I’m thankful for approximately 4,500 things this year. But in the spirit of “going around the large Thanksgiving table and there is really only time for each person to share one thing before the sweet potatoes get cold” I’m getting 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…


Recipes are Bossy: Cooking for People Who Don’t Like to Follow Directions

Avocado Chicken Enchiladas, Black Bean Quinoa Casserole, and Other Delicious Recipes That Are Hard to Mess Up

I wonder how much better food would taste if I followed the instructions on recipes. Probably a lot, but sadly, I’ll never know. As it turns out I’m just too arrogant to be a good cook. And I don’t have Read more…