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 my word it will be the last state of the 50 I visit, and I…

Table 14: Compound of Dreams

35 minutes of Aerobics, 54 minutes of unidentified “Sport.” That was the report back from the exercise tracker on my Fitbit after Alex and Travis’ wedding. (Oh right, guys I got a new Fitbit so you don’t need to worry about me anymore.) If that intense exercise report isn’t a sign of a good wedding, I…

Life is too short not to celebrate every chance we get.

There’s a Holiday for That

We have a tradition in our family of gifting each other Shutterfly photo calendars for Christmas. They are always my favorite present (except the one year I got a robot vacuum because come on… a robot vacuum? What is this The Jetsons?) I love making the calendars too because it’s such a great way to relive the…

Mommy Mashups

If we learned anything from Glee, it’s that a well done musical mashup can make you laugh, make you cry, and earn you a trip to Nationals even if your dance moves are just okay. It’s in this spirit of entertainment that I bring to you my lyrical mashups for parents. I know it specifies “Mommy”…

A story of roller blades, missing teeth, and lies.

Roller Blades & Deceit

Glen and I were taking a walk on a bike trail a few years ago and we saw a guy on roller blades. Totally unprovoked, Glen turned to me and said “Hahaha, you would look ridiculous on roller blades.” DUDE! That’s so offensive, and 100% accurate. I wanted to be mad but I couldn’t because…

Am I Hungry Enough to Eat That?

I have a long commute to work. Like “bring water and other survival supplies” long. It’s not horrible though because I can pretend to be intellectual and listen to NPR, pretend to be cool and listen to Kiss 108 nodding along when they talk about whoever the heck Fetty Wap is, or pretend to be…

Lies the internet told me. Including but not limited to kale, driving directions, and childbirth playlists.

Lies the Internet Told Me

The internet is glorious. I honestly do not know how to parent my children without it and that’s not in any way an exaggeration. Amazon Prime has been the catalyst to my close personal friendships with both our UPS and USPS drivers (What up Trish and Steve!) Pandora’s “White Noise” station kept Jack happy for…