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…

Entrepreneurial Schemes and Dollar Store Dreams

Growing up there was no greater bastion of fake grownup independence than The Dollar Store. Filled with bouncy balls, tiny figurines that would immediately be lost between the car seats, and 14,000 glitter stickers that could be all yours by plunking 100 cents on the counter, it was glorious. For us kids, getting the mini…

Dear Fit Bit, I miss you. I miss us.

Dear Fitbit,

Dear Fitbit, It’s been two weeks since you left me. And I need you to know that even though I’m smiling on the outside, I’m really not okay. I miss you. I miss us. And I want you back. I understand why you left. Really, I get it. I didn’t appreciate you as much as…

Pitches be crazy

Pitches Be Crazy

For a while all I had for this blog post was the title, but I really needed about 600 more words. So getting the invite to my high school alumni softball game was serendipitous. You and John Cusack probably think that I’m playing it a little fast and loose with the word serendipitous here, but…

My Brother's The Favorite

My Brother’s the Favorite (And That’s Okay)

No really, it’s fine that my brother is the favorite. Tom is just fundamentally better than I am and if I were my parents I would like him more too. In honor of his birthday this week I’ve put together a top ten list of reasons why he deserves the title. (Merm and Pop, if you…

Why we simply can't help it that we love The Bachelor. It's science.

Here For The Right Reasons

I’ve made several nods to The Bachelor television franchise since the start of this blog many moons ago. (Well, March 2017, so like 3 moons?) And it seems like a good time to elaborate on my love as we are a couple weeks into the most dramatic season in The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise history and…