Lipstick On A Pig

The old saying goes that you can put lipstick on a pig* but it’s still going to be a pig. Fair. But you know what, pig is going to get a serious self confidence boost today with that lipstick on. Pig is going to feel totally put together even though it was a rough night…

Norah Bean Casserole

My littlest person turned the big 1 this weekend so Glen and I are now the proud wranglers of two toddlers. It’s almost adorable how I thought everything was sticky a few months ago. Because now everything is really sticky, and “mine,” and lost forever. But I wouldn’t trade it for all of the non-sticky, non-mine, non-lost things…

Just Show Up

We’re coming up on my 10 year college reunion, which makes me feel like a really fortunate, well-educated dinosaur. Other things that happened 10 years ago: Britney’s buzz cut, the debut of the first iPhone, and the Spice Girls Reunion Tour.  (That last one sent me into a tail spin because when I saw it…

Resting Helpful Face: Work Trip Part II

You don’t need to have read Work Trip Part I before reading Part II. If you’ve been following along you know darn well that my writing has no logical rhyme or reason. But if you did read Part I you’re the best and I love you. And if you didn’t, I get it. You’re busy. It…

Writing While Hungry: Work Trip Part I

I took a work trip to Philadelphia for a couple days last week and there were two non-work related takeaways. Flying without kids after flying with kids is super weird. I had so many hands… what was I supposed to do with my hands… They weren’t holding anything or feeding anyone or directing a small child away from…

36 Questions That Lead to Love – One Couple’s Review

If you listen to the Modern Love podcast you may be familiar with the 36 Questions That Lead to Love. Pretty interesting concept and made for a really great New York Times essay turned podcast episode if you’re interested. But stay and read my thing first. Glen and I decided to try out the questions over…

You Gotta Get Good Egress

I like to claim that my dad is single-handedly responsible for the New England Patriots’ dynasty. A Giants fan born and raised, Pop decided to make the switch and buy Patriots season tickets when we moved to Massachusetts, but only after Bill Parcells was named head coach. After watching the Big Tuna’s success at the…