With love and a little self-deprecation

You’ve Got the Write Stuff

A quick and overdue pause to thank all of you who have tuned in since my little internet baby was born a few months ago. It’s been a milestoney blog week – my ramblings now make it into the email boxes of over 100 subscribers so I’m basically famous and I made my first $.69 commission…

Toddlers Don’t Sit: A Beach Vacation Recap

Vacationing with two toddlers at the beach is not for the faint of heart. Or for those with a sub par fitness level. Fortunately one of our toddlers has a pretty healthy respect for the ocean and the other can’t run very fast yet. It’s a strange combination of emotions, but I felt that for a…

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

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support to keep this blog chugging along! 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?)…

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…