strength and determination

It doesn't get easier, you get stronger.Saucony posted this on their Instagram account, and I paused to reflect on that. Of course, that applies to running and yoga and exercise and training of any sort. But it also applies to so much more: Like Gracie being a part of me apart from me.Like being the... Continue Reading →


Yesterday, I gave the boys a bath, and it was a disaster. I dread bath time all the time, actually. Holden is that age where he tries to do everything big boys do, but without any of the coordination. So he loves splashing around in the bathtub, standing up, sitting down, dunking a ball in... Continue Reading →

mom stress

It's easy to forget how much our kids can understand. They may be small, but they certainly aren't dumb. I say things mostly to myself, to verbalize it and vent, and Brandon hears me and knows what I'm saying. I remembered this the other day when he said, "I'm so stressed out." That is one... Continue Reading →

April sun

 It feels like summer! I already have a sunburn/Holly tan! Holden was diagnosed with a double ear infection and put on Amoxicillin. Then he broke out in these red bumps that cover his body. I thought he was allergic to Amoxicillin like his mama, but the doctor said this is the virus interacting with the... Continue Reading →

walkin’ tall

This kid took his first steps two weeks ago, and hasn't made much progress since. I blame it on the walker that he's been scooting around in for six months now. It gets him from here to there, sure, but doesn't teach him walking as much as thrusting his belly forward to propel it. He... Continue Reading →

an old short story

What a crazy invention the internet is: it prevents old memories from dying. I found a link in an email folder to a short story I wrote six years ago. It didn't win, and I know why, but it was fun to re-read and reminisce. If you're dead bored: scroll down to the seventh story.

look to the stars

Astrology is probably a crock of shit, right? I mean, most likely. The premise is that their are twelve basic types of people in the world and their characteristics hinge on when they were born. Sounds a bit far-fetched to me. But even still, I find myself venturing to one of those websites every now... Continue Reading →

Aspiring yogi

On May 15, 2014 I first tried yoga. I know because I wrote this Facebook status:"Holy shit! How do people do yoga? It looks so easy but it certainly isn't. I'd rather run 4 miles."I got through 12 minutes of my 45 minute DVD. That was all I could do. I was falling all over... Continue Reading →

holiday weekend

Brandon had a pretty action-packed weekend with dad having the day off on Friday, then his birthday on Saturday and Easter on Sunday. He got some pretty cool presents, his favorite being a toy leaf blower from his uncle Chad. Today I gave both boys haircuts and baths, mopped the floors, did yoga and kept... Continue Reading →

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