*possibly one girl

The talk of having another child pretty much dissipated around here. That is, until Holden started walking, and running and being an all out boy, rather than a baby. Don't get me wrong - I don't love babies. I mean, I love my own babies, but only because I know they will outgrow babyhood and... Continue Reading →

surf and turf boys

Brandon met my friend's little chin-poo puppy on Friday and won't stop asking for a dog of his own now. So I was glad to see a content moment with the dog we already own today.  He was all smiles with everyone, this morning. He's better in the morning. It feels like forever I have... Continue Reading →

late bloomers still bloom

On Sunday, during the godforsaken run with Chad and Amber, we ran by the house of our former piano teacher. We caught up, the way people who haven't seen each other in a very long time do. She asked each of us what we do, and one by one, we answered, our heads lowered in... Continue Reading →

Home sweet homes

I am a firm believer that every parent needs a weekend away a year. I know that sounds terrible - like I'm trying to escape my family, but I swear to you it's true what they say about absence making the heart grow fonder. And the mind grow clearer: the bottled emotions to unjumble, thin... Continue Reading →

a mom’s "I feel lucky"

Today I took the kids for a drive to get Holden to sleep. He has always been good about falling asleep on his own, until recently. Recently he began crying and screaming once I leave the room, so I trick him into sleeping sometimes by driving him around.I was only three miles from home when... Continue Reading →

she’s going the distance

Inspired by my sister, a distance runner, I decided to try to run double digit miles. Let me preface this by saying I am not a distance runner. A 10K is just about perfect for me and nearly all my runs are around an hour, if not less. But in order to challenge yourself, you... Continue Reading →

.com

Do me a favor: go read the website address in your internet browser. Yes, on this page. See that? I'm a dot.com! I'm official! This is a very exciting day for me. I have wanted my own website so that if I'm ever when I'm an author someone isn't going to charge me an arm... Continue Reading →

imperfectly perfect

Holden is walking like a total champion now. Still no shoes though. This kid's feet are more like hooves than feet. They are circular, or maybe rectangular or square. They certainly aren't feet shaped with that dainty indent on the inside of the feet. So fourteen months old and he has never kept a pair... Continue Reading →

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