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How to Snag an Even Steven

I am aware that people are totally jealous of my hottie husband, Even Steven. And in honor of Valentine’s Day coming up in just a few days, I am sharing a few tips on how to snag an Even Steven of your very own. The first thing you need to do is find him. It… Read More

Even Steven

Just Another Reason Why Even Steven is a Saint

Even Steven installed a lock on the basement door last weekend to keep kids from accidentally from toppling down the stairs. The door doesn’t always like to stay latched, so the lock should do the trick. Seeing it reminds me of when we were living at our last house. Our basement door had a deadbolt… Read More

Don't be afraid of family pictures

Don’t be Afraid of Family Pictures

For the past six years, I’ve been absolutely terrified of having family pictures taken professionally. Seriously – terrified. I would watch all of my friends hiring photographers and coming home with the most amazing pictures of their family. I would feel envious. I would think about having pictures taken. And then I would chicken out… Read More

Happy Even Steven

Even Steven was interesting once

Even Steven has a boring job. It’s so boring, that I don’t even know what exactly he does. Every now and then I ask him, but he opens his mouth and all I hear is blah blah blah blah blah blah blah… And then I yawn and say, Nevermind. And then he makes this face:… Read More

Even Steven and his Trailer

I’m Blaming Even Steven

Let’s go ahead and make something very clear here: everything is Even Steven’s fault. I’m sure you already knew that, but just in case you didn’t, let me repeat myself. Everything is Even Steven’s fault. Okay – maybe not really. But it makes me feel better to blame him. At least a little… If you’ve… Read More


Christmas Through the Years

At around this time each year, I create a picture book and look at the past year of pictures. And then I go back and look at all of the books from the previous years. And then I cry. Our kids are growing up. I’m getting wrinkles. Big Hairy Dog probably only has a few… Read More

Even Steven in Stripes

Even Steven, Mayor of Our House

As much as I like to make fun of Even Steven, He really is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He brakes the minivan for squirrels in the road, he blowdries Alice’s hair after she gets out of the tub so that she doesn’t have to go to bed with wet hair, and… Read More

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You’re a Better Mom than Me

I have some good news for you today. It has officially been confirmed that you are a better mom than I am. Even if you don’t have kids. Or if you’re a man. I know you’ve been suspecting this for some time, but it is now 100% official. In fact, it became official nearly two… Read More

It’s a Bird, It’s a Tomato… It’s Anna at her first job?

In my first job out of college, I planned special events for a non-profit organization in Richmond, VA. As the youngest member of the 6-woman staff, I was also the guinea pig – chosen to do the random things that no one else would be caught dead doing. At one point, I found myself lying… Read More