What the…

Even Steven and I were running in a race, and we were nearly to the finish line when the storm sirens started going off. We followed the instructions of the race officials and ran towards a large shelter house to take cover – along with 200 other runners. When we got into the building, something…

Even Steven

5 Signs That I’m a Middle-Aged Mom

I started noticing some changes in my life a couple of years ago. At first I thought it was pregnancy hormones (I was pregnant with Simon at the time). Then I thought maybe it had something to do with the kind of soap I was using. But now, I realize that I’m just becoming a…

Lies My Mother Told Me: Part I

My mother was an elementary school counselor and very tuned in to feelings and emotions. And it was very important to her that I grow up to be a strong, confident woman. So sometimes, when I probably just needed the truth, she would lie… “Yes – I think you’re a great dancer.” “No – your…

My Mom in Bed with Coffee

My Mom is Spoiled – and I Am Not

It’s often the case that my mom and my daughter FaceTime eachother in the mornings before Alice goes to preschool. It’s also often the case that my mom is still in bed during their morning conversation. Sometimes I listen in, but most of the time I’m busy getting the 2-year-old dressed or the 6-year-old on…

Bridge

A Letter from my Mother – About Camping

Dear Daughter, The next time you suggest a camping trip for the entire family – and you pick the place – the answer is no! Not maybe. Or, Oh that sounds like fun. Just. NO. Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful time in the woods with the kids – once my heart recovered…

Birthday Fails

25 Epic Birthday Fails #birthdayfail

Miles’s 6th birthday is right around the corner, and he keeps reminding me of how I totally failed him during his birthday party two years ago. Yes, the kid is still upset about his 4th birthday. We talked about his birthday party for weeks, and when the big day finally came, he stood at the…

Even Steven

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…

Sleep Number Dual Temp Layer

The New Trick I Like to Play on Even Steven (in bed)

Even Steven and I are pretty much total opposites. I love to read. He does not. I love to talk. He does not. I love to watch movies and snuggle on the couch. He does not. I’m enthusiatic and energetic. He is not. I love carbs. He does not. I’m known to be a bit…

Failing Kindergarten

10 Ways That I’m Failing Kindergarten

My oldest has been in Kindergarten for 20-some days, and I’m already failing. Let me make this clear. HE is doing great. I, however, am failing. And I have to say that I’m a little surprised. Yes, I believed my mom when she told me that I had a rare voice gene and microphones didn’t…