Shark Bait

I mentioned last week that Even Steven is terrified of sharks. It’s the one thing that really freaks him out. One summer before we were married, we went to Hawaii…

Exercising in my Underwear

When I was growing up, I used to spend as much time as possible at my friend Erika’s house. She was (and is!) an amazing friend, lived on a lake,…

Why I Love Even Steven

I used to have huge goals for myself. I was voted Most Likely To Succeed in high school! I was going to major in broadcast journalism, move to New York…

A Letter to Pottery Barn Kids

Dear Pottery Barn Kids, I’m writing to inform you of a variety of mix-ups in several of the orders I’ve placed over the last four years. Before I had kids,…

Strategy for Feeling Younger as a Mom

Every now and then, I start to feel really old. My college days don’t feel like they were that long ago, but when I look around at my house in…

I’m Okay

Christmas morning started just like every other morning. Simon woke me up at the crack of dawn, and I raced to his room to pick him up before he woke…